Articles by Mark Stammers

Laptops are expensive: consider upgrading rather than replacing

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

Your home laptop probably cost you a fair bit when you bought it.

Does anyone really need a £1,000 mobile phone?

Thursday, 15 February 2018 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

We really love our smartphones in the UK. Ownership increased from just over half (52%) of the UK population in 2012 to a staggering eight in 10 (85%) people in 2017, according to Deloitte’s Global Mobile Survey – UK 2017.

Pet insurance is a lifesaver – and not just for our dog

Monday, 10 April 2017 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

​According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) there were 57 million pets in the UK in 2016, with dogs and cats making up 41% of that figure.

All hail the two pound coin – the saver’s champion

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

The two pound coin has to be Britain’s most-saved coinage.

Make money from the Marvel comics boom

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

When I was thirteen I started collecting Marvel comics, inspired by my best friend who had a collection.

The season ticket perks the train companies keep hidden

Monday, 15 December 2014 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

Are you a regular commuter with a yearly season ticket? Expensive isn’t it? We pay more than any other European country for our train travel, especially if you commute into London.

Why Apple Pay could be a big deal for you and Apple

Friday, 12 September 2014 | News

On Tuesday 9 September Apple theatrically announced the latest versions of its iPhone – the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – along with a brand new smartwatch.

A long-winded tale of storm damage

Monday, 19 May 2014 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

As the warm days of summer finally arrive in the UK most of us have forgotten the harsh winter that brought high winds and flooding to many parts of the country.

Making the most of 4G

Friday, 16 August 2013 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

I’ve done it, I’ve left them!

Bye bye Sky bundle deal

Thursday, 01 November 2012 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

Sky customers with a phone line rental as part of their package got the unpleasant news in the beginning of October of yet another rise in charges. The monthly fee rose from £12.25 a month to a whopping £14.50 a month.