Author: Greg Morris

Bookee App Review: Tinder for Betting

When I was a lad we used to go and meet girls at the park or maybe at the local nightclub. Now, with powerful smartphones, you simply swipe your finger across the screen. In a way it can be a little disheartening to see everyone communicating via a …

Run phone free with new Strava update for Apple Watch 2

Just a few weeks after Strava announced a major update for the new android wear watches. They have done the same for the Apple Watch 2 version of its run and cycle tracking app. Making your workout totally phone free, with a stand alone app. The developers hinted …

Google is shutting down Spaces: You know that thing

Are there any arguments left against the fact that Google’s messaging apps are a mess. They have a plethora of messaging platforms that perhaps even Google don’t know what do do with. Hangouts looks destined to be shuttered at some strange to be replaced by Allo on the …

The fallacy of connected light bulbs

It seems so simple doesn’t it. A short cut into making your lights ‘smarter’, with no need to re-wire anything or even look at a screwdriver. Unfortunately almost every brand has adopted connected light bulbs as their go to smart home tech and I’m here to tell you …

Sonos hike prices in UK due to Brexit

Unfortunately the UK is in for a rough ride in the next few months as the decline of the pound starts to affect prices of just about everything. We have already seen price jumps from OnePlus, steep hikes from Apple, and now Sonos are increasing their prices considerably. …

Adidas miCoach crosses the finish line

Members of the Adidas miCoach community have started receiving emails informing them that the service is no more. They are “passing the baton to Runtastic” and won’t be updating their existing website nor the Trail and Run apps. With the service finally shutting down for good on 31 …

Strava Launching Standalone Smartwatch App

I would consider myself a pretty fit person, in fact fitness tracking is my number one reason to have a smartwatch strapped to my arm. Although no one has managed to get all of the features completely phone free yet, and running with a phone strapped to your …

Beats X finally released in UK

A long five months after initially being announced at the iPhone 7 launch, Apple’s Beats X are now available in the UK. The new Beats X, designed by Dr. Dre of course, earphones are priced at £129.99 and are on sale now in white and black, although the black …

Mario Run Update: Find The Golden Goombas

Since launching a few months ago, Mario Run has been a run away success on iOS. Despite Nintendo not being entirely happy with the revenue created, the game has been downloaded more than 90million times, with more than 2.5million on the first day. An estimated 3 million people …

Apple, you’re losing the battle for the home

I’ve waited so long for home kit. Not even a resonable amount of time, a really long time. HomeKit is great and Apple’s approach to creating the most secure home products that all work well is without doubt the correct approach. With that said there are so many …

Healthface: An Uncomplicated Apple Watch Complication

I held out as long as I could, but I have now caved and bought a Series 2 Apple Watch. Not because it is anything revolutionary. Not because I accidentally killed my original version, although I kinda did, but because health and fitness has become so important to …

Google employee suing company over spying programme

It’s often said that in current years, everything leaks. It is now rare not to find out everything about a product long before it launches. Even the uber secretive Apple now suffers leaks from product lines and even people that leave the product in a bar! One Google …

Apple Set to Appeal EU Tax Ruling This Week

Silicone Vally is not having an easy time at the moment. The worries of the incoming Trump administration have started to show, it turns out no one can work out how to do cars, and it appears their long replied on Irish tax loop hole is closing fast. …

The next iPhone will have a USB-C port, but not where you think

I have really enjoyed using the new MacBook Pro. In fact that’s an understatement, after all of my buyers remorse once I clicked the buy button – I have loved every minute. It is more than capable of doing everything I need, the screen is the best on …

Rophie USB-C to USB-A Adaptor

If you want to live in an Apple world now you have to embrace the dongle life, there is just no avoiding it. Ridding the iPhone 7 of a headphone jack is either seen as user hostile or a move that took courage. Unfortunately the new MacBook Pro …

Ghostek Cloak 2 Protective Case Review

Every one of us at Coolsmartphone love our gadgets, but we all also have the same issues and problems with putting it in a case. My nice shiny new iPhone 7 has been crying out for a new case to make sure it doesn’t hurtle towards the floor …

Samsung Touchwiz renamed in new Galaxy Beta Programme update

Android skins are one of the most polarising subjects in the geek world, and Samsung’s Touchwiz receives most of the love and hate in equal amounts. Once the do it all approach of weird gestures and strange features, it has become much tamer in later editions. Now, it …