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Apple launch battery replacement programme for iPhone 5

After the replacement scheme for the iPhone 5 with faulty power buttons, which is still going on, Apple have now announced a similar scheme for iPhone 5′s that have problem with a faulty battery. The scheme at the moment is just America and Canada but will be

China Telecom leak iPhone 6 picture

Apple have a conference scheduled for September 9th and at least one version of the iPhone 6 is due to launch on 20th September. Two final versions are expected, a 4.7″ and a 5.5″ which may well go up against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. Apple usually like

How well does Chromecast work on the iPhone?

Google Chromecast is a cost effective way of projecting your small screen on line media from your Smartphone to your big screen TV. Developed by Google, there is a natural assumption that Chromecast has a better affinity to Android devices then with other mobile OS’s. However, the

Is Apple going to Unveil the iPhone 6 on September 9th

It’s that glorious time of the year when the tech world goes into a meltdown of anticipation as the first rumours of a new iPhone launch date starts to hit the net. We should point out that at this stage Apple are remaining tight lipped and have

The Snugg iPhone 5 case review

If I’m honest, it’s sometimes tricky to write a great deal about a case. This one is from Snugg and the blue ultra thin case we have here is £9.99. For that you get a case with a non-slip, durable finish which, if anything, adds to the

Three launch WiFi calling app on iOS

Getting a signal is critical for a smartphone, especially when we’re making those all important calls and text messages. Three have had an app in testing recently for Android which routes your voice calls and texts over a WiFi connection. It’s ideal if you have no or poor

Fields of Battle – Paintball without the Pain

Fields of Battle is a FPS with a slight twist, rather then being a simulation of modern warfare of a historic battlefield it’s a simulation of everyone’s favourite ‘knee deep in mud’ pass time activity – Paintball. Paintball has always enjoyed immense popularity, combining pseudo battle tactics,

Apple hook up with IBM to get further into your business

I remember laughing when business people started buying iPads. “Pah. They’ve got it all wrong”, I thought, “that’s not a business tool”. Even though a lot of tasks were still perhaps better done on a Windows laptop at the time, the iPad and iPhones took over and

iPhone 5c 16GB for just £23.99 per month. Handset free too.

Want the iPhone 5c for really-not-that-much per month? There’s 2GB of data every month and unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a range of colours to choose from on this deal and it’ll only cost you £23.99 p/m over the two years. This offer, from EE, also includes

Got an iPhone? Get ready for Bing

In a move announced at the Apple WWDC yesterday,  a search engine known as “Bing” looks set to become the default search system for iPhone users. Apple seem to be further distancing themselves from Google and, after ditching Google Maps, Apple will get into bed with Microsoft

Apple WWDC 2014 Run Down

Well it’s been another eventful evening from the Apple Camp…  They have launched a steady stream of new apps, services and SDK’s for developers over at WWDC today.  Here’s a quick rundown of the most exciting new features for iOS8 for consumers and developers: Interactive Notifications - Heading

BBC iPlayer update for Android & IOS

Not long after we had the news about Windows Phone getting a nice update to BBC iPlayer, we see another press release from the BBC to tell us about the updated Android and iOS version. This seems to follow on from the smart TV update in March,

Apple and Android call a truce in the patent wars

We all know how this story starts. Patent spat. Lawsuit. Courtroom drama. Huge amounts of money changing hands. Customer ends up getting penalised somewhere along the way. However, today Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss any lawsuits they’d raised surrounding technology patents. had brought against each

Apple hire the head of the “Pure View” camera team

Ari Partinen, the man who introduced Nokia’s “PureView” and had been the head of the company’s photography unit since 2007, has been hired by Apple to work on its iPhone camera systems. We all know that Nokia has been famous for both it’s camera software and hardware.

Have you got a dodgy power button?

The Apple iPhone 5 has an issue with the power button, where some users are finding that the button just stops working. Apple are now going to address the issue by replacing buttons on qualifying devices, they’ve said the following about it all. Apple has determined that

iPhone 4S deal at Vodafone

Now, if we’re honest and we don’t look properly enough, someone walking past with an iPhone 4S is pretty much the same as someone walking past with an iPhone 5S. They look the same… from a distance… ..am I selling this yet? ;) So, if you want

iPhone 5c 8GB pricing on Three

We mentioned the new 8GB version of the iPhone 5c recently and Three have sent along their pricing for the new handset. If you don’t mind diving into a 2-year contract then there’s some pretty decent deals to be had. You pay just £19 up-front for the

iPhone 5c 8GB Now available to buy

As we first predicted yesterday,  the new 8GB version of the iPhone 5c is now available to buy for the…  ahem.. “bargain-basement” price of £429 unlocked. The usual bright colours are available and you will have it despatched within 24 hours. This is a £40 discount off

Apple to launch iPhone 5c 8GB tomorrow

We’ve received an anonymous email from a Coolsmartphone reader evidencing the arrival of an 8GB variant of the iPhone 5c. The new device will be available in all the currently available colours, and represents Apple’s push into the midrange phone market. The device is to be unveiled

iOS 7.1 Released

After what seems like forever in testing, iOS 7 was today pushed to iPhones, iPods and iPads around the world. I’ve posted a full changelog as a GitHub Gist here, but here are some of the key changes. iOS 7.1 integrates CarPlay, the AirPlay equivalent for motorists