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Ofcom puts new price cap on 118 numbers 1

Ofcom puts new price cap on 118 numbers

On: Thursday, 29 November, 2018
In a very welcome announcement, telecoms watchdog Ofcom has capped the cost of calling directory enquiries numbers including the omnipresent 118 service. Ofcom said the price cap will come into force in April 2019. ...
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Instagram introduces new shopping features

Instagram introduces new shopping features

On: Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
Just in time for Christmas, Instagram has introduced new ways for users to discover brands and products. However, at present it does not include a ‘buy’ button. Instead, users will be able to use a new service called ‘Expl...
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Beyond your limit can have a hefty price

75% of us paying too much for data

On: Thursday, 22 November, 2018
Comparethemarket.com has found that 18 million people in the UK are regularly paying for extra data on their mobiles because they’ve gone over their limit. Collectively, the price comparison website claimed, we are paying more than £64 m...
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Google claims to have cut Android malware by 50%

Google claims to have cut Android malware by 50%

On: Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
Figures produced by Google in their first Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report, revealed that the prevalence of Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs) found on their Android 9 Pie devices is half the rate seen in its predecessors...
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Samsung wants to rule the 5G world

Samsung wants to rule the 5G world

On: Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
Samsung has never been shy when it came to headline-grabbing innovations but its pronouncement that it wants to grab a 20% market share in 5G technology by 2020 still managed to raise a few eyebrows. While commentators are still mulling ove...
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Three UK pushes ahead with 4G coverage

Three UK pushes ahead with 4G coverage

On: Friday, 16 November, 2018
Despite the fashion for all-things 5G, Hutchinson’s UK network Three has upgraded 2,700 urban sites to support faster 4G data. At its core Three UK has introduced what’s called carrier aggregation. It is a feature of LTE-A, where A mean...
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Troubled times ahead for Apple but they won’t tell

Troubled times ahead for Apple?

On: Thursday, 8 November, 2018
While the global tech giant Apple could hardly be described as an ailing company, it has taken a bit of beating since declaring its fourth quarter figures, which saw its stock price fall by 7%. But what has got analysts all-a-twitter has be...
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After 10 years we are all addicted to our smartphones 1

Smartphone sales see first global decline

On: Wednesday, 7 November, 2018
The phenomenon that has been the global conquest of the smartphone may well have come to an end. According to research company Strategic Analytics this year’s worldwide third quarter sales figures has seen the handset segment ‘effective...
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Google gets tough with Android makers again 1

Google gets tough with Android makers again

On: Sunday, 28 October, 2018
Following Google’s decision to charge Android device makers for its core apps, it has now decided to get tough again and updated its Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) agreements to force the companies into rolling out security update...
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