Tag: iOS

Microsoft gift cards incoming?

Microsoft have long sold access to their Xbox Live service in the form of cards available at many retail outlets but until now Windows Phone users have been unable to make purchases in the same number of ways that iTunes and Google Play users currently can. This however …

Enter the magical world of Rollabear

Got yourself 69p? Want a game that’ll keep you occupied for a while? Well I’ve got me some PR babble for you, so sit tight.. Rollabear is now available on iOS and features Bubba Bear, Poppy the panda and Otis in this magical 3D animated world. You can …

iTunes Radio to hit the UK in 2014

Music streaming services are fast becoming all the rage and in particular services that are tailored to the individuals listening preferences. With Google having already entered the fray internationally and services such as Spotify already offering a radio streaming service, Apple are slightly behind the curve. However, this …

Chromecast now available for international orders

  One device that is hotly anticipated here in the UK that has been available in the US for months is Google’s Chromecast. The media streaming device that connects directly to your television’s HDMI port and is controlled by your Android, iDevice or Chrome browser has been generally …

Google Music for iOS approaching

Using iTunes on your iPhone? Of course you are, but if you’ve thought about trying Google Music it’s really not been possible. Not fully anyway. However, there’s rumours suggesting that this will change pretty soon indeed. Engadget are stating that the iOS version is already being tested and …

Sony reveal new Android powered Walkman devices

Sales of the humble MP3 player have nosedived as most people use their smartphones for the majority of their personal listening needs. Whilst Apple have had major success with their iPod range, other manufacturers have struggled to make a dent in the personal music player sector once music …

FIFA 14 comes to iOS, Android and is free to play

Most years there are two annual game releases that can be guaranteed to bring people queuing at the doors upon release day. Call of Duty is one and the other it the yearly release of FIFA – the console version of which is scheduled for release on Friday. …

iOS 7 waterproofs your device.. erm…Not.

A fake Apple advert claiming the new iOS7 software makes iPhones and iPads waterproof has apparently fooled some users into destroying their devices. The “advert” circulating on social media sites claims that updating devices with the operating system installs a “smart switch” that cuts off the phone’s power …

BBM for Android and iOS put on hold

Following on from my last post about a number of fake BBM apps in the Play Store, BlackBerry has finally given a statement on the status of the BBM rollout for users on Android and iOS, and it looks like things are on hold for the time being. …

Apple iPhone 5C – Initial Impressions

Apple have done something different this year, they’ve bucked the trend, they’ve gone and released two new iPhones. The slightly cheaper iPhone 5C and the premium iPhone 5S. We’ve got the iPhone 5C for the next week or so and to start things off here are our initial …

Google makes Quickoffice free for all

  In a move that we predicted last week, Google have made their Quickoffice suite off apps free for all users. Apple’s decision to provide iWork for free on new iOS devices has more than like tipped Google’s hand. Quickoffice was previously free for premium Google Apps users, …

Android / iOS BBM release date set for this weekend…

Blackberry were once a major player in the smartphone world. Their devices allegedly played a major part in the orchestration of the London riots via the use of the secure Blackberry messenger platform and now users of iOS and Android can rejoice for finally BBM is coming to …

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 …