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Which? Technology news roundup, 25 April 2014

Netflix price hike, roaming bills & Windows 8.1


Making waves in tech circles this week is the news that Netflix will soon see its subscription price increase from £5.99 to £6.99 for new members. We ask whether it’s a hike that’s going to cost the video-streaming giant in the long run.

Elsewhere, we provide advice to Windows 8 users looking to make the necessary update to Windows 8.1 Update, reveal the internet service providers most likely to throttle your download speeds, explain your rights when it comes to mobile phone roaming and tell you how to spot if you have a broadband leech.

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Netflix price hike – a pound too far?

As Netflix ups its subscription fee from £5.99 to £6.99 per month, we ask whether it’s still a price worth paying, or whether Amazon Instant Video and Now TV might offer a better service?

Nowhere left to roam – how to avoid ‘bill shock’ while abroad

Amid tales of mobile charges running into the thousands of pounds after consumers use their phone abroad, it’s important to know your rights and options so you don’t get hit by ‘bill shock’.

Windows 8.1 Update – why you need to upgrade to stay safe online

Microsoft has released an update to Windows 8.1 and warned users to install it promptly, or risk exposing their PC to future problems with online security. Read on for more about where to find Windows 8.1 Update.

How to spot whether you’ve got a broadband leech

Slow internet at home could be down to your internet provider or limited wi-fi range in your house, but there’s also the possibility of something more sinister: a broadband leech. Find out if you’ve got a broadband freeloader.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s vs HTC One (M8) – which phone is best?

With the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and iPhone 5s all vying for your hard-earned cash, we see which flagship phone has the best camera, most streamlined interface and premium design.

Is your ISP limiting your broadband speed and data allowance?

In the past, ISPs have been accused of misleading their customers by applying network-slowing traffic management to their supposedly unlimited broadband packages. We investigate whether this practice is still taking place.

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