90% of UK ringtone-selling web sites might be "misleading" and ripping off the kids


An investigation by the European commission has found that pretty much all of the awful ringtone-flogging web sites out there are misleading, confusing and mask the true cost of their tacky subscription schemes.

This is not news to us educated, technology-aware lot, but for small children not yet used to the cynical ways of the adult world…

Nintendo to pull Wii ads after stock shortages?

wii-shortages-uk-ebay.jpgChristmas is in CRISIS! Nintendo’s Wii console is already sold out across the land, with desperate mums forced into prostitution (unconfirmed, but likely) in order to fund the excessive prices being charged by online shops for the few Wiis still available.

And just one look at the mass eBay shame out there will show you how bad it’s getting. Chancers are trying to shift used…

Has iPhone mania gone too far? Scams and speculation rife

andy-merrett.jpgAndy Merrett writes…

I’m looking forward to the imminent release of the iPhone, even if it is taking place thousands of miles away from the UK, but it seems that every day someone has a new theory as to exactly when the iPhone will start being sold, and an utterly convincing reason for why they’re right.

The latest date is June 29th, and that’s true because a local manager in one of the AT&T mobile phone stores saw an email telling her. Apparently, they’ll all arrive in the dead of night (or maybe, mid afternoon) on June 28th, ready for packs of hungry iPhone fans (and not the occasional eBay scammer) to swoop in and sign up.

That doesn’t necessarily negate the “official letter” from AT&T telling staff that annual leave during this period would be discouraged.