Category: iOS

Free Apple?!

Regular readers may know that I’m a bit of a free and open source software advocate. Fundamentally I believe that if the code for software is open then its is more secure and useful. Many eyes make good code! It also advances technology. Android is based on the …

The iPhone 8 Plus.. in bits!

Taking your brand new, £800 iPhone 8 Plus isn’t something you’re going to do. Is it? Well, not unless you’re a bit bonkers. Luckily we’ve been in touch with some bonkers people, and SOSav have dismantled the iPhone 8 Plus! You remember SOSav, right? They’re the guys offering …

Tesco launches Tesco Pay+

I’m getting in the habit of not carrying cash much now. There’s several benefits to this. For starters, everywhere I go there’s the “tap to pay” machines and I tend to use my phone. Also, there’s the added benefit of using the, “Oh lads, can you get the …

Want to launch your own tech start-up? Get some tips from these companies.

Although tech can sometimes be a little imposing, it can supply the tools and the solutions for endless business opportunities. Some of the UK’s greatest start-ups have technology to thank, and this is especially true with companies like Uber and Swifkey. The mobile app industry has grown to …

Twitter full of big, fat tweets…. thoughts?

So we all live in a socail media age, and one of the main protagonists of this age is Twitter. Since its inception many years ago, Twitter users have been restricted to getting their musings across in 140 characters. This was both a blessing and a curse. It …

Some of my favourite iOS and Android games

Some of my favourite iOS and Android games I tend to see the same games being played on the bus to college in the morning, but I’m a little different. My choice of apps, and the games I have installed, isn’t always mainstream, but I enjoy them all …

Today is iPhone 8 day! Here’s the best deals

The iPhone 8 release date is today, September 22nd. Those of you who pre-ordered can get to your local Apple or network store and collect that shiny new toy right now. As for everyone else? Well, you can go and buy one out-right. Not a problem, but it’s expensive. The …

giffgaff iPhone 8 pricing announced

OK, as you know giffgaff are a bit different. They run on the O2 network and you can either pay outright and pay for a phone or pay monthly via their peer-to-peer lending system. You should therefore remember that the pricing below is without an airtime contract. With …

US cellular Apple Watch 3 won’t work in the UK

In just a couple of weeks I’m heading off Stateside for my annual hols. So, as I normally visit the Apple shop, I thought I’d pick up a bargain. I had devised, in the famous words of Baldrick, “a cunning plan”. I was to buy a new Series …

Vodafone release iPhone X contract prices

Update – We’re starting to see prices from other networks too. Head here to see the iPhone X deals. In the early hours of this morning here at Coolsmartphone towers, we had a piece of paper pushed under the portcullis door. It had some very interesting information from …

iPhone 8 Pre-order day – The best deals we’ve found so far!

You’ve heard all about it, now you want to get yourself one. Well, today is the day to put in that pre-order, and we’re seeing deals popping up on mobile comparison sites already. Here’s a look at some of the offers we’ve spotted so far, but do let …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pricing announced by Sky Mobile

As we mentioned in our earlier piece, we expected Sky Mobile to be one of the virtual networks offering the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, what we didn’t quite expect was for them to be the first people to release contract pricing. Sky Mobile has confirmed to …

Apple Event – Live

Ok, we’ll give this a try. You already know quite a bit about the iPhone X / iPhone 8 from our earlier exclusive post and, as is usual with anything Apple related, the excitement surrounding the launch is palpable. We’ve seen what it should look like, the details …

iPad Pro 10.5” – Review

So the time has come for me to share my opinion of the iPad Pro 10.5”. I have been using the device for nearly two weeks now and, I have to say, I am happy bar a few minor niggles here and there. Before I dive onto the …

The new iPhone. It’ll be expensive. Get used to it.

Every time I write about the iPhone I seem to upset someone. Look, the new iPhone will be been announced today, so I’m writing about that. However, this same story could also apply to the Samsung Galaxy Note8. That’s £869, which is a lot of money. The Samsung …

Massive iPhone X leakage ahead of launch event

At the weekend I found this, my old HTC One V. Released just five years ago, it has a 3.7″ screen which looks tiny when sat next to the latest smartphones. A 1GHz CPU and 512MB of memory also meant that the experience was hilariously slow. How far …

EXCLUSIVE: iPhone X shape and form factor

We don’t do rumours on Coolsmartphone.com that much. At least I don’t. Often the rumour doesn’t turn out to be true, and then our readers are a bit disappointed. I don’t like being disappointed and I’m sure Coolsmartphone readers don’t either. Today I’m making an exception, because I …