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Get Olympics-style scrolling text messages

We miss the Olympics. We miss the opening and closing ceremonies. Sure, we would’ve liked a longer set from Fat Boy Slim during the closing ceremony, but apart from that it was all good. During these ceremonies you may have seen a number of athletes displaying messages to …

Planning a break? Keep an eye on your phone.

I’m just sitting back in the office chair after visiting the Olympic Games in London. It’s a spectacular event, filled with pride and happiness. Down in the London Underground things seemed to be coping well too and it was filled with tourists visiting the various events. However, I …

London 2012 – Can you report using just a smartphone?

Just a few days ago I set myself a challenge. Using only a smartphone, would it be possible to run a website, updating posts, answering emails and responding to tweets? Is it then possible to go mobile, reporting on the biggest event happening right now in London? Snapping …

The Smartphone Olympics – Day 3

The third day of our Olympics coverage and I’m on a train to Manchester. This is the big test for me. A 10 minute Tube journey followed by a 2 hour train ride up to Manchester. I’m heading to Old Trafford and I’m not doing the usual “tourist …

Feature – Covering the Olympics with just a smartphone

For the next few days we’re covering the London 2012 Olympic Games from a Samsung Galaxy Note. There’ll be no laptop and no dedicated press centre, I’m doing it’ll all (including this very post) on the phone. I stepped off the train at Euston to be met by …

Coolsmartphone Feature – The Olympic Challenge

I know, by visiting Coolsmartphone you thought you’d found a refuge from all this Olympics stuff didn’t you? Well, no. Sorry. We’re going to be on it like a car bonnet. Right now I’m on a train to London to cover the games in our own unique way. …

Control your hotel room from the Galaxy SIII

If you’re lucky enough to check-in at the Holiday Inn London Stratford City, try out their new Holiday Inn app. It’ll let you grab the latest Olympic updates, check-in, check-out, access room service, laundry services and even use the phone as a in-room phone extension. Not only that, …

BBC Olympic Apps Launch

The British summer (if we actually get one) of sport goes on, we’ve still not won anything but probably our best chance of glory is nigh. The Olympics are but days away, the M4 has re-opened, the Army are doing the security and the best of all, the …

On-line, underground.

If you’re a regular reader, and not one of those naughty people who just pop by without even offering a cup of tea, you’ll know about the WiFi rollout across the Tube in London. As we reported previously, they’ve worked to push out the service these last few …

London 2012 – Android and iPhone Game Review

As Olympic fever reaches new heights in the UK, what better time to launch the Official London 2012 game for Android. There are two versions of the game, free and paid (paid version gives you 3000 points and 5 max stamina points) , and an initial small download. The full …

Status: OMG! WiFi at the Tube station

Use the Tube? Use one of the stations listed below? Hey, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be bathed in free (for a limited time) WiFi while you stand on the platform. Better still, some stations have been turned on today, so you might start seeing people like this …

The Olympic torch live – thanks to the mobile networks

So, this summer is going to be rather big here in the UK. The Queen is having a bit of a bash shortly and, in a couple of months, we’ll be hosting the ruddy Olympics. Before each Olympic torch is sold on eBay it actually gets held aloft …

Official Phone For London Olympics Confirmed as Galaxy SIII

Once upon a time the Olympics were about the best athletes in the world competing against each other to ascertain who really was the greatest. Now it seems that the Olympics are as much about buzzwords such as “partnership”, “inclusion”, “equality” or “legacy”.   We can now also …

Virgin Media drop WiFi into the London Underground

Here in London there’s been a big push to try and get WiFi available in the Tube. London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and Transport For London have been linked with an earlier deal with Huawei. Unfortunately this didn’t see the light of day.. or should that be the dark …

London train station platforms will soon be much more fun!

As part of push to make London ready for the upcoming Olympic games in July and August, Transport for London have agreed to roll out WiFi across London Tube platforms. Transport for London’s Director of Strategy, Gareth Powell, said.. London Underground is continuing with preparations to install the …