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Which? Technology news roundup, 9 May 2014

Frozen Hudl fix, XP update and iTunes Radio UK


Back in March we reported on problems to do with the Tesco Hudl’s screen freezing. We went straight to Tesco to find out when we could expect a fix, but following complaints from numerous Which? members that a fix has not been forthcoming, went back once again to Tesco. Read on to find out when you can expect your broken Hudl to be fully thawed.

Elsewhere, we explain why a recent Windows XP update doesn’t mean the operating safe is now safe to use online, take a look at the services we’d love to see in the UK – from iTunes Radio to Amazon Dash – and take a close look at Windows Phone 8.1 that will be available for most Nokia Lumia owners from June.

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Melting point – Tesco Hudl to get frozen screen fix

Earlier in the year we received reports from members complaining of a frozen screen on Tesco Hudl tablets. We decided to investigate and find out what exactly Tesco was doing to remedy the situation. And, although the problem still hasn’t been fixed, owners should be at least a little happier to find out that there is hope just around the corner.

Windows XP users receive one-off security lifeline

Despite the recent decision to stop supporting Windows XP, Microsoft has chosen to throw users a security lifeline. Find out more about the recent XP update and why you still need to upgrade.

New technology we want in the UK – from iTunes Radio to Amazon Dash

With new technology products and services launching in the UK all year round it’s easy to assume we have all we could ever need, but there are still some things we’re missing out on. Read on as we take a look at five of our most wanted.

Windows Phone 8.1 – all you need to know

Windows Phone 8.1 update will be available soon, but does it rival Android KitKat and Apple’s iOS 7? From voice recognition to the Action Center, we preview the new mobile operating system’s key features.

Wireless speakers – which type is best for you?

We explain how you can turn an old speaker into a wireless one for as little as £30, or what to look for in a brand new wireless Airplay or Bluetooth speaker. Read more about the types of wireless speakers available.

Why you’re never too old for tech

Can you ever be too old for tech? We ask our readers if they’ll ever tire of the latest laptops, smartphones, tablets and wearables. Read on and make sure you have your say.

Helpdesk Challenge – make your tablet easier to use

If you’re finding tasks a little trickier these days, both Google Android and Apple iOS offer a wealth of features that make tablets easier to use. Find out about getting more from your tablet.

MacBook Air gets price drop

Apple has updated its MacBook Air line-up and discounted prices by around £100. Is that enough to tempt you to move from a Windows PC to an Apple laptop?

Microsoft Office for iPad versus Apple iWorks

With the launch of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint for iPad, Apple’s iWorks suite has a new, free competitor to face-off against. But which app is best? Read on for our Office vs iWorks verdict.

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