Author: Ian Furlong

Galaxy S4 Active Now Available In UK

AT&T the US carrier was first to get hold of Samsung’s ruggedized, waterproof Galaxy S4 Active late last month. But now independent retailer Unlocked-Mobiles is stocking the Active in the U.K. today, priced at £494.98 — a little less than the average asking price for the regular GS4. So …

Drive Like A Fighter Pilot – Garmin Head Up Display

Navigation experts Garmin have announced what I think is the coolest add on to your smartphones navigation app.This small HUD (Heads-Up Display) unit connects to your smart phone via Bluetooth, and beams pertinent navigation information on to a small screen attached to your car windshield or to an included …

Rumoured… The worlds first Tegra 4 phone from ZTE

Back in February ZTE and NVIDIA announced a partnership to make the Chinese manufacturer the first to bring Tegra 4 phones to market this year. Rumors and leaked images (shown above) have surfaced and if they  are to be believed, then ZTE as expected is set to launch the …

Facebook Android app gets an update

Are you a user of that small and some what unknown Social Media Site Facebook. Well the Facebook for Android App has an update yesterday evening, bringing all the features from the last beta to the current stable version (that’d be 3.4). The biggest feature is for users …

LG Event Dropping Optimus G2 Clues

Invites to LG’s latest event have started to arrive in people’s inboxes, it’s covered with the letter G and the number 2. That can only mean one thing, and it happens to be the thing every LG fan on the Internet is waiting for — Optimus G2 Flagship …

Sony Smart Watch 2 Available Next Week

Remember this link where we reported that the next version of the Sony Smart Watch is available for pre order with a delivery date of September.  The Web site Clove have announced that there are expecting stock on 15th July. The watch can be pre-ordered here from Clove …

Got £640,000 going spare?

Well if you have (I did, but I’ve gone and spent it) you can buy a gold plated iPhone 5. Luxury gold plating company Goldgenie has launched an exquisite new limited edition range, featuring a £64,000 iPhone 5 which is embellished with solid 18.ct gold and encrusted with …

HTC announce the Butterfly S

HTC have revealed The Butterfly s with a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor, at its Taiwan launch event. It’ll arrive boasting an identical-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers and Sense 5. There aren’t any official images yet, these were leaked last week. The specs …

Tapatalk for Android and iOS is now Free

Here at Coolsmartphone we love bargains and there’s nothing better than something for nothing. At the moment the fantastic forum app Tapatalk is now free. If you subscribe to a lot of Forums Tapatalk is the app for you as puts all your posts into one place with …

Google Buys Waze

It has been reported that Google has bought the social mapping/GPS app Waze. Never used Waze? Well, we’ve been tracking it for a while now and reviewed it in 2011. Waze is a free GPS app that’s available on both iOS, Android and Windows Phone, but it’s star …

This Call May Be Recorded

For training purposes or just to be generally nosey….. Here at Coolsmartphone we’ve been contacted by copluk. They wanted us to review their call recording app – “Free Call Recorder – ACR“. It is available for free from the Play Store, then you have the option to pay …

My Choice Of Apps – Android Edition #3

As with other members of the team I’ve been writing a choice of Apps piece and the reasons why. These are the five apps that I install every time, I either put a new ROM in my phone ( which is quite a lot ) or have a …

New Nexus 7 Coming In July ?

Thinking of getting the Google Nexus 7? Well I’ve got one and I’d say go get one, for the price the specs and performance are second to none. I say get one but I also say wait till July if rumours from Reuters are to be believed, Google’s …

Google Currents Now Plays Audio

I love Google Currents I don’t know why but I prefer it to Flipboard, now Google Currents got itself an interesting update today with support for editions that contain audio. It looks like you’ll now be able to play audio from within the application itself, complete with a …

Three say “neigh” to data limits

Three have gone a bit pony with their new ad campaign. The new commercial features a moonwalking Shetland Pony (yes, you read that right) and you’ll be able to share version of the ad through an online remix tool – ponymixer.com. It’s to promote the fact that people …

Return Of The IR Blaster ?

Not so many years ago most phones/PDA’s came fitted with a IR (infrared) emitter, but this has slowly died a death and the technology was left behind. Bluetooth became the new way to transfer data. I remember lining up two devices to”beam” over simple text files or ring …

New HTC phone … large scale advert leak

I believe that in our green pleasant land there is a small game, played all around the country called football. Now I myself am not a fan as I watch the other “odd” shaped ball running and catching game. But I’m lead to believe that this ” football” …

Huawei to release a variant of the W1 Windows Phone in Africa

Huawei the Chinese telecom giant has today announced, that in partnership with Mircosoft that a customised windows device is to be launched as part of its new 4Afrika Initiative. Plans include developing a  cheap wireless broadband in the Rift Valley in Kenya and help local people in South Africa and Egypt …

Samsung announce two low cost phones

  Samsung has announced two low cost Android powered smart phones. These being the 3.5 inch screen Galaxy Frame and the 3.3 inch Galaxy Young, both of the handsets you will agree have a strong resemblance to the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2. We previously heard about the Galaxy …

New iOS 6.0/6.1 Jailbreak overloads servers

Today, a group of iOS hackers calling themselves the Evad3rs has released a usable jailbreak for the iPhone 5. It also works on any other iOS device capable of running iOS 6.0 or 6.1, with the exception of the Apple TV (3rd generation). This release has completely overloaded …