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iPhone 7 – iOS Users Surveyed By OnePulse

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are being announced later today. All the breadcrumbs at IFA pointed to it. We’re pretty much certain of it. But what do iOS users think? As good as we are here at Coolsmartphone.com we’re not mind readers yet, but thankfully we …

Coolsmartphone Challenge – Tracking your phone

We’re going to try something this week, but we hit a problem instantly. It’s the same old problem that we continually bump into on a daily basis. Battery life. It’s just not good enough. It’s not kept up. In recent years I’ve seen really low-tech Nokia featurephones getting …

Audi release an app to save battery life.. in your phone

If you drive a flash car you might know about the “stop-start” technology that usually kicks in when you stop at traffic lights. Your engine will stop and then, as you touch the accelerator, it’ll start again. To be honest it drove me a bit mental when I …

Do you fancy TEN TIMES your current battery life?

Battery life. The bane of modern smartphones. We’ve discussed this on the podcast as one of the aspects begging for technology innovation, and it looks like our prayers just might be answered. A team from the United States claim to have invented a new type of battery technology, which provides TEN TIMES …

Powwaaaaarrr!! (Desk charger review)

This week is going to be a bit of a blinder in the world of technology. There’s a HTC event tomorrow..at which HTC have something special to announce. Sony are apparently unveiling something the following day (Playstation 4?), and Coolsmartphone are heading to Mobile World Congress. With that …

iOS 6.1 causing issues; Vodafone issues warning

We’re receiving reports that iOS 6.1, recently pushed to the general public, is wreaking havoc with data connectivity and battery life for those of you with the iPhone 4S. According to multiple reports, the 4S suffers from severe battery life degradation as well as issues with connectivity. It …

iPhone 5 Power Jacket Case

The guys over at MobileFun have sent us an extended battery case for the iPhone 5. The Power Jacket is the first extended battery case to enter the market for the iPhone 5 and we have the privilege of getting one. First impressions when getting it out of …

Samsung Galaxy Note – Mugen extended battery review

You get a phone, you use your phone, you start to use your phone a lot more as you slowly realise what it is capable of, you then start to carry a charger around with you every day to charge up your new wonder phone. Your battery just …

JuiceDefender – A recommendation

About a week ago Terran Brown mailed me to recommend something called JuiceDefender. It’s one of a few apps which claim to extend your battery life so, as I’m usually running low on battery for most of the day, I gave it a try. First, a little insight …

Snapdragon try to tell us something about their CPU

Snapdragon have put out this promotional video showing one phone travelling around the world. It did the trip in one charge and filmed various wacky bits in between as you can see below. Now…. battery life is always a pain point for smartphone users, so initially we were …

Taking on the iPhone 4S battery issues

My saga of trying to extend the battery life of the iPhone 4S to a usable point continues. I called Apple Support, who confirmed that the iOS 5.0.1 release didn’t have any impact on a proportion of users iPhones, and that Apple continues to work on the issue …

iPhone 4S battery issues – the saga continues

The ‘battery life’ issue which many users have experienced – in which you moved from a 3GS or iPhone4 that could cope with a single daily charge, to an iPhone 4S that needs a minimum of two charges to make it through a full day of heavy use …

Take part in a battery life survey

Battery life is always a touchy subject, and one that’s very hard to measure in real-world usage. Higher “mAh” figures don’t always mean a better battery life due to the way that people use their phones. As a rule of thumb, turning stuff off and lowering your screen …

iPhone 4S battery problems reported

According to the Guardian there have been cases of Apple contacting iPhone 4S owners to try and ascertain the problem amidst reports of poor battery life being reported. Have you been affected by this? Let us know!

Battery life – the networks fault?

  One of the most complained about things on modern smartphones, is their battery life – and quite rightly. After years of getting us used to increasing battery life on phones, smartphones came along and we all had to get used to charging our phones once or more …

Improving battery life on your Android

Battery life is perhaps one of the most important and most annoying thing about a smartphone. One of my fellow MVP’s, Daron Brewood, has been having some pretty big issues with battery life on his HTC Sensation. After just 5 hours he’d see the red battery light and …

How to Maximise Your Android Phone’s Battery Life

Battery life has always been a concern with a lot of Android phones. In extreme cases, devices like the US-only HTC Evo 4G would only manage four hours with heavy use. The Desire HD is also another device that has battery life issues; it’s clear to see that …