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Apple iTunes Movies & iBook Stores out of China

In the last week the Chinese Government have ousted Apple’s movies and book stores following advice from their regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. American Tech companies have always had issues with expansion in China, although Apple bucked this trend with more freedom. Both …

Coolsmartphone Podcast – Get your iTunes fix

Want to get our podcast on iTunes? Well, it’s been there for quite some time now, but the fact is that it wasn’t quite working properly. We’re not quite sure why, but it would only show the last podcast and none of the previous ones. Thankfully we’ve managed …

Apple to start charging for iTunes Radio

Want to listen to your favourite stations on an iPhone? It’s going to cost you a monthly fee very soon. We can only assume that money must be a bit tight for the company at the moment, as their ad-supported stations will cost $10 each month after January …

Google to deliver more secure and familiar age ratings

  It’s been a problem for some time now, and to some extent it still continues. I’ve been banging on about the fact that the “family computer” is now a distant memory. You can’t really keep an eye on your kids when they’ve got small connected gadgets which …

Competition – Managing your iTunes Library with Tune Sweeper

It’s not often that we cover desktop software here on CoolSmartPhone.com, but every now and again desktop and mobile worlds collide, especially when looking at tools for managing media. iTunes is one of those applications that many iOS users have to regularly use to manage their mobile media, …

Apple Clarifies its EU Returns Policy

Following the announcement of Apple’s updated return policy in the EU, as we reported there was speculation that it was potentially open to abuse, possibly allowing users to claim refunds on purchased apps with the app being removed. However Apple have clarified their stance on their returns policy …

New U2 album free to download on iTunes

We all love something for free, particularly when it’s the latest album by Dublin’s greatest sons (excluding Boyzone of course).  U2, one of Apple’s original partners when iTunes was launched, has decided to release its new album for free on iTunes.  The album is only available for the next …

BBC Playlister can now export to iTunes

BBC Playlister is a service that lets you save the tracks you hear on BBC radio so you can find them with your favourite streaming service. When it launched in October it had support for Deezer, Spotify and YouTube, this has now been expanded with iTunes so the …

Apple to buy Beats

Beats are perhaps best known for their presence on HTC handsets. The logo,  the chunky headphones and the beefy sound quality plus the clever on-board sound technology on many HTC handsets won them plenty of fans,  but sadly HTC and Beats went their separate ways. According to multiple …

HSBC release mobile banking app

HSBC have released a brand new mobile banking app which brings the majority of their online banking features to the mobile arena. The brand new app which is available on both iOS and Android has features whereby you can: View balances and up to 90 recent transactions Make …

Stuntman Eddie to be released on iOS & Android this Thursday

Every now and again a game comes along that raises curiosity levels to maximum and today’s emails have revealed one such game. Perhaps unsurprisingly you get to play the role of stuntman Eddie in order to perform jumps and stunts and gain as many points as possible whilst …

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 …

How to downgrade from an iOS 7 beta to iOS 6

We all know that there is a new version of iOS coming out soon. Some of you have been lucky enough to be able to try it out on your current devices. The first 3 beta releases didn’t depend on your device being registered with an active Apple …

Apple brings back gifting to iTunes

Apple has brought back Gifting to iTunes. This feature was removed with the release of iOS 6 and now, in time for Christmas they have brought it back. You can now buy that special someone the app they have been waiting for. You can gift it to more …

iTunes 11 finally becomes available to download

The eagerly awaited update to iTunes 11 has gone live, I thought I would let the rush die down a little before I downloaded it. The update went live earlier this evening, 6PM. As with all Apple updates the servers get a huge amount of traffic when they …

Google Play Gift Cards

The Google Play Store is about to update itself. As is always the case with these updates something new always comes along. A recent APK from an updated Play Store adds a few new features to the Play Store. Vouchers and Wish Lists. Android Central have been sent …

Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 7

  It’s friday and that means its time for us to share another podcast with you. This week is a veritable variety bag of topics, including the LG Optimus 4x, the Huawei Ascend P1, 4G in the UK, Android Piracy and Dan has an announcement. This week your …

App review: SyncMate

I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of iTunes. I don’t know why, functionality wise it’s actually pretty good. I moved from an iPhone 4 to the wonderful Samsung Galaxy Nexus back at launch in November 2011. Soon after, I started to miss iTunes… No longer did …

Samsung Announces Music Hub, iTunes Beware!

Samsung today announced the launch of Music Hub, their own version of Google Music, Spotify and iTunes. Initially launching in the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain for the Galaxy SIII, Samsung claim that the new service integrates all your music experiences in one place, millions of songs, …

Apple 12 Days of Christmas

We like free stuff at Coolsmartphone so don’t forget, Apple’s 12 days of Christmas starts today with free videos and music available every day until 6 January. Get the app from the app store if you haven’t already for a great Coldplay freebie! http://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/