Author: Carl Woodfin

HTC Butterfly – Review

I am an avid user of iPhones and I have been for the last 4 years and I’m currently getting bored of iOS, yes, bored. I have been wondering what to get next and the opportunity to review one of HTC’s top end devices arose, so I jumped …

Apple increases iPad capacity to 128GB

Apple today has announced that they will now begin to sell the iPad with Retina in a new 128GB variant. Available from the 5th February at a price of $799 (£639) for WiFi only and $929 (£739) WiFi + LTE. Full press release is available below. Have a …

EE switch on visual voicemail for some customers

Do you have an iPhone 5 on the rather expensive 4GEE? Well, if you do, you can now benefit from the Visual Voicemail service. This might not seem like much but it has been a long awaited service for some and EE now have flicked the switch to …

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini – Review

We finally managed to land a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini in the palm of our hands. Thanks to the guys at Mobicity for the opportunity. Good points Good size Good battery life Good screen Bad Points 5 MegaPixel Camera OS can be laggy The Galaxy S III …

EE to close 78 shops nationwide

Everything Everywhere has announced that it is to close 78 of its stores throughout the country. This will be where there is more than one store within close proximity to another. This happened here in Stockport for the launch of EE, we had three stores but they soon …

Temple Run 2 for iOS launches tonight

After the huge success of the Original Temple Run, the creators Imamgi Studios are bringing a Sequel. The craze of running along, jumping and sliding over and under tree roots collecting coins on the way, are you going to be joining in? It’s now available from the UK …

Samsung ATIV Tab – Review

Samsung ATIV Tab, a Windows RT based tablet, is this to be an Apple or Google competitor? My personal opinion, no. Purely because I believe that a full blown version of Windows needs to be on a desktop machine, not a tablet. Anyway… Good Points Well Built Excellent …

iPhone 5 users reporting battery issues on iOS 6.0.2

A number of users are reporting shorter battery life after applying the new update to the iPhone 5. Apple released iOS 6.0.2 to the public on Tuesday, the update was to correct Wi-Fi issues on the new iPhone and iPad mini. Since its release, a number of users …

Want to join the team?

The team we have here at Coolsmartphone is an excellent one. We all enjoy voicing our opinions and get on really well with each other. Well, with Jamie and Ravi on the podcasts you wouldn’t always think so. Anyway, with some changes coming to the site in the …

iPhone 5 Power Jacket Case

The guys over at MobileFun have sent us an extended battery case for the iPhone 5. The Power Jacket is the first extended battery case to enter the market for the iPhone 5 and we have the privilege of getting one. First impressions when getting it out of …

Apple releases 6.0.2

Apple this evening has flicked the switch to release iOS 6.0.2 update to its mobile OS. The release is aimed at iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi. Applying the update to your device is easy. Settings > General > Software Update > …

EE adds Android tablets to their range

EE today have introduced the first Android tablets to their range of devices accompanying the iPad and iPad mini. As of today, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE or Google Nexus 7 by ASUS bundle (paired with Huawei E589 Mobile Wi-Fi) Price details are included …

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 …

Apple update their service status page

Apple have today made a few changes to their service status page on their website – Apple Status Page. Now it’s looking a more swish and provides information for its separate services in more detail. It’s nice to know when things go wrong, like the iMessage outage some …

LG Nexus 4 discounted on 3rd party Vodafone contracts

Looking for a Nexus 4? Whilst generally browsing around and I’ve been checking different websites to see what’s available. I think I’ve found a bargain. The guys over at Digital Phone Company sell Vodafone contracts and they have discounted the Nexus 4. They’re showing the 16GB variant as …

Facebook for Android goes native – finally works faster

Use Facebook on your Android device? Now you can do so and it’ll work faster than it did before. The previous Facebook app was built on using HTML5 like a lot of apps this can be slow but now it’s gone native. Going native on a platform opens …

Are you an O2 customer?

If you’re an O2 customer, this information may not be welcome but we thought you’d like to know. As of the 28th February 2013 you will see an increase in your monthly charges. 3.2% increase to be exact, 99p per month for £31 per month plan. A small …

What would you name gadget of the year?

Is it a surprise that Times has named the iPhone 5 Gadget of the year 2012? To me, yes. I was expecting the Samsung Galaxy S III or Note II to bare this title personally. I like Apple products, I currently have a number of them. I have …

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – iOS

Games publisher Rockstar games this morning made available Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. If you are in to the Grand Theft Auto titles you won’t be let down by this one, bringing one of the most popular to iOS is a good move you can even play it …

Update: iPad mini stock could be sparse till the new year

It’s now known that the new 7.9″ screen that Apple are using in the iPad Mini could be in short supply until the new year. Reports from Digitimes make it clear that Apple are struggling to keep up with demand of the iPad Mini. The manufacturers of the …