Apple to launch something on 7/7

Apple are up to something. They're going to be holding an event on 7 September. As ever, Apple are being coy about the whole thing, but it looks like it'll concern the launch of the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2. The tech giant - shy with the tax, apparently - usually hold their…

Sainsury's to trial 'slow shopping'

If you're an old person, or are a vulnerable shopper, Sainsbury's have hit on an idea. 'Slow shopping' for those who like to pick up their groceries themselves, but can't handle the hustle and bustle of a regular supermarket experience. This is thanks to Katherine Vero, who came up with the idea when her mum…

Messaging app alternatives to WhatsApp

If you're not happy about what's going on with WhatsApp and Facebook, you may well be looking at installing a different messaging app. If you want increased privacy, or just don't want anything to do with Facebook, there's a number of apps you can download for free, and message yourself silly, without sending all your…

Apple to be fined billions over tax?

Apple and Ireland have had an interesting relationship when it comes to paying tax, and as a result of this, the tech behemoth is looking at a fine which could end up in the billions. There are claims that Apple have had preferential treatment from Ireland, and now, they could be asked to pay it…

The latest with BHS and Philip Green

This weekend, the last of the BHS stores closed their doors for good, being the latest famous name to disappear from the UK's high street. After 88 years in business, BHS went under in circumstances which weren't exactly great. Of course, a shop vanishing isn't going to affect too many shoppers who have options elsewhere,…

No Man's Sky refunds - what's going on?

There's been a bit of a kerfuffle concerning refunds with the PS4 game, No Man's Sky. Gamers have been trying to get refunds on the game on Steam and PS4. Some people didn't like the way the game ended, while others were just being cheeky and aiming for refunds after playing it for ages. The…

Probe into WhatsApp and Facebook?

We told you that WhatsApp would be sharing your data with Facebook, and how to stop that from happening. Well, it seems that this move has not been well received, unsurprisingly. Regulators are going to look into WhatsApp's plans to share users' information with Facebook, after the messaging app said that they'd updated their privacy…

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…