That smile might leave you with a sad face: beware being hit with huge emoji fees
Mobile phone users who send a smiley or sad face, or any type of picture icon in a text could be stung with big bills
26 May 2015
Beware texting sad or smiley faces - you could pay £100s
Samsung mobile users who put a smiley in a message could see their text converted into a pricey picture message
12 December 2014
Apple launches iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - and reveals prices
Apple reveals the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but if you're thinking of selling an older model, prices could soon fall
9 September 2014
Games firms told to clean up their act over costly kids' apps
The Office of Fair Trading has told games producers they've got until 1 April to comply with new rules published today
30 January 2014
Buying a tablet for Christmas? Don't spend more than you need to
Tablets will be among the hottest presents this Christmas - if you're buying one, don't spend over the odds
6 December 2013
App games which tempt kids to spend cash face crackdown
Games firms shouldn't pressure children into spending money while playing games on phones or tablets, the OFT says
26 September 2013
Vodafone launches 4G tariffs with Sky Sports and Spotify
Mobile giant Vodafone will launch its superfast 4G service on 29 August with tariffs starting from £26/month
7 August 2013
'My 6yr-old spent £3,200 playing iPhone game' – how to stop it
See our tips to limit spending on Apple's iPhone and iPad, and on Android devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy
19 February 2013
How cheap is the iPad Mini?
A cheaper version of the iPad appears next week, which may appeal to those who can't afford a standard Apple tablet
25 October 2012
Orange launches first pay-by-mobile system
Orange has launched the UK's first system that enables shoppers to pay for goods with their mobile phone
20 May 2011
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If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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