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  • BT logo BT broadband customer? Get a cheap 4G mobile SIM with new BT Mobile deals Announced on 25 Mar 2015

    BT has announced details of its new 4G mobile service, and there’s good news for anyone who has BT home broadband. If you’re a BT broadband user you can benefit from a discount of £5 per...

  • EE logo Pay nothing up front for an iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 from EE until 30th March Announced on 23 Mar 2015 Expires on 30 Mar 2015

    EE has slashed the cost of several of its iPad deals until the 30th March, giving you the chance to get your hands on Apple’s latest hardware for an even lower price. The iPad Air 2 is the current...

  • Three logo Three launches new mobile Wi-Fi and tablet bundles Announced on 11 Mar 2015

    Three has a reputation for providing top notch mobile broadband services - something that’s backed up by its recurring success in our mobile broadband Road Trip - and their latest offering is an...

  • Pop Telecom logo No contract broadband with Pop Telecom now available Announced on 26 Feb 2015

    Pop Telecom is one of newer entries on Broadband Genie’s roster of providers and as of this week their range now includes short term home broadband packages which are worth checking out if you’re tired...

  • Get a free superfast broadband installation for your business with the Broadband Voucher Scheme

    Do you have a small business that would benefit from faster broadband? Connecting Cambridgeshire's Livia Oldland explains how you could upgrade for free with the Broadband Voucher Scheme. Digital technology has revolutionised the way we work, shop and socialise, and never is that more apparant than at Christmas. Christmas 2014 was a busy time for for online retailers. A survey carried out...

    by Matt Powell on 07 January 2015 1 Comment
  • The UK loves online shopping - 45% will do Christmas on the web

    As we saw from last week’s carnage the American tradition of Black Friday is now firmly entrenched in the UK. But this shopping frenzy isn’t just limited to scraps in the electronics aisles of supermarkets, online stores have also been attracting those who are after a calmer sort of bargain hunting, with big names like Amazon running week-long sales and the now-annual Cyber Monday signalling a...

    by Matt Powell on 02 December 2014
  • Black Friday carnage on the web - Argos, Very and more topple under pressure

    By now you've probably seen the footage of fights breaking out over cheap electrical goods in supermarkets (top tip: Blaupunkt TVs are cheap all year round), but this absolute chaos isn't just restricted to the real world, it's also felled some web site operators who seem to have neglected to warn their sys admins to expect additional traffic.  Still, the web remains the best option...

    by Matt Powell on 28 November 2014
  • Is it time for a broadband upgrade?

    It’s been a long time coming but superfast home and mobile broadband is now widespread throughout the UK. Millions of us can take advantage of internet access which can far outpace the old ADSL that’s been standard for years.  Is it time you gave your broadband a shot in the arm and upgraded to a faster connection? Let’s take a look at what it means, what it could cost and...

    by Matt Powell on 17 September 2014
  • iWatch revealed: the Apple Watch is here

    Ending years of speculation, Apple has announced its first wearable technology in the form of a high tech wrist watch. Imaginatively dubbed Apple Watch, it bears more than a passing resemblance to many existing smartwatches but also introduces a few new features of its own. With a square, full face display the design isn't a million miles from competing models like the Samsung Gear and LG...

    by Matt Powell on 09 September 2014
  • What is wearable technology?

    Fitness and technology are not a new combination but the power and ubiquity of smartphones and a new class of wearable devices has seen fitness technology take a huge leap forward over the past few years, allowing us to track activities in great detail and receive instant feedback.  No matter what your chosen sport there’s probably a device and app that can provide more insight into your...

    by Matt Powell on 09 September 2014