This morning I was called because my mom’s email wasn’t working. As usual, no clear explanation of the issue was available. This sounds like a job for Captain Support! The problem turned out to be Microsoft had switched her from the Hotmail interface to the Outlook.com interface. A quick explanation of the new interface and she bravely decided to stick with it, rather than switching back to the original Hotmail interface. I’m sure Captain Support will be needed a few times in the coming days…
Today I received a case for my Nexus 4. I got this case for £2.90 from Amazon along with free delivery. It came with a screen protector and polish cloth.
I put some sellotape over the shattered glass on the back, but couldn’t be bothered to tape over all the radiating cracks, since they are not shedding glass shards. I put the phone into the case and I’m now going to try my best to forget that LG (and Google by association) are a bunch of asses over the design of the back panel of this phone.
From a functional perspective, it’s hard to tell the phone apart from the Nexus 7 tablet, so I have no gripes in that respect. My rantings have purely been about the terrible choice of materials for the back panel.
I just got off the phone to LG about this piece of crap Nexus 4 phone. Their response is physical damage is not their responsibility, so I will have to pay for a repair. I suggested that designing a phone that will shatter when it is placed on a room temperature surface (yes, that really has happened to people) constitutes a design flaw and they should repair it for free. After much whining on my part their stance is unchanged at this time. I guess if enough people contact them to complain they will have to take responsibility…. Maybe…
So if you end up getting one of these super-fragile phones, please save yourself a lot of grief and buy a case that covers the back completely. It’s the only way you are going to make it past a week without breaking it.
I had a HTC Wildfire for 2 years without any problems. Now, 2 days after posting about getting a Nexus 4, the glass on the back panel is broken. I hadn’t even taken off the protective sheets yet.
The design of this back panel is a complete pile of shit! Why would you possible want to put unnecessary glass on a mobile device? It’s asking for trouble. It seems I’m not the only one, as seen here and here.
I’m not sure what to do now. I guess I better contact Google and see how I can get it repaired, or cover my hands in plasters to prevent the little shards of glass it is dropping from slicing my fingers to pieces.
I accidentally bought a Nexus 4…
I had been thinking about getting a new phone for some time and the talk of the Nexus 4 peaked my interest. Even so, I’m one of those rare people that prefers a small phone and typically uses a mobile phone as just a phone. I always have a computer and tablet with me, so a smart phone is rarely useful to me.
The accident happened when I checked out the Nexus 4 online and it was sold out. I put my name down to be notified when it came back in stock, just for the hell of it. A couple of weeks later I got an email saying it was now available. Before I knew it I frantically opened a browser and placed an order, for fear it would sell out again. Only after I hit submit did I stop to consider whether I actually need a smartphone…
For all those that are in the midst of some form of religious, seasonal or statutory holiday at the moment, I hope it goes well for you.
I promised myself I would forget about work for the next couple of weeks and just play with technology, but I’ve already logged in to check the backups etc. What a dope.
Wishing you all a happy holiday and a productive new year!
I think I’m going to reply to all of Debra Lilley‘s emails with my own disclaimer that says,
Unless otherwise stated, this email has got nothing to do with Debra Lilley or the massive disclaimer that gets added to every email she sends… Even the iddy-biddy 3 word emails…
That Fujitsu email disclaimer is one serious piece of text!
Heaven forbid you get an out of office reply…
The auto update went fine on all five blogs I manage (they are not all mine ).
It started off as fun, but now it’s a bit of an itchy nightmare. I can’t wait for Monday evening so I can see the back of it!
Thanks to everyone who donated some cash. I’m sure the relevant charities will very much appreciate your contributions!
I’ll report the final total once I know what it is, and I’ve added my donation to it.
I’m feeling tired and incredibly aggressive today. It’s just been one of those days.
Rather than stab some people in the face, I’ve taken a half-day off work and I’m going to read in the bath for a few hours, then go to bed and try and forget today ever existed.
Update: Now my microwave has just produced a mini lightning storm and died. What a day!