Airbnb announces plans to make prices more transparent 

For Airbnb customers, having hidden fees added to the bill is a common complaint. However, the company just announced changes to its policies to address this concern.  Some customers have reported paying... Read more »

Slowing economy has meant lower sales for tech giants

Two of the world’s largest tech companies, Alphabet and Microsoft, have recently reported their sales figures slowing down due to growing fears about the economic climate. After the recent problems with the... Read more »

FCC starts a major crackdown on robot text and call scams 

 In the last year, robotexts and calls have surged from 1 billion to 15.6 billion a month, with most messages being scams. This puts consumers in a vulnerable position, as many could... Read more »

Growing number of mobile phones are being thrown away, rather than recycled 

Studies have found that most people don’t recycle their electronic devices. New research from the international waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum shows that around 5.3 billion mobile phones will be... Read more »

Is vaping more effective than NRT for quitting smoking? 

There are different ways to stop smoking, but two of the most common methods are using nicotine replacement therapy or vaping. But which is more effective?  Here are some of the benefits... Read more »

Amazon’s launches a new service that could help you save money 

Amazon has launched a new discount shopping hub to help its customers save money. The service is called Amazon Access and has started being rolled out for US-based shoppers.  The Amazon Access... Read more »

Netflix plans to branch out into online gaming services 

As Netflix continues its efforts to become a leader in the gaming industry, the company announced in a blog post this week that it is setting up its own video game studio. ... Read more »

TikTok criticized for failing to combat misinformation 

In the last few years, and particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation on social media has started becoming a more serious concern for users.  TikTok is the latest platform... Read more »

More scammers are using QR codes to trick victims

The use of QR codes has become more common in the last decade as they provide an easy way to connect with apps and web pages quickly.  However, this trend is now... Read more »

Credit Karma accused of misleading customers with credit offers 

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accused Credit Karma of misleading consumers by promising “pre-approved” offers of credit while knowing that many applications will be declined.  According to the FTC’s investigations, the... Read more »