Fun and interesting technology news from broadbandchoices.co.uk

Fun and interesting technology news from broadbandchoices.co.uk

  • Government clamps down on nuisance calls

    The government has announced new measures to clamp down on nuisance calls. When they come into effect, companies will be required to display working phone numbers so customers can… More »

  • The latest internet sensation: a puddle in Newcastle

    This afternoon, the internet saw an unlikely new hero - a large puddle in Drummond, Newcastle. A live feed of the small body of water on Periscope has had… More »

  • 23% of parents struggle to pull kids away from technology

    New research from charity Action for Children has found that today’s parents find it easier to get their kids to do their homework than to get them to turn… More »

  • Microsoft will now alert you when the government hacks your account

    Microsoft will begin alerting its users when they appear to be victims of state-sponsored hacking, the company has announced in a blog post. More »

  • Floods take down phone lines in York

    Severe flooding in the north of England has caused a lot of damage, and has now taken down a number of phone lines in York. The floods cut off… More »

  • Google reveals what the UK searched for in 2015

    With 2015 rampaging towards its conclusion, it’s time for Google to reveal what the people in the UK searched the web for over the course of the year. As… More »

  • You may be able to take Netflix and Now TV on holiday soon

    New proposals have been announced that would allow you to access your online subscription services anywhere within the EU. That would include TV streaming services like Netflix, Now TV,… More »

  • Microsoft warns Internet Explorer users to upgrade or lose support

    Okay, Internet Explorers: listen up. If you’re using a version 10 of the web browser or below, you have only a few weeks to upgrade to a newer version.… More »

  • Apple stores to teach coding this week

    This week, Apple is using its stores around the UK as temporary classrooms to teach people of all ages how to code. 468 of its stores will host several… More »

  • Google+ gets an overhaul

    It’s little more than a punchline for most of us who use social media, but Google still has confidence in Google+ - so much so that it’s giving it… More »

  • Post Office raises line rental and call charges

    Post Office has announced that it will increase charges for line rental and phone calls for its HomePhone customers from 9 November. More »

  • Google unveils two new Chromecast devices

    Google has announced two new Chromecasts - one for streaming photos and videos to a TV, and one for streaming music to standard speakers. More »

  • UK call centres to take BT customer calls

    BT has pledged to handle more than 80% of calls from its broadband, landline, TV, and mobile customers via UK call centres by the end of next year. More »

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video to get Fear the Walking Dead in 2016

    The Walking Dead spin-off Fear the Walking Dead will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video UK in 2016. The streaming service has agreed a multi-territory deal… More »

  • 48% of Apple Music sign-ups have stopped listening

    A study by analytics firm MusicWatch reveals only half of those that signed up for a trial of Apple Music are using the service regularly. More »

  • BBC iPlayer Radio reaches 1 million downloads

    BBC iPlayer's offline radio service has reached a milestone one million downloads, less than a month after its launch. The impressive numbers have been boosted by Benedict Cumberbatch's appearance… More »

  • Less than 5% of Brits own a smartwatch

    New research by Ofcom has revealed that less than 5% of people in the UK own a smartwatch. Just 750,000 wearable timepieces have been sold in the UK, but… More »

  • Amazon Prime Now extended to Birmingham

    Amazon has confirmed that its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, is available in Birmingham. Customers in the second city can now purchase around 20,000 items and get them delivered… More »

  • Half of the world's online population now on Facebook

    The world’s biggest social network now has half of the world's online population logging in every month, according to its latest figures. The number of regular Facebook users has… More »

  • Amazon launches Prime Music in the UK

    Amazon is launching a new music streaming service to UK customers, called Prime Music. The service will be bundled in as part of the Amazon Prime package, and will… More »

Compare broadband, TV & landline deals