Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

This is what ends up on my phone when the kids get it

When my son gets my phone for any length of time it usually returns with a multitude of apps on there. It gives me a little insight into what apps are popular though, and today I thought I’d list the apps that ended up on my phone… – …

New Year, New OS

I’ve been a windows user all my life or at least since I bought my first PC thirty years ago. (Actually I tell a lie as I had an Amstrad PCW before that but let’s not get into all that CPM nonsense right now.) I’ve used DoS 5.1 …

How Digital Pay will appear in businesses

Back in December, we put up a thorough piece on the future of Digital Pay as it relates to our day-to-day purchasing habits. Much of the discussion was dedicated to online shopping and the habits we form buying goods on the Internet. But the advent of Digital Pay …

Looking for a Forex app?

I know, I know. You probably haven’t heard too much about it, but Forex does indeed have a following all over the world. In fact, its popularity in the last decade has soared. For me it’s accessible, flexible and exciting. What is it though? It’s basically the foreign exchange market (forex, …

What can parents do to save their kids from Cyber Bullying?

I’m conscious that, as my kids hit their teenage years, it becomes a pretty complicated phase in life. As parents we didn’t really have many of the problems that children have today. They’re now connected to the web and a lot of interaction is done online. We didn’t …

A few apps to keep you busy over the Christmas break

It’s Christmas, so that will probably mean that you’re heading off to see relatives. Amongst the gifts, the food and the TV, there’s definitely going to be a period where everyone will sit down and generally fall asleep on the sofa. Although we do tend to concentrate on …

A little extra Christmas cash is always welcome

Yes, it’s that time of year again and we’re all a little bit short on cash right now. I think this year I’ve been a little too sensible and I’ve actually bought all my gifts already, meaning that my bank balance – and any cash set aside for …

Will you really be playing games on your smartwatch?

Nowadays, we can have computers in our glasses and in our hands. With the right gadgets we can even have social media updates displayed directly in front of our eyes. Humanity, it seems, have taken one more step towards becoming cyborgs. The latest piece of wearable technology to …

How has the release of the iPhone 6S affected shares?

As with all new announcements by Apple, the launch of the iPhone 6s in September generated a great deal of hype among consumers. However, whether you have knowledge of spread betting and trading terms or not, the overall impact on the company’s share price offers us all an …

18 fun little games I’ve tried

Do you love gaming, but are looking for some new games to pass the time? You can get started for free at Grizzly. In the meantime, have a look at 18 of the addictive little games I’ve tried that you may not have heard of. Monsters Ate My …

5 Reasons to buy an iPhone 6S over a Samsung Galaxy S6

OK, that’s a massive click-bait title, granted. However, let’s be honest, for many years there has been rivalry between Samsung and Apple. Now that Samsung has now brought us the S6, the battle just got a little more heated. Both tech giants are at the top of their …

We won’t be seeing a Nintendo mobile game this year

Mobile gaming is the future. As smartphones and tablets become more powerful day by day, more and more people get hooked by mobile games. For the first time this year, worldwide  revenue from mobile gaming will surpass that of console gaming. It is, no doubt, surprising that Nintendo, …

BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by competition watchdog

BT & EE are joining hands to put all our media and comunication consumption in one place. Although the Three & O2 deal was not allowed as they were giants in the same field and would land up reducing customer choice, this merger is not thought to be …

Sony set to buy Toshiba’s camera sensor business

Mobile image sensors embedded in smartphones are revolutionising journalism and photography. Ever taken a selfie or a picture of your pizza? Or maybe a high quality image of the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal for bragging purposes? Yep, we’ve all been there. There’s no doubt image sensor …

Google App – Become a beta tester

Google seems to have stuck out a beta app for itself recently. I only noticed initially when this was offered through the Google Now cards interface. There is a link below which will take you to a page where you can accept to become a beta tester to …

‘Cute’ Smartphone – RoBoHoN

If you’re like me you probably spend more time with your phone than with any other person. My phone is my alarm clock, my personal assistant and my exercise coach all in one. But there’s a reason why most people wouldn’t consider it a friend, it looks nothing …

Will smartwatches have the same range of apps as smartphones?

Well, that certainly didn’t take long. No sooner has the Apple Watch been announced and we’re already getting emails telling us about apps that’ll run on the thing. That’s expected I guess, but when betting apps also set to arrive on the thing, you know it’ll probably be …

The Kogan Agora 4G has arrived for £149

Kogan. It’s not a brand we are too familiar with here in the UK, as noted by Leigh’s last article on the last Kogan Agora Smartphone but it is a brand more well-known over in Australia. Well they have now released a 4G version of the original Kogan …

Can surface keep up with the changing Microsoft?

Surface… No longer is it the large boardroom/restaurant table. It’s that small tablet sized computer we now hold in our hands. Ever since it launched it has been something you either love or hate and sadly it may not survive too much longer if Microsoft continues the way …

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Announced

Lenovo have just revealed there new Flagship Mobile to the world via Google+ and YouTube.  The phone was revealed not long ago by some leaked photos.  But is now online in an official video included below.  Its a really smart looking phone and the specs below look rather …