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App Review: Image It

“Image It” is an interesting application that claims to ‘break the language barrier’ using images. It is an interesting concept I have to agree; recently on a trip to Brussels I took a taxi from my company office to the Eurostar station, well tried to. Even the word …

Jelly Bean for S3 coming soon…

Rumours are abound with a Jelly Bean update coming to those lucky Galaxy S3 owners – and it could be as early as 29 August. We at Coolsmartphone Towers did wonder if the launch would coincide with the black S3 that is coming soon and recently reported on …

Acer Iconia A110 – N7 beater?

Acer’s A110 tablet could be an interesting alternative to the beloved Nexus 7 tablet. The spec is identical with a 7″ screen, Tegra 3 CPU and Jelly Bean confirmed to be on the way. With 8GB and priced at £179 at launch it doesn’t look too different. Where …

Chrome for iPad – first impressions

As reported yesterday, Google Chrome is finally available for iOS now and I’ve had a quick look to let you know what I think. I use Chrome on Windows, Mac and Android so this for me has been a great way to finish off browser convergence across all …

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 …

In app advertising impacting battery life

Recently I carried out a full reset of my lovely Samsung Galaxy Nexus as it couldn’t survive more than 4 hours away from a charging source, truly shocking! I went through all my settings and my apps and removed any that I thought could be causing the problem …

Three set to delay 4G

The mobile network 3 are announcing a plan to upgrade its network which will enable it to start legal action against Ofcom, undoubtedly this will have the knock on effect of delaying the 4G auction that is planned for 2013. Three was actually the first network to release …

O2 leaks HTC One launch date

The rumoured April 5 launch of the HTC One is looking confirmed now following a leak of inventory information from O2. It also reveals a potential late April debut for the Sony Xperia P and Xperia U models. Earlier this month our roving team managed to get up …

Data Security: Lock your smartphone

There’s a great article from Bloomsberg Business week that I wanted to share, involving a study with Symantec on what people do with your lost smartphone once they get their hands on it. As part of the study,  Symantec ‘lost’ a total of 50 phones in the US …

Smartphone evolution

  Smartphones are pretty amazing. We can do a myriad of things with them from the obvious email and internet to something niche that somebody has written an app to do. The amount of technology crammed into these devices is staggering compared to where we were twenty years …

Samsung Ace 2 and Mini 2 also T-Mobile bound

Earlier today we reported on Three announcing that the forthcoming Samsung Ace 2 and Mini 2 were on their way to the network and now T Mobile have announced on Twitter that they will be providing both handsets as well. No pricing details nor availability as of yet …

Acer Liquid Metal – today only offer at Expansys

  Expansys have a limited offer on for today only until 5pm on the best selling Acer Liquid Metal, in the rather fetching Mocha colour. They have 200 units available at the great price of £114.99, the cheapest I can find anyway online at the moment. The Liquid …

Technology Review: Sonic Notify

Sonic Notify describes itself as ‘a platform that enables media to be delivered to a smartphone or tablet based on presence’. The technology here involves broadcasting an inaudible signal over an audio source that can be picked up by a suitable app on a device. The Sonic Notify …

2012 year of NFC?

I am a big fan of cutting edge technology and have drawers and shelves full of gadgets that I’ve bought over the years. Back when it was launched in November, I bought the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – having defected from iPhone. This powerful Smartphone has the Near Field …

ICS: Coming to HTC Sensation

HTC’s Dutch office have issued a press release stating that an updated white version of the great HTC Sensation will go on sale from 1st March in the Netherlands and will be running ICS Android 4.x. This is good news for existing HTC Sensation owners as it indicates …

Nokia Lumia sales looking promising

An estimate from 22 Bloomberg analysts puts Lumia sales to operators and retailers at between 800,000 and 2 million units globally. Not bad projections when the Lumia only went on sale in Europe in November 2011 and the figures are up to the end of the year. These …

Samsung Galaxy M Style announced

  Samsung have just announced the Galaxy M, launched in South Korea yesterday. No news of when it’ll come our way, if at all, but it looks like a nice, capable mid-range smartphone. As you can see from the photo, it’s running Gingerbread and has a decent enough spec …

App review: IsoSketch for iPad

Worth mentioning first off that I am in no way artistic so when I first saw this I wondered, ‘what’s the point’? I do love isometric drawings and all sorts of 3D so was intrigued but not quite sure what I’d actually use it for. As most techie …

Android Market hits 400K applications

The Android Market has hit a new milestone of achieving 400,000 active applications, reports Distimo. It is still playing catchup to the Apple App Store but it is certainly gaining pace and I imagine will continue to do so – there’s only so many apps that can be …