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1 in 10 young people admit accidentally making in-app purchases

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

A survey by e-safety charity Childnet found that 12% had spent money accidentally in this way. The results of the survey reveal that 95% of 11 to 18-year-olds have downloaded an app, with 59%...

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Parents fear 'bill shock' from children using mobile apps

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

The UK regulator for premium rate phone services, PhonepayPlus, found that 12% of UK parents – 1.3m people – have had a child run up an unexpectedly high bill by making in-app...

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Average Briton spends £144 a year on streaming and downloads

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

The pan-European study by Samsung also found that almost half of Britons (46%) now stream TV, movie or video content at least once a week. The findings are part of Samsung’s annual Techonomic...

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International call company Lebara launches new entertainment service

Friday, June 26th 2015

Lebara, which offers a range of services for migrants all over the world, is calling its new multi-ethnic service Lebara Play. More than 150 TV channels and 3,000 movies in 13 languages will be...

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'Charging bull' to give EE customers a power boost at Glastonbury Festival

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

The company has unveiled an EE Power Bar charging in the form of a larger-than-life bull statue, inspired by a prize-winning Somerset bull called Field Marshall, who once held the title of...

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Cumbria Police replace pocket notebooks with new 4G smartphones

Thursday, June 18th 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4s are equipped with specialist policing apps and services to help cut down on administration – and will replace the traditional pocket notebook. Cumbria Constabulary...

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Champions League football will be free for BT TV customers

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

BT has the rights to broadcast all 351 matches from both competitions for the next three seasons. And today, the company announced that customers with BT TV will get all four BT Sport channels for...

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EE trial broadcasts FA Cup final coverage over 4G mobile network

Monday, June 1st 2015

The trial of what EE is calling ‘4G Broadcast’ saw multiple devices connected to one broadcast stream of live footage of the game – which saw Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0. Selected viewers...

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Head of BBC iPlayer defends service after 'misleading headlines'

Monday, June 1st 2015

Dan Taylor-Watt, in a blog post, said he wanted to “correct some misleading headlines” after a number of articles suggested iPlayer had suffered its first dip in history. Mr Taylor-Watt...

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Smartphones and tablets help double the time people spend online

Monday, May 11th 2015

People are spending twice as much time online compared to 10 years ago, the regulator’s Media Use and Attitudes 2015 report found. The increasing take-up of tablets and smartphones is...

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