Category: iOS

PlayBook, Motorola Xoom and iPad compared

One for your lunch-time viewing today – Rory Cellen-Jones has just added a video on the BBC website comparing the iPad, Motorola Xoom and Blackberry PlayBook. In the video Mike Lazaridis, from RIM, shows some of the features of their new tablet and how it stacks up against …

Report – 76% of mobile users are on the wrong tariff

Think you’re on the right contract ? Most people do, but according to research from Billmonitor three-quarters of customers are chucking £200 per year down the drain. Nearly all the networks were examined with 28,000 bills getting diagnosed as part of the study. Most were wasting money on …

Twitter clients, a mini poll.

Now then, this was never meant to be an idea for a blog post, but an innocent question on twitter prompted an excellent response, sufficient for me to put the findings on here. Clearly this is a very scientific study carried out with painstaking effort and to the finest detail….. …

Tablets-Frustrating? Oh yes!

Now, I may get flamed for this, but I wanted to put my thoughts down on the current state of the market where tablets are concerned. So, we started off just over a year ago with the iPad, it was ‘amazing’ and ‘magical’ and it has gone on to …

Block unwanted callers with Mr Number

Cold-callers get on my pip. We’ve all had them. You sign up for something, fill in a form or add your mobile number to an email only to receive dozens of “Withheld numbers”. It’s annoying. Luckily there’s an app called Mr Number which blocks unwanted calls and texts. …

April fools roundup

Well, this isn’t strictly smartphone news, but some of them are related to phones, plus it’s Friday and we all need a chuckle. Enjoy. Please add links in the comments and I’ll add them to the feature. (If I’m feeling generous!) It started off for me when I …

Augmented Reality – You need this in your life

Yesterday I bumped into a guy called Chris from UR-AR. He brought some bits of paper and his iPhone with him and started talking about Augmented Reality. “Yeah”, I thought, “I’ve seen it before, Layar and all that”. But no, I hadn’t seen it all. Things have really …

WWDC 2011 Set For 6th June

Apple have announced that this year’s WWDC event will be held on the 6th June in San Francisco as expected and the headline itself talks about a preview for iOS where we should see the new iPhone 5 as well as iOS 5 announced to the world. Last year the …

Vodafone iPad2 Pricing

Vodafone as with many networks have launched the iPad 2 today,  Mobile Today have a rundown of all the prices and what you get for your money Vodafone has announced its tariffs for the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G in the UK. The operator is selling the device, as well …

Apple reduce UK iPad 2 prices ahead of launch this Friday

Apple have announced a price drop for the iPad 2 in advance of the new tablet’s UK launch this Friday. The entry level model has been reduced by £30 to £399. This means that iPad 2 prices will also be cheaper than the equivalent iPad 1 prices from …

iPad 2 launch delayed (a tiny bit)

Apple have confirmed that the iPad 2 launch will be delayed to 5pm on Friday 25th March.  Originally scheduled for 9am the same day, the later time has been blamed on problems with shipping. Online ordering has also now been confirmed as starting at 1pm on Friday. Stock …

Xobni for Gmail, iPhone and Android soon in beta

The people behind Xobni, the superb plug-in for Outlook, are looking for beta testers for Gmail ,iPhone and Android. For those that don’t know what Xobni is (Inbox backwards….), this is a free plug-in for your Outlook email on the PC and Blackberry. It is basically a powerful search …

Google Search App for iOS

Earlier this week Google released a new version of their Google Mobile App for iOS. The newly dubbed Google Search App has a new UI which in my opinion makes it nicer to use than Google Search on Android. The default view gives you a text search box …

What tablet to buy?

It’s sometimes difficult to think that the tablet that has spawned so many imitators this year, Apple’s iPad, was only released last year. At this year’s MWC there were tablets everywhere – Samsung, Motorola, HTC and HP to name but a few are all coming out with their …

Vodafone To Sell iPad 2

Vodafone have confirmed they are to sell the new Apple iPad 2 and have opened a page on their site to allow people to register their interest.  Below is the full press release which was published today. Vodafone UK today announced it will offer iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G and also …

Three to range the iPad 2

Three have just announced that they too will be carrying the iPad 2. Their full statement reads… Three UK today announced it will offer iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G and also dedicated data plans for iPad 2 in the coming weeks. iPad 2 is the next generation …

White iPhone Due Spring?

Steve Jobs made it very clear that the iPad 2 will be shipping in White and Black from launch day, obviously due to the chaos over the still yet to launch White iPhone 4 he did not want to give anyone the chance to talk about delays. However …

Google launch Instant Previews for mobile

Some of you may have noticed a new magnifying glass icon appearing next to your search results over the last few days. Clicking on these icons launches a new Instant Previews feature which Google has just introduced. They provide a great way for visually searching through sites when …

Coolsmartphone gets a top 5 listing!

A little bit self congratulatory this, but Cision has rated Coolsmartphone as number 4 in it’s list of top UK Consumer Technology blogs! Nice. So Well done to Leigh and Dan! Hopefully we can lift it to Number one! Thanks to Johannawhitaker for the tip, she is involved …