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Newspapers (Some local newspaper links below)

Devon Live

(New Image)Newspaper Front Pages and here

Dundee Courier

Wrexham Leader

All UK papers A-Z

Worldwide Front Pages  Scroll down

Sport

Scottish Premier Football League       Dundee Utd News Official Site (Thanks Grant!)   Live Scores for Scottish Premier League

Cricket Check out latest matches

 

Internet

Broadband Internet   

PlusNet an ISP with a great broadband product 'up to 17Mb/s' broadband from 13.49 unlimited usage.  ISP Review  A useful site if you're fed up with your current ISP    uk.telecom.broadband Newsgroup with users Q&A's.  and for FAQ's to Broadand questions

REINorSHINE Read this if you're having broadband connectivity problems

Samknows is a great technical site. Click on the map on the following link to find nearest exchange May need to zoom out.   (New Image)Another great website with multiple filters ThinkBroadband

21CN services limited to 24Mb/s. High speed internet access via Fibre to the Cabinet/Home (FTTC/H)                    FTTP has potential to reach a maximum line rate of 2.5Gb/s

BT Unlimited Superfast Fibre Essential 36Mb/s from 29.99            BT G-Fast 330Mb/s

Virgin Media from 28month broadband and home phone at 50Mbps

BT Openreach Check when superfast fibre broadband is coming to you from BT Wholesale

Broadband Finder Tool Find the best package.          Speed checker SpeedTest (Requires flash -m try Chrome browser)

BBC Future of broadband (article from 2009 but still worth a read) 

Wireless Internet

Mobile phones currently use  4G Offers on average 15 Mb/s      Use OpenSignal to see 4g coverage maps   5G  Read more about it (Mar 2019

Wi-Fi BT Openzone Wire-free internet browsing.

Security  Want to check out that latest 'friendly' email warning? then click  Hoax-Slayer or try another great site Snopes

 

Telephone/Mobile Phones/Tablets

UK Telephone Tariffs Residential tariffs. Check out BT's (Big Thief's) sky high charges!! Looking at the tariffs UpdateCall1899 is still (just about) one of the cheapest (Oct 2015) at 0.5p/min for most calls. Also a number of international calls are 1p/min. Registration required with payment by direct debit. Post Office can offer phone line rental for 15/month (scroll down page), if pay for 12 months, which is way cheaper than BT

VOIP has had lots of publicity with 'free' phone calls using broadband internet access Skype provides computer software for completely free calls Skype-Skype

Cheapest International/UK Calls searches all UK providers. Also check out Peak-Rate for more cheap international calls. When on holiday, it's best to use a local sim card abroad 0044

Compare mobile networks

Android  See what the latest version is? ( v8 aka Oreo - Nov 2017) see previous Android versions

UpdateFirefox OS New'ish Operating System for mobiles from Mozilla Firefox

Thinking of buying a mobile phone? GSMArena is a good website to compare mobile phones specs

Samsung Galaxy S9 Pay many 100's for a great android mobile phone or buy  Moto G7 Power (one of the best value for money mobile phones Updateat around 160)

WillMyPhoneWork? - useful site to check if your mobile will work with certain networks

Text to switch and end mobile contracts PAC  / STAC (Ofcom)

UpdateYoum Technology Flexible screens coming in next few years? probably not

Best value tablet?  UpdateAmazon Fire HD 8 (2018) 60      or Apple iPad from 319

TPS/FPS/MPS/e-mps  Register and stop unwanted 'Cold Callers'/JunkMail/Spam   SayNoToColdCalls Take cold calling companies to Small Claims Court  Which? report form    For mobile phones text OPTOUT to 80057 see Which?

Spam Texts? Forward to 7726

Yellow Pages  Find the address and telephone number of any business

BT Directory Enquiries (118 500) 10 Free searches a day. Also try  UKPhoneBook (118 365) Find telephone numbers and address from name and town (requires registration - Also click through the advert that appears at start).

192.com Find people - Limited searches from Electoral Roll data

 

Technology

BBC World programme for netheads >Click

BBC Technology Good source of up to date techy info.

Guardian Tech Weekly Another good source

Windows 10 / Windows Edge Read TechRadar review about Microsoft's new internet browser and their brand new OS - and it's (currently) free! 

UpdateOffice365 MS full Office suite, online, for 7.99/mont         or try Office Online for FREE access to Word / Excel etc (if you have Microsoft account NEED TO SCROLL DOWN PAGE)

https://products.office.com/en/office-online/documents-spreadsheets-presentations-office-online

GSuite Offering from Google from 3.30/month

Chrome OS - Google's operating system          not to be confused with Google's Chrome browser available here

NFC Near Field Comms embedded in mobiles are making cash redundant

Engadget Website with news about all the very latest gadgets, also a UK gadget magazine to have a look at is T3

Clove Technology Voted one of the best retail websites by PC Pro magazine 2016

(New Image)Smart Home Google Home 89        Amazon Ech0 150      (New Image) Hive Active Heating 243         Nest 219              Comparison of Smart thermostats by uSwitch

 

Miscellaneous

Consumer Direct Best website for consumer rights

Ombudsman Complaints See this Which? guidance article

Jobmatch Find jobs online (Used to be Jobseekers)

 Met Office Social Media Twitter, Facebook, Flickr etc 

 

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