This is a fantastic price for a quality SDXC from Samsung. These are great for expanding storage on your camera, tablet and mobile phones. The Samsung Evo range offer good reliable performance and are designed to endure extreme temperatures, magnetism , X-ray machines and even a 24 hour stints submerged in sea water. With great reviews and transfer speeds of up to 48mb/s, £17.99 is pretty good right now and currently the cheapest in the UK
If 64GB is a bit much for your needs or your device simply doesn't support 64GB, never fear! The Samsung Evo Micro SDHC 32GB is just £8.84 available Here for just £8.84
Vectone have been experiencing some rather large issues, meaning that many of their customers were left without any service at all. Vectone issued an apology via social media advising customers to reconfigure their network settings.
"All customers experiencing network problems are advised to re-configure their network settings. Even if you have already tried this, we recommend doing this one more time. Thereafter, if your problem remains unsolved, please get in touch with our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help"
It seems unclear as to when the service will be back to normal at this stage. We have had a report that Vectone are sending out text messages to customers offering free 3GB of data to make up for the downtime. All you will need to do it text "3GB" to 345 and you should be good to go. You may only be eligible if you receive the text, but there is no harm in trying, right? As i do not have a Vectone SIM handy i can't test this out, although we would definitely be interested to find out if any of you manage to get in on this!
Thanks to alexorza @HUKD for the tip
Earlier this year EE started to offer its customers a 2600mah Power bar to help them keep their devices charged on the go. To be eligible you need to have been with EE for at least 3 months and send a texts costing just 35p.
All this sounds like a great idea in theory, after all everyone loves a freebie don’t they? Well unfortunately it’s not quite that simple. Although at first glance it looks like EE are offering a great little power bank in return for a 35p text message. When in fact it turns out that customers are actually just hiring the power bank out for an 18 month period. When reading through the Terms & Conditions you can see quite clearly that the unit is just on loan
“2.3 A Power Bar is made available to you on a free to hire basis, under the terms of this agreement, for a maximum of 18 months. After 18 months, the Power Bar must be returned to EE and the Service will end”
EE may have busy customer service lines as the first wave of users come to the end of their 18 month agreement, especially since EE plan on charging customers £5 if they do not return the unit within 60 days after the hire term has ended.
"2.7 When this agreement expires or terminates (for mobile or broadband customer this will happen automatically if you chose to cancel your agreement with us for mobile or broadband services), you must return the Power Bar to an EE store within 60 days. If you don’t you’ll have to pay a charge to compensate us for replacing the Power Bar. Currently this is £5. For mobile and broadband customers, this will be applied to your bill. If you’re not an existing customer, we’ll contact you using the information supplied to us when you joined EE Power and we’ll issue a bill for the cost of replacing the Power Bar that has not been returned."
While all the advertisements looked great, I feel it was never clear that the power bank was in fact on loan. Many people regarded the device as a generous freebie, although this doesn’t mean that it’s not worth claiming one. The T&Cs just takes the shine off the whole thing. It is of course always worth reading the terms and conditions of any deal you enter into, but I do feel many people would have skipped them due to the prospect and excitement of a freebie.
OfficeSuite Pro is a great application that can prove very handy, especially if you need to edit on the go. You're able to view and edit PDF files, Word documents, Excel files as well as Power point documents. Also supporting .doc, .docx, .docm, .rtf, .txt, .log file formats . The applications is designed to be quick and easy to use you really can't go wrong for a freebie.
Thanks zshamas @ HUKD for the tip!
This is currently the cheapest Sony Xperia M4 Aqua on PAYG at the moment, with features that you wouldn't typically see at this price point. The handset is water and dust resistance and has a healthy 2GB of ram. With it's 5" screen coming in at 293 pixels per inch, the M4 isn't as sharp as some of the big boys although should be perfectly adequate for most. All in all at £179.99 the M4 Aqua represents good value for money and visually looks very attractive.
- Rear camera - 13 Megapixels including LED Flash
- Front facing camera - 5 Megapixels
- Video - 1080p video capture
- Screen - 5" 1280 x 720 - 293 PPI
- 3G/4G capable
- CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
- RAM - 2GB
- Battery - 2,400mAh
Thanks to samnai @HUKD!
If you're not aware of Bamboozle already then your were possibly hiding under a rock for the duration of the 90's. Mr Bamber Boozler returns to the retro quiz that can now be played on your smartphone! If you don't remember playing this game, I'll bet that you know a lots of people that will. I was never the best at this in my house, but I always made sure to got the first go. The Bamboozle application can be had at everyone's favourite price, FREE!
Amazon now have 8GB USB 2.0 flash drives in the form of Minion keyrings! Personally i love a novelty flash drive and have quite a few in my ever growing collection. If you're looking for a high speed pen drive that will transfer your data collection before you can say "bottom" then you may be a little disappointed here. For every day use they are just fine and the kids will love them. The over all reviews look very good mentioning that they have a slight flex to them meaning they should be fairly hard wearing. There are four to choose from including; Carl, Dave, Stuart and Tim with prices ranging from £16.95 to £17.12.
