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  • Should you opt for fibre optic broadband?

    Superfast broadband via fibre optic cables sounds good, but I’ve always wondered how much hassle it would be to upgrade, and I assumed it would be a lot more expensive than st

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 19 September 2012

  • Watch out for landline price hikes

    It feels like everything is getting more expensive these days, with telephone landline charges the latest item to push up our monthly outgoings.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 12 September 2012

  • Will faster broadband prevent buffering?

    As thousands of web users stream coverage of all the sporting action in London this summer, frustrated viewers have taken to social media to complain about buffering – when vi

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 01 August 2012

  • Who's the best pay TV provider?

    Pay TV operator Sky is putting its prices up in September, increasing subscribers’ bills after more than a year of frozen prices.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 18 July 2012

  • How to stream the internet through your TV

    Television and the web are converging – you can watch BBC programmes on your computer using iPlayer and you can log into Facebook on your internet-enabled TV.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 12 June 2012

  • Stay safe in a world of apps and social networks

    We use Facebook to share photos with friends, Twitter to tell people what’s on our mind and FourSquare to ‘check in’ to our favourite places, but are we sharing too much infor

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 16 May 2012

  • Beware of Apple 'bait apps'

    Apple is to face a lawsuit in the United States from angry parents who have seen their children rack up huge bills by downloading so-called ‘bait-apps’ from iTunes. And this i

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 24 April 2012

  • Virgin ups its game on TV and broadband

    Virgin’s new Collections offering, which starts at £20 a month, is designed to bring superfast broadband to the masses while its TiVo service is being promoted as the first ‘t

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 11 April 2012

  • Be your family's own Chancellor

    As expected, there was little in the way of giveaways by the Chancellor in this year’s Budget.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 22 March 2012

  • Time to spring clean your finances

    Spring has officially sprung – but this year your finances are more likely to be in need of an overhaul than your home.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 08 March 2012

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