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....Individually, these are powerful tools; combined they amount to a data collection engine that, Mr Joler argues, is ripe for exploitation. "If you think just about cookies, just about mobile phone permissions, or just about the retention of metadata - each of those things, from the perspective of data analysis, are really intrusive. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. EE and Vodafone have been named as the UK’s two worst mobile phone providers by the consumer group Which?. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."If you put this in the hands of a millennial who's addicted to Snapchat, of course it's the wrong phone. "But with over 20 million mobile phones in the UK, approximately one million are feature phones, or 'dumb phones' if you want to call them that. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Nokia said it was "looking forward to supporting Apple", while Apple's Jeff Williams said the company was "pleased with this resolution of our dispute". Between 2009 and 2011, the two companies were locked in a series of legal battles over the patents for the technology they used in their mobile phones. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. A HMRC investigator questioned Begg about wrongly claiming mobile phone expenses, and asked to see his mileage records. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Sales at mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone rose 4% for the year to April despite what it calls "a lively political backdrop". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Since its launch in September 2015 the podcast has been a surprise hit, surpassing 50 million downloads worldwide, and regularly dominating Apple's iTunes podcast chart. Listening to podcasts - digital audio files - that you stream or download to your mobile phone or computer has shot up in recent years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The offer is being rolled out nationally this year to existing employees and new joiners. The McDonald’s UK chief executive, Paul Pomroy, said: “The vast majority of our employees are happy with their flexible contracts, but some have told us that more fixed hours would help them get better access to some financial products [such as mobile phone contracts and mortgages]. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Buying separate travel insurance may not be necessary if you have a bank account with the benefit attached to it. Nationwide’s FlexPlus current account, at £10 a month, includes worldwide travel insurance as well as car breakdown cover and mobile phone insurance. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Buying separate travel insurance may not be necessary if you have a bank account with the benefit attached to it. Nationwide’s FlexPlus current account, at £10 a month, includes worldwide travel insurance as well as car breakdown cover and mobile phone insurance. ...
EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
. EE and Vodafone have been named as the UK’s two worst mobile phone providers by the consumer group Which?. ...
'I lived in fear of brown envelopes': being chased by the taxman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:00:04 AM
....”. A HMRC investigator questioned Begg about wrongly claiming mobile phone expenses, and asked to see his mileage records. ...
Mapping a new frontier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:09:51 PM
....Individually, these are powerful tools; combined they amount to a data collection engine that, Mr Joler argues, is ripe for exploitation. "If you think just about cookies, just about mobile phone permissions, or just about the retention of metadata - each of those things, from the perspective of data analysis, are really intrusive. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
....Since its launch in September 2015 the podcast has been a surprise hit, surpassing 50 million downloads worldwide, and regularly dominating Apple's iTunes podcast chart. Listening to podcasts - digital audio files - that you stream or download to your mobile phone or computer has shot up in recent years. ...
Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:30:26 PM
...."If you put this in the hands of a millennial who's addicted to Snapchat, of course it's the wrong phone. "But with over 20 million mobile phones in the UK, approximately one million are feature phones, or 'dumb phones' if you want to call them that. ...
Dixons Carphone says consumers keep spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 08:16:44 AM
. Sales at mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone rose 4% for the year to April despite what it calls "a lively political backdrop". ...
Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:03:54 AM
....Nokia said it was "looking forward to supporting Apple", while Apple's Jeff Williams said the company was "pleased with this resolution of our dispute". Between 2009 and 2011, the two companies were locked in a series of legal battles over the patents for the technology they used in their mobile phones. ...
Unions say Tories' zero-hours workers' review doesn't go far enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:42:36 AM
.... The offer is being rolled out nationally this year to existing employees and new joiners. The McDonald’s UK chief executive, Paul Pomroy, said: “The vast majority of our employees are happy with their flexible contracts, but some have told us that more fixed hours would help them get better access to some financial products [such as mobile phone contracts and mortgages]. ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
.... At the time, critics claimed its measures to protect buyers from dodgy transactions left sellers at the mercy of fraudsters who can manipulate the system to effectively steal goods. Readers related instances where a buyer falsely claimed to have been sent beetroot instead of a mobile phone, while another buyer stuffed an envelope with a used T-shirt instead of a £258 pair of trainers he claimed to be returning. ...
Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....Whether you voted remain or leave, the European commission has come to your aid. Holidaymakers are about to get free mobile phone roaming across Europe and a host of other destinations from 15 June – for the next two years, at least. ...
Text-to-switch plan for mobile users image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:31:23 PM
....A final decision will be made in the autumn. Latest figures published last year showed that there were an estimated 47 million mobile phone contracts in the UK, and approximately 5. ...
