NENX Review

Roulette and card games haven’t really ever been my forte if I’m honest. However, I do like the challenge of making an educated guess, so when the guys at NENX gave me some free cash and told me to simply guess which way the financial markets were

CarLock Review

Tracking your car is possible with just a smartphone. Various apps will let you do it, but it’s a matter of having a spare smartphone with a data plan and GPS, plus you have to leave it plugged into the 12v charger and that alone will probably

Podcast 125 – and the pink LG flip phone

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast , joining me this week were Dan, Ian and Garry. This week we talked about me wanting a pink LG flip phone, Garry deliberately trying to break his phone with a bottle of Cider, me and my HTC

Prepping our Barcelona gear. Should I pack a Windows tablet?

Mobile World Congress could get interesting this year because quite a few of us will be out there and we all have pretty different ideas on the best way to get content onto the web quickly and effectively. For the simplicity, battery life and quickness, you’ll probably

Three ways to make the most of your gadgets

So, you fire up a desktop PC at work, log-in to your laptop during meetings and connect to the Internet on a tablet when at home. Your smartphone is constantly glued to the palm of your hand, receiving instant emails and Facebook updates in tandem with text

Three sponsor Plymouth Argyle away game

Football is a huge deal for anyone that follows a team. Sometimes this comes at not only a large expense, but a large amount of time travelling to games around the UK. Plymouth Argyle fans are to make the longest trip in English football on Saturday visiting Hartlepool

Send money through Gmail. Coming to the UK soon

Following its launch in the US, the “Send Money” feature in Gmail is finally on the way over here too. To be honest this does exactly what the name suggests and will let people to sign into their Gmail account and send money from right there in

Is Samsung to drop the Snapdragon 810 processor ?

Rumours have been floating around the internet for quite sometime about Samsung dropping Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor in favour for its own Exynos chips. However, with Samsung and Qualcomm both keeping schtum on this matter, the authenticity of the report could not be confirmed. Now though. at its

Sky partnering with O2 to enter the mobile market

Sky (BSkyB) this morning have announced that they will be entering the mobile market in a deal with O2. The deal should see the Sky network powered by O2 but have no impact on O2 customers allowing Sky to offer Phone, TV, Broadband and now Mobile packages.

More HTC One M9 leakage

What do we know about the new HTC One M9 so far? Well, it may or may not look like this and, if it does, the jury is out on whether the design is enough of a change to get us all buying the thing. Earlier shots

Tesco to ditch all other networks

UK supermarket giant Tesco is to kick out rival networks and only sell contracts to Tesco Mobile, which hops on the back of the O2 network. The Tesco Phone Shop will eventually stop selling contracts on all networks but its own, in a move designed to streamline

LG announce an Android based flip phone

For years I have wanted a flip phone, I used to like the form factor more than any other and my move to Android meant the acceptance of a lack of different forms. Samsung have made a few flip phones over the years and now LG have

KAZAM Tornado 348 unboxing and photo special

You get the feeling that KAZAM missed a trick with the naming of this particular handset. Perhaps they should’ve gone for the “KAZAM Wafer” or the “KAZAM Slim”. Something to signify just how thin this octa-core handset is. No matter, it arrived last night and I, with

Reviveaphone Kit Review

That moment where you drop your prized possession into the toilet, bath or sink (really any receptacle that holds water) is cringe inducing. This phone, the one you have been coveting for nearly a year and have spent the best part of your wage check to buy

Samsung Galaxy A5 & A3 available in UK 12th February.

Samsung today announced that the first smartphones in its Galaxy A-Series range, the A3 and A5, will available to buy in UK stores on Thursday 12th February. The devices will be available to buy from selected high street retailers and networks including Carphone Warehouse, EE and O2, and

Three UK to stock Samsung A3

Three have just posted a new YouTube video where Brendan Arndt from their devices team has a hands on with the A3 device. Specifications include a 4.5 inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and is Cat4 LTE ready

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profits of any company, ever

The figures posted by Apple just a few hours ago are either fantastic or vulgar depending on your view point. A company performing well, meeting customer needs and rightfully succeeding? Or a brand which has attained an air of exclusivity with handsets sold at huge markups just

HTC RE – Review

Here it is then, the magical camera without a viewfinder. Well, not an on-board one at least. Strange thoughts went through my head when I unboxed this. Could I cope without having an onboard viewfinder or some sort of screen to show me instantly what my photo

Apple Watch going on sale April

Tim Cook has just announced during a conference call that the new Apple Watch will be going on sale this April. The new watch product, a first for the company, has gained a lot of attention from both Apple and non Apple fans around the world. It