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Security firm discovers Chinese Android smartphone comes with preinstalled spyware

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Consumers who buy cheap Chinese Android smartphones could end up getting more than they bargained for, a German security firm has warned. According to G Data, at least one manufacturer from the Far East country is guilty of...

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Sky and Virgin Media EPG support coming to Xbox One ahead of World Cup

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Electronic programme guides (EPG) from Sky and Virgin Media will be available to Xbox One owners in the UK ahead of the World Cup. The flagship sporting event gets underway in Brazil on 12 June 2014 but it is understood the...

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Rural broadband experts: 4G 'not an alternative to fixed broadband'

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Last week, EE, the UK’s biggest 4G provider, announced it will be upgrading over 2,500 small towns and villages to 4G before the end of the year. At the same time Vodafone told Cable.co.uk it recognised the importance of rural...

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John Lewis to explore Internet of Things and home automation

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

John Lewis is set to trial Internet of Things technology through its innovative JLab initiative. The department store chain is joining forces with five start-ups to explore ways to capitalise on a range of technological...

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Independent networks chief hails EU superfast broadband ruling

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

The ruling aims to reduce the cost of high-speed broadband installations by allowing internet providers to access utility infrastructure such as electricity and water company’s networks, as well as that of existing...

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BT told to speed up broadband and phone repairs, ISPs respond

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Openreach connects properties to BT’s network on behalf of competing providers, including Sky and TalkTalk. Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has proposed that 80% of phone and broadband faults should be repaired within two...

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Culture minister’s constituents campaign for BDUK inclusion

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Mr Vaizey is the minister responsible for the Broadband Delivery UK programme, but his own constituents in Fernham receive average broadband speeds of just 2 to 3Mbps. Locals have also complained of frequent outages, speed drops...

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Asda Mobile extends number transfer deadline

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Asda Mobile began transferring its services from the Vodafone network to EE’s network in October and completed the switchover yesterday (30 April). Customers were told they would need to get a PAC code – required to...

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UK mobile payments doubled in 2013, says BBA

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Britons are embracing a mobile banking revolution, according to a new report. Figures released by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) on Monday (31 March 2014) show UK consumers now make 5.7 million transactions per day...

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Brits abandon "dozens" of activities due to smart technology

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Experts have unveiled a list of tasks, jobs and pastimes which have fallen victim to technology - including visiting the travel agents, checking a map and writing to pen friends. Researchers who carried out the study found that...

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