Tumblr and MySpace hit by 'mega breach'

A huge, huge breach has occurred, with hundreds of MILLIONS of account details being hacked from social networks MySpace and Tumblr. And the details have been advertised for sale on the internet, which means you really should update your passwords as soon as possible. For both networks, the personal details were stolen several years ago,…

Get pizza delivered to your bus stop!

Ever been sat on the bus, and thought "crikey, I could absolutely murder a pizza right now?" Or indeed, have you been on the commute home, and wanted someone to hand you some food as soon as you get off? Well, there's plans by Dominos to let you order a pizza to the bus stop…

Sales and profits down at Volkswagen

Volkswagen's emissions scandal has, unsurprisingly, been bad for business. In the first quarter of the year, they have posted a 19.3% fall in profits. Now, don't start sending a hat 'round for them just yet - they've still reported a profit of £2.4 billion. However, dropping nearly 20% if not to be sniffed at, especially…

Smartphones vulnerable to hacks via USB charging

If you're thinking of plugging your smartphone into a public USB port to charge it up, be careful. A number of cafes, airports, and public transport vehicles have USB hubs where you can juice up your phone, but sadly, they can be hacked, and that will leave your device vulnerable to attack. The researchers over…

New plastic £5 notes are imminent!

We've heard a lot about it, but now, it is finally happening - the Bank of England are about to unleash the plastic £5 notes on the UK. Good news if you're always putting trousers in the wash and leaving money in your pockets. The polymer banknotes will last a lot longer than the ones…

Cheapest energy from smallest suppliers

When looking for cheap energy deals, many stay to the tried and tested Big Six. Some price comparison sites will even fudge their results, as they'll get commission from certain companies, which means those with the most money can get favourable placement. Well, you could be getting cheaper energy tariffs from small companies that you…

Will work be flexible during Euro 2016?

When there's an international football tournament on, there's a lot of people vying for the same holidays at work. Seeing as not everyone can have the same day off, you get a lot of sickies being thrown. With that, bosses and companies are being urged to be flexible with their employees during the Euro 2016…

EasyJet to turn you away if you're not 30 minutes early

In a bid to stop people dashing through security at the last minute, Easyjet will turn you away if you don't make the 30 minute cut-off point they've just introduced. The low-cost airline company are saying that, anyone who tries to get through security barriers with less than half an hour to spare before departure,…

Facebook tracking non-users... again

Facebook have been in trouble before, for what they do with people who aren't even signed-up to the social networking site. Their 'Friend Finder' tool was accused of being 'unlawful'. Well, looks like they've found a way around all that, and now, they're going to display adverts to people online who aren't Facebook members. The…

Exit fees on pensions capped

There's been a lot of shake-ups with pensions recently, and generally, the whole thing has been deemed far too confusing. Well, one bit of good news is that those who want access to their pensions will no longer be hit with huge penalties. The Financial Conduct Authority has said that the proposed cap is going…

Spike driving charges thanks to prescription drugs

Most drivers know about the legal limits when it comes to how much you can drink before getting behind the wheel, but what about prescription drugs? New drug screening tests were introduced back in March 2015, and there's new limits for driving while on prescription drugs. It seems that many aren't aware of this, as…

PayPal stop support to Kindle, BlackBerry, and Windows

Online payments company, PayPal, have said that they're waving goodbye to Microsoft Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire, ditching support for the respective apps. June 30th will be the last day for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire users to access their PayPal apps, and Apple and Android will have to update their…

The banks have a new PPI scandal to deal with

While the PPI scandal goes on and on, it looks like our banks are going to have a new problem to content with. Over the last 12 months, we've seen double the amount of people complaining about packaged bank accounts, according to figures from the Financial Ombudsman Service. What are packaged accounts? Well, banks offer…

More needs to be done about ticket touts

Ticket touts and scalpers are a massive pain. Then again, so is buying tickets for events at all. The whole thing is not consumer friendly is it? While we wait for someone to do something about erroneous, inflated booking fees, there's more calls that something needs to be done about ticket touts online. It's a…

Today, you can opt out of cold calls by text

If you're annoyed by nuisance calls, from today, you can opt out of them by text message. The "text-to-register" service lets you add your number to the "do not call" database of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which is good news (provided it works). If you want in, all you have to do is text…