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Google add voice search to their iOS search app

In much the same way that a few lucky Android Jelly Bean users have been using Google Now, Google will soon be updating the search app for iOS. Introducing Voice Search on your mobile device In the latest version of the Google Search App for iOS and

YouTube app will not be part of iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 beta 4 to developers this afternoon and in a move that may not be overly surprising, the YouTube app has been removed completely.  To say relations between Apple and Google have been strained recently would be an understatement. On stage at WWDC Apple

New Hands Free Traffic App with Data Supplied By The Highways Agency

For those that are constantly on the road, the Highways Agency has reached an agreement to feed up-to-date traffic information from England’s motorways and major A roads into a new hands-free app for smartphones.  The app from Information Logistics Inc automatically updates travel advisories based on your

The iPhone 5 – Really? Is that it?

Rumours are annoying at times. Before the Samsung Galaxy SIII launch, details and “blurrycam” photos were hitting websites all over the web and they were mostly wrong. Now it is the turn of Apple and the iPhone 5, and a recent set of rumoured images and video

Word Hex – Addictive iOS Game

There is a new game developer in town. We are introducing Very Nice Studio. The new developers have come up with an addictive game that allows you to pass the time of day whilst using your brain. Word Hex. The aim of the game is to find

Google buys Sparrow

iPhone and Mac users may already be familiar with Sparrow and their apps for those platforms. Originally Mac only, Sparrow came to the iPhone  back in March and has quickly gathered a following as the go to email/Gmail app for iOS. The buzz seems to have caught

Coolsmartphone recommended iOS app: Defense Zone HD

The tower defense genre is a well established one in gaming, and there are plenty to choose from on the App Store. But a star in the field is Defense Zone HD, from developer Artem Kotov. While the gameplay follows the standard method of defending against increasingly

New iPhone to be announced on 7th August?

A few websites have been throwing around a possible launch date of the new iPhone – August 7th. If true this gives us less than a month away. There have been leaked photos (like the one below) of what we are expecting the new flagship phone from

BBC Olympic Apps Launch

The British summer (if we actually get one) of sport goes on, we’ve still not won anything but probably our best chance of glory is nigh. The Olympics are but days away, the M4 has re-opened, the Army are doing the security and the best of all,

Rovio’s New Amazing Alex Now On Android and iOS

Fresh today from Rovio Mobile comes a brand new game, Amazing Alex. This whiz kid has a boundless imagination and a houseful of fun toys that can turn anything into an adventure! From cleaning up his room to battling cardboard robots in his backyard, Alex creates amazing

Google+ Comes To The iPad

Yes folks, now you can Hangout with your friends and catch up on your streams on the iPad. Google have released an update for the iOS Google+ app which is now optimised for the popular Apple tablet and it includes Retina Support. With Full iPad support, you

Bored? Hazardous Balloon Will Help!

Do you find that you get bored during your commute, in the evenings or those wet weekends waiting for the new week to start. Hazard Creation have come up with a neat little game that can kill a few hours here and there. The app is simple.

Opinion: Google, You have failed again!

At 5.30pm on Wednesday night I settled myself down to watch the keynote speech at Google I/o – Google’s developers conference (their very own version of WWDC.) There had been plenty of rumours about an upcoming OS release, a new tablet and Google TV. I watched as

Google Chrome + Drive Coming To iOS

Google have announced at Google I/O that they are releasing Google Chrome Today, the 28th June for iOS. Not only are we getting the long awaited browser but we will also be getting the long anticipated Google Drive app. Some iOS users have been waiting for the

Calling all app developers – We want YOU!

If you are involved in the development of apps or games then we want to hear from you. Regardless of platform, be it Android, Blackberry, iOS, Symbian or Windows Phone. We’d like you the developers to come to our forums and post details about your products. We

Carphone Warehouse Launch “Bill Angel”

Carphone Warehouse have today announced the launch of a new app that they have called “Bill Angel”. Designed to  track your call, text and data usage, the app will warn you when you reach your limits thus making it easier to stick to your tariff allowances. Currently available

Wimbledon App Now Available on iTunes and Google Play

The football may be over for England but the great British summer of sport rolls on with the Wimbledon Tennis Championships starting today and we bring you news of the official Wimbledon app!! Follow all the action LIVE during the fortnight with the official Wimbledon app. The

Opinion: Apple And The New Connector

As regular readers will probably be aware I am an Android fan.  I don’t particularly dislike Apple but I have no love for them either.  For me iOS is a bland piece of software that is only bought to life by the plethora of apps that is

Samsung Woos iPhone Users with Free Software

Samsung have stepped up their undeclared war with Apple by offering free software to help users defecting from iOS transfer their media, contacts and archived text messages. The software also enables users to continue to use Apple’s iTunes software to manage their Android handset…a sure selling point.

Flipboard For Android Now On Google Play

A little while ago we bought you news that the iOS exclusive app was coming to Android via the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Following leaks and several beta releases we bring you the news that Flipboard is now available on Google Play. The app, specially optimised for smartphones (the

OS Updates and Fragmentation

While Android OEMs have continually shown a tendency to not support their handsets with updates, either promptly or at all, Apple have just announced that the 3GS will receive its 3rd major update with iOS 6. The fact that only 7% of devices accessing the Play Store

Fight Your Corner!

Since I write for and am very passionate about phones and technology everyone expects me to have the latest and greatest, most people are surprised when I say I own a Motorola Atrix and ask why I don’t have something more impressive! I’ve spent a lot of time

Is This The iPhone 5??

BGR have picked up some images of what appears to be a fully working Apple iPhone 5 (if that is to be the name) complete with a redesign over the existing 4S which is now thinner and seems to be a unibody aluminium design with glass. Whilst we cannot

iOS 6 feature compatibility – what will work on your device?

Following yesterday’s story about iOS 6′s new turn-by-turn feature requiring an iPhone 4S, we’ve pulled together a handy run-down of which features will work on which iOS devices when iOS 6 is released in the autumn. iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPad 2 New iPad Siri No Yes No

Where is the Killer Feature??

Before I start I want to make clear that I am an Android user. I’ve had a play on iOS for a while in its various guises both jailbroken and not and on iPhones and an iPod Touch. I am not a particular fan of Apple devices

iOS Turn-by-turn will need the latest devices

As Apple announced yesterday at WWDC – see here for our overview – iOS 6 will feature a brand new Maps app, including turn-by-turn navigation. Great, and long awaited, news for the iOS community. But a footnote on Apple’s preview site informs us that the turn-by-turn feature, as