Vodafone reports hefty loss after hit from Indian unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:12:13 AM
....2bn), due partly to a big write-down in the value of its Indian business. The mobile phone giant, which operates in 26 countries, wrote down the value of its Indian unit by 3. ...
South Africa's Vodacom buys into Kenya's Safaricom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 12:08:46 PM
. South Africa's biggest mobile phone operator, Vodacom, is buying a 35% stake in Kenya's largest mobile firm, Safaricom, for $2. ...
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:46:13 PM
....Some reports say Russia has seen more infections than any other country. Banks, the state-owned railways and a mobile phone network were hit. ...
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
....Some reports said Russia had seen more infections than any other single country. Domestic banks, the interior and health ministries, the state-owned Russian railway firm and the second largest mobile phone network were all reported to have been hit. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
....Small businesses and sole traders often use them to make it easier to manage calls. However, Ofcom said it was concerned they could be confused with mobile phone numbers, which also start '07'. ...
Firms 'hobbled' by poor mobile coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:36:37 AM
....He said that while rural businesses were particularly affected, "not-spots" were prevalent across the UK, including parts of the City of London. The BCC called for planning restrictions to be relaxed, to allow for taller mobile phone masts to be built to improve coverage. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
....Son, 59, is a serial dealmaker who has never shied away from ruffling feathers in his three decades building the tech to telecoms conglomerate. In 2012, he faced criticism when the company revealed a $22bn plan to take control of US mobile phone network Sprint, in what was the biggest foreign acquisition by a Japanese company at the time. ...
Vodafone axes pager business 'based on ageing technology' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:37:13 AM
....”. Once a symbol of status and wealth, the use of beeping pagers rapidly declined in the late 1990s as mobile phones became more widespread and text messaging a quick and casual way to communicate. ...
Breaking brands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:46:31 PM
....How is it some firms have been able to bounce back while others are unable to survive? . Both the German car giant Volkswagen and South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung have been mired in controversy in recent times. ...
Swiss 'spied inside German ministry' in tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:22:21 AM
....The arrest warrant for the 54-year-old, named only as Daniel M, was issued in December. The warrant, cited by German media, alleges that the acting FIS chief was in mobile phone contact with Daniel M. ...
4G mobile: UK urban areas with best and worst coverage revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:33:27 AM
. Middlesbrough has the best 4G mobile phone coverage in Britain while Bournemouth has the worst, according to a study of Britain’s biggest urban areas. ...
UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:18:24 AM
....Middlesbrough is the best place in the UK to get mobile 4G coverage while Bournemouth is the worst, says a report. Consumer group Which? and analyst OpenSignal measured data from mobile phones across 20 cities in the UK. ...
TRICKS TO SAVE MONEY: Five hacks to make the most of your cash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 01:46:00 PM
.... This is really valuable as you need to know what your credit score is before you apply for loans or a mortgage to make sure that you will be accepted. A good score is even important for getting a mobile phone contract. ...
Switching our phone and broadband provider turned into a nightmare image
.... We are completely exasperated. Our elderly parents cannot contact us and we are having to drive into town, which is a 10-mile round trip, to get a decent mobile phone signal, and rely on the kindness of neighbours to use wifi. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row image
. Qualcomm, the largest maker of mobile phone chips, has cut its profit forecast, warning investors that Apple is withholding royalty payments amid a legal battle. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:05:04 PM
.... . "This has allowed a number of innovations offering a range of other bank-related functions and services, such as cash and cheque deposits and also other services such as cinema and concert ticket purchases, tax payments, bill payments, and mobile phone top-ups. ...
Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:53:18 PM
....4bn (£4. 2bn), boosted by advertising on mobile phones and the popular YouTube video service. ...
Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:26:01 AM
....The BBC understands the suspected income tax and National Insurance fraud amounts to £5m. HMRC said it searched premises in the north east and south east of England, and seized business records, financial records, computers and mobile phones. ...
Would you go cash-free? Britons less keen than Europeans to give up cash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... The days of rushing to the ATM so you have enough money for the weekend are long gone. Card and even mobile phone payments are increasingly being seen as safe substitutes. ...
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McDonald’s offers fixed contracts to 115,000 UK zero-hours workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:23:29 PM
.... Sports Direct has also used workers on zero-hour contracts in its shops. The fast-food chain is to offer fixed-hours contracts after staff in its restaurants complained they were struggling to get loans, mortgages and mobile phone contracts because they were not guaranteed employment each week. ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
....". Mr Li is an engineer who founded the TCL Corporation, which sells mobile phones, air conditioners and television sets all over the world. ...
