Amazon Dash hits UK, for speak 'n 'shopping

If you're a UK customer with Amazon Fresh, you can now get the voice controlled gadget which will add products to your online baskets. It is called Amazon Dash, and you can scan barcodes for your favourite products, or simply speak into it, and add things to your orders. You can get it for free…

Last orders for free Windows 10

Today is Friday 29 July. We're telling you this, because this is the last you can get Windows 10 for free. Microsoft's operating system has had good reviews, pretty much across the board, and if you want it for nothing, today's the day for it. If you try and get it tomorrow, or the day…

TV Licence rules are changing for catch-up

The TV licence is having some changes which come into place on September 1st, and it seems a lot of people don't know about it. According to a new survey, four in five households are oblivious or don't care. There's a risk of a fine of £1,000, which is worth knowing about though. Basically, the…

Ofgem probe SSE pre-pay meters

Energy watchdog, Ofgem, have launched an investigation into SSE's pre-payment meter processes. Why? Well, they're looking into concerns that have arisen over the energy company's approach to switching customers to their pre-payment tariffs. In particular, Ofgem are looking at the impact of SSE's processes regarding people who are in a vulnerable situation, and whether the…

Watch out for the £20 iTunes scam

If you are someone who uses iTunes, you need to keep an eye out for a scam email that's doing the rounds, which are being sent to people with the claim that they've been charged over £20 to download a song. The email claims to be from Apple, which of course it isn't, and it…

Parents to pay for reserved Ryanair seats

Children on planes are a source of great fun, or/and irritation. With that in mind, Ryanair have made an announcement. The budget airline says that they've got plans to make parents travelling with their children under 12, pay for reserved seating. This will come into play from 1 September, and basically, it is a move…

British Gas profits fall

British Gas have seen their profits fall by 7% in the first half of the year, thanks in part to almost 400,000 customers switching energy suppliers. As previously reported, people are looking more toward independent energy suppliers, rather than going with the big guns. Centrica, the owner of British Gas, said that their UK home…

5,000 jobs to be created with McDonald's

If you're looking for a job, McDonald's has said that they're going to be creating 5,000 new jobs in the UK by the end of 2017. This is in addition to 8,000 new positions that they spoke about in 2014. Basically, the jobs are coming from new restaurants that are being opened, and extended opening…

Lloyds to close 200 branches

The Lloyds Banking Group has announced that they're going to close 200 branches, and with that, go 3,000 jobs as well across the UK. To add to the cheerful news, they also announced that they're looking at cutting interest rates following the UK's EU Referendum. All-in-all, they're looking at saving £400 million in the process.…

Hummus - more salt than 4 bags of crisps

Have you been laying off the chocolate and crisps, and feeling a bit healthier by getting stuck into healthy dips, like hummus and such? Bad news. Turns out that these dips are loaded up with salt and fat, that's why they're so much fun to eat, and some pots have got more salt than four…

Make sure you've not been charged double at IKEA

If you have shopped at IKEA recently, it would be a good idea to check your bank balance, to ensure that you haven't been charged twice. It turns out that the Swedish furniture giant has suffered from a computer glitch, which has seen a number (not all) of customers being double-charged for their purchases. A…

Pet warning for Finding Dory fans

If you're looking forward to taking your child to watch Finding Dory, or indeed, are worried for your sanity in what might end up being a children's film version of Memento, starring a forgetful fish, you need a heads-up. Why? Well, it is common for people to watch a film that stars an animal, and…

Free flights for kids on British Airways

If you're flying on a holiday in the UK this year - good news! British Airways are offering free domestic flights for children until 1 November. The UK airline has joined forces with Visit Britain, and will now offer free flights to kids that are under 12 years old, if you're flying between Belfast City,…

Santander to cut interest rate?

Santander are launching a lite version of their popular 123 account. However, the main 123 account could see its interest rate cut, which is a bit of a kick in the teeth for customers. The bank has been looking at cutting the interest rate on the 123 Current account from 3% to 2%, which could…

Supermarket sales drop again

Supermarkets have seen the worst set of sales in two years, with analysts pointing squarely at a spate of lousy weather, rather than life outside of the European Union. Although, the markets may still wobble over that in due course. Kantar Worldpanel say that the grocery market has dropped by 1.1% in the four weeks…