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Notebook battery would not charge

Windows 10 just told me that my notebook battery cannot be charged.

Here is a solution which worked out fine for me:

  1. Shut down your notebook.
  2. Unplug the power supply.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Press the notebook’s ON/OFF button for 10 to 20 seconds.
  5. Insert the battery and the power supply again.
  6. Turn on your notebook.
  7. Done – the battery should be charged again.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual Camera

Did you ever wonder how to use both your front and back camera for taking pic-in-pic fotos or videos?

As far as I am concerned, Samsung offers its Dual Camera since the Galaxy S5.

How to get the Dual Camera?

The Dual Camera is an extension for the regular Samsung Camera App which comes w/ your phone. Open the camera App, navigate to ‘Mode’ and choose to download more features. The Samsung store offers some more features which you might already have missed. Alongside the Dual Camera you will also find a sports mode and a portrait mode.


Problems with #Google+, #Chrome and #Windows8.1

Today I had to face a rather strange problem with Google+, Chrome and Windows 8.1. All over sudden the stream would not appear anymore, but a message stating that my browser (Chrome) is no longer supported and I need to update to the latest version. After re-installing Chrome things did not improve. By accident I found an entry in the settings named ‘Restart Chrome in Windows 8 mode’. Now, this solved the problem. Even switching back to ‘Desktop mode’ did not affect the proper workmode. Bug or feature? I don’t really know. But user-friendliness looks different…

Java: More on Lists – double brace initialisation

Normal initialisation

List<String> myList = new ArrayList<String>();

Using Arrays.asList(…)

List<String> myList = Arrays.asList("ItemOne", "ItemTwo");

Double brace initialisation

List<String> myList = new ArrayList<String>() {
{ add("ItemOne"); add("ItemTwo"); }

Java Map/Collection Cheat Sheet

Java Map/Collection Cheat Sheet


Originally posted on http://www.sergiy.ca/guide-to-selecting-appropriate-map-collection-in-java/.

Troubleshooting Google Talk Sign-In with Trillian Mobile on Android

I just came along a problem while logging into my Google Talk account via Trillian.

Google interprets a login attempt as a security breach if it came from an application not using Google’s Single Sign On mechanism… I received an email asking me to reset my Google password. But actually a password change is not required:

You are asked if it was you who tried to access your account. If so, you need to log in w/ this very application within the next 10 minutes. Then you are all set.

A summary of the 6 most important JavaScript Frameworks

Nice summary of the 6 most important Javascript Frameworks for building WebApps.

Free JavaScript Tutorials

Intended for JavaScript-Newbies but also good for refreshing your knowledge: Free JavaScript Tutorials by ItinPractice.com.

Nice visualisation of SQL-Joins


JavaScript Design Patterns

For those interested in Learning JavaScript Patterns.

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