Debenhams jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' shakeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:18:15 AM
.... “The backdrop to this is that our customer has changed and we need to change, too. Customers are increasingly living their lives on mobile phones. ...
Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 06:38:17 AM
....The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a purchase. ...
Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:33:04 PM
.... . In March, the US banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabin luggage on flights from 10 airports. ...
Financial watchdog to investigate car finance market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:47:47 AM
.... For a fixed monthly fee, well-off customers can order from a range of cars on an app, and their choice of car is delivered to the door, depending in the customers' car needs each day or week. John McGuire, chairman of Phoenix Car Company at Linwood in Renfrewshire, said that people felt they owned leased cars in the same way they had their own mobile phone, also funded by a monthly fee. ...
Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:19:46 PM
....Mr Zuckerberg went on to introduce new plans to include augmented reality experiences in Facebook apps, such as Messenger. He suggested that, in the near future, it would be far more common to place digital objects in video and live streams viewed on mobile phones. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
.... Refunds have been ordered. Nearly 85 per cent of customers who complained were caught out when using their mobile phones to search online and then call the number. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
....We take off on his usual route. “It’s your own little space, your own little world,” Lucas says of his front cab, inside which he keeps a vacuum flask, an air freshener, a back-up air freshener, two mounted mobile phones and two hands-free earpieces. ...
Falling US retail sales cast doubt on further Fed interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 04:34:01 PM
....3% in March, according to figures from the Labor Department. It said falling fuel prices and mobile phone charges drove the decline in the consumer price index (CPI) and were only partially offset by rising food prices. ...
EE sent me to Coventry when I told them I was moving to Russia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... Letters and emails have had no response. As a student I can’t afford this money or the huge mobile phone charges I’ve racked up calling customer services from Russia. ...
Vodafone scraps roaming fees in much of Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:04:10 PM
....Countries in Vodafone's roam-free destinations list include non-EU states such as Norway, Iceland and Turkey. Beyond these territories, mobile phone users will be charged £5 per day to use UK plans in 60 states including the United States, Russia, China and India. ...
JD Sports' profits boosted by fashion for fitness wear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:22:03 AM
....A Channel 4 undercover investigation in December quoted workers saying conditions at its Kingsway distribution centre in Rochdale were "worse than a prison". JD Sports denied allegations that it operated a "three strikes" policy before dismissing workers over minor misdemeanours such as being caught with a cigarette lighter or using mobile phones, and that workers were being underpaid. ...
Rocket launch firm blasts onto Milan stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 01:05:19 PM
.... . They are most commonly used for mobile phone communications and navigation systems, but new applications were "coming to market", he said. ...
Experience-hungry shoppers trend towards food and drink spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:01:29 AM
....Chris Harle at PCA Predict said Easter Monday was typically one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping, and this year was unlikely to be different. He said customers were increasingly using mobile phones and tablets to do their shopping, and these channels were expected to account for 49% of online purchases over the weekend. ...
Wonga data breach could affect nearly 250,000 UK customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:33:39 AM
.... In November, Tesco Bank suspended online transactions after £2. 5m was stolen from 9,000 customers, while mobile phone operator Three said information from 130,000 users had been compromised when its systems were breached. ...
Selfridges helps shoppers unwind with potato peeling class image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 05:29:23 PM
....It all takes place in a semi-darkened “conceptual farmhouse” in the shop’s basement. Participants gain admission by ringing a cow bell, and have to remove their shoes and put away their mobile phones. ...
UK holidaymakers must keep EU rights after Brexit, says Abta image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:01:44 AM
.... It argues for the reduction of Air Passenger Duty, for example – which it considers a tax on “global Britain” – to ensure the UK has world-class connectivity. With mobile phone roaming fees in Europe due to be abolished from June, it also wants the UK government to replicate the EU-level agreement to ensure that British and EU customers will continue to benefit. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:07:33 PM
....' They come saying, 'this is the last thing I'll do, because I really want to meet someone,'" says Saskia, who despite being a photographer, does not like being in front of the lens herself. Hey Saturday has been helped by the fact that the online dating industry has exploded in recent years, fuelled by apps that people can use on their mobile phones. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....APRIL FOOLS. The price hikes do not end there, with mobile phone and broadband companies also dialling up new charges. ...
