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Be the Amazing Spider-Man

Spider Man, Spider Man, does whatever a Spider can. Now the movie spin-off-app “The Amazing Spider-Man” is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android for just £4.99. You get 25 missions to fight your way through. Spider-Man has to keep the city free of rampaging

NFC – What you need to know *Updated* with forum link

NFC stands for Near Field Communication you may have seen it in shops now as contactless payment basically its a set of standards for smartphones that enables the transfer of data such as text or numbers between two NFC enabled devices. NFC tags, like stickers, key fobs

Are screen sizes out of control?

Following the recent releases of large screened super phones from the likes of HTC and Samsung there has been a lot of discussion over whether the mainstream phone market is ready devices of this size. So are we ready for larger screens? Well with the pre-orders for

Run For Your Lives…It’s The Killer Phone!

It could be said that Samsung are clearly misleading people when they claim that the new Galaxy S III is “Made for Humans”.  As the pictures show, it may be designed to murder them viciously and without remorse. Pictures posted by an angry unsuspecting member of the public

Fight Your Corner!

Since I write for CoolSmartphone.com 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

The Coolsmartphone Podcast

We here at Coolsmartphone love talking about the mobile industry. We are constantly sending emails, talking in the forums and on twitter and now we are hugely excited to have a podcast where we can chat and you guys can listen in. The first episode can be

Nokia – Iceberg, right ahead.

This morning, like you, I read about the Nokia cuts. Nokia appear, in my opinion, to be hitting the same issue that Microsoft and Windows Mobile tackled four or five years ago. Complacency. There was far too much washing about. Nokia were the undisputed king of the

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

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

Video of alleged new iPhone backplate

As is customary whenever an anticipated device is shown off parts invariably start to leak from the supply chain and despite Apples best efforts, they have seen some of there products leaked the most of anyone. This video purportedly  shows the back plate of the new iPhone, pointing towards

Are Windows Phones really outselling iPhones in China?

You may have seen this appear on other sites around the web recently. We chose not to mention it, but I’ll sum up. From what we can make out, the news that Windows Phones were stomping all over iPhones in China came from Microsoft CEO Michel van

My iOS 6 Wishlist

As an iPhone user I look forward to the yearly updates to iOS as much as anyone. I don’t just get excited about the customer facing stuff but also the API’s made available to developers as that’s what allows them to create amazing apps. John Gruber wrote

Triposo launches new travel app for iPhone

Triposo has been around for about a year now on both Android and iOS platforms. It’s a useful app to have installed on your phone when you go on holiday and offers you a lot of information about the city you are in. The main great thing

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1

Apple has released an update to iOS, version 5.1.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The changes are as follows: Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and

Samsung Galaxy SIII – The next big thing?

We’ve got another video of the Samsung Galaxy SIII for you below. I’ll let you enjoy it but I’d like to tell you my thoughts after attending the event on Thursday.. The Galaxy SIII launch event was very busy and I’ve had some time to think about

A new and improved Coolsmartphone

I’ll fess up. I’ve taken quite a bit of heat these last few weeks. However, after facing the possible closure of the site just a few weeks ago, I saw how quickly you guys rallied around and helped us out. Right then, more than ever, It brought

Basket Buddies – Find deals close to you easily

So, you may have heard about HotUKDeals. It’s the site where deals, vouchers and freebies are posted by a huge community of bargain-hunters. Although they’ve had an Android app available for a while, there’s now a new Basket Buddies app for Android and iPhone. Instead of searching

Should we bring the forum back?

Today we had an interesting discussion amongst the brilliant writers here at Coolsmartphone. It’s a discussion that is still going on now, and emails are flying around pretty quickly. This got me thinking. I kinda miss the forum in a way. Discussions like the one we’re having

HiDrive adds extra features to their mobile apps

The bods from HiDrive have been twiddling around with their mobile apps and have added stacks of new features. Their service is similar to DropBox but locks your important stuff away in one of their ISO 27001-accredited datacentres in Germany. All versions now have bandwidth-friendly image previews,