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Which? Technology news roundup, 28 March 2014

HTB One (M8), broadband speed & iMac vs Mac mini

Tech round up

This week saw the launch of a new HTC smartphone, the HTC One (M8). It comes with an improved camera, new gesture controls and a general specs upgrade, but is it a marked improvement on the HTC One?

We look at whether the HTC One (M8) represents a wise choice for anyone in the market for a top-of-the-range smartphone, and we compare it to Samsung’s imminent Galaxy S5.

This week also saw our ‘Give us broadband speed guaranteed’ campaign get well and truly underway. We’ve already had more than 20,000 people sign-up in support of the campaign; read on for a chance to hear our campaigns officer, Josh Green, explain all about it.

Elsewhere we take time out to look at how you can save money on directory enquiries, compare the Apple’s Mac mini with the iMac and take a look at EE’s Kestrel – a £100 4G smartphone.

Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:

  • AOL bottom of broadband league over last five years
  • Is Aldi’s cheap Medion LifeTab tablet worth £80?
  • Helpdesk Challenge – stream your tablet to your TV
  • What’s the best free sat nav app?
  • The future of smart TV (according to Panasonic)

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

HTC One (M8) – a flagship rival to Samsung’s Galaxy S5

Can’t decide between an iPhone or Samsung smartphone? Maybe it’s time think outside the box and give the HTC’s new Android handset, the HTC One (M8) a try.

We give the sleek M8 the once over in our first look video, before comparing it with the soon-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S5 in our head-to-head.

Which? Tech podcast – say ‘no more’ to slow broadband

The Which? ‘Give us broadband speed guaranteed’ campaign has been in full swing for nearly a week now. Listen in as Which? campaign office, Josh Green, explains the project’s goals and key research.

On the subject of broadband, we also released news of our latest public survey into internet service providers. Find out which provider was voted the UK’s worst (again).

How to save money on directory enquiries

Many of our members have been in touch recently to relay their shock at the costs of calling directory enquiries services on mobile phones.

We take a look at how various mobile providers charge, including O2 and Tesco, and reveal all of the cheaper alternatives

iMac vs Mac mini – which Apple Mac is best?

Both the Mac mini and the iMac all-in-one offer the premium Apple experience – but providing you already own a monitor, keyboard and mouse – opting for the Mac mini could save you a lot of money.

Here we look at how the two devices compare to see whether the money saved on the Mac mini makes it the best choice if you’re looking for a new Apple computer.

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