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Do iPhones slow down when a new version is available?

There is a great conspiracy theory around that Apple have planned obsolescence, ie their iPhones automatically become slower when a new iPhone is about to appear. It is, say the conspiracies, a clever way to get you upgrading. Whilst this would be illegal and would run the

Spigen pretty much announce the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6

Case manufacturers often get their hands on dummy versions of new phones before they are released so that they can design and manufacture a case in time for the device to be released. Spigen are one of the most popular case manufacturers and so it makes sense

XSories Me-Shot Deluxe review

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article about the release of a selfie stick and I was lucky enough to be sent one to review. Now I’m not a selfie fan, okay I’ll admit I hate them, so I might not be the best person to

iPhone 5c 16GB for just £23.99 per month. Handset free too.

Want the iPhone 5c for really-not-that-much per month? There’s 2GB of data every month and unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a range of colours to choose from on this deal and it’ll only cost you £23.99 p/m over the two years. This offer, from EE, also includes

Is Apple killing off the 3.5mm headphone jack ?

During a developer session on “Designing Accessories for iOS and OS X” at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Robert Walsh, manager of platform accessories at Apple, announced the new Lightning headphone module. This, of course, means that those “Made for iPhone” headphones really won’t connect

Got an iPhone? Get ready for Bing

In a move announced at the Apple WWDC yesterday,  a search engine known as “Bing” looks set to become the default search system for iPhone users. Apple seem to be further distancing themselves from Google and, after ditching Google Maps, Apple will get into bed with Microsoft

Which device’s will run iOS 8

Following last night’s announcement by Apple announcing iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch people are wondering which device’s it will run on. For the moment the good news is, that unless you are running anything older

Apple confirm Beats purchase for $3bn

This news we expected for a while, especially with Dr Dre on video talking about being a ‘billionaire’. We knew it was all but signed. The deal is now confirmed by Apple. They have purchased Beats – the company that makes headsets and speakers. Beats also provide a music streaming

Apple and Android call a truce in the patent wars

We all know how this story starts. Patent spat. Lawsuit. Courtroom drama. Huge amounts of money changing hands. Customer ends up getting penalised somewhere along the way. However, today Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss any lawsuits they’d raised surrounding technology patents. had brought against each

New iPhone 6 fodder for the rumourmill

It’s nicer when we can talk about things other than dodgy power buttons…  April may be a little early for the annual frenzy of speculation surrounding a new iPhone release to kick off, but there’s been a lot of speculation over the last few months over what

Have you got a dodgy power button?

The Apple iPhone 5 has an issue with the power button, where some users are finding that the button just stops working. Apple are now going to address the issue by replacing buttons on qualifying devices, they’ve said the following about it all. Apple has determined that

WWDC 2014, Keep June 2nd Free

It’s that time of the year again when Apple set their date for WWDC and we are inundated with ideas of what might be released this year. Will it be the Ipad 12, Iphone 26S, Mac OS 134.23.  Okay they are a bit over exaggerated but we

iPhone 4S deal at Vodafone

Now, if we’re honest and we don’t look properly enough, someone walking past with an iPhone 4S is pretty much the same as someone walking past with an iPhone 5S. They look the same… from a distance… ..am I selling this yet? ;) So, if you want

Orangepixel’s new game: Groundskeeper2 now available

OrangePixel have been making some great retro 8-bit style games for a while now, they’re behind the Meganoid games, Gunslugs, Heroes of Loot and many others and now they’ve released Groundskeeper2 another retro style shoot em up. From the guys who brought you Gunslugs and Heroes of

ARQ – the kickstarter with curves

Kickstarter has always seemed to be the sort of place where venture capitalists hang out online when they’re slumming it. The idea of it is great, but what would make one want to shell out cash in the hope that a project makes it? Because of the

Spotify turns to The Dark Side… May the new look be with you…

Now before you panic, Spotify hasn’t actually turned to the dark side as such..  But it has had one of it’s biggest updates for the web, iPhone and Android since it first launched all them years ago. Spotify are calling this their Best Ever looking Spotify with

Three Rescue – New Insurance Option

“Whoops.. There it goes… Damn It”, are usually the words of some variety we use once we send our beloved piece of technology hurtling through the air at speed, before it comes into contact with the floor, grass, road or worse.. The toilet. What am I talking

iPhone 5c 8GB pricing on Three

We mentioned the new 8GB version of the iPhone 5c recently and Three have sent along their pricing for the new handset. If you don’t mind diving into a 2-year contract then there’s some pretty decent deals to be had. You pay just £19 up-front for the

iPhone 5c 8GB Now available to buy

As we first predicted yesterday,  the new 8GB version of the iPhone 5c is now available to buy for the…  ahem.. “bargain-basement” price of £429 unlocked. The usual bright colours are available and you will have it despatched within 24 hours. This is a £40 discount off

Pebble Steel – Review

The original Pebble was one of the first SmartWatches that actually got my attention, up until then SmartWatches were just trying far too hard. With devices like the Sony Liveview being flawed by horrific software and driver issues. What Pebble were offering seemed to fit a lot

Apple to launch iPhone 5c 8GB tomorrow

We’ve received an anonymous email from a Coolsmartphone reader evidencing the arrival of an 8GB variant of the iPhone 5c. The new device will be available in all the currently available colours, and represents Apple’s push into the midrange phone market. The device is to be unveiled

Decisions, decisions…

It has come to that time again, the one that occurs every two years and send shivers down the spine of every mobile phone addict… upgrade time. As yet I haven’t had the barrage of phone calls from my network asking me to upgrade to whatever random

The Garmin VivoFit is now available exclusively at John Lewis

I just don’t get exclusivity deals, in my eyes it only benefits the manufacturer and the retailer, not the consumer and the Garmin VivoFit fitness band is one such tie up. With it being available exclusively at John Lewis. The NEW Garmin vívofit is the only fitness

Apple announce CarPlay

Apple have announced CarPlay – their new way of connecting your iPhone to your car infotainment system allowing you to access all the functions like messaging, music and navigation on the console. It is due to launch this year on a select range of cars, the first

An iPhone case that helps you screw

If you, like me, are after a case for your phone that also has tweezers, scissors and a tooth pick, your prayers are answered my friend. This is the In1 Multi-Tool iPhone 5 case. Not only does it protect your handset, but you can file your nails,

Mophie Juice Pack Helium review

I for one use my phone a lot, Believe me, unlimited call plans were a bad idea. Battery life, needless to say, is an issue. However, there is a solution. A sexy one too. Well, I think it is anyway. Ever since the days of the 3GS,

iPhone Mixtape case, complete with 8GB storage, now available

We’ve seen funky iPad cases before. We’ve seen cases that look like cassette tapes too, but we’ve not seen an iPhone 5 / 5s case which also adds a USB stick. This one is ideal for budding DJ’s, musicians, photographers or anyone who wants to store and