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How to cancel your Vodafone contract - details and templates

We're going to go on record and say that Vodafone's current treatment of customers is inconsistent, unfair, insulting and offensive. They've also breached Ofcom's General Conditions, which is about the worst thing it's possible for a mobile service provider to do -- just ask T-mobile. Vodafone staff keep contradicting one another and their own policies,…

Have a headphone jack on your iPhone 7

If you want a headphone jack on your iPhone 7, and refuse to pay money for some new headphones, there's good news for you! Say hello to The Fuze, which is a case which adds in the ability to use 3.5mm headphones, and there's no need for unsightly adaptors or anything like that. It comes…

Now Galaxy Note 7 phones are overheating?

Samsung have had a nightmare with the whole 'exploding battery' thing, concerning the Galaxy Note 7. Well, there's reports that they're overheating now. Will it ever end?! Over at the Wall Street Journal, they say that Samsung is “looking into consumer complaints" in the States and South Korea. It seems like people got replacement phones,…

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…

Best way to save a water damaged mobile

Never mind how you water damaged your mobile - we're not here to judge. We don't care if you had it in your back pocket like some kind of smartphone daredevil, and went to sit on the toilet and it dropped in - fact is, your phone is moist and you want to save it.…

Secure your mobile against rogue porn Android apps

If you've been watching mucky videos on your smartphone, you better make sure that your phone has everything it needs to stay safe, and virus-free. There's hundreds of apps on Android that offer, ahem, 'adult entertainment', which are riddled with all manner of nasty stuff, which could see your phone hamstrung by dodgy lock screen…

How to stop premium rate text scams

At the moment, there seems to be a lot of text scams knocking around, which sees people receiving text messages at a premium rate, which means without asking, you get charged around £5 for no good reason at all. If you get a couple of these texts a month, that's a lot of money vanishing…

Unlock your secret emoticon keyboard (ง ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)ง

If you are getting bored of using the same old emoji, and want to use those other ones that nerds use, which are made from strange characters, you're in luck. If you have an iPhone, you might not know that there's a keyboard hidden away, which will give you access to over 100 emoticons. You…

NissanConnect EV app disabled thanks to security flaw

It is all very well having promises of a car that will charge your house up, but the Nissan Leaf has problems to sort out regarding safety first. If you have a Nissan LEAF or an eNV200 electric vehicle, the car-maker has pulled the NissanConnect EV app (the thing that used to be called CarWings) over…

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Beware the JustEat scam!

Are you a customer of JustEat? Well, there's a scam doing the rounds, masquerading as the food shovelling app. Some customers have been sent a dodgy text claiming to come from the company. It offers recipients a cash incentive to complete a survey, which directs you to a fake JustEat page, which asks you to provide…

How To... fix your Samsung Galaxy S6 if it won't charge

If you've been using your Samsung Galaxy S6, but found that you're having trouble charging it, or turning it on, don't worry! We've got a fix for you. Check Your Charger & Socket This is an obvious one, but make sure your charger is working. If you haven't got a spare charger from an old…

TalkTalk not really up for waiving fee if you want to leave

The TalkTalk hack, and the dreadful way they have handled the situation, has seen a number of people looking at taking their business elsewhere - probably somewhere that'll be a bit more vigilant when it comes to protecting customers' personal information. Well, those thinking of leaving before their contract is up and hoping there'll be…

Apple's iOS 9 keeps making things crash

We told you what Apple have in store for the new iOS 9 update, but it isn't all good. A lot of people have been noting that the update is making their devices crash. Apple have been having a lot of glitches lately, haven't they? 'Just works' indeed. On social media, some have said that…

Tinder for trains, which is what you've always wanted

Are you ready for a chilling combination of words? Course you are. If you're reading Bitterwallet, there's something clearly and certifiably wrong with you. "Think Tinder meets Groupon… for trains." That was the words of Edward Byrne, co-founder and Business Director of Paystobesocial, which is a new app which lets commuters in the UK hunt…

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Crackdown on Moshi Monsters

Crackdown on Moshi Monsters

The ASA, the UK's advertising watchdog, has cracked down in a ruling against online games Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils. They're not happy about the ways in which they pressure children to spend money. The Advertising Standards Authority said both "directly pressured" youngsters to pay subscriptions, and that, in the case of Moshi Monsters, children were…