Facebook introduces bulk app removal tool – how to stop third-party applications having access to your data

The news headlines about how social networks use our personal information show no sign of abating, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week apologising for the misuse of its users’ data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal – but there are ways to reclaim at least some of your privacy online. We recently told you how to stop...

Check your Facebook settings NOW – it’s likely you’re allowing third-party applications to access your data

Did you know, you’ve probably given numerous third-party applications access to all your personal data through Facebook, without even realising? If you’ve ever logged in to almost anything via Facebook, eg, booking sites or streaming services, used public Wi-Fi, played Candy Crush or answered any fun quizzes at any point, you’ll be affected. If you quickly ticked...

My electricity costs HOW MUCH?! Rogue smart meter tells MoneySaver she owes £100,000+

Energy costs may have been higher than usual over the past few weeks given the recent cold snap – but one MoneySaver got a REAL shock when checking her smart meter. Sainsbury’s Energy customer Janette McAdam, 59, found she’d apparently racked up a bill of more than £100,000 in just one day, and is used to her...

Consume a LOT of mobile data? Under 26? Take a look at this…

There’s a newish kid on the mobiles block…and Vodafone is behind it. Voxi is setting out to capture the youth market by offering unlimited data for popular apps – here’s the download: Unlimited video & music data (for 6 months). Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music – but with a catch Unlimited social & chat data (ongoing). Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook,...

How to withdraw your money from Coinbase

Bitcoin – the word on everyone’s lips at the end of last year – is in the news again, though this time the graphs are all heading in the other direction. The value of the cryptocurrency has nosedived in recent days, with a Bitcoin now worth less than £6,000, having been worth over twice as much in...

Retired? Want to get paid £10k to travel the world?

Another day, another opportunity of a lifetime/PR stunt. Compare The Market is searching for someone who’s retired to go on a ‘senior gap year’, with all expenses paid up to a total of £10,000. The winner of the website’s competition will travel the world for up to 12 months, visit up to 12 destinations and be given...

An Apple bug means iPhone users could be charged more… for being grammatically correct

If you’re a punctuation pedant when it comes to texting, beware. A bug in Apple’s iOS 11 operating system means if you include an apostrophe in an SMS message, your character count will be slashed from 160 to just 70. This issue was first flagged by MoneySaver David, who found that when sending an SMS message (NOT...

Three customer? You can get FREE cinema tickets, coffee, pizza and more via this free app

Free stuff. Unless it’s a cold or a bin bag full of half-eaten Jaffa Cakes, free stuff is awesome. And if you’re a Three customer, you can now use the mobile network’s new rewards app to get lots of it. The Wuntu app (‘Wun’, ‘tu’, Three, geddit?) is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download,...

Have energy prices fallen? No – but average usage has

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a small drop in the prices we give for energy tariffs on MSE and in our weekly email. In September, for example, when we wrote about energy tariffs in the weekly email for our collective, we said the average cost of standard deals from the big six stood at £1,151. Yet...

Can it REALLY be cheaper to travel abroad to buy a new iPhone X?

The brand-new iPhone X was unveiled earlier this week with an eye-watering starting price of £1,000 – yet it’s much cheaper overseas. But can it really be cheaper to fly long-haul to get one? We’ve crunched the numbers… Every time a new iPhone’s launched, tech-lovers across the country are immediately irked by how much more it costs...