Remix OS overview.

The other day I unboxed the Remix Ultra Tablet and posted an article with my first thoughts. I have now had a bit more time to use the tablet and I now wish to share an overview of the OS as it is very similar to the

Mophie Juice Pack iPhone 6 Plus – Review

Battery cases and portable chargers are becoming ever more popular. Just look at EE, who had a million requests for their Power Bar scheme. I’ve been a fan of the Mophie Juice Packs since I bought my first one for the iPhone 4S. I’m a heavy user

BLUBOO X550 – Another 4G, dual SIM, quad-core handset for not-very-much.

I’ll admit, I’ve never heard of the BLUBOO X550 either, but after you’ve got the “Looking-through-random-sites-for-cheap-phone-itis” disease that I have, you learn to ignore the names and wonder just how the things can even get built for £124.44 ($188.08). This on 4G phone has a 5.5″ IPS

Wait a minute. Someone just said “unlimited data”. Hello TalkTalk.

It’s always a dangerous phrase. Say “unlimited data” to potential customers and, love it or hate it, a number of them will really push that to the limit. That’s what MVNO TalkTalk are doing, in a giffgaff-esque 30-day SIM offering which offers unlimited everything for £12 per

The Apple Watch. What’s it like to wear £12,000 ?

Arriving for a meeting in London later in the day I had already decided to visit the Apple store in Regent St. However this was for no ordinary everyday browse, this time it was to try on their new VERY limited ‘Edition’ Watch. This starts at £8,000 for

EE report Q1 results

EE have this morning posted their Q1 2015 results with an impressive 1.7m additional customers. This means that they now have a grand total of 9.3m users. The company also updated us on their coverage rollout, with 4G now hitting 87% and the double speed network at

Honor 4x – Video overview

I seem to be bumping into phone bloggers who are getting widely recognised by PR people, networks and manufacturers for adding a few YouTube videos and making a couple of posts on Facebook. No website. No slaving away for hours writing huge reviews. Just a quick video,

Apple are no longer taking the pee

Just a few hours ago Google were proudly showing this rather interesting shot of an Android robot relieving himself all over the Apple logo… Now it’s all cleaned up and the location is free of the image now, although some devices are still showing it. The “new

Olixar BoomBrick – Review

This light and portable bluetooth speaker is ideal for travel. It’s stylish small size doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. With a 6W output level it’s loud enough to provide ample sound in a variety of places. Surprisingly the 2 little 3W speakers can provide good bass thanks

Android and Apple. Shots fired.

I’ve been emailed just now about some sort of “Easter Egg” in Google Maps. The mail came with this preview image, which I assumed had been Photoshopped, because as a global company you surely couldn’t get away with adding that into your product…could you? Thing is, it’s

Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth over-ear headphones. Reviewed.

The people at Kinivo were going to send us a Bluetooth speaker to look at. It was meant to be the Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth speaker. I’m sure it’s very good and that, but what we actually received was this, the BTH240. It is, as you can

Podcast 137 – he actually went to try on “that” watch

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Garry and John. This weeks topics revolved around the Sony Xperia Z4, the Jide Remix Ultra Tablet, Dan and the Apple Watch Edition, John and his Windows 8 tablet, me and the Huawei

ZTE Blade S6 4G – Unpacking

It’s another day and the review kit is coming thick and fast. Today we have the ZTE Blade S6 4G, an affordable Android Lollipop phone sitting in the mid level price bracket (currently £189 on Amazon). The phone is available now, and we had a brief hands

EE launch more own-brand kit. Say hello to the Harrier and Harrier Mini

This entire site started way back in 2002 when Orange launched the SPV. It was an own-branded smartphone manufactured by a little known (and little-mentioned) company called “HTC”. Now EE, who have swallowed up Orange (and T-Mobile), are launching two new smartphones – the Harrier and Harrier

Google to deliver more secure and familiar age ratings

  It’s been a problem for some time now, and to some extent it still continues. I’ve been banging on about the fact that the “family computer” is now a distant memory. You can’t really keep an eye on your kids when they’ve got small connected gadgets

Skyscanner, who are they and what do they do?

Those of you who are regular listeners to the CSP towers podcast will no doubt have heard of Skyscanner and its resident mobile guru Matteo. Although it sounds from his name that he would be a resident of warmer climes, he actually harks from my neck of

EasyAcc Energy Cube Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Bluetooth speakers are ten a penny, if you need one you have an enormous selection to choose from. While this is quite a good position to be in (chances are you’ll be able to find exactly what you need) it can be a bit a bit of