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Scam victims threatened with ‘hacked adult content’ – here’s how to protect yourself

<b>Scammers are finding new ways to target people, threatening to share compromising footage captured without victims’ knowledge unless they transfer</b> …

Identity Theft

Buying property with friends: 7 things you need to know about being tenants in common

<b>Most young adults would consider buying a home with friends to get on the property ladder, according to new research. So, is this a great shortcut to</b> …

Finance

Vet costs are on the rise: should you get pet insurance?

<b>The cost of owning a pet may be climbing, with the average claim for vet fees hitting £757 in 2017, new data from Direct Line Pet Insurance has</b> …

Pets

Which? reveals the best and worst mattress brands of 2018

<b>Our new mattress customer satisfaction survey has exposed a huge gap in quality between the best and worst mattress brands in the UK.</b><p>We asked 4,169 …

Mattresses

Oppo smartphones coming to the UK: can it take on Apple and Samsung?

<b>The second-most popular mobile phone brand in China, behind only the rapidly expanding Huawei, Oppo is a name almost entirely unknown to those of us</b> …

Phones

iPods, Beats headphones and Sonos speakers: what’s your old audio tech worth?

<b>There’s a whole host of old audio tech lying around in people’s homes, from portable radios and Bluetooth speakers, to MP3 players and wireless</b> …

Audiophile

Alexa beats Bixby, Google Assistant and Siri in our battle of the voice assistants

<b>Amazon’s Alexa proved unbeatable in our recent test by providing useful answers to 12 of the 13 questions we put to it.</b><p>Google Assistant came in a …

Google Assistant

More online retailers step up to clarify return rights following Which? investigation

<b>Six retailers including Superdrug and The Body Shop have made changes to clarify their returns information following a recent Which? …

eCommerce

Used and abused? One in three have problems with second-hand cars

<b>One in three people who’ve owned a second-hand car have had problems with their vehicles – 6% of those had problems so bad their car wouldn’t even</b> …

Oil Spills

Want more legroom on your next long-haul flight? Try a budget airline

<b>New long-haul budget airlines are challenging traditional carriers on legroom in economy, as well as ticket price.</b><p>Which? Travel research found that …

Long Haul

Weekend set to be exceptionally busy for motorists

<b>Between today and Sunday more than nine million people are expected to embark on getaway trips by car, according the the RAC, which is likely to lead</b> …

Dashcam

8 things that are changing for buy-to-let-landlords in 2018

As the rules around buy-to-let property become increasingly complex, more landlords are creating limited companies to manage their portfolios. But …

Housing

Which? urges private rented sector reform

<b>The UK private rented sector is failing to serve tenants and landlords alike, a major report from Which? reveals. The sector is plagued by issues of</b> …

Housing

Solar panel costs are falling: should you invest?

<b>The cost of buying and installing solar panels continues to fall. It could take as little as 14 years for a solar panel system to pay for itself, if</b> …

Solar Power

Will the base rate go up and how will it affect your finances?

<b>The base rate could stay below 2% for the next 30 years, a Bank of England deputy governor has said – even as others warn hikes are on the horizon.</b> …

Bank of England

Could you be a secret National Lottery winner?

<b>A whopping £122.5 millions’ worth of lottery prizes have gone unclaimed in the past year, with thousands of EuroMillions, Lotto and Scratchcard</b> …

Personal Finance

Latest Which? sound bar tests reveal a Best Buy and three Don’t Buys

<b>We’ve uncovered a new Best Buy in the notoriously patchy world of sound bars, and also tested the cheapest Dolby Atmos sound bars seen in the Which?</b> …

Audiophile

Which? uncovers the best cheap printer ink

<b>Buying printer ink can put a serious dent in your wallet. In fact, as you can see in the graphic below, it can be more expensive than vintage</b> …

Epson

How to avoid embarrassing yourself in a hire car

<b>You’ve picked up your hire car, gone through all the laborious paperwork and all you want to do is be on your way. But now there’s</b> <b>a control you can’t</b> …

Seatbelt

14 online shopping tips and tricks to save money

<b>Ebay has rolled out a new app feature in the UK that lets bargain hunters</b> <b>search for items they want using a picture instead of words – but that’s not</b> …

Personal Finance

Is your home insurance leaving your digital assets at risk?

<b>Many of us treasure our photo albums, music collections or games, which are increasingly only available in digital form. But if disaster struck,</b> …

Home Insurance

10 of the best apps for your Wear OS smartwatch

<b>If you’ve just strapped a Wear OS smartwatch to your wrist, then you’ll want to install the best apps before you get going. The top Wear OS apps of</b> …

Apps

Silver Cross launches new cot mattress range – is it worth investing in?

<b>Silver Cross has unveiled three new cot mattresses, with a host of features that promise a safe and comfortable night’s sleep for your baby and,</b> …

Mattresses

Up to 29% of supermarket packaging is not recyclable, Which? finds

<b>A Which? investigation has found big differences in how much packaging is recyclable at different supermarkets.</b><p>We ordered a basket of 27 of the most …

Sustainability

Reviewed: Wahl’s new electric shaver and hair trimmer

<b>The very latest Wahl grooming products have just hit the shops, and we’ve been trimming and shaving like mad to find out whether they’re worth buying.</b><p>…

Shopping

Google’s record €4.3bn fine: how to change your default browser on Android

<b>Google is to appeal the record fine of €4.34bn (£3.8bn) it was hit with by the European Commission after a three-year investigation into its Android</b> …

Google Search

Virgin Mobile, TalkTalk and BT receive most complaints – Ofcom

<b>Ofcom has released its latest league tables of complaints received about the UK’s major mobile phone, broadband and pay-TV providers, covering the</b> …

Telecoms

June inflation remains at 2.4% – what does it mean for your savings?

<b>The annual rate of UK CPI inflation in June 2018 stuck at 2.4%, unchanged from May, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed this morning.</b><p>As …

Finance

Ford Focus and Volvo XC40 get full marks in safety tests

<b>The new Ford Focus, Volvo XC40 and BMW X4 have been awarded the maximum five star safety rating from Euro NCAP – but there is room to improve.</b><p>All …

Subpar

Octopus Energy and M&S Energy announce partnership

<b>Which? Recommended Provider Octopus Energy will take SSE’s place in supplying M&S Energy’s gas and electricity customers from September, it was</b> …

Customer Service