Data Roaming Charges Torpedoed

Slash Pounds Off Using Your Mobile Phone Abroad

The arrival of mobile phones back in the 1980’s saw the birth of truly mobile communications for the everyday user. In fact, it would be fair to say that many of today’s media companies owe their very existence to mobile phones. The real fly in the ointment for many of us is the cost of data roaming. Continue reading

Beer Hounds…

…Sniffing out Beer for Punks

Launched in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie, Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog, takes a somewhat unique stance in the UK brewing industry concentrating on carefully crafting what they label “Beer for Punks”.  These eclectic concoctions use only the finest natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives, additives or pastuerisation.  The beers are usually amazingly hoppy, often very strong (frequently around 10% ABV and, in the case of “Sink the Bismarck”, brewed in a friendly rivalry with a German brewer to claim the title of strongest beer in the world, a whopping 41% ABV) but all are taste sensations designed to put a rocket up the backside of the mainstream companies selling unimaginative, characterless, chemical rubbish. Continue reading

Cheap Train Tickets

Train travel stirs up some powerful images: columns of steam rising from the engine, children and adults alike smiling as they leave the station, weeping ladies waving white handkerchiefs as they bid their loved ones farewell! Sadly, the days of steam power and cheap tickets are pretty much behind us. Traveling anywhere by rail gets more and more expensive every year. But wait! There are still ways to find cheap train travel offers (and you don’t need to dig for them – we’re going to do that for you). Continue reading

Is that a canoe in your pocket…

…or are you just pleased to see me?

Uh, no, it’s my Corsair Flash Survivor USB Key!

I don’t know about you, but as the amount of storage available on USB keys expands at a seemingly exponential rate, the idea of storing so much valuable data on one of those cheap, plasticky giveaway keys you get from IT conventions or from yet another marketing campaign fills me with dread.  Back in the days of 16/32/64MB keys, it usually wasn’t a disaster to lose a few documents when one of those keys fell to bits or simply stopped working. But now, with USB keys packing up to 128GB or more of potentially irreplaceable data, it’s a different matter entirely!

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17 Ways To Save On Your Holidays

Holiday Savings Galore For The Frugal Traveller

Holidays don’t come cheap even with the slew of low cost airlines offering cheap flights to the European continent and beyond. Fuel prices are forcing up the cost of travelling regardless of where you’re going and how you plan to get there. Schools have effectively vetoed your chances to getting away for some out of season fun in the sun. Cue our list of 17 ways for you bargain hunters to chip away at the price of your next holiday. Continue reading

Cheap Petrol And Diesel Prices

Beat The Fuel Price Rise!

If you’re a car owner it would seem that you’ve never had it so bad! Fuel prices are soaring ever higher, road tax goes up every year and, ironically, insurance companies seem to want to price us off the road. In a world where centralised normally means cheap the cost of fuel is going against the grain. If you’re after low cost diesel or cheap petrol; local is the way to go. If you’re an armchair petrol head you can stop reading now! Continue reading

Boardwalk Empire

Recently shown on SKY Atlantic in the UK, Season 1 of Boardwalk Empire is the best period drama series I’ve seen on television in decades. I haven’t felt such a great sense of eager anticipation awaiting the next thrilling episode since the BBC broadcast Secret Army back in the late 1970’s! Continue reading

Ways To Save On Your Holidays

Money Is No Object When It Comes To Holidays!

Or is it? We at CodeFerretknow that cheap holidays are hard to come by. There are plenty of low cost airlines that will fly you to just about any destination in the world (as long as you don’t want to land at a main airport). But, whilst the flights may be the least of your concerns, the cost can soon add if you’re not careful. Continue reading