Noting but love

Every now and again, things catch you by surprise and there’s note a damned thing you can do about it. Take the new ad for the Note 4 for instance. Hot on the heels of #gapgate, Samsung have posted up an ad which tickled me pink. It’s

The Motorola Nexus 6 seems to be a thing

Rumours fly around about the next iteration of the big name devices. Be it an iPhone, a Nokia Lumia, a Sony Xperia and yes of course the Nexus devices. This year is no different, but they seem to have gone a little too far this time. Android

Windows Phone on the cheap from a company we’ve never heard of

Budget Windows phones have previously performed pretty well for Microsoft and now there’s a phone company called “BLU” selling cheap Windows Phone devices (or Windows phones as I guess we have to call them now) on Amazon. The first device is called the “Win HD” and has

Key points about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is going to be an absolute beast of a phone. I for one am toying with the idea of getting one and seeing infographics like this from Samsung aren’t helping me. Source – Samsung

Mobiles cleared for use on airplanes

Everyone knows the drill by now, you board an airplane and you get a safety message asking you to ensure your seat is upright, trays up, luggage safely stowed and to switch off all electrical devices including mobile phones (or at least put them in flight mode).

Podcast 111 – All things Sony

Welcome to the latest installment of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week was Garry and our topics this week revolved around the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Z3 Compact Tablet and the normal Z3, small phones, waterproof phones, innovation, modular phones, bendy iphones, dodgy software updates, a

My coverage of Bart’s Bash 2014

Well the event is done and now it’s time to review how the event went and how once again mobile tech helped me during the event. As those of you who read my previous article will know I was planning on covering the event for the site

Pocket-Casts web based podcast player now in beta.

I absolutely love the PocketCasts app, I must use everyday and I have installed it on every device I own both iOS and Android, to be honest it’s one of the few app’s I can’t do without. If you don’t know what PocketCasts is, it’s a podcast

iPhone 6 rebates now available

When Phones 4U went into administration, the administrators PwC announced that customers who had pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and 6 plus would be reimbursed for any money they had paid. It emerged this morning that an email was sent round to all customers (with all 136 email

Gigaset Tablet 8″ Review

I have been sent a new tablet through for review, this being The Gigaset Tablet 8 QV830 ( black version ). Never heard  of Gigaset ? well neither had I prior to hearing from them regarding this review. Gigaset is a German company that is one of

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Initial Impressions

Sony have carved themselves out a niche in the world of modern day smartphones. A niche for great looking, powerful, waterproof and damn good fun to own smartphones. The latest generation having only just been unveiled at IFA in Berlin a few weeks ago, when I saw

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix those broken iPhones

On Wednesday Apple released 8.0.1 which broke many users news iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Although Apple did offer a workaround to downgrade back to iOS 8.0 they should have checked the buggy update before letting it out, I mean come on, no phone service is hard

Watch a muscle man intentionally bend an iPhone 6 Plus, ladies

We’re getting bombarded by insurance companies linking their offerings to the whole “bendy iPhone 6″ issue. We’re also getting case manufacturers offering their stuff as a way to fix the kinky iPhone. One particular video was sent to us by SquareTrade, who are an extended warranty provider.

Apple respond to bendy iPhone situation

So, what sort of approach do you think Apple will take to all this? In the space of a week they’ve infected customers with a U2 album, then they had to promote an antidote to remove it, then there was a rushed update which actually broke phones

Hands on with the Lumia 930 camera

A decent camera is something most of us want, myself included, and to think not long ago we were used to small 5 megapixel lenses that would never be able to replace a point and shoot camera. Thankfully Nokia were one company who decided to focus on

Podcast 111 – Listen in live

Welcome to the live, raw, unedited and often broken version of our podcast. Joining me this week is Garry. This weeks topics revolve around some shiny Sony phones, readers questions, the iPhone bending outrage and our usual chit chat about our mobile goings on. To listen live

Apple replacing bent iPhone 6 handsets.. maybe

As with most iPhone issues, the recent crop of warped handsets has elbowed aside important world news. “Bendgate”, as it’s now strangely known, has seen owners of the iPhone 6 Plus and in some cases the iPhone 6 getting a new banana phone after putting it in

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Launches on smartphones everywhere

With little fanfare, the latest instalment of FIFA has crept onto the app stores a little earlier than expected, bringing with it the usual high expectations. FIFA has much to live up to, but does it live up to the hype? Featuring the Ultimate Team format, FIFA

Moto 360 on O2 pre-order, reet naa!

If you’re looking for a smartwatch and don’t want the kiddy versions, the Moto 360 could be wrapping itself around your wrist courtesy of O2, who have added the watch onto their pre-order bit for £199.99. We’ve already taken a good look at the watch in our