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Today is the day to pre-order an iPhone 5C

Today is the day that you can order the colourful iPhone 5C. Your choices for pre ordering are as follows Apple Direct As expected Apple are offering both models of the iPhone 5C unlocked and in a choice of colours. More information can be found here. Vodafone On …

Touch ID will not store your fingerprint image.

Security on a smartphone is rapidly becoming a necessary evil.  The personal data stored on these mobile pocket computers is vast, from photos, videos, documents to simple contact details, the amount of vital information is growing daily. Just in the way that you wouldn’t welcome someone entering your …

8 bit dungeon game Heroes of Loot is now available for Android and iOS

OrangePixel make some rather splendid games, mostly retro style 8bit platform games or shoot em ups. Heroes of Loot is reminiscent of Gauntlet, that amazing dungeon game from the eighties. Here is the trailer for the new game. Description A dungeon full of skulls, imps, cyclops, minotaurs, flameheads, …

Apple iPhone Event – Live with Coolsmartphone

Join myself and the rest of the Coolsmartphone team from just before 6PM as we take you through today’s Apple Event. After months of speculation, it’s now less than an hour until we find out what Apple have lined up for the next year of mobile devices. We’ll …

Xbox Music for Android and iOS should be available today

Isn’t it great when a company follows through and actually does what they said they would? A year ago….. It was about this time last year when Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 were announced and along with them came Xbox Music, which was Microsoft’s Music streaming service, …

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 hint …

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 PS3 …

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 have …

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 the …

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 iOS …

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 Apple …

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 Beta …

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 7 …

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 2011 …

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 detailed …

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 there …

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 smartphone …