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23 posts • joined 4 May 2010

Game closes 277 stores

foxski

Re: Suspension of Refunds, Exchanges?

Although warranty of goods could still be taken up with the manufacturer I guess, but any credit someone may have on gift cards etc. is exactly that - credit. COmpany goes under & its worthless

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Re: Suspension of Refunds, Exchanges?

Unfortunately as I understand it your statutory rights mean bugger all when administration kicks in. The company you bought it from technically wont exist in its current form after today. All creditors have to get in line for anything they feel that GAME owe them and as an indivdual consumer we are way down the food chain after suppliers, lawyers, the administrators themselves, etc.

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Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only

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Meh

must have...?

I really, really wanted an excuse to buy one of these as the display is going to be amazing as a photographer. The problem is that I already have an iPhone 4 that does damn near everything else the iPad can do, and an HTPC under the TV for when I want a bigger screen when sofa-surfing. I needed better reasons for spending £400 on a luxury item damn you Apple!

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Apple won't rule out all singing, all dancing iBooks on Kindle

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Am I missing something?

I really dont understand the fuss... If you use Apples free software to create an interactive proprietary format book, then you can choose to either export it as a PDF and sell it freely as you can with any other commercial software, or keep it in the Apple-owned ibooks format and sell it through Apple's commercial outlet for a 30% fee, as with all of their store content.

Its less than any publisher would take and they're selling the book across thousands of iDevices for you. If you dont want to pay 30%, just export it as a PDF or keep it in iBooks format and make it free.

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Why I'd pay Apple more to give iPad factory workers a break

foxski

For hte sake of balance, here's an interesting counter-argument to the "Apple should produce their products in the USA to help create jobs" line of thought. Its not just the extra cost of paying higher wages for US workers:

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/01/22/why-apple-is-manufacturing-its-iphone-in-china-not-the-u-s/

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China pumps CCTV into Freeview HD boxes

foxski

WMC?

Has anyone figured out how to get the new Vision/Connect IPTV channels working in Windows Media Centre yet?

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Apple: No Siri for old iPhone owners. Well, not from us

foxski

Or...

Just turn on the "Accessibility" setting for reading text out loud when you triple click the home button, and the download Vlingo for free. Not as slick I'll admit, but it'll do 90% of Siri features on any iphone

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Vlingo

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Forget Siri

@silverburn You can control itunes & several other things via voice control already, its been built in since the 3GS I think. Just hold the home button and say "Play Next" or "Play Foo Fighters" or similar. Cant do volume though but you can do all these things: http://atmac.org/iphone-voice-com & Vlingo for the fancy stuff like mapping and texting

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Driver San Francisco

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This title is now OPTIONAL!

There seems to be some real hate for demo of this game that put a lot of people off buying. I loved it, so much so I picked up on day of release, a rare thing for me these days!

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iPhone 5 to include Japanese earthquake warning system

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Alert

False Alarm?

Lets hope it s a bit more reliable than the iOS Daylight Savings alarm time fiasco!

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How expensive are Australian NBN services?

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Pint

£6 for a pint of beer?? :-o

Grumpy Old Fart, I can at least sympathize with capped quotas, dodgy connections & poor speeds as we still see this regularly in the UK, particularly outside the big cities. BUT if we had to £6 for a pint of beer, I think last week's riots in London would look like a playground scuffle compared to what would would follow!

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From Dust

foxski

Happy sysadmin day!

Agree 100% with review. Could have been amazing, but trying to scroll across a map and accurately scoop and dump a swirling ball of sand is not as satisfying as it could be when you're struggling with analogue sticks, mouse would be perfect.

The graphics also seem quite limited (sometimes hard to see your men running around) but for a £10 you cant argue its great value for money. Plus, as with all XBLA games there's a free trial to see if its your cup of tea, although I imagine the later levels are more fun than the ones in the trial.

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Sorry, time travelers, you’re still just fiction

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Boffin

It's all relative...

Time to refocus our efforts on bending spacetime instead then. If you cant reach an interstellar destination any faster than light, just move the destination a bit closer!

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BT ramps up fibre-optic roll-out plan

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FAIL

pah

it would be nice if they finished the exchanges they've already started first!! Our exchange was upgraded about 18 months ago and on a busy industrial estate they still haven't upgraded our junction box so that we can get the service. 2mbps adsl doesnt cut it for a business our size :(

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4oD plods onto iPad

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WTF?

booo

What about iphone? Might not have the screen real-estate but I can happily watch player, etc. so why not 4od??

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Tainted ads punt scareware to surfers on LSE and Myvue sites

foxski
WTF?

aha, it WAS ebay!

Wondered why AVG was flagging up alerts on ebay.co.uk yesterday... Thought it was a false positive

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Oh noes – they've stolen the internet!

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Oh noes – they've stolen the internet!

Best tagline this year, made me chuckle

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Stuxnet code leak to cause CYBER-APOCALYPSE NOW!

foxski
WTF?

Argh! my eyes!

That Sky article and especially the comments at the bottom really make for painful reading! These people have NO CLUE!

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First day WinPho 7 sales top 40k, claims market watcher

foxski

meh

Not surprising is it really? UK day of launch was a complete balls up, not 1 carrier had a clue what Windows Phone even was!

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Launch Games

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FAIL

Sooo...

Basically a bit rubbish then?

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Swedes brew up 18.5 per cent 'Ace of Spades Porter'

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what about...

Tokyo is all well and good but what about Sink the Bismark! also from Brewdog at 41% http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/16/sink_the_bismark/

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Internet Explorer drops below 60% market share

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Forgetting Browser Choice?

"This would suggest that either Windows isn't puling in the surfers or that the OS sales numbers are not quite what they seem."

Firstly, why does it suggest Windows isnt pulling in surfers? Surely a large proportion of the Firefox & Chrome users are running Windows still, just not using IE as their main browser?

Secondly, It's all well and good equating sales of Win7 to using IE8 but having visited many domestic customers since the EU enforced the "Browser Choice" on European and UK users, most of the IT illiterate seem to see the word "Google" on the screen and automatically think that is the one they need because its the only one they've heard of, not realising they are actually installing Chrome as their default browser.

I wouldn't be suprised if a large number of these Chrome installs are as a result of this, whether thats a good or bad thing...

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