Which? Technology news roundup, 7 February 2014Cheap 4G networks, fastest fibre and smart fridges
07 February 2014
4G is on the rise, with ever more providers offering the option of even faster mobile internet. The latest to join the party is Tesco, with the supermarket giant upgrading new and existing customers from 3G to 4G free of charge.
We have updated our previous 4G comparison blog to take account of Tesco's new service. Read on to see which provider is best for data allowance and price.
Elsewhere, we look at fibre optic broadband, the supposedly super-fast internet connection that's being rolled out to homes across the UK. Just how fast can it be, and is it worth paying a premium for?
This week we also look at PC security. Has your webmail, Facebook or Twitter account recently been hacked? If so, our handy guide explains what your next steps should be as you wrestle back control of your accounts.
Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:
- Smart home revolution – five futuristic appliances
- Virgin Mobile – unlimited Sim, limited network?
- Top five best transport apps
- Freeview 4G interference – at800 expands its free support
- How to uninstall unwanted Windows software
- HP Slate 10 HD – a tablet that’s always online
All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.
4G – which network is best for price and data?
4G is the term coined for the latest (and fastest) way of connecting your phone to the internet. This speedy service makes surfing the web, and even watching videos, while you're out-and-about a reality.
We compared the cheapest Sim-only 4G deals from EE, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone. Read on to find out which 4G network is best for price and data.
Fibre optic broadband – is it worth buying?
Planning to sign up to or upgrade your broadband internet service any time soon? Then you’ll need to choose between a standard ADSL connection or super-fast fibre optic.
The latter's speed increase comes with a premium price, however, so we compare the costs involved and try to determine whether it's really worth the extra cash.
What to do after you’ve been hacked – five essential tips
The majority of us will have, at some time, uploaded significant details of our lives to the internet. From pictures and videos, to phone numbers and bank details, chances are it's online somewhere.
Thankfully much of the information is secured by passwords, but what happens if your email or Facebook account gets hacked? Our step-by-step guide should help you get back your online peace of mind.
Smart home revolution – five futuristic appliances
We reveal the home appliances you'll be using in the not too distant future - robot vacuums, 'smart' fridges and all.
Read on to find out everything about the smart revolution coming to a home near you soon.
Other technology news
- Virgin Mobile - how unlimited is its new Sim-only deal?
- Best transport apps - all you need to plan any journey
- Freeview 4G interference - at800 extends its free support
- Stubborn Windows software? - find out how to delete it
- HP Slate 10 HD - a tablet that’s always online
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