Mobile, TV and internet news from September 2014

Mobile, TV and internet news from September 2014

  • Unreliable phones and broadband a big problem for small firms

    More than half of small firms who use the internet would make less money if they didn’t have reliable broadband, and yet many research shows many of them fall… More »

  • Gadgets and Wi-Fi now essential to UK’s switched-on over-50s

    Almost 90% of older people in the UK own at least one wireless gadget - like a laptop, tablet or smartphone - which increasingly they use for socialising, shopping… More »

  • New channel ITVBe coming soon - what can you watch on launch night?

    ITV’s about to launch ITVB - a new free channel devoted to entertainment and lifestyle shows like The Only Way Is Essex. But what else can you look forward… More »

  • Government makes it easier to apply for business broadband vouchers

    Eligible small firms will no longer need to fill in a big application form to have their broadband subsidised by the government’s voucher scheme, after red tape led to… More »

  • Global internet users to reach 7.6 billion within the next 5 years

    Experts reckon the number of people using the internet worldwide will exceed the current global population by 2020, with access to broadband and mobile phones set to rocket. More »

  • Mobile networks EE and Vodafone snap up ex-Phones 4u shops

    We’ll soon be seeing a lot more of EE and Vodafone on our high streets, as both have agreed to buy Phones 4u shops that were up for grabs… More »

  • TalkTalk promise cheap fibre, but only if BT cuts wholesale costs

    CEO Dido Harding says her company would like to offer cheap fibre broadband, but would only be able to do so if BT was forced to charge other providers… More »

  • 4oD is dead, long live All 4! C4 launches new online entertainment hub

    A moment’s silence for 4oD please, as Channel 4 has announced plans to scrap it. Its successor, All 4, will be a more expansive, user-friendly online entertainment hub. We… More »

  • You can now get broadband from the 99p Store (This is not a joke)

    Believe it or not, you can now get broadband for 99p a week from high street discount chain 99p Store. But is it too good to be true? Here… More »

  • The naked truth? Apple claim iCloud NOT hacked in nude photos leak

    No apology from Apple, which denies there was an iCloud security breach after naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities were stolen by hackers and shared online… More »

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