Mobile device workshops offered
Since surveys show mobile devices — including tablets and smartphones — top Christmas wish lists, U.S. Cellular is hosting free one-hour workshops for anyone interested in learning how to maximize features on Android-powered, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices, including using a free app to connect to Wi-Fi hot spots, setting up email or syncing multiple accounts, and sending pictures. Workshops will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at stores at 9200 S Pennsylvania and 627 12th Ave. NE, Norman; 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at 7000 Northwest Expressway, Suite A; 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at 6310 SW 3; 9 a.m. Dec. 15 at 6406 N May and 101 N Douglas Blvd., Suite J, Midwest City. Tommy Arens, director of sales in Oklahoma, said U.S. Cellular offers unique wireless benefits, including no new contract after the first and an exclusive points-based rewards program. “You can use your points for faster phone upgrades and free ringtones, which a lot of customers take advantage of this time of year,” he said. U.S. Cellular provides a tailored customer experience for buying a phone as a gift and activating it later by calling a Customer Care associate, even on Christmas Day, Arens said.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard now has a legal headache to compound its misery as the company tries to recover from setbacks that have hammered its stock price and raised doubts about its future. An HP stockholder who owns 200 shares is suing the company in a complaint that alleges management concealed problems in two key acquisitions that have turned into financial albatrosses. The lawsuit filed Monday in a San Francisco federal court comes after Hewlett-Packard Co. stunned Wall Street last week with its own allegations of accounting shenanigans at Autonomy, a business software maker acquired for $10 billion last year. HP referred its findings about the alleged fraud to securities regulators in the United States and the United Kingdom, where Autonomy was based before the acquisition. Other shareholder lawsuits are likely as investors try to recover some of the wealth that has evaporated since HP replaced Mark Hurd as its CEO in August 2010.
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