iphone Archive

Google handed $1 billion to Apple for search provider privilege

Further embarrassing news for Google today following our earlier story revealing just how much Android makes. Today Bloomberg reports that Google paid $1 billion in 2014 to ensure that they were the default search provider on the iPhone and iPad. It seems that the deal was done

Android or iPhone for gaming?

Choosing your next smartphone usually ends up in a fanboy war. However, if you distance yourself a bit and decide on your next phone purely on what you want to do the most, it can make things a bit clearer. Mobile gaming is an industry that is

RHA S500i earbuds – review

These are the S500i earbuds. They’re quite nice actually. Surprisingly nice. My very first foray into using RHA was from the very base version of their earbuds, say about 4 or 5 years back (FYI, they were called MA150’s. To put it in context, they’re no longer

iOS 9.3 – Relax, you are in good hands.

Unusual title, but the new iOS 9.3 has moved with the times and is thinking about you. The latest update incorporates a new mode called “Night Shift”, which helps to reduce the exposure to blue light. The latest reports from health experts have recently stated that looking

giffgaff knock down iPhone prices

Get an iPhone from giffgaff and you get a contract-free and network-free handset. Not only that, but until Wednesday you’ll be getting the iPhone for less than normal too. They’ve reduced prices but, as with any January sale, you’ve got to be quick to get them at

How to fix the iStick on iOS9

When I reviewed the iStick back in June, while the software needed a little refining, I could clearly see the benefit of being able to copy media from an iOS device to a USB-equipped memory stick. However, the recent Apple update to iOS9 stopped the iStick from working with

JerryCan – The Smartest Mileage Tracker for iOS – Review

JerryCan does many things – and many things well. When I hear the word “mileage tracker” I start to fall asleep, but JerryCan’s stunning UI, smooth animations, and array of features make it the best of its kind. Of course, JerryCan can help you track your gas

iPhone 6 users get VoLTE on Three

iPhone 6 handsets are currently receiving the new iOS 9.2 update, but it’s not just a new font or a patch. There’s also a little surprise inside in the shape of a carrier settings update. This will let Three users access VoLTE via a new setting in

Apple releases iPhone battery case

The achillies heel of the modern smartphone is battery life, hence the multitude of battery packs and third-party battery boosting cases flooding onto the market. It’s solved a problem, but you’ve had to get that solution from elsewhere. Now Apple has finally decided to step into the

Want to test a new type of bank?

This is new. Mondo is a new bank. A new type of bank and a new way of banking too. It’s designed more to help you with your life rather than controlling it, and they’re anti-fees, anti-tech clunkiness and anti-the legacy banks. Instead of most banks, where

5 Reasons to buy an iPhone 6S over a Samsung Galaxy S6

OK, that’s a massive click-bait title, granted. However, let’s be honest, for many years there has been rivalry between Samsung and Apple. Now that Samsung has now brought us the S6, the battle just got a little more heated. Both tech giants are at the top of

Can an LG G4 covert an iOS Fan Boy?

For those of you that listen to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, you have probably picked up on the less than subtle suggestion that I’m somewhat of an Apple fan boy. Guilty as Charged. I’ve been an iPhone user for a long time, and no device in the past

Big discount on iPhone and Android spy solution – XNSPY

Monitoring a phone might sound like a slightly strange idea, especially when people talk of “spy software”. However, there’s perfectly legitimate reasons for doing it, such as keeping an eye on your kids. XNSPY, which is available for both Android and iPhone, will let you know where

iPhone 6S battery life depends on who made the chip.

Not long after the release of the new S variant of the iPhone, someone decided to take it all to pieces to have a looksee what all the hoo- har is about. Well, it appears that the A9 chip in Apple’s new iPhone 6s is manufactured by

iPhone sales smash expectations

As expected, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets positively flew off the shelves. Despite reports of slightly smaller queues and perhaps less frenzied activity outside of stores, new sales records were broken and 13 million handsets have been sold just three days after launch. The handset,

What can the new iPhone 6S do for you?

Like the models before it, the new iPhone has outdone itself once again. Sure, there might not be a drastic change in the design. However, I for one can guarantee that you won’t be sorry with the phone, the operating system and all the new features. Apple

All the iPhone 6s and 6s deals – Right here

As you know, this weekend people will be rushing out to get the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. It went on sale yesterday so here is a rundown of the offers, pricing and additional value added extras available on the various UK networks. Vodafone If you decide

Crystal is a simple-and-sweet ad-blocker for iOS [Review]

With the public release of iOS 9, everyone is eager to take advantage of the new features it has to offer: News, Proactivity, Search. But as the press picked up on during the summer, iOS 9 has also allowed for the creation of content blocker apps. These

Highlights of the Apple iPhone 6S Launch Event

So that’s another Apple iPhone event done and dusted, and after saying on the Podcast that Apple needed to impress – I think it’s fair to say that they delivered a great event, where the iPhone may not have been the star is the show. Here’s what

Google launches Android Wear App for iOS

As discussed on this week’s Podcast, many people have been looking for ways to get Android Wear devices working with iOS devices. Fortunately this task has now been made significantly easier thanks to launch of an official iOS Android Wear App. Currently rolling out to Apple App