Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

iPad Mini 2 Rumour: Gold and Touch ID

As we get closer to the rumoured iPad refresh (everything’s a rumour, even the launch!), we have another tip on what we might see. The details sound plausible and the tip comes from Sonny Dickson; who had some of the most accurate new iPhones pictures before launch. So …

Instagram gets the iOS7 treatment

Instagram has become the latest iOS app to be updated with a new flat interface to match iOS7. The most noticeable, and beneficial, change is images and videos now cover the full width of the screen, which is nice improvement, especially as it is coupled with higher resolution …

GMusic 2 for iOS released – 1 day discount too

GMusic is a Google Music client for iOS in case you hadn’t come across it before. It has just received a major overhaul in both back end and user interface, with the new UI being released as dedicated iOS7 app – GMusic 2. Existing users will benefit from …

Samsung announce gold Galaxy S4s

Now you may be noticing a trend here. Hot on the heels of Apple’s gold iPhone 5S, Samsung have today announced their very own golden edition(s) of their flagship Galaxy S4. Samsung’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are proudly displaying photos of both Gold Pink and Gold Brown devices …

Rightmove available for Windows Phone 8

A notable absentee from Windows Phone, Rightmove, have released the first version of their app for Windows Phone 8. Property apps in general have been notable by their absence from Windows Phone, and this was exacerbated by the Rightmove mobile website not working with IE10 either, but now …

Google makes Quickoffice free for all

  In a move that we predicted last week, Google have made their Quickoffice suite off apps free for all users. Apple’s decision to provide iWork for free on new iOS devices has more than like tipped Google’s hand. Quickoffice was previously free for premium Google Apps users, …

Cheap refurbished Nexus 7 tablets on Play.com

Would you like a cheap Nexus 7? No, we’re not talking about the new 2013 model. :) If you want a cheap one, Play.com have some manufacturer refurbished 16GB and 32GB 1st gen Nexus 7s for £99 and £120. These are refurbished by ASUS and sold as “like …

Opinon – Thoughts on the Apple event

Now that the dust has settled, I’ve had a chance to think about the announcements that Apple made on Tuesday, without getting caught up in the heat of the moment. Overall, I think Apple did well, even if they left many disappointed. iPhone 5S Flagship phones are getting …

Umbrella 8 Weather app

  One type of app that there seems to be a never ending supply of, on every platform, is weather apps. Some are better than others and some stand out. Umbrella 8 is a weather app for Windows phone that falls into the later category. Lots of apps illustrate …

Instance v2 beta released

Popular Instagram client for Windows Phone Instance has had the beta of v2 released. Instance was the first Instagram app for Windows Phone to allow uploads and registrations, and is a very good Instagram app. V2 has seen the whole interface overhauled, and very nice it looks too. …

EE 4G 5GB 30day contract offer back at Currys

EE and Currys have their data Nano SIM (iPad, MiFi, Dongle) deal back on offer. The deal is £10.99 a month, with the first month free and for that you get 5GB of data. It’s a rolling 30 day contract, so you can cancel at any time (giving …

6tag – Instagram app for Windows Phone 8 now available

6tag, the new Instagram client for Windows Phone by renowned developer Rudy Huyn is now available from the Marketplace. Any Windows Phone user knows the ongoing saga of no official Instagram app on the platform, so 3rd party apps have to fill the gap for now. 6tag is …

Google updates Keep for Android

Google have released an update to Keep which brings several noteworthy features to its up till now fairly bare bones functionality. Of most note (no pun intended), is the ability to add reminders to notes, which can be both time and location based. This is integrated with Google …

Facebook Beta for WP8 update with key new features

If you have come across it, you will know that Microsoft run an open beta program for their Facebook app for Windows Phone 8, which is always a few steps ahead of their official release. Beta is doing it a bit of a disservice, as its normally perfectly …

Blackberry about to be sold?

Are we about to see the sale of Blackberry? The company formally known as Research In Motion has had a bit of a tough few years, with people leaving the platform in droves and the launch of the company’s saviour – BB10 – yet to set the world …

Chrome stored passwords vulnerability exposed

Aren’t modern browsers great? They have loads of great features, like remembering your passwords and auto-filling them in for you whenever needed. But what if those stored passwords were easily discoverable by anyone with access to your computer?  That’s the situation with Google Chrome. Going through the Settings …

Sony Honami phone to have 20 megapixel G Lens [leak]

We all know by now that megapixels are not the be all and end all of smartphones and rather than go from what is on paper it’s best to get real world experience using it. But we all love to see those specs don’t we, this one is …

Moto X, a Droid by any other name [Opinion]

After months of waiting, Motorola yesterday unveiled… the same phone they did a week ago, but with a new name and casing. It’s not as slim as the Ultra, as small as the Mini, or as long lasting as the Maxx, but you can buy it in any …

Could you cancel your T-Mobile contact without penalty?

Several weeks ago, we received a Tweet from Phil Mottershead (@philicibine) regarding the April T-Mobile price hike. He stated that customers were winning their cases and had the right to cancel their contracts with no penalty. We were intrigued, as we had no clue what he was talking …

Instagram is deleting Instance uploads

Ok, this is annoying! It seems that Instagram is actively monitoring and deleting images uploaded from the excellent 3rd party Instagram app for Windows Phone. The developer of Instance is at a bit of a loss as to how Instagram are tracking the images, as can be see …