Where to get the HTC 10 in the UK

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The HTC 10 is official, with a 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP UltraPixel rear camera, and yet another well-designed aluminum body. We’ve told you where you can get the HTC 10 in the States, but where can you pre-order the device in the UK? So far, details are a little scarce, but it is possible to snag HTC’s latest flagship for as little as £512 (SIM-free). Read more

The BBC launches the iPlayer Kids app for smartphones and tablets

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If your little one, or ones for that matter, have access to a phone or tablet, it can be a chore making sure they only watching content that is appropriate to their age. While age-appropriate channels such as CBBC and CBeebies has been available via the BBC’s iPlayer app, the UK broadcaster has now released a kids-only version of the app, imaginatively called iPlayer Kids App.  Read more

Vodafone UK’s 30-Day Network Guarantee allows you to cancel the contract with no strings attached

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With the acquisition of EE by telecoms company, BT, being given the go-ahead by regulators, and Three UK in the process of acquiring O2, Vodafone UK needs to offer something unique to stay relevant. To that end, Vodafone UK has announced that it will offer a 30-day Network Guarantee to new and upgrading customers whereby they can choose to stay or leave after 30 days, with no strings attached.  Read more

Google confirms Android Pay will launch in the UK in the coming months

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It seems that everyone is launching a mobile payments system these days, in the United States at least, anyway. Here in the UK we basically just have Apple Pay, which is of no obvious use for Android users, along with Barclay’s bPay solution which is limited to its own customers. Back in February, it was reported that Google might launch Android Pay in the UK in the coming months, and today the search giant has confirmed this is the case.  Read more

Facebook’s taxes are about to go up in the UK

facebook_logo_optimized_fbFacebook has done some restructuring of how things are done in the UK branch of their business, and that looks like it’s going to result in some heavily increased taxes over the next few years. The company faced pretty serious pressure for routing things through Ireland for its biggest advertisers, which helped Facebook avoid the UK’s 20% tax on corporate profits. Read more

Barnes and Noble’s Nook Store to cease operations in the UK from March 15th

 

nook-colorIt’s bad news for Nook fans in the UK because Barnes and Noble has announced that it will stop selling its digital content in the country from March 15 . This means that the Nook Store, the Nook Reading App for Android (or iOS), and the company’s UK website will cease to operate from the date mentioned. To soften the blow, Barnes and Noble says it has partnered up with the UK supermarket brand, Sainsbury’s, to bring the ‘vast majority‘ of purchased books to the retailer’s ‘Entertainment on Demand’ service. Read more

Amazon UK recalls Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids Edition chargers due to shock risk

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If you reside in the UK and own an Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet or Fire Kids Edition 7-inch tablet, you may want to stop using the charger supplied with the device because Amazon UK has just issued a Voluntary Recall and Exchange Programme for the adapter. The retailer has determined that there is a risk of electrical shock when the charger is removed from the wall socket, with the possibility that its assembly, or casing, may detach from the rest of the plug. Read more