Apple to take on/copy Snapchat

Apple are apparently looking at making a new app, which deals mostly in video. They're looking at taking on Snapchat and Instagram, basically. Seeing as Instagram outright copied Snapchat with their 'Stories' feature, it wouldn't be a surprise if Apple are looking at the service for a bit of success. You'll be able to take…

33 Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquitos to close

The group that owns Frankie & Benny's and Chiquitos are going to close 33 restaurants. Seems no-one liked their new menu that they launched, after it was blamed for the drop in sales. The imaginatively named Restaurant Group has seen their share value dropping too, by a whopping 40%, and former boss of Paddy Power…

Free Dulux paint this weekend!

Thinking of redecorating? Well, paint can be pointlessly expensive, but there is a neat trick where you can get free Dulux paint. Dulux have launched a challenge, called 'Dulux Paint+ Cashback Challenge', where you can get all the money you spend on Dulux paint, back from them! So what do you have to do? Paint…

Uber to let you book in advance

Uber are offering a new thing, where you can book journeys (up to) 30 days in advance. Now, for the moment, it is only happening in That London, but if it proves to be successful in the capital, then it will surely get rolled out across the rest of the Uber towns. Now, in a…

EE to offer Apple Music for free

If you've been eyeing up your friends enviously, who have been getting all those new releases exclusively on Apple Music, there's some good news. EE are going to give six months of free streaming with Apple Music. This is available to new customers, of course. If you're an existing customer, you can get it when…

McDonald's recall Step-It

McDonald's have issued a product recall on millions of Step-It fitness trackers, which were given away with Happy Meal. There's reports of skin irritation and burns from over 70 people, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). "The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children," the CPSC said on their website.…

WhatsApp to share your number with Facebook

WhatsApp have tinkered with their terms and conditions, which means they'll now be sharing your number with Facebook. Of course, the messaging app is owned by Facebook, so this isn't exactly surprising. WhatsApp would like you to know that this doesn't mean your messages aren't encrypted anymore - they assure us that everything will still…

Tax problems with pension freedom

New pension freedoms bring their own set of problems, and some people have been slapped with unexpected bills after unlocking some of their money from their savings. This is according to Citizens Advice, who add that some people are also looking at reductions in welfare thanks to the income they're getting after they release funds…

Best student broadband packages

Are you off to university soon? Is your pride and joy fleeing the coup, and vanishing into a world of studying, £2 cocktail pitchers, and dubious adult situations with deadbeats? Either way, students need internet connections, and a lot of contracts aren't best designed for someone who might only be in their shared house for…

HP unveil screen that people can't see

You may have read our headline literally, and thought 'what's the use of a screen you can't see?' Well, HP have come up with a laptop that is designed in such a way, that people sat near you won't be able to look at. Great news if you value a bit of privacy while you're…

Amazon's Kindle charity drive

Some people might point at Amazon for the reason so many bookshops have closed down, but that doesn't mean they don't have some heart. They're kicking off a drive to promote reading around the world, and have started a thing called the Kindle Reading Fund. Basically, this fund is taking charge of donating Kindle e-readers,…

Cheap prosecco, wine, and champagne for all!

If you're a fan of fizzy booze, you're in luck! Tesco and Sainsbury's are going toe-to-toe over the price of prosecco, champagne, and wine (the not fizzy kinds). In some cases, you'll get 25% off, which is great if you're planning a party, or of course, just like drinking huge amounts of wine all by…

Same day Click & Collect from Tesco

Tesco are going to be offering everyone a new same day Click & Collect service at around 300 of their shops, across the UK. To use this service, it will cost you £2 per slot if you're collecting between Monday and Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, it'll cost you £3. And on Sunday, Tesco will…

Pokemon bath bomb! Catch 'em all!

If you've been swept up in Pokemon fever, dawdling in town centres with your phone looking to catch something that looks a bit like a tortoise, but has flames for a penis or something, you might want to take it to the bath. We're not talking about playing Pokemon Go in the tub, but rather,…

More security concerns at Ashley Madison

Remember the hack that messed things up for Ashley Madison for a period? That is, of course, before subscriptions went up thanks to the increased exposure the site got, and the volume of people who want to have an affair on their spouse. Well, there's still a number of security concerns for all those people…