- capacity: 8GB
- USB Interface: 2.0
- read speed: up to 18 , 4 MB / s
- write speed: up to 5.8 MB / s
- Supported OS: Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7/8 - Mac OS 9.0 and later
Roxio discount codes across many of their software products
Roxio are currently offering some great discounts on some of their products. From CD/DVD burning software and screen capturing to tool-kits that have a selection of useful programs that come bundled together. As you'd expect, just select the software you would like to buy and enter the code in at the payment stages.
- 15% off any Roxio product Code: ROXIOSTORE15
- Save £20 on Toast 12 PRO (ESD and PHY) Code: T12PROSAVE20
- Save £20 on Toast 12 Titanium (ESD and PHY) Code: TOAST12SAVE20
- Save £5 on Easy CD and DVD Burning Code: ECDSAVE5
- SAVE £25 on Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3 - Code: ROX30CNXTP3
- SAVE £15 on Roxio Creator NXT 3 - Code: ROXIO20CNXT3
Snap up a Lenovo Miix 3 10 Tablet & Keyboard Dock for £149.99 includes Office 365 and a 2 year guarantee
This convertible tablet/laptop is great value for money at the moment. It comes with Windows 8.1 with bing as well as Microsoft Office 365 for a full 12 months. Ideal for anyone that travels a lot and wasn't to work on the go. Reviews of this device are pretty positive, especially surrounding the full HD screen and its sharpness. This price is currently the cheaperst in the UK and includes a 2 year guarantee.
- Intel Atom Z3735F Quad Core Processor @ 1.33GHz
- 10.1" Full HD Touch Screen
- Integrated Graphics
- Includes Keyboard Dock
- Microsoft Office 365 One Year License Included
- Microsoft Windows 8.1
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 32GB Storage
When we download applications from the Google Play store, many of us assume that they are safe and secure. Unfortunately security researchers have recently detected over a hundred applications suffering from a HTTPS vulnerability issue. This gaping hole in security means that usernames and passwords could easily get stolen along with other private data. You may be thinking "I'll be fine, i only use applications from well known companies and developers" although none of that really matters.
Many well known applications from the likes of Pizza Hut, Match.com, Safeway and even NBA Game Time have been affected by this. It's pretty scary to think that you could be paying far more than you thought while innocently looking for the love of your life online.
With the HTTPS encryption not being implemented correctly across so many apps, fraudsters can get their hands on our private data relatively quickly and easily. It really is quite worrying when you hear about such a security breakdown in programs you use so often. All of this seems a little silly really considering the fix shouldn't be that difficult to implement.
The best way to deal with this issue for now would be to change your passwords via your PC if possible, especially if the accounts are at all tied to any payment details. As we currently don't have a full list of applications that are affected by this security flaw, i'd advise downloading and running AppBugs. The application is currently in beta and is developed by the same security researchers that uncovered these HTTPS issues in the first place. AppBugs should help identify any potential security issues on your device. It may also be a good idea to stay away from the offending applications until fixes are in place. If we hear any more about this we will of course update you as soon as possible.
The people's Operator are offering Unlimited Texts, Minutes and 4Gb of Data for £11.99/pm via a 30 day rolling contract.
If you saw yesterdays SIM only deal from TPO and were perhaps put off a little by the price increase after the first 2 months, you may want to consider this slightly toned down version. It's £11.99 a month for unlimited calls/texts and 4GB of data. The differences with this deal over the "UK's Best Deal" is that you get 2GB less data usage, no £5 Costa Coffee Gift card and no introductory discount.
Both deals offer good value for money at this time, so i'd probably consider your data usage and go whichever suits you best. In the long term this deal will save you a few quid over the other rolling contract, which is great as long as you don't require the 6GB data allowance. You can of course cancel whenever you like due it being a rolling contract deal. Also don't forget to check your phone supports EE SIM cards, as TPO Piggy back the EE network.
The Levovo Yoga tablet gets some great reviews, and with it's specifications it looks like great value for money. Although it may be a little on the heavy side for a tablet, the great battery life and overall performance completely make up for that. Not to mention the built in kickstand that could come in handy for movie watching or even typing up documents. All in all I believe the Lenovo Tab is great value at £139.99.
- Processor : Intel Atom Z3745 / Quad core Processor (1.33GHz )
- Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels
- Operating system: Android 4.4
- Display type: 8.0" IPS LED LCD Touch 1920x1200
- Total memory : 2GB LPDDR3 @ 1066 MHz
- Hard drive device: 16GB
- Network card: 802.11abgn WLAN
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Warranty: One year
- Battery: 2 Cell Li-Cylindrical
- Camera: 8 Megapixel Rear / 1.6 Megapixel Front facing
Thanks to FlyingSquirrel @HUKD for spotting this!
