Author: Coolsmartphone Staff

Inactive Account Manager from Google

I recently went into Hospital for an operation. Whilst it wasn’t for anything serious and could possibly be considered routine, it still left me worried about not waking up. This also made me think about all the photos and other data that I have stored across various accounts …

White Nokia Lumia 928 Gets A Sneak Peek

Last week the guys at Evleaks showed us a sneak peek of the Black Nokia Lumia 928 – Verizon’s version of the Nokia Lumia 920, but with an updated Xenon flash. Today we’ve seen another leak from the source, this time the Nokia Lumia 928 in white which highlights …

Apple fans and the NYT get angry as Windows Phone see a small success

Poor Windows Phone and Microsoft! Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications (yeah, we know), Frank X Shaw, dared to state in a recent blog post that Windows Phone outsold iPhone in a several territories. Now the Apple blogosphere has gone ballistic, even roping in the New York …

Zinio heading to Windows phone

Digital newstand service Zinio has announced that it’ll be launching a Windows Phone 8 app that’ll be exclusive for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone owners. This adds to the current Android and iOS apps in the Zinio line up; however the Windows version will be optimised for the phone …

OUYA available for pre-order at GAME

Kickstarter project OUYA is finally making its way to UK shelves, as high street gaming retailer GAME have put the Android console as available for pre-order. We’re not too sure of the shipping date yet, but GAME have listed a price of £99 (which we were expecting and …

Flipboard 2.0 comes to iOS

Flipboard has today hit version 2.0, and the big new feature of this release is the ability to create your own magazine(s). Borrowing a trick from Instapaper/Pocket/Tumblr, users can now Flip stories using a bookmarklet, instantly adding them to their very own magazines. These can be both public …

Pebble – the watch that connects to your phone

I think I’ve had my Pebble for at least a week now and I can say I really do like it. It’s not massive on the wrist, which was my initial concern, my wife tried hers and said it was just acceptable for her to wear too. I …

How long will Google Keep be kept around?

Perhaps for the first time, Google released a new service which I didn’t immediately rush to try out. In the wake of the Reader spring clean, I now have to think about whether or not I can rely on a new Google service being around for the long …

100,000 apps available for BB10 devices

Almost two months after the launch of BlackBerry 10 OS, BlackBerry have announced that it now has over 100,000 apps on its marketplace: a 30,000 app increase in less than two months – pretty impressive. To help mark the special occasion a number of new apps have been …

Auto Trader app now on Windows Phone

Should you be a Windows Phone 8 owner and after a new car then you’re in luck!  Auto Trader have now launched their Windows Phone app giving you the chance to search, browse, compare and share potential new cars. Here’s some of the features of the app: Easily …

Sony announce the Xperia SP and Xperia L

Sony Mobile have today announced two brand new Xperia handsets: the Xperia SP and Xperia L.  Featuring the stunning designs fans have grown to know and love, these new smartphones are added to the Xperia Z to complete Sony’s Spring line-up. The Xperia SP prides itself on its stunning 4.6″ …

Gmail for Android update brings notification actions (updated)

Google have (finally!) updated Gmail for Android to take advantage of the the notification actions that were introduced in Jellybean last summer. Users can now reply, archive or delete directly from the notification curtain if they’re running Android 4.1 or higher. It’s a really useful feature which Google …

Google Keep: A new note taking app from Google spotted briefly online

A new note taking service from Google called Google Keep briefly saw the light of day yesterday before being taken down again shortly after it was discovered. The discovery was originally made by the 1E100 and with several screenshots having surfaced thanks to Android Police. Google Keep allows …

Dropbox buys Mailbox in reported $100m deal

Mailbox, the iPhone app designed to ease the pain of trying to clear your inbox on a daily basis, has gained a lot of attention since its launch, helped no doubt by the waiting list system the team have used to manage the rollout, allowing the app to …

Specs Compared: Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One

There’s bound to be some fierce competition between the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Both handsets aim to grab that elusive smartphone crown and it’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the two companies (check out what HTC had to say about the S4!). So …

What is Samsung Smart Pause and Smart Scroll?

Before the release of the announcement of the Galaxy S4 we heard lots of rumours about ‘Eye scroll’ technology being built into the phone. We didn’t quite get the ‘Eye scroll’ rumoured but what we did see feature on the S4 is Smart Pause and Smart Scroll. Both …

HTC get their claws out over the Galaxy S4

As we saw last night Samsung released their new flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4. While general reaction to the phone has been a little mixed (many people on my Twitterl timeline simply described it as ‘meh’, it hasn’t taken HTC very long to get the claws out. …

Pebble unboxing and first impressions

Ok, it’s finally here! The last post I made about the Pebble was back in January where I roughly estimated that we’d have our Pebbles with us by the end of March, so my estimate seemed pretty realistic. Those that backed the Kickstarter project are more than familiar …