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Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri solution for non 4S iPhones?

Back in October, the Company Speaktoit released a voice assistant for Android simply called Speaktoit Assistant. This week it has arrived on the iPhone App Store and it has some nice features. It can search the internet, Google images and Google Maps. Just tell her what you

App Review – Tweens HD

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate, Kokakiki have released a special edition of their pig-matching game Tweens. Adding 20 new levels to the 75 that were in the original game, the Valentine’s version adds a new twist to what is already an addictive

iPhone security hole lets you view contacts on a locked phone

It’s not been the best of weeks for iPhone security. First we had news that social network Path has been slurping the data from users’ address books without their permission and uploading it to their servers. Now security blog Peekay reports on an experiment in which they set

Death Rally for iPhone / iOS – reviewed

In the early 90s, when my entire gaming life revolved around a succession of PCs that seemed old almost as soon as we  bought them, I discovered ‘Death Track‘ – a fun little racing game in which you drove round a track shooting the cr*p out of

iPhone 4S battery issues – the saga continues

The ‘battery life’ issue which many users have experienced – in which you moved from a 3GS or iPhone4 that could cope with a single daily charge, to an iPhone 4S that needs a minimum of two charges to make it through a full day of heavy

iPhones and iPads removed from sale in Germany

Motorola look to have forced Apple to remove devices from the Apple online store in Germany following an injunction. A second ruling in Germany could also see push-email services getting suspended after Apple lost another court battle with Motorola. Both decisions surround patents and Apple look set

Watch TV on your phone anywhere, without the data bill

Hauppauge have announced a new Mobile TV Streaming solution which you get to carry around to beam live TV to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s just a matter of extending the antenna and then you connect your device to the “myTV 2GO” WiFi network. The

Fancy yourself an iPhone 3GS for £15.42 a month?

It’s Sunday morning, so put down those newspapers for a moment while we dangle a rather tantalizing deal in front of you. If you, like me, know people who would like to get an iPhone but have been put off by the price, listen up. Right now

Want An iPhone 5?

It’s coming to that time again. Following the mammoth financial figures announced by Apple, the rumours of the next iPhone device begin. The guys over at 9to5mac, who’s source foretold what was to happen with the launch of the iPhone 4S instead of the iPhone 5 last

Samsung continues with anti-Apple adverts

Samsung have continued to pump out their Galaxy SII adverts in the USA and they seem to be following a very similar vein. Earlier we saw how Samsung poked fun at Apple customers queuing and camping outside stores for the “Next big thing” and now Samsung are

Defence Zone HD for iPad

  So here is yet another Tower defence game, why do I need to get another one of those when there are literally hundreds of the available. This is a very good question and one that I hope to answer in the process of this review. I

Predicting the future of mobile

Last week some rather interesting figures dropped into our mailbox from iSuppli. The research firm states that, by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Apple’s iOS. With Android still marching ahead, forecasts state that Microsoft will gain 16.7% market share, with Apple coming in at 16.6%. Now, I’ll

Apple co-founder talks Android

So earlier this week Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had some things to say about Android. Strangely, his comments were mostly complimentary. Who knew? He seems to only recommend an iPhone to existing owners and those who have other Apple products. ..and people who are just scared of

Why 2012 may not be the year of the Windows Phone

Watch out now, because this is probably going to descend into a rant. Task – Windows Phone. Microsoft. Discuss. Most of my day is spent looking around the web to try and get a handle on the “vibe” and what’s going on in the mobile market. Now,

Take part in a battery life survey

Battery life is always a touchy subject, and one that’s very hard to measure in real-world usage. Higher “mAh” figures don’t always mean a better battery life due to the way that people use their phones. As a rule of thumb, turning stuff off and lowering your


The guys at BabyPing have been in touch to let us know about their upcoming product. BabyPing lets you view a video feed of your baby using an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. A baby monitor for the gadget heads among us, if you will. The system includes infra-red

T-Mobile Vivacity video overview

It’s quickly turning into another big “review day” here at Coolsmartphone. Next up is this, the T-Mobile Vivacity. We’ve actually already reviewed this a few weeks ago but I’ve got one right here and figured that you’d like a video overview too. The T-Mobile Vivacity is actually

Android and iOS Activations go through the roof at Christmas

Got an Android handset for Christmas ? You could be one of the 3.7 million people who activated their device on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A staggering amount considering that there’s 700,000 per day during “normal weeks”. Andy Rubin has jumped onto Twitter to announced the

BBC iPlayer now streams over 3G

The BBC have just updated their iOS iPlayer app to support streaming over 3G. An update to the Android version will soon arrive which will also add this capability, meaning that you can finally watch and listen to BBC content on the move. The BBC have been