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Why I left Sky for Plusnet TV

by , Gardening Editor Technology 4 July 2015
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After nearly 14 years as a Sky customer, I’ve just cancelled. I’ve only ever been on the basic Sky+ package but at nearly £30 a month – and with regular price hikes – it began to feel like an albatross around my neck. (more about switching TV provider ...)

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Is wireless smartphone charging worth the hype?

by , Digital Producer Technology 24 June 2015
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I’m seeing wireless charging advertised everywhere lately. Well-known brands, such as Samsung, promise ‘no cables, no connectors’. But if something sounds too good to be true... (more about wireless charging ...)

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Why I don’t take a compact camera on holiday any more

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 23 June 2015
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Holiday picture

When packing for a holiday, a compact camera used to be one of the first items I’d throw into my suitcase. Now it sits on a shelf at home while I enjoy myself in the sun. (more about taking holiday photos ...)

7 people have joined in this Conversation

Ofcom: making it easier to switch broadband provider

by , Director of Consumer Policy Technology 21 June 2015
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Blue broadband cable

In this guest post, Ofcom’s director of consumer policy, Chris Taylor, explains a change that aims to make it easier for you to switch your broadband provider. (more about switching broadband ...)

13 people have joined in this Conversation

The CMA: can you trust what you read in online reviews?

by , CMA’s Enforcement Directorate Technology 19 June 2015
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The Competition and Markets Authority today published a report on online reviews and endorsements. Here’s the CMA’s Senior Director, Nisha Arora, reflecting on the debate their report has already started to generate. (more on online reviews...)

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Slow broadband speeds: how do suppliers get away with it?

by , Campaign Manager Technology 18 June 2015
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Imagine walking into a pub this weekend ordering a pint and the barman saying he’ll pour you ‘up to’ a full pint. Or buying train tickets from London to Newcastle - that might only take you to York or Doncaster. (more about broadband speeds ...)

17 people have joined in this Conversation

Action needs to heat up on cold calls

by , Executive Director Technology 9 June 2015
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Nuisance caller

Today we’re urging Government, regulators and businesses to renew their efforts to call time on nuisance calls and texts as complaints about this everyday menace continue to rack up in the tens of thousands. (more on nuisance calls...)

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How do you use your tablet computer?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 5 June 2015
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iPad

More than half of UK homes now own a tablet PC – just five years after the most popular tablet, the iPad, was launched. Is yours an all-singing life essential or just something you look at occasionally to read the news? (more about tablets ...)

31 people have joined in this Conversation

Has the sat nav been outmuscled by protein powder?

by , Home Product Researcher Technology 31 May 2015
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Sat nav in car

Have you fallen out of love with the standalone sat nav and rely instead on a phone app or a built-in system to get around? The answer seems to be yes, judging by an annual look at what shoppers typically buy. (more about standalone sat navs ...)

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We’re improving Which? Convo and we need your help

by , Conversation Editor Technology 15 May 2015
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Hi folks, I’m just taking a breather from redeveloping our beloved community website. We’re working on a whole host of improvements to Which? Convo and we need your help… (more on the new Which? Convo...)

17 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: do TV sports packages cost too much?

by , Conversation Moderator Technology 2 May 2015
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football

You were keen to kick into Sky and Virgin Media's plans to increase prices for sports packages from June 1. It's clear many of you aren't happy to pay more for sports packages you already think cost too much. (more about TV sports packages ...)

6 people have joined in this Conversation

Why do my favourite smart TV apps no longer work?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 24 April 2015
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TV and remote

Why should you have to buy a new TV or computer every few years just to keep using favourite apps and software? It’s a question I raised a year ago on Convo and it seems the industry still hasn’t got the message. (more about smart TV apps ...)

23 people have joined in this Conversation

Sky Sports price rise: is live TV sports coverage worth the cost?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 23 April 2015
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From 1 June, Sky Sports will go up in price by £1 a month. Virgin Media customers will see a £2-a-month hike for Sky Sports too. Do you think it's worth the cost? (more on TV sport costs...)

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Can you spot a wasteful printer?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 19 April 2015
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Some printers seem to burn through ink, costing you more in cartridges. But is it possible to spot a wasteful printer at a glance? It could come down to how different printers clean themselves... (more about printer ink...)

6 people have joined in this Conversation

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