News Archive

Yotaphone 2 price cut and update

If you remember back a few months we were very fond of the Yotaphone 2 when we tested it, however there were a few things that really stuck in our throat’s. The news today is that these issues may have been negated. Yota have announced that they

Cyanogen and OnePlus part company

It may or may not surprise you to hear that Cyanogen and OnePlus are parting ways, and the Cyanogen team are looking for new hardware vendors to bring its custom Android OS to market. This possibly surprising news has been revealed by Cyanogen’s Kirt McMaster and Steve Kondik speaking

Jide Remix Tablet will be made

The Jide Remix tablet that I mentioned the other day will indeed now be made and shipped to the US, EU and for this here writer, most importantly the UK. To celebrate this I want to share a great video done by Brad Linder of Liliputing that

Sony start Lollipop rollout on Xperia Z2 and Z3 ranges

Do you own a Xperia Z2, Z3 or indeed any of their variants (tablets or compacts)? If so then I have gooood news everybody. Lollipop is starting to make it’s way to your device. Wait though, before you run off to check, we should mention that it’s

Apple iTunes and App Store takes a plunge

Can’t download an App? You’re not on your own. It’s all Jeremy Clarksons’ fault. Earlier today the Apple iTunes and App Stores for both Mac and iOS went down for many users across the world. Only after a good few hours did Apple acknowledge there was a

Apple may be waterproofing the next iPhone

We’ve heard these rumours before about waterproofing but this time they come with a little weight. Apple have applied for a new patent that allows the coating of components with a silicone based substance something called “hydrophobic coating.” From what I understand, it’s basically a way to coat

MWC – Ubuntu Hands on With BQ Aquarius and Meizu MX4

It is really inspiring to see a new OS enter into the crowded Mobile market space. With this in mind I went out to the far reaches of the Fira to track down Canonical. They’re the guys behind Ubuntu. Now, for those of you who have been

MWC- Lenovo release two new smartphone’s and projector.

We were keen to see what Lenovo would be bringing to MWC 2015 since their recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility in the past year. Well they certainly haven’t disappointed they have brought no one but 2 phones to show off we will start with the lower tier

MWC – Alcatel Onetouch announce the Idol 3

Alcatel are one of those funny manufacturers that just do not get the recognition they should have over the years, so when they popped up again at MWC, the guys were interested. This year they’re introducing the next in line of their Idol series, the Idol 3.

MWC – Xperia M4 Aqua leaks

It seems that Sony has loosened the grip it had on its information about upcoming products at MWC 2015. Just a day after the Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra leaked on their own app, we now have another one from internal documents. The Xperia M4 Aqua is due

Drivers now browsing social media at the wheel too

People will do things they’re not supposed to sometimes. It’s a fact. We get told not to do something but there’s always going to be a certain majority that’ll go ahead and do it anyway. Don’t drive in the centre lane of a motorway when the lane

MWC – Sony reveal their new Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra UPDATE

It seems that, despite their best efforts to stop things leaking, Sony have slipped and overnight an image popped up on their Xperia Lounge app about the soon-to-be-released Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra. Silly name conventions aside, what do we know about this tablet? Well, it is going

Pebble Time launches on Kickstarter

Today was a big day for Pebble. Just in case you have been living under a rock and dont know who Pebble are, they made the first truly usable Smartwatch that could work on both iOS and Android. That one was also funded through a Kickstarter project

Two step verification for iMessage and FaceTime

For a while now Apple has had the option of two step security as an additional level of protection for your personal details. Then, last year after those nudes where leaked, they enabled it on iCloud. Logging into iCloud.com, even in a browser, would trigger the verification

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

CES – Asus unveil the new Chi lineup

Asus have been busy out in the desert today, not just with the announcement of the new Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone 2,:) but with the announcement of the new Transformer Book Chi range. The range will come in three sizes and with differing specs for each size.

Nexus 9 LTE available in the UK

Finally we are able to purchase a Nexus 9 LTE in the UK, but not from where you think. Amazon are currently showing that they have some Nexus 9 LTE variants in Black in stock.. Unfortunately since this screenshot was taken the price has gone back up

Coolsmartphone Podcast 120 – Watch live

Look, it’s raining and it’s cold outside. You really don’t want to be out there. Get yourself comfy for the live “as it happens” recording of our 120th podcast. We’ll be going live at 8.30PM tonight and it’ll then be available tomorrow morning after we’ve removed all

Three removing One Plan tariff for customers?

Three have always made an impact in the UK mobile phone market. They were the first 3G network to launch over 11 years ago, they’ve brought free roaming to certain countries and they introduced us to their outstanding One Plan tariff. The latter allowed customers to use