Not too long ago, we noticed that Google launched early registrations for the new Duo application. This seems to be an independent app for video calling, separate to Hangouts. What the future holds for Hangouts, we don’t know yet. There is nothing technical about the application, anyone using
When it comes to mobile VR, Android based devices such as Gear VR have grabbed most of the attention recently. As regular readers and listeners of the Coolsmartphone podcast will know my devices of choice are iOS based, so I was keen to see if there was a
After the recent ban on the iTunes Movies and iBooks store in China, Apple seem to be heading for some further trouble there. This time around, it is relating to it’s current flagships – the iPhone 6 & 6s. Apple’s been suing Samsung endlessly on patents &
This afternoon I was having a chat with a colleague. He, like many people, is looking for a good-quality smartphone without paying big bucks. It’s a big trend in my eyes. I’m hearing less and less people that are taking traditional two-year deals and instead they’re going
Are you an Apple iPhone user who keeps on having to buy replacement charging cables because they keep fraying? STOP! Did you know Apple offer a 1 year limited warranty on the cables? I bet you threw away that little bit of paper in the packaging. Don’t
Ringtones have changed quite a lot since the days of polyphonic and monophonic but yet there are certain ringtones we automatically associate with certain brands. Well ToxixEternity, aka Jack Fliegler from YouTube, and a death metal band called Singularity has taken the Apple iPhone ringtone we have grown
Why anyone would want this I don’t really know, but of you’re a big fan of pizza perhaps it’ll float your boat. Pizza Hut are giving you the chance to win one of a thousand iPhone covers that smell of pizza. To win you’ll need to download
As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, I’m terrible at organising my photos and videos. I’ve got the Meem cable to backup my stuff when I’m charging, but what if you want to have a flash drive on my iPhone instead? SanDisk have the answer people.
In the last week the Chinese Government have ousted Apple’s movies and book stores following advice from their regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. American Tech companies have always had issues with expansion in China, although Apple bucked this trend with more freedom.
During a recent press day discussing the security of iPhones and the encryption, fingerprint, TouchID and FBI involvement; Apple revealed a simply fascinating bit of data. Whilst mentioning that 89% of their customer use a passcode or fingerprint to protect their iPhones, Apple revealed that on average
Have you ever wanted to get a weird looking pig thing on your text messages? No, me neither. Then again I am a thirty-something years old. However, if you are one of the cool kids and you like Emojis then listen up. Something called “Moomiji” will now
Managed to get hold of the new Gamevice gaming experience today at Gadget Show Live, Gamevice – the only Apple approved, Lightning connected game controller for latency free gameplay – is launching Gamevice controller for iPad (supporting iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7), available
Hey, it’s Monday morning and it’s a February 29th. As we don’t get very many February 29th’s, I thought it was worth stealing some airtime to put up this new Apple iSock product launch… Yeah, I guess I’m going to get flamed a little for this, but
Amidst the chaos that is MWC is little that is of interest to iPhone/iPad users so, to keep our dedicated Apple readers happy, is an interesting story making the rounds at the moment. While mobiles may not be innovating in interesting ways (LG G5 aside), you can always rely
Fancy getting yourself one of these this weekend? Three want you to head over, because they’ve got some deals on the iPhone 6s with possible savings up to £216 – but this weekend only. The only minor caveat is that these offers are on their two year
Information is still extremely limited due to the nature of this bug, but it would appear a simple date change on your iOS device will render the device useless. Any iOS device powered by A7, A8, A8X, A9 or an A9X chip is affected. Those with a
Over the weekend we reported on the problems that some Apple owners were facing following an upgrade to iOS 9. The new update brings with it some “security checks” that look for third-party replacement and repair work. If those checks fail, your shiny new iPhone becomes nothing
Based on a number of worryingly similar problems, it seems that the latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets has a rather annoying “security feature”. This, if confirmed, causes your handset to become utterly useless if Apple detects that repairs haven’t been carried out by their engineers.
In the last week or so we’ve seen a number of different companies release their 2015 sales figures. Any guesses who was the highest selling manufacturer of 2015?? Read on and all shall be revealed… Perhaps the biggest, or at least most cited, story last week was
Unusual title, but the new iOS 9.3 has moved with the times and is thinking about you. The latest update incorporates a new mode called “Night Shift”, which helps to reduce the exposure to blue light. The latest reports from health experts have recently stated that looking