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Got yourself a free mobile phone delivered? Watch out

People tell me that this is a known scam, but to be honest I’d not heard about it. However, a neighbour (at least according to the Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter I seem to get every week) had scammers do this to him. Luckily the guy realised, but this

Sharp’s eye-watering 736ppi display

It appears that phone manufacturers are moving away from the camera megapixel race and instead onto who’s got the higest resolution screen. A screen resolution is measured by pixel density, or Pixels Per Inch “PPI” (not payment protection insurance). Now the human eye struggles to see anything more

Want to view your NHS records from your smartphone?

Our National Heath Service (NHS), love it hate it, it’s still the envy of the world. As we move ever closer to the digital edge, it appears that the NHS is following too (abeit slowly). The NHS today outlined a number of new digital improvements that include

When free really isn’t free

Wondering how the makers of mobile apps can afford TV advertising when they’re free to download? Well, we seem to quite like a model named “Freemium”. The word itself, which is a mash-up of “free” and “premium”, means that you get the entire game or app for

Teen Developers – Jonathan Kingsley

Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m a software developer/computer security nerd from Britland, I’ve been building things at companies and freelancing for the better part of 2 years now, and i’m currently working on my own company with 3 other awesome people.

Could network roaming be coming to the UK?

Network Roaming is one of those break through events that we have been expecting for along time, but a lot of us were starting to suspect that it would never happen. The ability to roam across networks would allow users who find themselves without service to switch

Teen Developers – Colton Anglin

Today we talked with Colton Anglin, a young developer based out of Oklahoma City. He develops for open source and the Web, and loves all things Apple. Hackathons are pretty great too.     You say that you enjoy contributing to open source projects. Does developing open-source feel any different

Oppo N3 to have the swivel camera like the N1

Phone manufacturer Oppo has released the above photo of their rumoured next device the Oppo N3, with what appears to be a rotating rear camera module at the top of the device, which we first saw the N1, enabling the high quality selfie, which seems to be

Teen Developers – Marcel Voss

I certainly hope that everybody is enjoying our bi-weekly teen interviews. We had a little incident with our last interview and had to take it down, but I feel like this one is so awesome it’ll make up for it! Marcel is a 17 year old from

Has Apple just reached crisis point ?

It’s not often that I jump into tabloid style headlines but as our podcast listeners will learn in this weeks show, when I started to write this article I had just had my iPhone trashed by a ‘safe’ iOS update. With that in mind – Has Apple

My coverage of Bart’s Bash 2014

Well the event is done and now it’s time to review how the event went and how once again mobile tech helped me during the event. As those of you who read my previous article will know I was planning on covering the event for the site

Pocket-Casts web based podcast player now in beta.

I absolutely love the PocketCasts app, I must use everyday and I have installed it on every device I own both iOS and Android, to be honest it’s one of the few app’s I can’t do without. If you don’t know what PocketCasts is, it’s a podcast

Have Apple just become a little less Apple-like?

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

My Xperia Z2 and its organising skills.

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

Teen Developers – Chris Frees

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

Driving and texting. Let’s see what happens eh?

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

Teen Developers – Eytan Schulman

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 Desire 820 first 64 Bit Android Device

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