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04 November 2012 - 09:04 AMHi boys and girls.
As some of you may know, i am one of the poor sods that work in Comet in the UK.....and if you didnt know , the company has gone into administration.
So i thought now that i have destressed a little id try and help any UK customers who bought a Tab or Note or anything recently from the dead duck!
1. Will my Extra Care plan still be valid...... Yes - A company called TWG under write the plans, NOT Comet. The money for the plans went into trust so that in the event of a meltdown like this then repairs etc could be honoured.
2. Gift vouchers and replacment vouchers?........ sorry guys but your vouchers are invalid as the administrators only accept cash and card
If its from an insurance claim then get back in touch with your insurer asap!
3. What if my product goes faulty in the first years manufacturer guarantee?...... Contact the manufacturer - unfortunately your contract with Comet is over and the administrators take no liability. Painful phone calls with premium rate numbers....probably.
4. Im waiting on a delivery!...... Deliveries that Comet has stock of will still be honoured - otherwise for Range+ or due in to RDC items will sadly not and you will be contacted to go to your local store for a refund.
So thats the main parts that affect you........ Please read this next part........
Can i personally request that if you go into your local Comet store.......DO NOT be so inconsiderate and badger the staff about "when does the clear out sale start?".........spare a thought and DO ASK - have you managed to find another job ? or say "im sorry to hear whats happened"
We DO NOT know what the administrators are doing - There is NO FIRE SALE like reports have suggested (not yet) - We DO NOT need reminding by every single customer that we may lose our jobs
Over 6500 jobs are set to be lost!!
Being honest i have never seen so many "vultures" and self centred pigs in all my life as i have in the past 2 days!!
I understand people want a bargain, christ i'll be making sure the staff get first shout, we deserve it and some of us may need it seen as we wont have a wage coming in!!.........Yes thats right, we have families, mortgages, rent, food etc etc to pay for and support.
We were inundated with the same selfish questions over and over again but there were some genuinely selfless and good customers came in to purely wish us well and some even spent a bit of cash to support us . Thankyou to them
Shame everyone comes to spend when its too late
Spare a thought is all i ask
24 June 2012 - 01:32 PMJust for those with wifi only tabs or even for those with gsm, i found a nice little app called "mysms".
Free on the market and all you have to do is (providing you have an Android phone 2.1 or above) install it on your Gtab, enter your mobile number ie +44xxxxxxx and a password. This will then generate a link that gets sent by sms to your phone. Click the link and download the apk again for Android to your smartphone.........
The tablet should now sync your messages to your Gtab from your phone & your contacts.
You can also send and receive texts directly to your Gtab aswell as delete the texts which will also delete them from your phone.
There are other variants but why pay for something that does the same job!
21 June 2012 - 06:53 AMFrom BBC News app -
Apple and Samsung have accused each other of copying aspects of their devices
Apple told to pay Samsung damages
June 21, 2012 2:37 AM
Apple has been ordered to pay damages to rival Samsung Electronics by a court in the Netherlands.
The court said that Apple had infringed a patent held by Samsung relating to the way phones and tablet PCs connect to the internet.
The court did not specify any amount, but the damages will be calculated based on sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad in the Netherlands.
The two firms are involved in a legal battle in various countries.
"Samsung welcomes the court's ruling, which reaffirmed Apple's free-riding of our technological innovation," the South Korean manufacturer said in an emailed statement to the BBC.
"In accordance with the ruling, we will seek adequate compensation for the damages Apple and its products have caused."
Samsung had claimed that Apple had infringed four of its patents. However, the Dutch court said that only one of those had been breached.
'Amicable business solution'
Apple and Samsung are two of the biggest manufacturers of smartphones and tablet PCs in the world.
However, the two firms have been involved in dozens of patent cases and disputes relating to designs of their respective products.
Analysts said that with so many cases being fought by the two firms in different countries, neither of the parties may emerge as the overall winner.
"Both these companies need to understand that some cases will be won by Samsung and some by Apple," Manoj Menon, Managing Director of the consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan, told the BBC.
"This will put an increased pressure on both parties to figure out an amicable business solution, rather than prolong these battles."
Last month, a judge in the US ordered the chief executives of both the firms to meet to try to settle their legal differences.
But the talks did not lead to any agreement and Apple has since sought a ban on sales of one of Samsung's tablet computers and the latest range of its Galaxy smartphones.
Apple had enjoyed an early lead in the smartphone and tablet PC market with the launch of its iPhone and iPad devices.
However, Samsung has been steadily increasing its market share in the sector with the introduction of new gadgets.
Analysts said that given the increased competition, the two firms had been using the legal battles as a way to stop each other from increasing their market shares.
"Given that they are number one and two in the market right now, they are going to use any possible tool to slow down each other and patents could be one of those tools," said Melissa Chau of IDC Asia Pacific.
However, she said that given the amount of time, money and energy that the two firms have spent on fighting these cases, they were likely to find a solution in the long run.
"In the past, when we look at how these things have evolved, they get settled in due course of time and businesses move on."
BBC © 2012
15 June 2012 - 12:22 PMA new build of Android by an initiative called Project Linaro claims to be 30 to 100 times faster than stock Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Linaro is an open source software project by a non-profit organization composed of more than 120 engineers specialized in optimizing open-source software based on ARM SoCs.
The latest available version of Android has already received praise for being much faster, especially when compared to its earlier versions such as Froyo or Gingerbread, so this declaration by Linaro is quite impressive.
Linaro offers proof for its claim via a video that showcases the capabilities of the build versus stock Android on two Texas Instruments Pandaboard units. The Pandaboard runs the TI OMAP 4430 processor, which may also be found on the Droid RAZR smartphone. The video shows a member of the Linaro team running a benchmark test on the two units. In the video, even if the unit with the stock Android was given a short headstart, the unit with Linaro was able to catch up because of its sheer speed.
Already, the achievement by the Linaro team has been noticed. In fact, some parts of its code have already been sent to the CM9 gerrit. It is expected that this will soon be added to the primary CM9 code. When this happens, all devices supported by CM9 will be experiencing an increase in performance speed. Unfortunately, as with other developments being undertaken on CM, it is not known when exactly this will occur.
For those who cannot wait, however, an unofficial CM9 build with some parts of the Linaro code is already available on the Galaxy Nexus for testing.
Meanwhile, for those who want to get involved in the project, Linaro is accepting the sponsorship from SoC providers, Linux organizations, and ARM licensees. They furthermore have something called the Linaro Partner program which facilitates contributions of resources from organizations concentrated on the development of Linux like OEMS, technology and software providers, carriers, among others.
Article source "the droid guy" Linky please ?..... google it lol.
Im running the first version developed and implemented by Team Gummy on my Asus Transformer without any overclocking and its certainly a good step forward from stock i.c.s.
13 June 2012 - 03:18 PMThe Olympic Torch came through town today as part of the U.K's relay