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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Italy Officially Slides Into Recession After Budget Battle With Brussels

The Italian government’s decision to cut its growth forecast for 2019 to just 1% during the most heated period of the populist government’s budget battle briefly rattled investors in the country’s bondholders. As it turns out, even that number may have been too optimistic. In a report that could once again test the market’s confidence in Europe’s third-largest economy, official ... Read More »

Deutsche And Commerzbank See Merger By Mid-Year If Turnaround Fail

In the clearest sign yet that a tie-up between struggling German lenders Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank appears to be almost inevitable, despite the protests of executives from both banks, Bloomberg reported on Thursday that senior officials at both banks are bracing for a government-brokered merger as soon as mid-year. Talks between the two lenders have been intensifying, as was implied ... Read More »

Now TV deals: save over 40% on a Sky Sports pass

Now TV deals are a great way to access Sky’s excellent content without signing up to a long contract. You can pick and choose access to packages like Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Kids and of course Sky Sports channels on a rolling 30-day deal. We’ve gone into greater detail on all of these options in our regular Now TV passes and ... Read More »

The cheapest Huawei Mate 20 Pro SIM-free deal: O2 has you covered

This January has been a brilliant time to get Huawei Mate 20 Pro deals. We’ve seen endless offers ranging from big data to low monthly costs. But the one thing we hadn’t seen was a good SIM-free offer…until now. O2 has filled that gap, offering up the device for a one time fee of £650. That puts this deal at around ... Read More »

Simple tech tweaks can make a big difference

With consumer behaviour and customer experience expectations rapidly changing, the retail sector must strive to keep up. It is crucial for businesses to embrace digitalisation and new technologies to remain competitive in today’s market, or it could mark the end for a business. With retailers like Coast nearing collapse, it is vital for brands to work towards – and stay ... Read More »

Best iPhone lenses 2019: transform your smartphone photos

Cameras on smartphones have transformed the way we take and share images, but they’re still far from perfect. What about zoom? What about macro? Packed with algorithms and clever AI they might be, but what use is object recognition if the object in question is miles away? Despite the arrival of smartphones with multiple lenses, these fixed lenses aren’t suited to ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Sport release date, price, news and leaks

Update: Samsung’s Galaxy Sport may actually be called the Galaxy Watch Active when it hits shop shelves. Plus we’ve just seen the new wearable certified in Taiwan.The Samsung Galaxy Watch is notable for a lot of reasons, not least of which being that it’s a highly capable smartwatch that doesn’t run Wear OS or watchOS, relying instead on the Tizen ... Read More »

5G phones: these are going to be the first next-gen handsets

Update: Both LG and Huawei have confirmed that they’ll show foldable phones at MWC 2019 in February. The LG one will reportedly be the LG V50 ThinQ, while Huawei’s will fold.In much of the world – including the US and UK – we will see 5G networks launch in 2019. They’ll be far faster than 4G, but you won’t be ... Read More »

Outgoing BT CEO delivers positive final results

Outgoing BT CEO Gavin Patterson says he is handing over the reins to a business with “good momentum” behind it following better than expected figures for Q3.Delivering his final set of results before stepping down as CEO tomorrow, Patterson revealed strong progress in rolling out ultrafast broadband and reiterated the wider group’s plans for launching 5G later this year.Openreach has ... Read More »

PlayStation Plus subscribers now get 100GB of cloud storage space

It’s a big month for PlayStation Plus subscribers, as Sony’s PS Plus service is going through some big changes from February 2019 onwards.We already knew that, after February 2019, PlayStation Plus subscribers would no longer be getting free PS3 and PS Vita games as part of their monthly subscription packages. And Sony has now announced the final games coming to ... Read More »