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Gear4 iPhone 5 Cases – Review

One of my personal favourite case manufacturers is Gear4 and they have been one of the first to release these stylish iPhone 5 cases and were kind enough to send me a few to show our readers. All 3 cases are “snap on the back” style cases. They …

Genuine Apple Lightning cables – coming soon

Got a shiny new iPhone5?  Need to charge it at the office? Then you’ll need one of these.. The lovely people at Mobilefun have contacted us to let us know they will have official Apple Lightning Cables in stock next week (expected Tuesday / Wednesday) For more information …

PONG case for iPhone 4/4S – Review

If like me, you get a little heavy handed with your iPhone and need it well protected. I suggest you try one of Pong’s Rugged Cases. Pong have made cases for a while and with the research that has gone into these cases, their age and expertise shows. …

iPhone 5 delays for up to 4 weeks

It’s the 6th generation of the handset (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5), its probably generated more column inches than any other phone this year, and to cap it off, the online Apple store has announced a delay of up 3-4 weeks. That’s …

Review – Tech21 Impact Snap Case for iPhone 5

If you were following yesterday, you’d have seen my iPhone 5 wallet case review. I liked it, but it had a major drawback. Today, I have another case to show you, again from the lovely people at MobileFun.co.uk It’s another flip case, but this time made by Tech21, and this …

M8 Your Local Mate – iOS and Android App Review

On Thursday night we were invited to attend an event in London, not your usual press event though. This was a press event on the streets of London clutching a phone and using the app to explore the town. Telmap are an Intel owned company who specialise in …

iOS gets StreetView in Google Maps Webapp

So… mapgate.  By now you’ll have read about the maps saga in iOS6. There have also been rumours of Google developing an iOS maps application for the app store, but that’s not here yet. To tide you over though, Google have enabled StreetView functionality to the Webapp, pictured …

Starbucks iOS app adds Passbook support – in the US

When iOS6 was announced, Passbook was one of the main new features, with Starbucks being one of the biggest names to be associated with it. An update to the app on the US app store now brings the functionality which was demonstrated at the iOS6 launch. US users …

iPhone 5 case review – Wallet Case

Without getting into the nitty gritty about scratching, and how vulnerable the iPhone 5 is or isn’t, quite a lot of us choose to use a case. I’ve always fancied the idea of a wallet case for my phone, particularly one that doesn’t add too much bulk..it would …

EE Announces 4G handsets ready for purchase

EE – the new brand created by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile and the first and currently only company to be able to offer 4G in the UK have today announced that the new 4G handsets are now available to purchase from Orange and T-Mobile stores, online …

My iOS Experiment – Part 3

What started out as a light hearted discussion during our weekly podcast has turned into something of a monster. I’ve changed, I’ve become something I’ve always strived to avoid. I’m becoming a bit of a fan of Apple. You may be wondering what on earth I’m on about …

Aluminium scratches you know, that’s normal!

The latest way to bash the iPhone 5 is about the Aluminium sides and back plate getting scratched. 9to5Mac have posted what is apparently an email to Phil Schiller (Senior Vice President of Marketing) at Apple asking him what to do about scratches on new iPhones. His reply …

Thought – Are we killing the age of innocence?

It’s fair to say that I’ve followed the mobile landscape for some time now. I sometimes forget that many of you may not remember a time before mobile phones existed, and some of you perhaps don’t even recall handsets without colour screens. Something struck me on a recent …

Mobile Wars – Is the customer losing out?

It really doesn’t seem like a day goes by when we’re not hearing about yet another lawsuit. You know how it goes by now. It’ll involve Apple and either Motorola or Samsung. The Apple Maps criticisms are just the thin end of the wedge. I won’t blame anyone, …

Apple are updating iOS 6 Map errors pretty quickly

You may have heard this week that the Maps app in iOS 6 is not as good as it was in iOS 5. We discussed it on this weeks podcast. Whilst I agree that the app is poor against the defacto market leader Google, there is something users …

Review – Apple iPhone 5

So the iPhone 5 has finally arrived. Is it just an incremental upgrade?  Is the larger screen and performance worth the extra cash? Is the maps application really that bad? Having had time to experience what it’s like to actually own this phone, I’ll share some thoughts with …

Tesco: More iPhone 5 Pricing Details revealed

Here at Coolsmartphone we have received details of more iPhone 5  pricing, this time from Tesco Mobile Phone shops who are also having a push on the iPhone 4S. Highlights include the iPhone 5 on O2 at £36 per month for unlimited calls, texts and 1GB of data with just …

iPhone 5 on Three supports HD Voice

When Apple announced the iPhone 5 just a few weeks go,  a feature which was picked up on but not discusssed in a lot of detail was HD Voice mainly as only a handful of networks worldwide support this new service. Well the great news is any of …