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HTC Desire 626 specs leaked

According to @upleaks Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC is working on a mid-range handset dubbed the Desire 626. From the leaked images, the Desire 626 looks very similar to HTC’s current mid-range Desire handset the 826. However, the Desire 626 will sport considerably less powerful internals, which includes :-

More detail emerges on the O2 purchase by Hutchinson Whampoa

The owners of UK network Three have just added details on their site about the discussions taking place to buy O2 UK. The rumours stated that the deal was pretty much done, but the official statement is a little more cautious, saying that the companies are in

BREAKING – O2 sell to Three owners for £10bn

Sources have confirmed to the Financial Times that Telefónica (O2 UK) is about to be purhcased by Hutchison Whampoa (Three) for “more than £10bn”. The move comes after rumours of the deal surfaced earlier this week. According to the newspaper there’ll be an official announcement tomorrow (January

WhatsApp start to ban users of the third party “WhatsApp Plus” app

WhatsApp is a popular cross platform messaging app that allows users the share text, picture and video messages to either individuals or groups of friends over their internet connection. Many of their 700 Million active users will be using the official WhatsApp app, however some may be

Boombox iMusic Pillow review

Remember that Boombox iMusic Pillow? We mentioned it last week and we love things like this. For a start it’s not like we’re talking about £600-worth of smartphone that needs to be fully explained in a 2000-word review. Oh no, this is a pillow with speakers in.

Three UK about to buy O2 ?

As you’ll know if you follow us, the boys at BT are currently sniffing around EE. Poor old O2 were out in the cold but, according to The Sunday Times, the owner of Three is looking to buy the network. Owner Li Ka-shing is apparently in talks

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio Review

The Question: How do you make a lightweight and portable tablet productive? Well apart from adding the appropriate software like MS Office or Google Docs, the other way is to add a keyboard case/dock. That is exactly what I have done with the Nexus 9; I have

Kinivo BTE40 Stereo Bluetooth headphones review

You’ve got your favourite headphones and you don’t want to get rid of them. I understand that. However, you don’t want to constantly be shackled to your smartphone or tablet. It’s a pain isn’t it? Especially if you have a tablet or a phablet. Those things are

Arctic P614BT Bluetooth Headphones – Review

Headphones or earphones, which are best? Surely that’s one of the big unresolved questions in modern day life, I for one can’t decide which to go with and because of that I have piles of headphones and earphones at home. I’ve been hankering after a pair of

WWE Network finally launches in the UK

Grappling fans rejoice, as finally after a false start the WWE network has launched in the UK. Offering On Demand access to a vast library of Wrestling footage, TV shows and Pay Per View events, British Wrestling fans have been eagerly waiting its launch. Access to the

Ensuring you’re paying attention to what’s important

Noticed some adverts on your TV after 9PM that have a certain gambling theme? You’re not the only one, and for the most part they’re not actually encouraging you to go into your local bookies any more either, because you can simply place a bet by using

MS Office Comes to Android

Who out there uses their Android tablet for Work? Not that many I guess, and there is one huge reason for this and until very recently the this would be the case if you were to ask iPad users the same question. Finally Microsoft have stopped suing Google

HTC M8 Developer & Unlocked Editions Receiving Lollipop Update

When Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop in October last year, HTC boldly announced that they would update their flagship device within 90 days (oh how we sniggered). Well it appears we shouldn’t have laughed so hard as HTC was able to keep that plan in tact. According to

UK Galaxy S5 receiving Lollipop Update.

In December last year Samsung began rolling out their Lollipop update the Galaxy S5, starting in Poland, which those of us that love to hack, soon started shoe horning into our devices. Well if you’re not a hacker the wait appears to be over with the update now officially landing

Waytools Textblade the multitouch keyboard goes on sale

This popped into my mailbox yesterday evening and I was instantly intrigued by it, as surely a small keyboard could not actually be productive. So I dug a bit deeper and then discovered that this board will use multi-touch in its 8 keys. Yep you read that

Rock Jaw Alfa Genius headphones – Reviewed

Headphones, we get a lot of them to review and we’ve had a couple sent in by Rock Jaw already. Here’s our look at the Arcana and the Hydra headphones. These Alfa Genius ones though, are quite different to any you’ve ever seen before because you can…

Apple Clarifies its EU Returns Policy

Following the announcement of Apple’s updated return policy in the EU, as we reported there was speculation that it was potentially open to abuse, possibly allowing users to claim refunds on purchased apps with the app being removed. However Apple have clarified their stance on their returns

Lie on top of us. We want to be in your dreams.

Now that, my friends, wins our “weirdest title of the year award”. Honestly, it’s proper click-bait. We’d like to tell you about this pillow we’ve found.. Inside there’s two hidden speakers and an amplifier. Plug your device in via the 3.5mm audio cable and, boom. You’ve got

A week of reviews

Welcome to a cold and dark Monday morning. Come on into the a Coolsmartphone cafe and get yourself a tasty beverage because this week we’re going to have a bit of a treat for you. Every single day this week, at 8.30am, we’ll have an in-depth review

Free phone charging at McDonald’s

I don’t know about you, but the main reason I went to McDonald’s as a child was that it offered a free and (relatively) clean toilet. The McPiss was a regular feature of holidays in France. With the recent announcement that McD’s will offer free phone charging,