Chromecast on the cheap

How do we extend this out to a full news item? I’m not too sure, but if you want that natty Google gadget that lets you watch movies and TV shows through your WiFi and HDMI port, you can now get it for just £20. That’s cheap,

Swype down in price

If you’re bored with the standard Google keyboard that’ll let you drag your finger over each letter to create a word then you can go ahead and grab another keyboard …that does…almost the same swipe-over-the-keys-to-make-a-word thing. One in particular that’s always proved popular is Swype, and right

GiffGaff to change goodybag prices soon

We recently covered the news that GiffGaff were asking their members how they wanted a new and improved goodybag to work. Have a read here if you’re interested. Basically they need to change how the unlimited data package works as apparently some users are using far too

EE announce 4G roaming for 13 new countries

Roaming data is something that’s ever so slightly annoying. If you want to stay connected whilst on holiday it’s more than likely going to cost you a few quid. EE have today announced that customers can roam at 4G speeds in 13 new countries. The new countries

LG announce two new L Series phones

LG have always had a lower spec and cheaper range of devices, which up to now had groovy names like LG LII 2, LG have announced the L Fino and L Bello. Much better names. The are basically a 4.5″ low spec phone and a 5″ not

Going on holiday? Don’t forget to use protection

Some months ago I wrote up a review of this TouchAbility waterproof case. If I remember correctly I splashed it with water, got the hose-pipe on it and gave it some positive feedback. However, it’s rare that reviewers get enough time to do a full-on test. Say,

Google Release Photo Sphere Camera for the iPhone

Google have released their 360 degree camera tool, the Photo Sphere Camera App for iOS. Originally released for Android Devices, the Photo Sphere Camera app uses the rear camera and gyroscope on the iPhone to capture high quality 360 degree images as you rotate the camera around

HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed

The Sony M2 Aqua will be exclusive to Vodafone on launch

Earlier on today we posted details about the newly announced Sony Xperia M2 Aqua. Shortly after this Vodafone tweeted that it would be exclusive to them. So if you fancy one you may have to go to Vodafone or just wait a while. Source – Vodafone

Google’s new music streaming service, YouTube Music Key.

Google’s Play Music All Access music service is rumoured to be changing things up in a big way. According to Android Police, Google’s new music streaming service will be called YouTube Music Key, offering content from Google Play All Access, as well as from YouTube Music Key.

Sony announce the M2 aqua

Sony today have announced a new phone the M2 Aqua. No, this isn’t just a different colour version of the M2, but rather a waterproof version of the mid-range M2 handset.   Spec wise the new M2 Aqua is the same as the M2, a decent mid-range

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. - Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. - Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.

A look at the Sky Sports Mobile TV App for Smartphones

It’s the start of a new football season and many people will be looking for a way to watch Sky Sports on their Smartphones. Sky have provided access to their Sky Go App for a while, which allows Sky Digital customers to watch live sky streams on

HTC announce the Butterfly 2

HTC have a wide range of devices available worldwide, not all of them are available to us here in the UK. Which is a shame as the HTC Butterfly that they released last year was a bit of a looker. This year they’ve gone and announced its

Note 4 clone revealed.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship device the Galaxy Note 4, at IFA in Berlin, in a couple of weeks. Well,if you don’t mind using a cheap knock-off of the phablet, Goophone has you covered.The company has already listed its Galaxy Note 4

Sharp Aquos Crystal the first truly bezel-free smartphone?

Now I’ve got to admit it had been some time since I’ve laid eyes on a phone made by Sharp, and that was a feature phone nothing in the current crop of smartphones. Now Sharp has unveiled a new smartphone, with a truly bezel-free design. The Sharp

Info about the Motorola Moto S starts to appear

Rumours about Motorola and their next line of devices are all over the Internet at the moment, we’ve heard about the Moto X+1, the Moto G2 and also the potential Nexus device codenamed Shamu. Well a photo of the screen protector Motorola devices ship with has appeared

Grab the LG G2 Mini for £159

Back in March we had a look at the LG G2 mini which you can view here and as you know us here at Coolsmartphone love a good bargain. Well over at UK Hot deals there is a deal where you can grab the LG G2 mini

Podcast 105 — so that’s the premium version then is it?

Welcome to another episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this was John. This weeks topics were about John and his use of a Google Chromecast on iOS, my various comparison articles this week, the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha, EE charging you to queue jump, the iPhone

Samsung Note 4 specs leak

The Note 4 is set to be announced on Wednesday 3rd September but it seems the complete specs have already leaked, which does somewhat spoil the surprise. Indonesian retailer Erafone accidentally put up a product page for the Note 4 with full specs, before swiftly taking it down

EE in hot water over Priority Answer service

You know that new service that EE have started offering everyone but their pay and go customers? Yeah, the one where you pay 50p to queue jump. Well, it has landed them in some hot water on social media channels. #EE is just the RyanAir of mobile

Huawei EMUI 3.0 sneak peek

Huawei have sent us a little sneak peek of what the next version of their EMUI software will look like, due to appear on their next phone the Glory 6. The answer is circular. The picture above shows two screen grabs from the clock with a circular

The end of your totally disconnected holiday

I’m on holiday at the moment, but the temptation to check email and Facebook is just too much for some. Where I am, there’s sadly no free roaming from the likes of Three so you either have incredibly expensive data roaming or the hunt for free Wi-Fi.