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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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Altnets respond to PAC rural broadband criticism

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the way the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has managed the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, with all of the money so far awarded only to BT. The report’s...

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Sony Pictures Television shutting down Crackle

Monday, March 31st 2014

Crackle, the free video-on-demand service from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), will be shut down in the UK from tomorrow (1 April 2014). SPT acquired Crackle back in 2006 when it was still known as Grouper, before relaunching it...

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Lincolnshire residents launch fibre broadband campaign

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Retired engineer Alun Hawkins and IT worker Ben Haines have held their first public meeting to drum up support for Fibrelincs, a community-based, fibre-to-the-home network that will supply superfast broadband to the parish of...

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Asda Mobile’s switch to EE ‘disastrous’ for customers

Friday, January 17th 2014

The supermarket mobile service previously used the Vodafone network to carry its calls, data and texts but announced in September that it was moving to EE. The switch began on October 28 2013, requiring customers to order new SIM...

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10% of 2013 ecommerce sales made on tablets, says eMarketer

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Using mobile devices to buy goods and services over the internet is increasingly common, according to a new study - but it's tablets rather than smartphones that have proven the most popular online shopping tool. Research...

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Samsung files patent for smartphone eye scanner

Monday, November 25th 2013

A patent application filed by Samsung seems to indicate that next-generation Galaxy smartphones might feature biometric authentication as an alternative to PINs or passwords. Unlike arch-rival Apple's Touch ID, however, the...

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Cable theft leaves North Lincs villagers without broadband

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Dozens of residents in two North Lincolnshire communities have once again been left without broadband and home phone access following the latest in a string of cable thefts. The villages of Althorpe and West Butterwick have been...

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