Just to get something out in the open, I’m a big fan of Apple, the iPhone & iOS. The beauty of the devices the way that everything just works is simply superb and my iPhone has enriched my life. Everything Apple has done with the design of
For the past few weeks I have been working on organising a charity sailing event. Why is this relevant to Coolsmartphone? Well there are a few reasons for that. Number one, I have been doing most of the organisational work for this event on my smartphone. Secondly, my smartphone will
I admit from the outset that despite being a mobile phone addict, I have never been tempted by the iPhone. The iPhone announcement did little to increase my enthusiasm. I am, on the other hand, quite a supporter of the Windows Phone OS. Observing the difference of
For our third instalment of our teen developer interviews I had Chris Frees come on to talk about his experiences with developing and designing websites. You define yourself as a designer and developer. Which do you enjoy most? Do you define yourself with one over the other? That’s
YouTube, as I’ve mentioned before, is a dangerous place. If you leave your children using it unmonitored then you really need to change your ways. As an example, there’s a channel called Fatal Accidents where you can watch just that. There’s no warnings apart from one that
Before beginning this week’s interview, I’d just like to thank everyone for the great response we got to our first interview a few weeks ago. The feedback we got was great and we have an amazing lineup that we can’t wait to show you. This week
HTC are a company that have given the mobile device world a number of firsts, LTE, 3D screens, front-facing stereo speakers, Duo camera to name but a few. HTC will once again be a ‘first’ on releasing the first 64-bit Android phone — nearly a year after Apple
Google’s Play Music All Access music service is rumoured to be changing things up in a big way. According to Android Police, Google’s new music streaming service will be called YouTube Music Key, offering content from Google Play All Access, as well as from YouTube Music Key.
It’s the start of a new football season and many people will be looking for a way to watch Sky Sports on their Smartphones. Sky have provided access to their Sky Go App for a while, which allows Sky Digital customers to watch live sky streams on
I’m on holiday at the moment, but the temptation to check email and Facebook is just too much for some. Where I am, there’s sadly no free roaming from the likes of Three so you either have incredibly expensive data roaming or the hunt for free Wi-Fi.
Douglas Bumby is a 16 year-old situated in Vancouver, Canada. He has a fascination with fonts, user interfaces and cleanly-written code. This week I sat down to ask him about how he got started and attending WWDC 2014. To start, I’d like to ask you how you got
Developers are the architects of our modern world. Without them, the device you’re using to read this would not exist. Neither would Facebook, Twitter, or the GPS in your car. Every day they are creating amazing things to help make our lives better. Programming is a skill
You’re in danger. In fact, your personal life is in danger according to a survey of 5000 people by Tiger Mobiles. It reveals that only 1 in 3 people actually use some sort of security on their lock screen. Over half of the people not using any
Designed in collaboration with fashion designer Michael Bastian and retailer Gilt, HP has announced the company is going to release its first smartwatch later this year. The watch features a circular face with a diameter of a 44m, making it far more smaller than the Moto 360 and
This weekend, following quite a bit of advertising by the company, I gave the Music Magpie app a try. The company buy DVDs, CDs, games and electronics plus clothes, but their app lets you snap barcodes and you get an instant price on your stuff. So, armed
Bear with me on this one, because I will eventually relate this to smartphones ;) Pirate radio stations have always interested me. Despite endless streaming services and internet radio, pirates still take a chance and launch a station on FM without a licence. It seems that, regardless
Thought that might get your attention ;) Imagine the scene, you are on a bus /train/aeroplane/horse drawn cart or other mode of transport. You are minding your own business and get off without a care in the world. A while later you go to get your phone
I know I’ve mentioned it before, and yes, I’m guilty of repeating myself. However, it’s something I’d like to bang my drum about because, for the most part, people tend to switch off when the words “online safety” are mentioned. Still there? Good, because a recent survey
Our frequent readers will know that I had a meeting last night that I was quite excited about. It was with a man who has a vision of the future. This vision was brought about by something that was missing in his life and that of his
This evening I am having a meeting. This meeting will be taking place in a bar. Some drinks will be drunk and words will be exchanged. It sounds quite dull and mundane. However, the meeting is with a very interesting chap by the name of James Hepburn.