Broadband, TV and mobile news from August 2014

Broadband, TV and mobile phone news from August 2014

  • Supermarket Aldi launches its own mobile phone

    The Medion Life E4001 is an appropriately cheap for a handset produced by a low-cost supermarket, but does it offer enough to stand out from the budget smartphone crowd? More »

  • 4G means you get more done at work and gives you more to play, says EE

    EE’s latest 4G Mobile Living Index reveals some interesting things about how people are using its network for everything from working more productively to playing PlayStation. More »

  • Virgin Media takes 152Mb broadband to 100,000 homes in east London

    Bethnal Green, Bow, Isle of Dogs and Stratford will soon have access to Virgin Media’s fastest broadband as part of the single biggest network expansion in the provider’s seven-year… More »

  • Freddie Flintoff opens a fish and chip shop for Sky 1

    Sky 1’s latest series sees England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff go on the road with a mobile chippy. Will it be a load of codswallop or should we give… More »

  • Is Apple going to reveal the iPhone 6 on the 9 September?

    According to a new report, we’re around a month away from the big reveal of the new iPhone - but what can you expect from Apple’s latest über-phone? More »

  • Openreach unveils new fibre optic broadband availability checker

    New map shows fibre optic broadband availability at ‘green box’ level rather than looking to the nearest telephone exchange, which has thrown up misleading results in the past… More »

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha: specs and images leaked

    We’ve heard it called the Galaxy S5 Prime and the Galaxy F, but an online listing says that Samsung’s new smartphone will actually be called the Galaxy Alpha. More »

  • The 4G smartphone from down under with a price tag under £150

    We have a new best budget smartphone challenger - the Kogan Agora 4G. We take a look at its specs and features to see what this Australian phone has… More »

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini available from 7 August

    Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 mini will be available in the UK from 7 August. It’s smaller than its namesake, but what else is different about it? More »

  • EE Kite: The £70 device that acts as your personal 4G Wi-Fi hotspot

    You don’t need a 4G phone to be able to use ‘superfast’ mobile internet from EE - just pick up one of these little guys and connect your laptop,… More »

  • Brits with slow broadband ‘punished’ for switching early

    Citizens Advice has looked at thousands of instances of broadband problems in the UK, and found that many people are hit with unfair or arbitrary fees for switching. More »

  • Broadband boosts UK property values

    People in Britain are willing to pay more than the market price for properties with fast broadband - but how much more? Let's find out... More »