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Do you regularly use Netflix and BBC iPlayer to watch your favourite shows? In this blog, we'll explain exactly whether or not you need a TV licence. Find out more with Hoppy.
"...What's that? The Easter Bunny also thinks the windows need a lick of paint before the Summer?!"
Buying a new laptop can be a confusing process for many of us and, with laptops costing a lot its a decision you don't want to get wrong. In this blog, we'll explain exactly what you should be looking for in a laptop when the time comes to purchase a new laptop. Discover more in this guide.
In this blog we'll explain exactly how you can turn on the parental controls on both Android and iPhone devices. We'll talk you through step-by-step so you can keep your children safe. Find out how with Hoppy.
In this blog we'll describe exactly what a dual-SIM phone is an whether or not you need one. We'll also give you the rundown of the best dual-SIM phones on the market. Find out more.
If you've ever had fake numbers or unwanted numbers call you then you'll know how irritating it can be. We've set out exactly how to block these numbers from your Android and iPhone in this handy guide. Find out more.
Today's music streaming services have millions of songs, albums and playlists at your fingertips. But, with some many streaming services out there it can be tricky deciding which one is best for you can be tricky. Hoppy is here with the lowdown on the top streaming services for your phone.
If you've just moved into a new home it can sometimes be difficult or confusing finding out what energy providers there are in your area. This handy guide helps you to discover what energy providers operate in your area.
If you’ve moved from an Android device to an iPhone transferring across your contacts can seem like a daunting task. Hoppy is here to help with a handy guide on how to transfer your contacts across to your new mobile.
When it comes to changing phones from an iPhone to an Android you might be worried that you'll lose all of your contacts or faces hours of transferring them over to your new phone. Fear not, Hoppy is here with a quick and easy solution.
If you've just moved into a new home it can sometimes be difficult or confusing finding out what internet providers there are in your area. This handy guide helps you to discover what internet providers operate in your area.
In the old days you only had to worry about bayonet or screw fittings. But these days there are so many different lightbulbs available that selecting the best one can be pretty confusing.

So we asked our friends and lighting experts Pooky - makers of beautiful lamps and shades - to explain everything you need to know about modern lightbulbs. From LED's to lumens, here’s their four-point guide for choosing the right bulb for you…
It's been 9 years since the government announced its solar pannel cashback scheme. Could installing solar panels decrease your energy bill? Are they worth installing? Find out everything you need to know about solar panels.
Sometimes you want to show images and videos from your mobile, tablet or laptop on the big screen. With so many different devices it can sometimes be complicated connecting your devices to your TV. This guide aims to help you connect all of your devices to your TV with ease.
When Mary, our community champion, embarked on her own kitchen renovation a few years ago, design and function were important factors - but ultimately for her, cost was top of the list. Now she's sharing the lessons and tips that helped her save money while building her dream space at the heart of her busy home.
You’ve probably heard how you can Save the whole World by switching to LED lightbulbs around your home… perhaps again that’s a little ambitious, but you can certainly do your bit for the environment, whilst also cashing in on some substantial savings.
We've all probably heard the phrase 'tethering' but most of us won't know exactly what it means. Hoppy is here to help explain what it means for you, the advantages and disadvantages of tethering your mobile phone.
The majority of homes have one, but most of us don't really understand what they are or what routers do. Find out exactly what they are, what they do and what to look for when choosing your broadband provider.
If you want to stream and download faster then you should look at investing in fibre optic broadband. However, not every area offers fibre optic broadband find out more about whether or not you can get this super fast fibre optic broadband in your area.
Spring clean your house like a pro with these genius tricks from professional cleaners. These powerful tips are free & easy to learn and actually make cleaning fun!