Conversations about: Technology

Do nuisance calls cause you annoyance or anxiety?

by , Parliamentary Manager Technology 27 October 2014
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Making change happen can take days, months or years - and thanks to the support of our community and our campaign supporters, our joint work on the menace of nuisance calls is continuing to pay off. (more about nuisance calls...)

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Bad phone signal at home – can you cancel your contract?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 October 2014
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What happens if you’ve got rubbish mobile phone signal in home, but you’re locked into a one- or two-year contract? Is it easy to cancel? No, as many of the stories shared on last week’s BBC Watchdog showed. (more about mobile phone signal...)

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Through the hacker’s eyes: how to be secure on social media

by , Ethical Hacker Technology 22 October 2014
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Our investigation into ID theft saw information from social media sites used to obtain a credit card under false pretenses. Ken helped us mine the user profiles - here are his tips for preserving your privacy online. (more about ID theft...)

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3D printers are great, but can they really print spare parts?

by , 3D Printing Reports Technology 19 October 2014
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3D printers present users with lots of possibilities, making them a technology darling in the past few years. Are they answer to fixing your broken appliances? 3D printing expert Dr. Mike Vasquez explores… (more about 3D printers...)

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Fake iPhone chargers spark concerns

by , Business Researcher Technology 12 October 2014
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Fake iPhone charger

Have you ever bought an iPhone charger? How confident are you that it’s genuine? Counterfeit phone chargers are a real issue and can put you and others at risk. (more about fake iPhone chargers...)

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When software updates go bad

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 9 October 2014
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Software updates can bring fantastic new features to our tech. But we’re seeing more and more times when devices lose functionality or even become completely unusable after a supposed improvement. (more about bad software updates...)

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Your view: bent phone? You only have yourself to blame

by , Conversation Editor Technology 3 October 2014
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We asked you who was to blame for the ‘bendy’ iPhone 6. The emerging debate caught my interest when it curved in a direction I wasn’t expecting – don’t blame it on Apple. (more about the bendy iPhone6...)

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Ripping your CD is now finally legal

by , Parliamentary Manager Technology 1 October 2014
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Today is an important day for you and me… though you may not realise it! It’s no longer illegal to copy a music CD you’ve bought onto your MP3 player. And your comments helped us make this change happen. (more about copyright law...)

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How many nuisance calls do you get a week?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 30 September 2014
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As you might have expected, nuisance calls are ranked as the top annoyance among consumers. Our Facebook fans waded into the debate to share their frustration, as well as top tips to avoid cold callers. (more on nuisance calls...)

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Your view: mystery calls on your phone bill

by , Conversation Editor Technology 28 September 2014
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After one Which? member told us about a charge for a phantom speaking clock call, it sparked our interest. When we opened it to the floor to get your opinion, it turned out this wasn't the only one… (more on mystery calls...)

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‘Bendy’ iPhone 6: who’s to blame?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 26 September 2014
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Not another ‘gate’. The iPhone 4 had ‘antenna-gate’ and the iPhone 6 has been struck with the moniker ‘bend-gate’. So if your iPhone 6 Plus has bent in your pocket, are you entitled to a refund? That depends… (more about bendy iPhones...)

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Feeling the love for cheap printer ink

by , Technology Researcher Technology 20 September 2014
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With branded printer cartridges costing upwards of £40 a set, it’s no surprise that people turn to cheaper alternatives. But are cheap third-party printer ink cartridges any good? (more about cheap printer ink...)

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Have you paid for ‘speaking clock’ calls you didn’t make?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 16 September 2014
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Do you check your monthly phone bill? It might seem like a bit of a chore, but you might miss something - like a 'speaking clock' call you were charged for but never made... (more about speaking clock call charges...)

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Is bigger always better?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 September 2014
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iPhone 6 'bigger than bigger'

‘Bigger than bigger’ says Apple about the new iPhone 6 and its even bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus. The manufacturer that once lauded thumb-friendly phones has gone big… too big? (more about the iPhone 6...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

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