British Budget Announcement Confirms Adoption Of “Google Tax”

British Chancellor, George Osborne, today revealed the UK budget. In amongst the changes announced, include something that has been named as “the Google tax” by popular press, but could just as easily be called the Starbucks, Amazon or Apple tax. It’s also more accurately known as the “diverted profits tax.” This new tax ruling is […]

LG G Flex 2 Now Available from Vodafone in the UK

  During CES 2015 back in January, LG were one of the few big names that had a smartphone to show off to us, and what a device it was. The LG G Flex 2 might not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s hard to deny LG have a compelling device on their hands. This […]

UK Customers Can Now Pre-Order The Sony Xperia E4g, Starting At £110

Sony might not have a new flagship phone to be launched at the MWC 2015, but they do seem to be giving the mid-range segment another try. It just very recently announced the Xperia E4g, which is an upgrade to the Sony Xperia E4, a new mid-range device from Sony, adding 4G LTE connectivity. Sony had also […]

Kazam’s Tornado 348 Lingerie Advert Banned For Objectifying Women

Yesterday, I wrote about the new Kazam smartphones and today I’m also writing about Kazam, but with a very different story. The UK Advertising Standards Agency has banned an advert for the Kazam Tornado 348 because it objectifies women. In the advert, a woman wearing lingerie is getting dressed by pulling on a pair of […]

Huawei Confirm Carphone Warehouse To Stock Ascend G7 In The UK

The Huawei Ascend G7 was announced last year as an affordable, mid-range device. The device is based around a 5.5-inch, 720p resolution screen and is powered by a quad core, 64-bit, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor backed up by 2 GB of RAM. There’s 16 GB of RAM Plus a MicroSD card, which supports […]

HTC Desire 320, 620 & 820 Now Available In The UK From Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse is now selling three more devices in the UK: HTC Desire 620, 820 and the 320. These are all pretty decent devices with varying tiers, so if you’re looking towards getting a handset from the Desire line, now is the time to pick one up. The HTC Desire 820 is a higher tier […]

Three UK To Launch The Samsung Galaxy A3 And A5 Soon

Three UK, likely to soon be the largest carrier in the UK, has announced that they are to start selling the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 devices. Both the A3 and the A5 use metal in their construction with chassis ideas taken from the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. However, whereas the Galaxy Alpha is arguably an […]

Motorola Starts Their UK Sale With Offers Up To £75 Off Purchases

I remember the fuss around the summer 2013 release of the Motorola Moto X – 2013 handset and I loved what Motorola did with the X; they dropped the requirement to have a bleeding edge, high-performance processor with a massive screen, and instead concentrated on a device that catered for people who just… wanted… an Android […]

It’s Official, BT Are Buying EE For £12.5 Billion

We reported a few weeks ago that BT, British Telecom, was in exclusive talks to acquire EE, currently the largest UK carrier that was formed from the merger of T-Mobile and Orange. Today, BT have announced that the deal has been agreed at the valuation of £12.5 billion, about $19 billion. They are now back […]

Unlocked British Samsung Galaxy S5 And LG G3 Receiving Android Lollipop

We’ve news today that unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 handsets in the UK market are at long last receiving their over the air updates to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Some users have already reported that their S5 or G3 have received the update, but these may have been sporadic updates. If you’ve been impatiently […]

The Merging Of Three UK Plus O2 Likely Means Higher Prices For Consumers

I’ve already written about the proposed merger of Three with O2, especially as it follows the proposed takeover of EE by BT. These two deals follow a number of similar deals across Europe, where carriers are coming together as my two cats might on a cold evening. They’re competitors right until it’s beneficial to club […]

UK Information Commissioner’s Office Force Google To Clarify Privacy Policy

An investigation by the British Information Commissioner’s Office found that Google’s privacy statement was too vague and has required Google to sign a “formal undertaking” to make changes to the policy by the 30 June, 2015. The Information Commissioner’s Office is also insisting that Google takes further steps to clarify its privacy policy over the […]

Google Wallet Users in the UK Can Now Send and Receive Money via Gmail

If, like me, you don’t reside in the U.S., you have probably become accustomed to watching Google (and other companies) roll out features and apps that can take months or years to become available in your homeland. And while you can sometimes employ such trickery as using VPN’s to get around regional restrictions when attempting […]