From energy bills to dental work, it's UK national price hike day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 11:23:14 AM
....The squeeze on family budgets will tighten this weekend as a range of price rises, from prescription costs to energy bills, take effect. Council tax bills, broadband prices, mobile phone charges and even the cost of a postage stamp are going up this weekend. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening a new data science campus at its headquarters in Newport, south Wales, on Monday as part of a £17m investment in the way the UK collects and presents data. It will explore new ways of measuring the economy, including using traffic sensors to gauge activity, mobile phone data to track commuter patterns and satellite images to estimate populations. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....”. Smart Energy GB, the organisation tasked with handling the switchover to smart meters, said the devices would eventually use a dedicated communications network rather than relying on the mobile phone network, which would help to solve the problems. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
.... Back then the firm was providing the service for a fixed 40p, which with inflation would be the equivalent of 60p today. Since then, however, charges from a landline have increased by an average 17-fold, and even more so if you are calling from a mobile phone. ...
£500 bill for one inquiry leads to call for cap on 118 charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:17:33 PM
.... Callers who agree to be connected to their requested number continue to be charged per minute throughout the subsequent call. On top of that, the caller’s own service provider adds an access charge of up to 55p a minute, bringing the cost of a 10-minute call via the most popular 118 118 service to £49 from a mobile phone. ...
High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:08:14 AM
....It calls for similar restrictions to be applied to other forms of high cost credit, charges for unarranged overdrafts and "rent to own" products. These are products that allow customers to buy items, such as televisions or mobile phones, through rental deals which can cost as much as four or five times the normal price tag. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:05:29 PM
....Royal Bank of Scotland is axing 158 branches, most of them NatWest outlets, with the loss of up to 362 jobs. The group, which is 73% taxpayer-owned, blamed the move on customers spurning the traditional branch counter service in favour of doing their banking on the internet and mobile phones. ...
Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:39:55 PM
. Kenya has become the first country to exclusively sell government bonds to citizens via their mobile phones, as it seeks new ways of raising money. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. The ticket gate is waiting to swallow your data, via the swipe of a smart card, mobile phone or credit card. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
....Besides never sharing the credentials for your online accounts, a good way to stay safe is to enable "two-step authentication". This means that users must enter another code besides their password, received for example by their mobile phone, to log in. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. ...
Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
. The mobile phone company Three has experienced a fresh data breach after some customers logging into their accounts were presented with the names, addresses, phone numbers and call histories of strangers. ...
Vodafone deal creates India mobile giant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:09:56 AM
.... . More than 10 telecom operators are battling it out to try to attract India's one billion mobile phone users. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... Students tend to be hit on by loads of banks, so explain the difference between an interest-free overdraft and a credit card with 16% APR. It is a good time to start a reasonable credit rating as they take over their own mobile phone contracts and register on the electoral role. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....9 million households with a landline only are occupied by people aged 75 and over. "Older consumers are particularly affected, as they are more likely to be dependent on fixed voice services if they do not have a mobile phone or an internet connection," the report said. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
.... The timing depressed sales of household goods, gifts and other general merchandise, down by 4%. Argos enjoyed strong sales of mobile phones, video games, wearable tech and sports equipment in the latest quarter, boosted by the launch of the Nintendo Switch console and sim-free mobile phones. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
....Non-dairy milks made from soya, rice and almonds have made it into to the basket for the first time, reflecting the growing trend of dairy-free diets according to the Office for National Statistics. Gin and cycling helmets also made a return to the basket after long absences, while menthol cigarettes and basic mobile phone handsets are out. ...
Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print image
.... While adult colouring books were popular in 2015, last year saw books about healthy cooking and the latest Harry Potter sell well – which Bohme noted are “books that tend to translate better in the print form”. The Nielsen survey contained another first: mobile phones and tablets overtook e-readers as the most common device used to read ebooks, with readers favouring multifunctional devices over dedicated e-reader brands such as Kindle and Nook. ...
Children's scooters added to inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:38:14 AM
....Bicycle helmets also return to the inflation basket after a 12-year absence. Disappearing from the basket are alcopops, old mobile phone handsets, menthol cigarettes, and the fee for stopping cheques. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....An app called HearScreen, the result of a research project led by Prof Swanepoel and Dr Herman Myburgh at Pretoria University, can detect hearing loss with just a low-cost smartphone and a pair of headphones. Complete with real-time background noise monitoring, the app turns a mobile phone's microphone into a calibrated sound level meter. ...
Glad to be sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:20 AM
.... "Instead, a letter was pushed across the table to me, which said I was being dismissed. "I immediately walked out of the room and tried to use my [company] mobile phone, but it had been barred while I had been in the meeting. ...
Vodafone to create 2,100 UK customer service jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:07:38 AM
.... . The mobile phone company, which employs 4,500 people at the site, said the decision was being made to "simplify" its business structures. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... The taxpayer, meanwhile, is stuck with the pensions liabilities of both companies if there is any shortfall. If something of such vital national importance is to be privatised, there needs to be real competition, as there has been in the provision of mobile phone networks, and the kind of regulation that will ensure that this actually happens. ...

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