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Newspapers (Some local newspaper links below)

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Paperboy Displays today's UK front pages

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.

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 Infinity 2 76Mb/s from 30 + line rental costs.            UpdateBT G-Fast 3300Mb/s

Virgin Media from 32month broadband only at 100Mbps

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)        BT iPlate - Definitely buy this as it WILL speed up your broadband OR do for free by disconnecting the 'defunct' bell wire

Wireless Internet

Mobile phones currently use  4G Offers on average 15 Mb/s      Use OpenSignal to see 4g coverage maps   Update5G coming soon?  Read more about it

Samsung have new tech to make wi-fi 5 times faster

Wi-Fi BT Openzone Wire-free internet browsing.

 

Security  Want to check out that latest 'friendly' email warning? then click Hoaxbusters

Telephone/Mobile Phones/Tablets

UK Telephone Tariffs Residential tariffs. Check out BT's (Big Thief's) sky high charges!! Looking at the tariffs Call1899 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   The Newsgroup uk.telecom has up to date info

Compare mobile networks

Android  See what the latest version is? ( v7 aka Nougat out now Aug 2016) see previous Android versions

Firefox 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 or click here for another great site for research

UpdateSamsung Galaxy S8 Pay many 100's for a great android mobile phone or buy  Moto G (140 - one of the best value for money mobile phones)

Youm Technology Flexible screens coming in next few years?

Best value tablet? currently Jan 2017  Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) 95      or Apple iPad from 345

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?

(New Image)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! 

Office365 MS full Office suite, online, for 6/month or even free with Office Online

Chrome OS - Google's new 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 try Android Magazine for news, hints and tips on latest mobile gadgets, lastly 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        Amazon Echo        Nest

 

Miscellaneous

Consumer Direct Best website for consumer rights

Ombudsman Complaints See this Which? guidance article

Pensions Theft 125,000 people from over 400 companies have lost their pension. Could it affect you?

Jobmatch Find jobs online (Used to be Jobseekers)

 Met Office Social Media Twitter, Facebook, Flickr etc 

 

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