Which? Technology news roundup, 15 November 2013Best mobile deal, Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s & more

15 November 2013

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Haggling with your mobile phone provider can generate significant savings. We surveyed 765 members of the public to find out about their haggling habits and how they saved more than £100 a year on average.

Read on to learn how to get the best mobile phone tariff deal and find out which providers are likely to offer you better value at the negotiating table

Apple released its new iPad mini with Retina display this week, but does the addition of the crisper screen make it worth £319? Our expert explains what a Retina display is so you can make an informed decision.

Elsewhere we compare the new Nexus 5 to the iPhone 5s, and also provide a simple guide to securing your home’s wireless network.

Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:

  • iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy – slow motion comparison
  • Android 4.4 KitKat – five key features
  • 30 years of Microsoft Windows – a birthday celebration
  • Bose Solo TV – a £349 Don’t Buy sound bar
  • 10 iPhone tips and tricks

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Mobile phone discounts – which network is most likely to give you a better deal?

It may not feel very British to barter for a better deal, but our research reveals it isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Our survey of 765 members of the public shows that a staggering 86% were successful in getting a better deal from their mobile provider on at least one occasion. Read on to find out how a single phone call could save you more than £100 a year.

Is an iPad mini with Retina display worth £319?

Apple’s new iPad mini with Retina display costs a pricey £319. You could save £70 by settling for a lesser touchscreen and getting last year’s iPad mini instead, but should you?

In our latest 60 second video guide, we explain what makes a great touchscreen, how much resolution matters and whether or not the iPad mini with Retina display offers good value for money.

Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s – which phone is best?

Google's Nexus 5 smartphone costs £250 less than Apple's iPhone 5s, but can it compete in terms of performance?

We compare the two handsets' in terms of design, battery life, processing speed and camera to find out which is best.

Computing Helpdesk – how to secure your wireless network

Want to keep your home wi-fi network safe from hackers, as well as any neighbours who fancy some free internet?

We've compiled our top five wi-fi security tips to help keep your home's wireless internet safe, secure and running at the best speed possible.

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