Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

HTC One mini 2. The details.

This isn’t a math’s lesson before anyone tries to run away.  It’s HTC Launching the One Mini 2 “The world’s most grippable android ever” according to HTC.  But as all good things come in small packages, lets go see what we can say about this. The specs first are …

Spotify gets massive update on Windows Phone

Poor old Windows Phone, it’s often the forgotten platform and gets lots of things last. Spotify was a prime example, where the app has languished far behind its iOS and Android brothers as they got shiny new features. But today Spotify has shown its Windows Phone app some love …

Clauncher – The new “Beautiful Launcher” for Android

Did you wake up this morning and think… My phone isn’t as beautiful as it could be, old fashioned icons, boring skins and themes from your phones manufacturer.  Well if you did then “CLauncher” could be for you. CLauncher is a relatively new launcher for android phones (Android …

WWDC 2014, Keep June 2nd Free

It’s that time of the year again when Apple set their date for WWDC and we are inundated with ideas of what might be released this year. Will it be the Ipad 12, Iphone 26S, Mac OS 134.23.  Okay they are a bit over exaggerated but we have …

Sprng earphone clips – Review

Apple’s EarPods were a nice improvement on their original bundled earphones, but their acoustic shell is a bit slippery, so keeping them in your ears when active can be a challenge.  Step forward Sprngs, which are clips that attach to each EarPod and anchor them in your ear. …

Google Project Ara.. One block at a time..

Do you remember Lego or Stickle Bricks… If so then Project Ara will be right up your street. Google are pushing ahead in leaps and bounds on getting Project Ara ready for us. Its Google’s modular smartphone with interchangeable parts which you assemble you’re self, depending on the …

Samsung Ativ SE – Available 12/4 in the USA

Living in the USA? On the Verizon Network? Fancy a new Windows Phone? I know you’re probably not but if you are great news for you Windows Phone fans.  Do you remember James’s post back in March about the Samsung Ativ SE (Link), well it’s being released (shipped) …

Googles latest Android Distribution

Its that time of the month again when we get to see how our good friends over at google are doing with all them different versions of Android.  Since March there have been some decent percentage movements with Android and its dominance from version to version.  KitKat as …

Samsung Galaxy S5 goes Mini (SM-G800) , Specs leaked

We had the S3 Mini, the S4 Mini and now we will have the S5 Mini.  As confirmed by SamMobile not long back, but now we have a few more details in the regards to specification for the phone.  Many were slightly disappointed with the S4 Mini with its …

Spotify turns to The Dark Side… May the new look be with you…

Now before you panic, Spotify hasn’t actually turned to the dark side as such..  But it has had one of it’s biggest updates for the web, iPhone and Android since it first launched all them years ago. Spotify are calling this their Best Ever looking Spotify with a …

CoPilot on test

So just to set my stall out, pre-Lumia and “Here”, I used CoPilot. It was one of the most feature-packed and reasonably-priced navigation products for Windows Mobile at the time. So here we are on a new platform – Windows Phone. It’s the same product and of course …

Three Rescue – New Insurance Option

“Whoops.. There it goes… Damn It”, are usually the words of some variety we use once we send our beloved piece of technology hurtling through the air at speed, before it comes into contact with the floor, grass, road or worse.. The toilet. What am I talking about? …

Future Sony Smartwatches won’t use Android Wear

Sony have been in the smartwatch game longer than most, developing their own version of Android as their OS of choice on their devices. Such as the LiveView and SmartWatch ranges. With the announcement of Android Wear you might think they’d be perfectly placed to be an early …

Goodbye iPad 2

Apple have announced today that they are finally putting the iPad 2 out of its misery. The three year old A5 powered tablet is being replaced by the (much much much better) iPad 4. For the same £329 you now get a retina display, double the RAM an …

Office Lens is released now save Whiteboard pictures saved to OneNote

The Final version Microsoft’s Office Lens has gone live on the Windows Phone Store today. This app makes it easier to capture “Chalk and Talk” presentation, of Whiteboard brainstorms and receipts for expenses. Using OCR the text from documents is made searchable.  There are 3 modes, Document Whiteboard and Photo. …

CMInstaller – Making CyanogenMod accessible to all.

CyanogenMod has long been the go to place for Android custom software and modification. Cyanogen (Steve Kondik) and the team recently ventured into the hardware business with the oppo N1. The handset has been well received and had opened up the Cyanogen version of Android to the masses. Now the …

Windows Phone 8.1 – A comment

The much anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 is due in April, however Microsoft have released the SDK to some developers with the disclaimer the some of the items listed in the MUI, from which a list of function have been extracted, might not make it to the final release …

Mobile traffic continues to rise

Last Friday, for most of us, it was pay day. It marked the end of the long (and very wet) month of January where we all recover from our Christmas spending. A lot of gifts were mobile devices, and sales of tablets in particular are predicted to outsell …