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Mobile phones are the most lost items on TfL

A revealing BBC article shows some of the weird and wonderful items lost on the transport network in London. The TfL Baker Street lost property office has been open for 80 years and houses breast implants, wedding dresses and huge amounts of umbrellas and keys. The top three …

Podcast 95 – the laser assisted camera edition

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Nirave and Ronnie. You may have noticed that LG announced their latest flagship phone, the G3. Needless to say that as both Nirave and I were at the event things are going to be based around the …

Podcast 94 – One tablet to rule them all

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Garry and Ronnie. This week topics revolved around the Huawei Ascend P7 event that Garry went to the other week, the upcoming LG G3 event, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Prime rumours, me trying to not be …

GPS – Gimmick or essential in a modern Smartphone?

This weekend I’ve finally gotten round to finish off writing up my review of the ThL W8s, you can click here to read my initial impressions  and the actual review should go live on Monday. As requested in the comments field of that  post I tested the GPS …

Big rise in customers taking SIM Only deals

Everything seems to cost a lot more than it used to and you’re working twice as hard for half the money. It’s rubbish. Phones are expensive, contracts are long and, if you’re on “certain” networks, the price goes up half-way through. To put it bluntly, we’re all a …

The Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 32

This week on our Podcast we discussed a whole pile of exciting stuff. Top of the list we had BlackBerry 10 and our thoughts about it. We also had a chat about my made up conspiracy theory, the Nokia Lumia 620, the ongoing Nexus 4 debacle, the HTC …

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 …

Mobile phones might not melt your brain .. yet

In the continuing saga of “does it or doesn’t it” cause harm, there’s a report today showing “no evidence” that mobile phones cause harm to health. The details come from the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA), with scientists concluding that there was no link between mobile use and …

UPDATE – The biggest Coolsmartphone giveaway

Three days ago we had a rather huge problem. Some very unexpected charges were added onto our monthly hosting costs for one of our servers. It seemed that we’d breached some “fair use” policy regarding “unlimited” bandwidth. Either way, we had until Friday to pay an unbelievable amount …

Don’t know how to text? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one

We get a few press releases and research results posted through our door here at Coolsmartphone towers. This one flashed up on our radar and well, we figured it was worth telling you about. The Geek Squad asked 1,837 people about their mobile phone usage and found that …

Gripsta smartphone holder competition

Last week Earlier today we reviewed the brightly coloured and rather cool Gripsta phone holders. I briefly mentioned that we would have a competition for them. Well below are the details after some pictures to remind you of what we are giving away. To enter this competition we would …

What’s next for Microsoft?

Yesterday Microsoft got another major Android manufacturer to licence patents from them. This time it was LG. In the past Microsoft have approached Motorola and Barnes and Noble with a ”sign up or we’ll sue you” offer. They both responded by counter suing. It is now said that …

Will it ever end?

If you’re looking for a quick answer to the above question then I would say “no”. A slightly lengthier answer would be “probably not”. So what am I on about I hear you ask? I am talking about the constant stream of new devices in different shapes, sizes, …