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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

My choice of apps – 1Password

 Hands up if you use the same password at more than one website. Now keep your hand up if all your passwords are more than 12 characters, contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and characters. Where did everyone go?!  Until recently I used

BBM coming to Android and iOS

BlackBerry have just posted that BBM is coming to both Android and iOS this summer. It’ll be available as a free download from the relevant app stores. Although this is great news for anyone who’d like to keep on touch with their BlackBerry-packing friends, they have left it

Flipboard 2.0 arrives on Android

The new version of Flipboard for Android has hit the Google Play Store. It packs some new features including personally-curated magazines, improved search, notifications and a bookmarklet. It’s the Android version of the same Flipboard 2.0.1 update which hit the App Store in the middle of last

Instagram introduces “Photos of you”

Instagram, the photo sharing app has announced a new feature. Billed as “Photos of You” the feature now allows users to tag photos, either with names or brands.  These photos will then show up in the Photos of you section of your profile. Notifications are sent when

Google Now comes to iOS

Google Now. Love it or hate it, it’s a very clever do-hickey. Up until now it’s been firmly sat in the Android camp, but now it’s coming to iPhone too. Google Now, for those that aren’t aware, pops up some helpful cards that you’ll be needing throughout

BBC iPlayer Radio launches on Android

Back in October I wrote a small piece regarding the launch of iPlayer radio.  At the time the app was only available on iOS with an Android version said to be following soon. Well, some 6 months later the Android version has finally launched and it looks quite impressive.

Cut The Rope Time Travel now available

I’m a big fan of Cut The Rope, and noticed yesterday that a new version is out, called ‘Time Travel’. This edition sees the awesome Om Nom travel though time (see what they did there?) meeting ancestors  and gulping down yet more candy. Perhaops they’ll be a ‘Cut

Chatheads for iOS and Facebook Home for Android released in the UK

Changes are afoot for the Facebook app for iOS.  The iPhone and iPad apps will both get an update today which means that it will now include new features in private messages. Stickers are a new way of expressing yourself within messages…… Also released is the much

Latest US market share figures released

The latest Operating system figures for the US have been released by Kantar. Unlike the Android figures posted earlier today there are some real surprises for the latest quarter. Operating System 3 months to Feb 12 3 months to Feb 13 Change +/-  iOS  47%  43.5%  -3.5%

Flipboard 2.0 comes to iOS

Flipboard has today hit version 2.0, and the big new feature of this release is the ability to create your own magazine(s). Borrowing a trick from Instapaper/Pocket/Tumblr, users can now Flip stories using a bookmarklet, instantly adding them to their very own magazines. These can be both

Dropbox buys Mailbox in reported $100m deal

Mailbox, the iPhone app designed to ease the pain of trying to clear your inbox on a daily basis, has gained a lot of attention since its launch, helped no doubt by the waiting list system the team have used to manage the rollout, allowing the app

Release your Phone with TU Go from O2

We live in a well connected world these days where you can instantly draw upon the the great search engine in sky for the answer to any question, watch videos of Shetland Ponies moonwalking and other such delights that the Internet can bring. Now while this is

Mophie announce Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5

Mophie have announced availability of the ‘Juice Pack Air’ for the Apple iPhone 5 which is a case with built in battery giving you an extra 1700mAh of battery to use, perfect if you like to travel a lot or want to get even more out of

Is Android Disappearing? – Editorial

We are living in a smartphone world of mobile fun and wherever you look the worlds of mobile and traditional computing are converging – from the technology itself to the sites that cover it.  Facebook and Twitter are appearing across all platforms from the new Playstation 4

Infinity Blade goes free on App Store

Infinity Blade, the multi award winning iOS action RPG, is Apple’s App of the Week this week. That means you can pick it up for the grand total of zero pence. The first iOS game to use the Unreal Engine 3, Infinity Blade was widely used in

Apple iOS 6.1 introduces lock code bug

Oh Apple.. Quality control seems to be slipping at the Californian giant these days. After Vodafone warning users not to update to iOS 6.1 , we now have a potential security issue in iOS 6.1.1 Below is the video demonstrating the glitch, in Spanish, but it’s fairly easy

iOS 6.1.1 OTA Update released

Following the previously reported connection and battery drain issues affecting iOS 6.1, an update has tonight been released for the iPhone 4S. The update brings the version to 6.1.1 and Apple say: This update fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S. You