Patrick Steen

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Patrick has jumped on board as editor on Which? Conversation. In the past five years he's significantly grown the popularity of a number of websites. And though his journalism at Ripten and Adfero has previously focussed on technology and entertainment, Patrick's interests vary greatly and you'll find him writing under each of the Conversation categories. Patrick will take a very active role in nurturing Which? Convo's community, pushing the site's potential to empower us all through internet debate.

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Your view: letting go of hold music

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 18 July 2014
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Phone and radio

In Lisa Barber’s discussion about background music on shops (more on that soon), the conversation turned to hold music. I decided not to accuse commenters of going off topic, as hold music also gets my goat. (your view on hold music...)

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Liam: Microsoft’s Xbox One is the console to buy

by , Conversation Editor Technology 11 July 2014
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Xbox One

Which current generation video game console should win your hard-earned cash? Here’s Liam of Xbox Mad on why you should go for Microsoft’s Xbox One over Sony’s PlayStation 4. (more about the Xbox One...)

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Jem: Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the console for you

by , Conversation Editor Technology 11 July 2014
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PS4

Which current generation video game console should win your hard-earned cash? Here’s Jem Alexlander, freelance video game writer, to argue that Sony’s PS4 is the console of choice. (more about the PlayStation 4...)

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Your view: supermarket budget range foods

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 27 June 2014
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Our Shefalee has been fishing for your views on budget food. Do you put supermarket budget ranges in your shopping basket? Here’s a round-up of some of your comments. (your view on budget ranges...)

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Pat and Rob on the case for free mobile unlocking

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 June 2014
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Unlock Better Mobile Deals logo

In under two weeks, more than 17,500 people have signed our petition to Unlock Better Mobile Deals. We don’t think handsets should be locked to a network after you’ve left – here's Pat and Rob to explain why. (more about mobile unlocking...)

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Your view: are importing fees too steep?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 6 June 2014
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Import duty was the big debate of the week, with your experiences of buying from abroad being shared en masse. Do you think it should be easier, simpler and cheaper to buy from the US? (your view on importing...)

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Your view: revolting against bad battery life

by , Conversation Editor Technology 16 May 2014
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Bad smartphone battery life continues to get you worked up, with views coming in from Facebook, Twitter and here on Which? Convo. Is battery life one of your top considerations when buying a smartphone? (more about battery life...)

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Do you get stressed out by battery-sapping smartphones?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 12 May 2014
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Smartphone battery

Nine in 10 people would feel stressed if their phone’s battery ran out. And yet most smartphones can’t last a day without charge. Should the next smartphone marketing battle be about battery life? (more about phone battery life...)

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Your view: calling for better mobile signal

by , Conversation Editor Technology 11 May 2014
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Our debate about bad mobile phone coverage got a good reception (stop groaning at my pun!) this week. Read how Wavechange helped Lee Beaumont stop leaning out of his window just to get a good signal. (your comments this week...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Vodafone promises to keep fixed contract prices fixed

by , Conversation Editor Technology 9 May 2014
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Vodafone store

In good news for millions of mobile customers, Vodafone has announced it will follow the spirit of Ofcom’s new ‘fixed means fixed’ rules. No more mid-contract price hikes from Vodafone… ever. (more about Vodafone's promise...)

7 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: you’re never too old for modern technology

by , Conversation Editor Technology 25 April 2014
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Man with smartphone

I’m glad I had the courage to ask the question of whether you can be too old for new tech. It had the distinct possibility of back-firing, but instead the Which? Convo community gave me gold after gold comment. (more about your comments...)

5 people have joined in this Conversation

EE announces price rise for loyal customers

by , Conversation Editor Technology 8 April 2014
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EE has announced a 2.7% price rise for EE, T-Mobile and Orange customers who signed before Ofcom’s new rules came into effect. Have you been contacted by EE about a price rise? (more about EE's price rise...)

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Your view: can you be too old for new tech?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 5 April 2014
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There was a debate on Which? Conversation that recently piqued my interest. It was on whether new gadgets, like smartwatches, were of interest to people over the age of 60... (your comments this week...)

59 people have joined in this Conversation

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