News 2014

broadbandchoices.co.uk news from 2014

  • 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 »

  • Apple unveils first smartwatch Apple Watch at iPhone 6 launch event

    We all saw it coming, but now it’s official - Apple’s made a watch that connects to your iPhone. It runs apps, displays maps and keeps track of your… More »

  • The wait is over: Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announced

    Apple has announced two new handsets - the iPhone 6 and the bigger iPhone 6 Plus ‘phablet’. Improvements abound - extra performance, better battery life and a total visual… More »

  • Apple iPhone 6 launch: Release date and specs leak ahead of unveiling

    With just hours until the Apple iPhone 6 is finally unveiled to the world, a probable release date and technical specs have appeared on a Chinese mobile network’s website.… More »

  • Amazon Fire Phone gets UK launch despite crashing and burning in US

    The world’s biggest retailer of anything and everything will be hoping its first smartphone is better received in the UK than it was in the US, where fewer than… More »

  • Microsoft Lumia 830, 735 and 730 have low-light photo fix feature

    Candlelight makes everyone look good, but capturing those moments on your phone is a guaranteed photo fail, producing pictures either too dark or over-lit - but is that about… More »

  • Apple iPhone 5, 5s and 5c ‘most attractive’ mobile phones to criminals

    BlackBerry, Samsung and HTC handsets are also high up on thieves’ shopping lists, but the introduction of stronger security features to phones may be helping to reduce theft overall. More »

  • Three reveals excessive mobile roaming charges of competitors

    A Facebook update or two, uploading the odd photo, using maps to find your hotel and a couple of calls home when you’re overseas can all add up to… More »

  • Tim Cook vows to improve Apple iCloud security after nude photos leak

    Apple will now send an alert to your iPhone when a hacker’s tried to access your iCloud account, which may give you enough time to prevent any saucy photos… More »

  • Amazon Fire TV streaming box will be available in the UK next month

    Amazon has announced that its Fire TV streaming box is now up for pre-order, and will release in the UK next month. Here’s what we know about it. More »

  • Motorola releases circular Android Wear smartwatch Moto 360

    It’s lighter and arguably better looking than the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, bearing more of a resemblance to the classic wrist-worn timepiece. But what else is… More »

  • HTC Desire 820 makes its debut at IFA 2014

    HTC’s latest handset has been revealed! The mid-range, colourful smartphone aimed squarely at selfie fans was unveiled at IFA 2014. Here’s everything we know about the HTC Desire 820. More »

  • Nokia Lumia flagship phone and mobile built for selfies announced

    Microsoft’s unveiled three new Lumia handsets, set for release this year: the Lumia 830, 730 and 735. broadbandchoices takes a look at what they have to offer. More »

  • Sony unveils Xperia Z3 smartphones (which let you play PS4 games)

    While lighter and more svelte than the Xperia Z2, which only came out a few months ago, the Xperia Z3’s remarkably similar to earlier Xperia Zs except for one… More »

  • May the 4 be with you: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially unveiled

    The latest in the Samsung Galaxy Note series is here, and it seems to be a significant improvement on its predecessor. Come with us as we take a first… More »

  • 4G for the price of a scratchcard? EE launches £1 pay-as-you-go plan

    EE’s announced a new set of low-cost 4G pay-as-you-go mobile phone plans, which start from just £1 a week. We look at how much you get for not a… 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 »

  • Samsung to replace Google Maps with Nokia HERE on smartphones

    Nokia HERE is to replace Google Maps on Samsung smartphones and smartwatches, but is it a smart move by the mobile manufacturer, and what does it mean for users?… More »

  • iPhone 6 will let you pay for things in shops at the push of a button

    Apple’s latest smartphone will support contactless payments, a new report has claimed. We look at the rumours, what’s being said about them and what they might mean for iPhone… More »