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Apple event confirmed for September 10th

Well folks it’s official…… Apple have just sent out invites to a press event at their Cupertino HQ where at least one iPhone is expected to be announced but with many rumours we will actually see two. The different colour dots on the invitation would sort of

Cars in the Cloud, Here has arrived.

Cars are becoming more clever by the day.  Head-up displays, 3G connected satellite navigation systems, Bluetooth connectivity and even self driving vehicles. As with our smartphones, we are demanding more and more from our vehicles and the onboard computers are only too happy to oblige.  From the

More woes for beleaguered Blackberry

Touchscreens rule the world.  This is the conclusion that we can now come to after sales of the Blackberry Q10 have tanked. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that carriers and vendors are increasingly claiming that handset sales have been exceptionally poor and many of those sold

Two new products from RHA, can the excellence be continued?

We here at Coolsmartphone have been fans of RHA ever since we first heard the most excellent MA350 earphones.  The company has since continued to produce superb quality headphones at very reasonable prices. Now the company has announced not one but two new products, the MA600i and

iOS – Guided access, let nippers use your iDevice.

Do you let those little fingers maul over your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Let the wee ones watch a video but you need to keep restarting or un pausing it because they pressed the screen? Have no fear, there is a simple solution built into the

How to downgrade from an iOS 7 beta to iOS 6

We all know that there is a new version of iOS coming out soon. Some of you have been lucky enough to be able to try it out on your current devices. The first 3 beta releases didn’t depend on your device being registered with an active

BBM for Android and iOS in testing

Kenny Loggins has just emailed in with a cryptic email about taking the highway to the Beta Zone. We checked it out, and it looks like that’s where the BBM cross-platform beta lives at the moment. If you’re a bit special and you registered with the BlackBerry

Redesign iOS yourself, right here.

Want to cause an argument? Want to annoy anyone using an iPhone? Just say this.. “The OS is looking a bit old now isn’t it?” Start the car! Start the car!! Now you can design a new and improved iOS 7 with the aid of this iOS

The Android machine plows on and on.

7.4 million phones in 3 months.  That is 2.46 million phones a month. The figure above details Nokia’s handset sales of Windows Phones in 3 months.  not bad going that eh!? Now lets take the city of Birmingham in the Midlands, UK.  At the last census in

Google Maps update hits iOS

Google’s updated Maps app for iOS has hit the App Store. The new version, which brings improvements to search, navigation and traffic information, is also the first dedicated Google Maps app for iPad. Android users have had a week to play with the new features, as we

App store 5th birthday discounts

The Apple App store celebrates its 5th birthday on July 10th and as an early birthday present from Apple, you can get a range of top apps for free (and everyone likes free stuff). What’s more is that these aren’t your usual run of the mill apps

Samsung Galaxy S4 v Apple iPhone 5 – What is the best option?

Two of the biggest and best smartphones available on today’s market are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5. With both devices possessing impressive performance specifications, immersive touchscreen displays and multi-tasking capabilities, it is certainly a close battle. So, here is a comparison of two

Tim Cook calls Android “a pretty bleak story”

On stage yesterday the Apple CEO stood to talk to developers about why they should choose iOS over anything. Mentioning competitors directly, he showed the OS version fragmentation on Android and compared it to iOS. Some 93% of iOS users have iOS 6, whilst on Android there’s

iOS 7 announced – here’s the feature lowdown

Just in case you missed it, Apple have announced a new version of their popular iOS operating system – iOS 7. This new version of iOS is seen as an evolutionary step for the mobile platform, with Apple CEO Tim Cook saying that iOS 7 is the

WWDC Keynote 2013 – Live with Coolsmartphone

Join the Coolsmartphone team from 6PM BST as we cover Apple’s 2013 WWDC keynote. We expect to see new versions of iOS and Mac OSX, as well as a few new hardware goodies – a lack of leaks this year has, however, left us pretty much in

Gmail update brings multiple inboxes

  In what is a fairly major update, Google have added multiple Inboxes to Gmail on the web and to its Gmail and iOS apps. The inboxes take the form of tabs, with categories for Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. The idea is that bulk mail

Google Babel launches as the new Hangouts

  Google finally took the wraps of Babel yesterday with the relaunch of Hangouts, a cross-platform unified messaging service to take on the likes of iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp. Users no longer have to contend with separate Google Talk, G+ Messenger, G+ Hangouts and Google Voice