This price is only for the first 2 months, although as it's a rolling contract you can cancel at any time. The normal price for this SIM deal is £14.99 so this really is quite a hefty saving for the first couple of months. Standard, Micro and nano SIM cards are availble, so make sure you grab the right one for your handset. TPO piggy back the EE network so you will want to make sure that your current handset is unlocked accordingly.
Sky have just revealed their brand new Now TV box, the unit is supposed to be beefed up performance wise and offer a much smoother user experience. Sky are saying that it's 5x faster than the original, which would be a welcomed upgrade. As you can see from the image, the new box resembles the Roku 3. This could mean 1080p streaming may become an option in the future and with the addition of an ethernet socket, if your wifi connection is lacking for higher resolutions you now have a back up solution. The new unit will be available this August for £14.99.
Sky also announced that there will be a new monthly subscription for Sky Sports fans at £31.99 per month. The current day pass is £6.99 while the weekly pass sits at £10.99 this means that new monthly subscription will save you £11.97 over buying four of the week passes. That said though, £31.99 really is a lot of money to part with considering there are possibly better options for a little more per month if you want to sign up for a full on Sky subscription.
If you fancy grabbing the current Now TV box along with a subscription from £9.99, these are the current cheapest and well worth considering due to the savings on the passes alone.
The LG G4 has some great reviews so far, especially when it comes to it's raw performance, camera and it's beautiful display. With this contract deal you can get Unlimited calls and texts as well as 5GB data usage all via EE. To grab this deal you will need to scroll down a little here, once you have selected your contract you will need to enter code 5off4you to knock £5 off the £25 handset fee. It works out at £31.99 pm or a total of £787.76 over the 24 month contract. All in all this is a pretty nice deal, especially if you're a little heavier than average on data usage.
Thanks to silverred @HUKD for the tip
I'd be surprised if you're not already familiar with this popular streaming device. The Chomecast is a great little gadget that allows you to stream content from other devices, such as your smartphone and tablet directly to your TV. You can use the likes of Netflix, Youtube, Google play movies as well as music services. There are plenty of other applications that you can use alongside the Chromecast and you can even cast your phone display straight to the big screen! For £24.99 you can't go wrong!
More Chromecast Info Here
Spotify recently announced some new additions to their streaming service which offers video playback and podcast support as well as a few other tools. All of this makes the 50% off for students deal that little bit sweeter. At £4.99 per month for Spotify Premium you get the following benefits over a free account.
- Play on-demand on mobile.
- Listen offline. No connection needed.
- Unlimited skips.
- Better sound quality.
- Play Spotify on your home speakers.
The service is for 12 months, although you can indeed cancel at any time should you wish to do so. Click here to sign up now.
Snap up a 32Gb Samsung Galaxy S6 with unlimited calls/texts & 5GB of 4G data for £31.99 per month - Available in black, white or gold on EE - From Mobile Phones Direct
This 32 gb Samsung Galaxy S6 has a very nice set of specifications, as i am sure you are aware already. If you are currently in the market for an upgrade then you may want to look a this deal as it offers pretty hefty usage limits. With unlimited minutes and texts alongside 5GB of 4G data for £31.99 per month, it doesn't get much better than this at the moment.
The total cost for the 24 month contract is £767.76 with no extra handset cost. This deal is available in black, gold and white variations of the handset. You will need to scroll down a little on the 'Spring Sale' page to find this one. If you search outside of the sale you will find that the handset cost is £49.99, and we don't want that!
Full specs Here
Thanks to adomski @HUKD for the tip!
Vodafone seem to be having problems when it comes to porting your old mobile number to their services
It seems Vodafone have been having issues when porting their new customers numbers over to the network. It normally takes up to 24 hours for a number to transfer from your old provider to Vodafone, although in some cases it appears there have been a mix-up on Vodafone's part causing huge delays.
Understandably customers are getting rather annoyed at this point, and contacting customer support to resolve the issue seems more hassle than it’s worth, especially after being passed from pillar to post to get a resolution.
In some instances there have been phone numbers that have been with the same customer for a number years, but when calling it you are greeted by another customer who is also waiting for their number to be ported over to Vodafone! This problem can and has affected small businesses that rely on such services to be swift and accurate, as being without a contact number for just a few days, could indeed lose you a lot of potential business. If you opt to have your banking alerts sent to your phone, or even medical information regarding appointments. Someone at the other end of the country could rather innocently be receiving them. We will of course update you if we hear any further information regarding these issues.
This is a great price for this model, it's just is very light, The specification list it pretty neat too considering. It's a fully functional machine that would be ideal for anyone looking for a space saving option, wanting an extra PC to perform every day tasks or even to work from. You could also put it to use as a media/streaming PC and even add an IR sensor if you wanted to use a remote with it. However you might use the HP 260 G1, It seems great value for money for such a compact W8.1 device.Click here to read more...