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Coolsmartphone Podcast 199. An in-car special. Remember these?

After the insanity of the Mobile World Congress, a lot of my colleagues have collapsed with exhaustion. So, with time at a premium and a distinct lack of coffee or holiday time, I’ve decided to record a special edition of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Long-time listeners may remember how …

Netflix now allows content to be saved to SD Card.

Remember some time ago we brought you the news that finally, Netflix was allowing customers to download some of their content and store it to the device?  The good news is that the latest update to the media streaming app allows content to be stored on the SD …

Super Mario Run out today!

This looks to be the “next big thing” on mobile. Today Super Mario Run will finally launch for iOS devices and, although it looks a bit like the traditional Super Mario Bros, this is an “autorunner”, so the clever little plumber moves forward at all times. That means …

Pokémon Go now in the UK too

Following on from my story yesterday, I can now confirm that the game everyone is talking about is available in UK app stores. Android and iPhone users just need to head to their respective places and grab the download the normal way. Yesterday we detailed a get-around that …

How to download Pokémon Go on Android in the UK now

OK. It’s turned into a dream for the PR company this one. Everybody seems to be talking about it, even here in the UK where you can’t actually download the thing just yet. Pokémon has returned and the ’90s have come back too (Robot Wars was on TV …

How to – Download music videos as audio files

I’ve posted about this before, but I do get asked quite a bit and I’m really tired of people telling me that it’s strictly “not legal”. In truth, it probably isn’t if you’re using it to download copyrighted music, but then again so many people know about this …

The new HTC Zoe app. I want to try it, but.. I just can’t

I had the old HTC Zoe Beta app installed until just a few days ago. The app ran fine on my LG G3 but hey, I want to try the new version which appeared just yesterday. However.. It turns out I can’t. The app isn’t compatible with the …

blinkbox music – The new boy on the streaming scene

Tesco have sent me something. I think it’s because I’ve started shopping in Aldi more. Who knows, but they are trying to grab my attention. They own blinkbox music, which is another offering alongside their blinkbox TV and movie streaming service. Considering they’ve not sent the Coolsmartphone team …

Hill Climb Racing now available on Windows Phone

Hill Climb Racing, the rather popular Android game that has seen over 50 million installs from Google Play has found its way onto Windows Phone. The game which is published by Fingersoft sees you take control of Newton Bill in order to get your vehicle as far along …

TubeMate – Downloading YouTube videos on your Android

Ahh screw it. I’m going to let you know about because, let’s face it, there’s only about 12 people that don’t know about this particular app. Now, come close to the screen my dear friends. Closer. Closer… Hey have you been eating onions? So, if you want to …

BB10.2 SDK beta released, supports Jelly Bean apps

The folks over at BlackBerry have just announced the SDK beta release of BB10.2, an update for the mobile OS bundled with the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. There are enhancements to various parts of BB10 in this update – with this being a developer release, there are several …

Google Maps for iOS is back!

Do we really need to give you the history on this? Oh, OK. I’ll do it briefly then. If you had an iPhone a few months back then you’ll have used Google Maps as the default mapping solution. Apple changed all that though, and along cam Apple Maps …

Mobile networks – Can they take the strain of mobile data?

The Internet is changing. Pirate sites are getting blocked, bandwidth is managed and now providers like Verizon to throttle down speeds for anyone daring to download illegally pirated material. Despite all that, data use is on the rise, and people seem to be ignoring public WiFi hotspots too. …

Android App – Google Field Trip

What is Google Field Trip? The short answer is, an app that tells you when you are near something interesting. The Play store description: Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on …

Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 14

This week we discuss the products launched at Apples iPhone event. We also answer your questions. This week your hosts are, Jamie Ryan, Ravi Patel and Mark Peters You can find the RSS feed for the podcast here, you can subscribe in iTunes and you can find us by …

4G – Backhaul is key

Many months ago we performed some slightly unscientific speed tests and came to the conclusion that “traffic management” was active on certain mobile networks. Our tests at the time showed that a 3G / HSPDA connection never seemed to deliver more than 2Mbps whilst other networks delivered more …

BBC iPlayer to allow mobile downloads

The BBC have announced that starting with the iOS version they will be updating their iPlayer apps to support mobile downloads. The download is meant to be valid for thirty days, which makes me think we might see a few issues with jailbroke and rooted devices. The Android …

Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 8

Many are hailing this as our best episode yet, granted those are the 4 people that were actually on the podcast but its still a valid opinion. This week we discuss the Circus that is Apple vs Samsung, What we’d like to see in a new iPhone, more …

Angry Birds vs Angry Birds – Windows Phone vs Android

Mobile World Congress always shows us just how the mobile OS’s are performing in the marketplace. We saw for ourselves that the Google Android stand was full of people and the Windows Phone stand was perhaps a little more subdued. Sure, it goes without saying that Windows Phone …

Rovio – Supporting Windows Phone is “a big undertaking”

We first heard about the “Angry Birds Space” a couple of weeks ago and there was a notable omission in the supported OS’s. Our exact words at the time were.. Set your alarm for March 22nd people… Oh .. and if you’ve got a Windows Phone… Ermmm… Look! …