Boots ad banned for misleading content

A Boots advert that had the potential to frighten a lot of people has been ruled against by the Advertising Standards Authority, and may not be shown again in its current form.

The ad claimed that the blue light from computers and other devices could damage your eyesight over time, despite there being no evidence whatsoever to support that idea.

There were also questions raised about whether the product advertised provided the protection alleged.

Full article here.

Naughty, naughty, Boots.

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Annoyed by PPI spam texts? There may be fewer for a while…

A Welsh firm has been fined for sending spam text messages about accident compensation and PPI.

This is their SECOND fine!

The ICO said there were 6,758 complaints in ONE MONTH about text messages sent by Swansea-based Help Direct UK.

They used unregistered SIM card to send the messages, which is a popular way of avoiding the spam detection systems in place at the mobile networks’ hubs.

One complainant said they had never had an accident and was worried someone could be fraudulently using their identity; another was concerned they may have unknowingly caused an accident.

They were fined £200,000 and may face further charges, as investigations continue.

Full article here.

Vauxhall Zafiras may catch fire

There isn’t a formal recall YET, but Vauxhall is intending/attempting to contact all 280,000 UK owners of a Zafira B, as they have a tendency to overheat behind the glove compartment and sometimes burst into flames.

The affected models are those with manual air conditioning. Those with electronic climate control have not reported any such issue.

Article, with photos and further details here.

If you have an iphone, you MUST read this

This is a warning about iOS9, a software upgrade that anyone with an iPhone 4 or above can have.

It comes with an automated setting called Wifi Assist, and this could eat through your data allowance like Pacman on illegal substances, with very expensive consequences.

More detailed info and explanation than I can provide can be found here.

This is not the first such warning about automated settings that I have posted. The moral seems to be, whether you upgrade the hardware or software on your phone, be careful the settings don’t magically change without you noticing.

The Consumer Rights Act has arrived!

Woohoo!

Everything you need to know is right here.

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