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How hackers are getting into our smartphones

Remember when a briefcase or a stack of paperwork left on a train or in a taxi would be in the daily news? Private data, secure notes and plans for changes in government or a major company could oh-so-easily fall into the hands of others.  Shortly after, it …

Why I have gone back to an iPad

Those of you who have been reading on the site for a looong time will remember that I started with a review of how things were on the iPad with iOS 5 Beta. That was on an iPad 2, I believe and it was the last large iPad …

Remix OS ….. He’s dead Jim

It is a story that is oh-so-familiar these days. Along comes a version of an operating system that could be a game changer, it gets praised and supported by those on the cutting edge. Roll on a few years and things have got very quiet with not much …

Eve V going into production

Some of you may remember that I have been an avid follower of Eve-Tech and their crowdfunded 2-in-1 project. After an extremely successful Indiegogo campaign that was run at the tail end of 2016, the company is now ready to push into production. The potential shipping for the computer …

Lenovo Yoga Book – Review

Intro I love tablets. I love the idea of carrying something thin and light around that has enough computing power in it to keep me up to speed with all my musings on this very site. I also love being able to just pull out something from my …

Lenovo Yoga A12 announced officially.

Those of you who have been following my Yoga Book reviews may be interested in learning that it’s a product line that Lenovo are continuing to work on. This was confirmed with the announcement of the new Lenovo Yoga A12. This is essentially an entry level Yoga Book …

Lenovo Yoga Book – Unboxing

It’s not that often that a device comes along that is truly a game changer. That is until now.  Today I had the pleasure of unboxing an item that in my opinion is truly groundbreaking, and could potentially change the game in its field. I am, of course, …

Eve V 2 in 1 sells out in under 3 hrs!

I have been glued to a community forum for the past few days, and… I think I may have a problem. However, the reason for this is due to the fact that the Eve V 2 in 1 (Surface competitor) was launching. Well, it launched on Monday at …

Why the MacBook Pro is limited to 16GB of RAM

It wouldn’t be a new product without praise and criticism, this usually comes in at least a slightly positive balance. Although for the new MacBook Pro Devices Apple announced on 27th October the outcry has been louder and stronger than the usual grumblings. There were many areas that …

Eve V 2 in 1 computer Final Specs revealed.

So I have been following this community driven computer for the last 6 months. During that time there has been a lot of discussion within the community about what the specs should be. After much toing and froing the final specs list has been revealed. I can honestly …

Samsung Chromebook Pro kind-of announced

So, Samsung did something I’m pleasantly surprised at, and launched a new Chromebook, nattily named the Chromebook Pro. It’s a pretty smart piece of kit. I’ve been looking for a replacement Chromebook for a while after my old one went to a fabulous person who needed it more …

“Crowd-sourced” 2-in-1 named with specs – Eve V

Some of you may recall I wrote an article earlier in the year about a company called Eve-Tech. They were going down a different route with the design of a laptop / 2 in 1 device. Now they have crowd-sourced the whole design process. It is the community …

Eve “crowd sourced” computer close to being launched. UPDATED

Since the initial publication of this article, I have been given some new information that is relevant. All the updates are in Italics Some of you may have come across a company called Eve (not the game!). Last year they launched a tablet that was designed to be …

Jide brings Marshmallow sweetness to Remix OS

We here at Coolsmartphone towers are big fans of Jide and their Remix OS. For those that have only just come across this, this is a desktop-friendly Android OS with windows and toolbars providing a full desktop experience. It is one of a number of Android x86 projects, …

Superbook – making your Chromebook redundant since July 2016

We have long been dreaming of the ability to make your Android phone more productive here at Coolsmartphone Towers. Today that dream came a bit closer to reality with a Kickstarter project called SuperBook, from the team behind Andronium OS. Here is a video of what it can …

BravoWin 10KT Mini PC unboxing

We live in an amazing age where you can buy a reasonable spec computer for less than £300. However, this price usually gets you a non-touch-screen laptop tloaded with compromises and inferior components. The BravoWin 10KT is looking to challenge that perception and show that you can get a …

devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi ac Powerline Adaptor – review

Powerline adaptors that allow you to extend your network have been around for a while, and potentially provide the perfect way to extend your network range. When these first launched on the consumer market, I purchased a pair to extend my extremely poor WiFi coverage. My home WiFi …

Canary – Smart home security for everyone – Review

Canary is more than a simple surveillance camera for your home. From the very moment you purchase your Canary for £159, you’ll instantly notice the quality. Canary was launched back in July 2013 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. There was clearly a market demand, as within a month over …

Remix Mini – Review

Mini PC’s are quite the thing at the moment and seem to be popping up everywhere. Now for a while, these were nothing more than Netbook components being shoved into a small box. However, with the recent developments in Android and, to a lesser extent Chrome, there has …