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…

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,…

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…

KFC secret chicken recipe revealed?

Lots of food shops have a 'secret recipe', and one of the most famous is the one used to make KFC's fried chicken. There's a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, and it might have been shared with everyone, so we can make our own! We can't be certain, but someone spoke to the…

Windows 'blatantly' disregard privacy

There's been a lot of criticisms made about Microsoft's ways with user privacy, concerning Windows 10. A digital rights group has accused the tech giant of "blatantly" disregarding user's choice when it comes to the launch of Windows 10. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says: "The tactics Microsoft employed to get users of earlier versions…

Delayed flights - worst offenders and what to do

Delays at airports are nothing new, but some airlines are more guilty of them than others, which implies that they need to get their fingers out. Our pals over at Which!!! have found that nearly a quarter of flights out of airports in the United Kingdom are delayed by 15 minutes or more. When it…

Man tweets four hour battle with Virgin Media

Breaking up is hard to do, as we all know, especially if it is with a company that will try to retain you at all costs. Well, one chap decided to livetweet his wife, who was trying to cancel her Virgin Media contract. Mr and Mrs Bull decided that they didn't want to be with…

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Instagram's spam problem

Instagram's spam problem

Instagram has a spam problem. Anyone who has been using the app in the past 6 months, will have noticed a huge spike in accounts adding you as a friend, or tagging you in a post, leading you to dodgy accounts. They're incredibly easy to spot, because they always feature a lady in her underwear…

Is your Harry Potter book worth £20k?

Do you have a first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone? We're talking books here. Well, if you do, it might be worth (up to, obviously) £20,000 at auction. This is all because of a printing error on page 53 of the book, which you should be running to check right now.…

Airports criticised for parking costs

The cost of parking is something that really sticks in the craw of most motorists, and the airports in London have been slammed over their 'sky high' (see what they did there?) charges for short stay parking. Figures show that the costs for drop-off parking are the highest in the country. Luton Airport is the…

Google says bug won't affect most users

We told you about the bug that could hit 900 million Android devices yesterday, and now Google are speaking up on it. Google have said that the Verify Apps feature in their Play Store is already blocking any dodgy apps that try and exploit the bug, and only someone taking chances by downloading from disreputable…

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Play old Amiga games online!

Play old Amiga games online!

If you're a fan of video games, and are either someone who is of a certain age, or a young person who wants to see what nonsense your parents used to play when they were kids, good news! You can play over 2,000 Amiga games in your browser, which means you can get stuck into…

How to... get a Southern Rail refund

The Southern Rail strike is just the latest thing that is annoying customers who use their services. Of course, pre-strike, things were just as lousy. However, if you've been wondering if you can get a refund because of the industrial action, we're here to help. Southern are issuing refunds, and for certain scenarios, you'll be…

PPI deadline confirmed - hurry up and make your claim

If you haven't made your PPI claim yet, you'll now have until June 2019 to get your compensation from the mis-selling scandal. Now, before we continue, we'll again point out that you can make your own claim and it is completely free. Don't give money to people who say they'll do it for you. It…

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Apple Watch 2 - what's new?

Apple Watch 2 - what's new?

If you're one of those people who likes to get all the latest technology, you'll know that there's a new Apple Watch due. Of course, the first wearable technology from Apple didn't shake up the world like their other products have. Even so, they shifted 12 million of the things, which isn't to be sniffed…

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…

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…

Which apps are draining your battery?

Battery life on your smartphone is something that concerns most people, because we're all messing around on our phones with such great frequency. If you want to get more out of your battery life, then there's a bunch of apps that you might want to cut down on, as they're the biggest drain around. There's…

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Furby is back for Christmas

Furby is back for Christmas

Remember Furbies? With their dead eyes and robot beaks? Well, they're back and they're already being hyped up as a must-have Christmas present. And they're not cheap. If you're thinking of getting your child one, you might need to start saving now. Of course, this is 2016, so Furby comes with a few changes this…