Android bug leaves nearly all devices open to attack

If you’ve got yourself an Android and you were having a good old laugh at the iPhone text messaging bug a few weeks ago, it’s time to stop. Now there’s an Android bug which pretty much affects all Android devices. It’s occurs when an MMS arrives with

The second Samsung Unpacked event gets scheduled in

Not long to go. August 13th marks the second big Samsung reveal this year, and we’re all assuming it’s the Galaxy Note 5 which has already leaked out quite considerably.  NYC will host the event, which could also see the S6 Plus, and it looks like Samsung

Introducing the Cat S40 rugged smartphone

Want a rough, tough phone that’ll do all that clever smartphone stuff? A phone that won’t break merely by you looking at it, but will still let you keep up with your mates and their flashy smartphones? Cat have a new smartphone on the way. It’ll sell

OnePlus Two now official

Late last night in China there was a phone announcement. 3AM to be exact. Luckily we had pizza and an internet connection, so here’s what you may have missed from the wee small hours.. The OnePlus Two is upon us and so is the infamous invite system

Samsung Galaxy S6 – Review

So here we have the Samsung Galaxy S6. Immediately you can just feel the quality oozing out of the handset. It is well built, slim and gorgeous to look at. There’s a distinct industrial feel to it, especially around the edges of the phone This white version

Just how secure is your smartphone?

Whether you’re playing World of Goo, Candy Crush Saga, a full-on RPG, or the latest real-money casino games, every mobile user needs to be concerned about security. No-one wants personal details stolen, logins compromised, or credit card information hacked into, but the truth is that attacks are on

Honor 7 – 200,000 units sold in just 2 minutes

Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei has managed to sell out of Honor 7 handsets incredibly quickly. They shifted over 200,000 of their new flagship handset – the Honor 7 – in just two minutes during a recent promotional sale. The Honor brand has been gaining ground recently and

I’m raving, I’m bathing.

If you want some tunes in a nice relaxing bath or you want to swim around to your favourite tracks, this floating Bluetooth speaker is just your thing. It costs £24.95 from Prezzybox and supplies 4 hours of music. The floater works with any Bluetooth device and

Get a bottle of bubbly quickly with taxi app Gett

Gett is an app which lets you grab a black taxi. You can download it on iOS and Android. Now, with intense competition from the likes of Uber, Addison Lee and others, they’re diversifying by offering an on-demand delivery service too. It works thanks to drivers and

Latest YouTube update brings video editing.

The YouTube app has recently been updated, bringing changes to the user interface – now across the top of the screen are 3 tabs these being Home, Subscriptions and Account. From the Home tab you will be served up recommendations which are based on your watch history. Plus YouTube will

HTC announce the Desire 626 for the UK

Well, no big launch event for this particular handset. It’s billed as a mid-range smartphone and features a Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front one. It’s the successor to the HTC Desire 620, which was basically an upgraded HTC

BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edition – Review

For the last few weeks I have been using an unusual phone. It’s this, the BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edtion. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you weren’t aware of this device as it’s not a widely known manufacturer in the UK. Add to that the

WhatsApp wangs welly of updates your way

Not content with just updating their app once, WhatsApp has decided to slam in eight – yep, you heard right – eight updates in the last couple of days since 21st July. Most of which should have started winging their way to your handsets by now. If

Acer Go launches on Three

Acer are a manufacturer who produce some great hardware for a lower price which sometimes can be a good thing. Not everyone wants to spend £30-£50 a month or £500 on their new device, but do want the flexibility of using the great Android OS for apps

Pebble Time gets new update

For those of us who are sporting Pebble’s latest E-ink wonder, Thursday morning heralded a little surprise. Pebble’s app for Android prompted me to download and install a new update for my watch. Here is what Pebble have to say about the new software… Today’s update makes vibration

LG Display to invest $1bn in flexible OLED displays

LG Display, the corporate arm of LG which makes shiny screens, has announced it will invest 1 trillion Korean Won (approximately 1 billion US Dollars or 640 million British Pounds) in flexible OLED display production lines.   OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays have some advantages over LCD

Go Green with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on Vodafone

It’s green! As green as the beautiful green grass. You can get it on the 32GB, 64GB or 64GB versions and there’s gold, white and black to choose from too. But hey, wait, the green one is now available from Vodafone. We had a look around and

Podcast 149 – An Interview with Kate Russell

  Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 149. In this Special Interview Episode John sits down with the popular and highly respected tech journalist Kate Russell, to discuss: How Kate initially made the move into tech journalism. The impact that Elite on the BBC Micro had on her

SpiderOak Launches SpiderOakONE

SpiderOak, the encrypted online backup and file hosting service, this week launched SpiderOakONE. SpiderOakONE is the paid service of SpiderOAK and has some interesting features to differentiate it from competitors. Pricing for the online storage and backup is as follows: 2GB = Free 30GB = $7 per