Tesla in talks over 'giga-factory' in Portugal

teslaElon Musk wants to produce Tesla electric cars and batteries in Europe - Portugal is being studied as one of the locations.

Tesla management is said to have been talking ‘at the highest level’ within Portugal’s government to install its European giga-factory in the sun-blessed country.

EU 90 day limit scrapped for free mobile roaming plan

mobmastThe EU on Wednesday scrapped a controversial plan to limit its landmark free mobile phone roaming policy to 90 days a year, after an outcry from angry consumer groups.

While doing away with time limits for roaming across the currently 28-nation bloc, the European Commission said it will instead impose checks to curb abuse of the system.

The World’s Largest Network for Expats Launches New Mobile App

The World’s Largest Network for Expats Launches New Mobile AppInterNations now offers expats an easy way to stay in touch and explore upcoming events on the go.

InterNations (www.internations.org), the world’s largest network and information site for people who live and work abroad, just launched a new mobile app that is destined to make life easier for expats: connecting and messaging with other international people, joining events in 390 cities around the world and sharing personal photos with the community can now all be done on the move via the InterNations app, which is available for Android and iOS.

Portugal processes photovoltaic licenses without subsidies

pv180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.

In Portugal licenses for PV projects under the market system are being processes which total 2.1 GW of capacity, according to a government press release.

New Airport Passenger Service Comes To Portugal

CoindrumAn innovative new customer service was introduced at Faro Airport this week that lets customers use the “Coindrum” machines to convert all their unwanted coins into a shopping voucher for the Duty Free Store.

Its main advantage for travellers is that they won’t have unwanted Euro coins currency left once they depart Portugal, however the service also offers an extra perk: vouchers are worth 10% more than whatever customers deposit into the unit.

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British holidaymakers to get access to iPlayer and Sky Go

bbcBritish holidaymakers in Portugal and other EU countries are to get access to BBC iPlayer and Sky Go as the EU make changes copyright rules in plans that have distressed broadcasters.

The BBC is having to allow licence fee payers to access the iPlayer from abroad under new Brussels rules designed to create a single market for digital services.

Beware 'Microsoft technical support' phone call scammers targeting Algarve expats AGAIN!

MicrosoftThis scam has once again raised it's ugly head in the Algarve - Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft.

DO NOT believe what these fraudsters are saying... they WILL cause damage to your computer which is costly and inconvenient to rectify.

The following advice is from the legitimate Microsoft website...