For the last few weeks I have been using an unusual phone. It’s this, the BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edtion. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you weren’t aware of this device as it’s not a widely known manufacturer in the UK. Add to that the
Earlier this week, Panic – maker of apps Transmit, Prompt, and Coda – unveiled a humongous, free update to Diet Coda, now called Coda for iOS. Panic really wants to stress that that this is no longer an accessory or counterpart to the Mac app, but rather a
I was hugely excited when this case arrived at CoolSmartPhone Towers. I normally go for wallet cases and having recently used a variety of cheap ones from eBay, the idea of reviewing a high quality case was appealing. The case itself is well-packaged and made of durable
I have been looking for a way to a carry more media on my trips without having to overload the storage of my devices. There have been various ways of doing this around for a while, including the standard-for-Android solution of USB On the Go.
Although I don’t spend all day in my car, like a lot of mobile aficionado’s I’ve moved over to using my handset as the source of my In Car Entertainment (do people even use the phrase ICE any more?). Between using it for navigation and listening to music
Ahhhh, the British summer is here! What does this mean? Day trips to the beach, ice cream and loads and loads of photos. But, if you want to take your beloved smartphone with you, you’ll need some form of protection. Not from the sun, no, but from
I have literally no free time, so to get sucked into a 3D strategy game is a surprise to me. Here Galaxy Control appears to have done just that. If you’ve played Clash of Clans then you’ll feel at home here, because it’s a similar feel –
You’re out. You’ve got your tablet and you want to watch a bit of TV. There’s one fairly straightforward and easy way to do it. You grab an app like iPlayer, NOW TV, Sky Go or something similar and you can watch shows – either live or
We all want to keep our shiny new phones looking as perfect for as long as possible. Lets be honest who wants to see a mark on their £500 new baby? When it comes to keeping devices like new there are thousands and thousands of options. all
This week, Readdle launched the sixth version of their popular scanning app for iPhone, Scanner Pro. It’s a free update to all of its 7 million users, and is on sale right now for 50%-off at only $2.99. This is my go-to app for scanning documents, and
Car journeys with my family usually follow the same pattern. It goes something like this… Dad can I watch my iPad? Yes son. Dad! The battery’s flat! OK, use the iPad mini then. Dad! The iPad mini is flat! Ok, use mums phone. Dad! Mums phone is flat!
So, we have another Bluetooth speaker. This one is made by Kinivo and it’s called the BTX270. In the box you also get a 3.5mm audio cable, so if your device doesn’t do Bluetooth then you can instead plug it into a 3.5mm output and off you
Another year has gone by and another Sony Tablet has arrived on our desk at Coolsmartphone towers. Today I have the real pleasure of unboxing the new Xperia Z4 Tablet. We first saw this stunning device at MWC, which we covered live. It was here that we
Let’s face it, your smartphone has got a proper weedy speaker. It’s not going to fill a room and, despite what the “yoof” think, walking around the streets with your phone playing tunes at full volume is nothing when compared to the classic ghetto blaster. When you’re
Using a tablet whilst out and about may seem like an alien idea to some, but for many including 4G in a tablet makes it the ideal companion to take on the train, bus or even to the local cafe. Historically tablets have been Wi-Fi only with
It doesn’t seem to matter how much storage you have in your smartphone, it never seems to be quite enough. Some smartphones allow you to use memory cards to increase storage, but as this has never been an option on the iPhone. As apps and media increase in size,
I’ll admit to jumping in my car and generally throwing my phone onto the passenger seat. There it’ll be, sliding around and then falling off the side of the seat as I go around a corner. After I arrive at my destination I then get to play
Most phones look the same. Big screen? Check. One button up front maybe? Check. Manufacturers struggle to achieve differentiation. LG have tried to stand out from the crowd by keeping the screen large and reducing the bezel, which means a better one-handed experience. It also means that
This thing is pretty straightforward really. It sticks onto the back of any tablet and gives you a kickstand. Not only that, but it’ll rotate around by 360 degrees so you can set it up just how you want. It sticks on using special microsuction technology. Sure,
A GoPro camera might be found on the helmet of a cyclist near you but, if we’re honest, these things are quite expensive. This is an alternative – the Kitvision Splash. The price is £69.99 (RRP), but you can get it for less than that on Amazon.