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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 …

The iPhone 5 gets drop tested

Well, that didn’t take long did it? The first day the general public are able to lay their hands on this weeks hottest tech, the Apple iPhone 5, someone performs a drop test on it! Personally, I hate these tests….still you might like to see how the iPhone …

Cut your own nano-SIM

Now the long awaited iPhone 5 has arrived not everyone will be able to use it. Apple uses a new SIM card – the nano-SIM. Although all the major carriers here in the UK are supplying the nano-SIM to their customers, there is a select number of MVNO’s …

Have Google already submitted an iOS6 Google Maps app?

After wide scale criticism of the iOS maps application, 9to5Mac is reporting that Google may have already submitted a Google Maps application to the app store. If true, the only question that remains is whether Apple will approve it. The ‘duplicating existing functionality’ clause really won’t wash anymore. There are …

UK Satellite images in iOS 6 – One word. Rubbish.

I, like a lot of you lovely intelligent people, live in the UK. Unfortunately, after watching TV ads showing cool new phone features, we can find that things don’t work quite so well here in Blighty. Mapping on the iPhone and iPad has changed in iOS 6. Most …

iOS 6 is now available.

The moment you’ve probably been waiting for since WWDC in June has arrived, iOS 6 is now available for download. You can either update on your device through the settings app or you can connect to iTunes. As always, we would recommend backing your data first just in …

App Review: Image It

“Image It” is an interesting application that claims to ‘break the language barrier’ using images. It is an interesting concept I have to agree; recently on a trip to Brussels I took a taxi from my company office to the Eurostar station, well tried to. Even the word …

Tesco Mobile Publish iPhone 5 Tariffs

Following the news that Tesco Mobile are to carry the iPhone 5, we can now bring you the pricing structure that they have set.  With the handset being available for as low as £50 on a 24 month contract and monthly costs as low as £25,  Tesco Mobile …

iPhone 5 – The queues have already started

Sure, you could just pre-order an iPhone. Just a couple of clicks, then you’re free to sit in front of your favourite TV show or perhaps pop to the pub. However, down in Regent Street, there’s people waiting for the new iPhone 5. It’ll be available to buy …

Twitter for iOS updated with refreshed iPad UI (Update: Android too)

Twitter haven’t exactly been the best at updating their apps (Twitter for Mac hasn’t had an update since last year) but they’ve just rolled out a new update for the iPhone and iPad which includes a refreshed UI for the iPad version. New features include an expanded view …

Tesco Mobile To Carry iPhone 5

Word has reached us here at Coolsmartphone that Tesco Mobile are to carry the iPhone 5. Whilst there is no word yet of pricing or tariffs the Tesco Mobile website is now showing a “Register your interest” page whereby you can, well, register your interest! As soon as …

Apple announces iPhone 5 pre-orders reach 2 Million in 24 hours.

Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 topped 2 Million pre-orders in its first 24 hours, breaking the record previously held by the iPhone 4S which was 1 million. Almost everything about the event on Wednesday was leaked ahead of time but that doesn’t seem to have slowed …

iPhone 5 shows up in Geekbench

The iPhone 5 has appeared on popular benchmarking tool Geekbench. As well as already known specs, the results seem to indicate that the latest phone from Apple is a 1GHZ Dual Core ARMv7 processor with 1GB of RAM. Apple doesn’t confirm specifications like this for iOS devices so …

Opinion: Apples “Lightning” Connector *Updated*

Apple announced a new iPhone yesterday and with it came a new connector called “Lightning”. It’s smaller, reversible and generally sleeker than the previous incumbent. Here’s the thing though, people are unhappy about this. They are full of woe about how it is going to cost them money …