Category: Software (Android)

Google Pixel 3 family renders leak

With a lot of focus recently on the new iPhone devices, Android fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of their Pixel 3 range of devices which are due October 9th. As if these phones have not leaked enough with full hands on and unboxing’s already online, we now …

At least I’ve got one skill

When I was a kid, we used to go on holiday in a camper van. We didn’t have gadgets, smartphones or iPads. We sat there, in the British weather, playing cards and actually talking to each other. In the dark, with the wind blowing against the awning, we’d …

Inbox by Gmail. It’s being killed off.

I quite like Inbox. I’ve got it installed on my phone right now and I appreciate the exciting and additional features. I installed it because Gmail, whether on the t’internet or on your phone, has remained pretty samey for quite a while. Recently though, I’ve noticed that Gmail …

NOW AVAILABLE. Fortnite for Android. We go in! (VIDEO)

I know. I didn’t believe it either. Head straight to the video if you want the quick hit. So, this evening, as I was busy typing up details of the Galaxy Note9 launch, my son happened to say… Hey, Dad, you do know that Fortnite is available on …

Fortnite for Android. It continues.

Whilst browsing around YouTube last night I had yet another “Fortnite for Android” video pop up. It’s this one below, and if you watch it on YouTube itself you’ll notice that the comments hidden. It’s yet another classic stitch-up. The video promotes a website where you side-load an …

Avoiding common mobile phone scams

Online scammers and criminals are always waiting for the right moment to pounce. To trap you into revealing your personal data. Into sharing something you shouldn’t. The increasing use of mobile devices paves the way for mobile phone scams, and those scammers can cost their targets more than …

How your smartphone can help with your assignments

Struggle with getting your assignments written on time? Don’t know how to organise your daily routine? Can’t finish a research paper before the deadline? Actually, your smartphone can help a lot.  Gone are the days of hiding away in the school library, when all the students were hunting …

VLC pulls the plug on Huawei / Honor handsets

The battle for battery life isn’t a very complex one. You either leave your GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi on all the time, with background apps ticking along, or you start cleverly shutting stuff down to conserve battery life. A lot of manufacturers have added on board systems to …

Do you really need Anti-Virus Software on your Android smartphone?

“Android Phone” (CC BY 2.0) by microsiervos The connected age has opened up endless possibilities, just as smartphones have put those possibilities into the palm of our hands. And, with every piece of technology hooked up to the internet, there is the opportunity for nefarious hackers to wield their malicious intent. …

The coolest Twitter apps for Bloggers

Despite some recent criticism, Facebook now has more than 900 million users. Twitter has over 500 million, LinkedIn more than 161 million, Google+ almost 400 million, and Instagram with over 80 million. These figures aren’t just numbers, but are concrete proof that social media really is stealing the …

How long can Android remain free?

As you may have read here on Coolsmartphone recently, Google Android was given a huge fine by the EU after exploiting their control over the Android OS. They were, it seems, reducing the appearance of rivals. However, with another huge fine being pushed through the door, people are …

Building a mobile app. Off-the-shelf or tailored?

Everything is “going” mobile at the moment. If you have your own shop or a business, it not only means that you have to be online, but you must have a website which works on mobile devices of all shapes and sizes. If you want to take things …

Using your smartphone to stay organised

So let’s face it, we all have busy lives and tend to lose track of time in one way or another. Whether you’re reading this during a lunch break or on the way to catch a bus, now is the time to get in shape. Smartphones are in …

5 Android apps you probably never knew about

As Dylan once said, the times they are a-changin’. And with each passing day, our lives are made a little more convenient with the help of gadgets. Almost everyone owns a smartphone and out of those more than 80% phones run on Android. Perhaps one of the biggest …

A simple hack to watch FIFA 2018 from anywhere

It’s probably not escaped your knowledge that the Word Cup is currently taking place. Here in the UK we’ve all gone a little crazy, with these massive FIFA 2018 football matches appearing for free on BBC and ITV instead of the usual subscription channels which tend to cost …

Need emotional support ? Tell a Buddy

I’m one of those people who just didn’t have a phone at school. Even at college, the mobile phones were basic and therefore less distracting than the phones of today. Trouble is, the phones of today can let a lot of the world into your life. With social …

How to choose a Kanban app

Have you heard about a Kanban? In Japanese it translates to a “billboard”. Kanban boards come into play to optimise and streamline workflows. I’ve used one of these in the day job so I’ve been interested to find out more about them. Working remotely isn’t uncommon now, and …

Fortnite for Android. Don’t be fooled.

A number of weeks ago we tweeted about the Android version of Fortnite. The game, for the uninitiated, is proving a massive hit with gamers and the console version has seen some huge numbers. Not only that, but the “free” game is also earning a very decent amount …