Category: General

Curve cards stop working as dodgy Wirecard nosedives

You may have heard about payment processor Wirecard in the news recently. The Financial Times revealed dodgy transactions and a massive €1.9bn of cash missing from their accounts. The company have filed for insolvency but it’s meant that companies relying on their services have suddenly seen a stop …

Why buy new? gifgaff dishing out some great refurbished phones

Last year I bought my son a reconditioned iPhone. I’ve got him on a SIM-only Virgin Media deal and, because I paid cheap for a second-hand iPhone, it’s a low monthly outgoing. If you’re looking to do something similar, just get yourself a refurbished “like new” phone, find …

Traditional brick and mortar stores struggle as times change

The coronavirus lockdown has forced even the most smartphone illiterate customers to begin doing more of their shopping online. Shops that were already geared up for delivery and “click and collect” have performed really well, including stores like Screwfix, which I’ve visited many times during lockdown for DIY …

Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia 1 II coming to giffgaff too

Both the “Mark II” versions, news of giffgaff carrying more Sony phones comes just after Sky Mobile added the Xperia 10 II too. The Xperia 10 II will be available to purchase at a “buy outright” price of just £319. You can also stick just the phone on …

Getting a proper web presence for your business – now easier than ever

Have you spent the lockdown thinking about starting your own business? You’ll have several ways of doing it. For many, you can start easily and sell on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Gumtree, or Shpock. That’s simple enough, and, during the lockdown, that’s what our local cake shop has been …

EE to deliver air-to-ground 4G for the emergency services

EE, working with Nokia, have announced the world’s first 4G Air-to-Ground network. The A2G network will support 300,000 emergency service personnel, providing high speed 4G broadband services, with a range from 500 feet up to 10,000 feet above ground. It’ll deliver seamless connectivity between ground operations and air …

Sky Mobile offers up the Xperia 10 II and Xperia L4

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile are now ranging the new Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia L4. Prices start at £18 and £13 per month respectively if you’re OK with 2GB of data. You can bag the Xperia 10 II with 25GB of data for …

FourFit Mini2 – A fitness band designed for kids

Tracking activity, steps, heart rate, lung health, blood pressure and sleep – this is the FourFit Mini 2. During the lockdown, we’re all sat around more, so this FourFit Mini2 will ensure that your child stays active, with daily updates and reminders to get off the sofa or …

UK’s First Shared rural network goes live

In south Wales there’s a small village called Devauden. It’s tucked away in the Wye Valley but has become the first rural community to receive new mobile coverage. Why is this a big deal? Well, the government-backed plan for operators to share masts and other infrastructure hit a …

Tricks for staying safe when using dating apps

A quarter of people in the UK use dating apps to find someone to connect with. They may be looking for love, for companionship, for a serious relationship, or just a bit of fun. No matter what your reasons for using dating apps, it is important that you use them with …

Vodafone stores reopening, but no devices on show.

Perhaps the most annoying thing about buying a phone is the not being able to “test it” first. Getting your hands on the thing, seeing how it works and so on. That’s what we’re here for to a degree, or you can go to a phone shop and …

Virgin Media – Oppo Find X2 phones are go!

Well, things are definitely changing in the mobile landscape. I’ve been here writing about HTC phones, then Huawei and Honor phones but now the likes of Oppo are really on the charge. Virgin Media (sitting on EE masts right now, but switching to Vodafone soon), are making the …

Oppo X2 Pro and X2 Lite arrive on Vodafone

Well, we liked the look of the Oppo X2 Pro and now both the Oppo X2 Pro and X2 Lite have arrived on Vodafone. They’re available on the Vodafone unlimited data plans and you can add Amazon Prime Video, Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW …

Virgin Media to close UK stores

Liberty Global will not be reopening any of their 53 Virgin Media high street stores, even after the lockdown eases further. This was, in all honesty, coming down the road for a bit after other stores were closed, but now – with most orders coming from the phone …

Seedbox vs. VPN: Which one is the better option?

Do you ever worry about your privacy when you’re online? If you’re not concerned, you should be. Did you know that Binance Exchange, one of the largest companies dealing with crypto-currencies and Bitcoin, lost $41 million in just a single hack? If you’re just browsing the internet then …

TicPods ANC Headphones now available

Looking like a bit of an Apple Airpod / Magic Earbuds cross-over, these are the TicPods ANC earphones. They have full Active Noise Cancelling and you can get 10% off all orders under June 10th. The price is good too, under-cutting most competitors at just £71.99. They take …

Doro and giffgaff dish out phones to isolated elderly people

The last few months have been a definite change for many. We’ve spent lots of time at home, being unable to really go anywhere in particular. It is, however, a fairly normal situation for a lot of senior citizens. Even when everything does re-open, a lot of elderly …

VOXI Dropping big data discounts

The Vodafone owned-and-operated network, VOXI, is rolling out some juicy deals for new and existing customers. From now until June 25th, deals are on offer which will see 50% more data available. As an example, you’ll be able to get 12GB of monthly data for £10 a month …

Happy Birthday UK 5G – One today!

5G has been available here in the UK for a whole year! EE now have 80 large cities and towns across bathed in 5G, with the highest 5G availability compared to all other 5G networks. YouTube is the most popular app for their customers – 5G users are …