Why is O2 blocking websites on your phone?

Have you noticed that O2 has started blocking specific websites in mobile browsers? We've now seen three different examples customers on two different service providers, which no doubt means it's an issue affecting many more. Learn more about Opera's automated VPN blocker here. If you don't currently have a VPN Blocker and want one, click…

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…

No free meals for British Airways economy class

If you're looking forward to a complimentary meal on a short haul economy British Airways flight... firstly, that's very specific, and secondly, you can't have one. BA's economy passengers on short-haul journeys are going to have to pay for their meals, which are sandwiches supplied by Marks & Spencer. Any flight less than 5 hours…

Mof  

iPlayer is changing again

iPlayer is changing again

After the BBC told you that you have to own a TV licence to watch their iPlayer (or at least say you have one), now they're changing things up again. Auntie Beeb says that you'll have to sign-up for an account if you want to watch their catch-up service from 2017. Now, there's already around…

Santander customers charged 65p a minute after calling free hotline

A number of customers with Santander have been hit with high charges on their telephone bills, thanks to a simple misdial. The bank's freephone number is 0800 9 123 123, however, if you miss that number 9 out, you'll get a message telling you that the number is no longer in use. In the message,…

UK to get digital driving licence?

Ever wanted a digital version of your driving licence? Well, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK is looking at exactly that, so you can have a smartphone version of your licence. Chief executive Oliver Morley shared a tweet, which showed off a prototype, which uses Apple's Wallet app on an iPhone. He…

Overtime and Sunday pay cut at Waitrose

Waitrose have not only ended free coffee to customers, but they're also putting an end to paying its staff a higher rate for working overtime and doing Sunday shifts. The supermarket's 58,000 employees will no longer get paid more for working unsociable hours and the like, as Waitrose try and stay in touch with their rivals,…

When's your Dolmio day? Not too often, hopes company

In their dubious stereotyping adverts, Dolmio ask consumers when their Dolmio day is. Well, the people who make the sauces are hoping it isn't too often, because they contain so much fat, salt, and sugar, that you shouldn't eat it more than once a week. So, on a technicality, the adverts are correct, as they've…

How to claim for PPI compensation on your old store card

If you were talked into having a store card before 2001, there's a good chance you may have been mis-sold PPI. However, a lot of the claims for this particular cover were thrown out too quickly, which means you might be in-line for some compensation. Some banks ditched a lot of these claims without looking…

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…

PS4 jailbreak lets you play pirated games

Are you one of those people that likes opening up video games consoles, and tinkering with the insides so you can do things that, strictly speaking, you shouldn't be? Do you have a PlayStation 4? There's some good news for you. A hacker has popped up their PS4, jailbroken the thing, so pirated games and…

SSE ditch free number - how to ring them, or anyone, for free

SSE may have dropped their prices, but they'll be trying claw money back in other ways, like scrapping the free phone number customers can call them on. The energy company have stopped using the 0800 number, and instead, fired up the 0345 numbers, which will cost you (up to) 9p a minute from a line land,…

Veggie box company wants £50 a day after bad review

Have you heard of Kelly's Vegies? If you have, you may have given them a wide berth, thanks to the crappy spelling of 'veggies'. However, it looks like there's a whole other reason to avoid them, as one customer was hit with a number of charges after giving the company a negative review. According to…

Are Quality Street smaller than they used to be?

The internet is unhappy, and it is unhappy about the size of chocolate. We all know this is a hot topic (not to be confused with a hot, melted Topic), which has seen those notoriously nice people at Nestle hitting back. A young lady called Charlotte Stacey Hook‎ posted a photo on Facebook of Quality Street…

How to cancel your Zavvi Zbox subscription

Have you signed-up for Zavvi's Zbox? If you don't know what it is, it is a monthly box of geeky stuff that is sent to you, for £35 a month. You get games, toys, collectibles, and that sort of thing. To some, it all sounds great, however, cancelling your subscription seems to be a massive…

Littlewoods charge more for same items on Very

Some of you might already know this, but it always worth reminding people that Littlewoods charge more for products sold on their sister-site, Very. In some instances, you'll pay a third more at Littlewoods, for exactly the same item. So if you're doing some shopping with Littlewoods, it is always worth checking out Very too.…

Wonga to try out 90-day loans

Wonga - remember them? Well, they're peering out from a cloud of trouble, fines, restructuring costs, and a lot of bad press, and looking to win customers over again with some new products. They're going to start testing a 90-day loan, so people can spread costs out over longer periods, and the idea is that…

Product Recall: Next bevel mirrors

Next are recalling the following mirrors, thanks to a potential safety issue: 447703 – Large Bevel Mirror (only items purchased before July 2009) 447727 – Small Bevel Mirror (only items purchased before July 2009) The company say: "Next wants to make customers aware of a safety issue relating to the adhesion of the glass on…

Product Recall: Costco recall swegways over plug issue

Costco have issued a safety notice about their Swegway/hoverboards, as they have the wrong plugs attached, which means you could end up getting electrocuted when using them! The company are talking specifically about some of the £400 Air Runner boards, and they've sent letters out to UK customers, which details which plugs are affected. You may…