Tag: opinion

Why I have gone back to an iPad

Those of you who have been reading on the site for a looong time will remember that I started with a review of how things were on the iPad with iOS 5 Beta. That was on an iPad 2, I believe and it was the last large iPad …

What has gone wrong with Mobile Gaming?

We all like a spot of gaming and you would have thought that the wide availability of mobile devices would have provided a solid base for real main stream mobile gaming evolution  but the potential, in my opinion anyway, has yet to be tapped. It was starting to …

An Ode to Touchwiz…Surprisingly!

Regular readers of our website will probably read about my latest #firstworldproblem… the search for a (cheap) 10inch Android Tablet. After my #EpicFail with the unbranded variety. I scoured eBay for something else. In the end, I settled on an Xperia Z2 Tablet (not bad for £149). It reminded …

Android vs Windows…or is it Phone vs PC?

I feel compelled to write this article because over the last few months I have come to a conclusion. Everything is easier on my Android phone than my Windows PC. Now before you start cursing, I am no hater of Microsoft’s computing behemoth. I have used Windows PCs …

An insight into the future of Digital Payments – opinion.

Time for something a little different. The other week I had the pleasure of attending one of the ongoing Westminister e-Forums. These are a series of events in London where the various regulatory bodies that keep things working properly in the UK convene to discuss a wide variety …

When it’s not about the money – RHA is pretty impressive

So here’s how it works. You buy something and you quite like it. then it stops working. You try to get it fixed, and get prepared for a battle royal with a company that doesn’t give a hootenannie about you once the sale’s been made. This isn’t that …

Windows Phone (as we know it)… dead? – opinion

The team working at CSP towers are great people. They’re passionate, dedicated, and most of all, opinionated. Although we get along, we don’t always agree. This is one of those times. A couple of days ago, Mike posted an article which basically said that Windows Phone isn’t dead, and …

A week with the HTC One M9 – My final thoughts

Missed our “week with” articles? Here they all are… Day one – The criticisms Day two – The audio Day three – Up close Day four – The camera Day five – Making it your own Dan has also written up an extensive HTC One M9 review but …

Is the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini a bargain for £50? – Opinion

Yesterday we brought you the news that Vodafone have announced the release of their own branded Smart 4 Mini Android smartphone. It’ll set you back less than a tank of petrol at £50 on pay as you go. Wow! Before you rush out to the nearest Vodafone store, …

I have a problem…it is my love for CEX

We’re often told that the first steps in dealing with a problem is to accept that you have one. I have a problem.  There, it is out in the open. The problem with my problem, if you’ll excuse the repetition, is that I don’t really see it as a …

Will.i.am announces plans for a smartwatch

Stand aside Pebble, Toq, Samsung and all you other smartphone wannabes, a true technological genius is about to rip up your business plans and take the market by storm! That’s right, Will.i.am, a musician who previously failed to revolutionise the iPhone camera with the i.am+ megapixel enhancer, is …

The Flappy Bird saga. Why remove it?

Where do I start really? This is a game that got people talking. Sure, it didn’t always gain positive comments, but it lit the social media candle and soon turned into a bonfire. It’s become the most popular app so far this year, but has now been taken …

My 2014 wishlist part 2 – It’s not all about Android!

Welcome to the next edition of the Coolsmartphone writers’ wish list for 2014, in which we hope to entertain, spark discussion, and secretly hope that the design gurus for all major manufacturers are hanging on our every word. I have a bone to pick with James’ comment that …

Thoughts on the iPad event – Opinion

Apple announced a plethora of new software and hardware at its event on Tuesday. While we don’t really cover laptops and desktops, there still plenty of mobile goodies to discuss. iPad Air As a massive iPad fan, I was particularly looking forward to seeing what the iPad 5 …

The day Google destroyed the Microsoft announcement.. with a chocolate bar

Feet up, watching TV last night, I couldn’t help notice something. Until early evening, the tech websites, news channels and Twittersphere was awash with one thing – the fact that Microsoft had splashed £4.6 billion on the Nokia mobile business. £4.6 BERILLIONNN That’s a lot of money. A …

The trouble with my ex: Does vanilla need more essence?

Having a Nexus is the pinnacle for the purist Android lover, right? Always up to date, always on the cutting edge, never left awaiting features your friends have; what a joy. That’s an opinion I’d have agreed with two years ago. Owning a Nexus S and a Galaxy …

Tango – you’ve been Tangoed [News and Opinion]

Popular video and text messaging app Tango has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. You remember the SEA, they’re the ones who hacked the Sky apps so you couldn’t control your Sky Plus box from your garden. We reported earlier that Viber – an app for making …

Opinion: A naked phone, to be or not to be?

Morning dear reader, I come to you this morning with a question, Do you use a case or do you keep your phone naked? It is a tricky one and one I myself deliberate about regularly. With the manufacturers spending millions (in some case’s) on design, pattern’s and …

Adventures of a BlackBerry virgin – the foreplay

The Android lover’s eyes widened with expectation; what had once appeared to be a repulsive idea now seemed intriguing, daring, exciting even. Be gentle with me Mr. BlackBerry, it’s my first time. BlackBerrys have never appealed to me. Even in their heyday, when every third person was tapping …