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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

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

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

Apple releases 7.1 Beta 3 to Developers

The update draws nearer. Apple today sent out their latest iteration of iOS 7.1 beta. This iteration contains some bug fixes as well as a few UI tweaks. The bug fixes aren’t as visual as the other changes, but they are most definitely there. We can show

Apple announce AppStore sales of $10 Billion

Today Apple announced that the AppStore has generated $10 Billion in 2013. Guess what, $1 Billion of that was in December alone. That’s some serious spending on the users part. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said the following about the whole

Cut The Rope 2 comes to iOS

The previous release of Cut The Rope was an excellent pick me up game. I loved making the cuts here and there getting the candy for Om Nom. Now I can carry on in the sequel. With more levels and added characters this looks to be another

iOS 7 waterproofs your device.. erm…Not.

A fake Apple advert claiming the new iOS7 software makes iPhones and iPads waterproof has apparently fooled some users into destroying their devices. The “advert” circulating on social media sites claims that updating devices with the operating system installs a “smart switch” that cuts off the phone’s

NYPD tells Apple users to update to iOS 7

The New York Police Department has started handing out flyers outside the city’s Apple stores, asking people to update to the latest version of iOS. Well, it would appear that the police in New York are entirely fed up of chasing after iPhone thieves. In New York, iPhone

A dock for every device you own

Looking through the crowd funding site Kickstarter I think my prayers have been answered with the Everdock. Well-made and nice-looking, universal docks that work with a variety of devices are hard to come by. The folks at FUZ Designs are hoping to solve that problem with EverDock.

Yep, yuilop: messaging for free

Forget WhatsApp, leave Viber alone, and move along Google Hangouts. Yep, yuilop is here to let you talk, text, message and group chat as much as you want. For FREE! Wellll, almost. When you hear something that’s surely too good to be true, you have to wonder,

iOS – Guided access, let nippers use your iDevice.

Do you let those little fingers maul over your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Let the wee ones watch a video but you need to keep restarting or un pausing it because they pressed the screen? Have no fear, there is a simple solution built into the

Givit Video Editor – Fast, free film creation

You, you video whore. You love to film everything on your iPhone or iPad. You’ve got hours of footage and, if you sit down and look in the mirror, you should admit to yourself that only about 20 minutes of it is any good. So step forward

Tapatalk for Android and iOS is now Free

Here at Coolsmartphone we love bargains and there’s nothing better than something for nothing. At the moment the fantastic forum app Tapatalk is now free. If you subscribe to a lot of Forums Tapatalk is the app for you as puts all your posts into one place

Tim Cook calls Android “a pretty bleak story”

On stage yesterday the Apple CEO stood to talk to developers about why they should choose iOS over anything. Mentioning competitors directly, he showed the OS version fragmentation on Android and compared it to iOS. Some 93% of iOS users have iOS 6, whilst on Android there’s

Apple iOS 6.1 introduces lock code bug

Oh Apple.. Quality control seems to be slipping at the Californian giant these days. After Vodafone warning users not to update to iOS 6.1 , we now have a potential security issue in iOS 6.1.1 Below is the video demonstrating the glitch, in Spanish, but it’s fairly easy

Does Apple need to move to 6 monthly releases? – Opinion

Historically Apple has launched a new version of each of its products once a year dating back to the iPod. Even Macs follow this cycle for the most part but October saw a new version of the iPad announced only 8 months after the iPad 3 This

My 2013 wishlist – Ravi (the iOS edition)

Putting together an iOS wishlist isn’t actually too easy. Year after year, Apple has slowly been filling in the little gaps, to the point where iOS is now a fairly mature offering. That said, there are still a few things I’d love to see from Apple come

Apple brings back gifting to iTunes

Apple has brought back Gifting to iTunes. This feature was removed with the release of iOS 6 and now, in time for Christmas they have brought it back. You can now buy that special someone the app they have been waiting for. You can gift it to