Category: Software and apps

A beginners guide to playing online casino games on your mobile

We just can’t ignore the fact that mobile casino games have exploded in popularity in recent years. They have become one of the main ways people now engage with gambling, and when you look at the benefits of the platform it’s clear to see why. It seems like …

Quick! Get some money for Christmas

Christmas is round the corner and you need cash fast. What’s the solution? Well, I’ve tried selling my body on the street corner but sadly I couldn’t even give myself away. So, thanks to the MusicMagpie app and some old books that my son doesn’t want anymore, we’ve …

Streamed and VR gaming coming this Christmas

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X both getting huge amounts of interest in recent weeks, there’s definitely still a need for the “home console”. The new consoles come with a definite push towards game-downloading rather than traditional in-store purchases, and many gamers will now be used …

Why do people prefer to play on their mobile phones?

We don’t need research to show that people prefer playing casino games on their mobiles. The reason is quite simple: smartphones take over the market. People use their smartphones for everything they want, from communication, to social media interaction, photographs, purchases, and everything that has to do with …

Gaming is now earning more revenue than music, video and film

It’s fair to say that 2020 didn’t exactly pan out the way we’d all hoped. However, although we’ve not physically attended any smartphone launches and we’ve all missed out on holidays and days out, the smartphone and smartphone app industry has seen a massive upsurge as we’ve all …

Here’s how to make money playing games on your phone

If you like to spend your free time gaming or gambling online, you aren’t alone. Video gamers spent an average of 6.5 hours per week playing with others online, and 4.5 hours with others in person, during 2016, per NewZoo. Statista reports that the online gambling industry will …

Top iOS/Android cross platform games

Mutiplayer game downloads are on the rise. While multiplayer once meant that you were competing with other players on a game’s leader board, many mobile games now support both real time player versus player and cooperative gaming modes. Playing multiplayer games is a great way to blow off …

Imagine being on lockdown 20 years ago!

Although our lives are becoming distinctly less mobile right now, our mobile phones are playing an incredibly critical part of life. Imagine, if you will, the coronavirus pandemic hitting us 20 years ago. It’s a sunny morning in the year 2000. You’ve got yourself the classic Nokia 3310 …

Lockdown success for developers

As we’ve seen in the UK, now we’re seeing it in the US too. The lockdowns, the COVID-19 restrictions, the closure of many pubs, bars, nightclubs and other social venues – it’s changed our habits. We’re now spending more time indoors and, although we’re using social media more …

5 Smartphones you can use in 2020 for Forex trading

It is simply amazing if you think about just how much one can accomplish using a smartphone or tablet for that matter. When you look back at how technology has shaped today’s world, it is crystal clear that things are only getting better. The milestones being witnessed in …

Grab video from across the web – SnapDownloader

Here at Coolsmartphone we’ve previously taken a look at ways to archive and grab YouTube videos to your phone. There’s various online options out there, but for the most part they’re covered in pop-up ads, malware and lots of scary-looking downloads that can easily confuse most users. If …

What if TikTok USA isn’t sold?

Like Huawei and Honor, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is suffering the wrath of US President Donald Trump. With an impending ban in the USA, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has decided to quit the company – a mere two months into the job. He’d recently moved from Disney to …

Get the best bonuses on your phone

It’s amazing what you can do with your mobile phones. Long gone are the days when phones were used just to make and receive calls. New technology means you can do almost anything, whether it’s taking photos or going online to get some great bonuses from online gambling …

Best coding games to improve your skills in programming

The field of programming is among the top-rated careers globally. The demand for programmers in IT tech-related companies keeps growing every other day. Since technology keeps on advancing, the need for professional developers to keep increasing as well. This implies that the competition is stiff, and for any …

The best random video chats of 2020

For most people, the social circle is limited to friends, work colleagues, and relatives. Indeed, right now your social circle could be even more limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although this is enough for some people, others are looking for ways to meet new and interesting people. …

A VPN can do a lot more than you think

We’ve all spent quite a lot of time indoors of late and, despite the wide range of entertainment available through the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten, you may find that you’ve watched nearly everything that’s out there. However, you may feel like you’ve gone through every …

LuckyCrush – Chat and pair up easily

The coronavirus lockdown has certainly taught me some things. Firstly, the idea of being at home more seemed like a dream at some point. However, now all I want to do is go outside. Despite the restrictions easing, there’s still limits to what you can and can’t do, …

Essential apps for college student survival 

The last few months have been a very strange time. A lot of people have had their lives put on hold. We’ve seen students missing their exams, children no longer going to school and a a lot of uncertainty about university and college courses in September. However, with …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

Mobile gaming has made online casinos more popular

There was a time, not too far in the disthttps://inkedin.com/paypal-bingo-sites/ant past, when the world of online gambling was dominated by players accessing games using their chunky PC’s and Macs. The internet wasn’t very quick and apps had to be downloaded and installed locally – taking up valuable space …

Holiday at home, with Beavertown

Fancy a beer? Fancy a holiday? With Beavertown Brewery you can do just that… sort-of. Instead of heading down to the beach when you should be social distancing, you just take a rest on your own sofa with a can of their new Staycation beer. I offered to …

Subscription now at the centre of Strava

How it happened, I really don’t know, but pretty much everyone I know has ended up using Strava as their fitness tracker. There’s plenty of competition, but Strava seems to be the one we’ve all ended up using. We don’t pay of course. No, that would be mental. …

Newton Mail to return from the ashes

Back in December 2016, I reviewed a unified e-mail solution called Newton Mail, and for me Newton Mail was just perfect. You see, my current email solution is in a right mess. I’ve got three email accounts all syncing to my devices. Two are Gmail based, and one …

How apps are bringing dating into the 21st Century

Source: Pexels When it comes to matters of love, people didn’t use to think of technology as the first place to turn to for help; but a number of apps have not only appeared in recent years to do just that, they have prospered. Gone are the days …

What makes TikTok such a big social media phenomenon?

Whilst we’re all locked inside there’ll be many of you who have no doubt seen a TikTok video. It could be within the app or via a Facebook post, a Twitter update or sent over WhatsApp. What, though, is TikTok and why are a growing section of society …

Why Cloud Gaming Services are the future of the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry has seen a huge surge over the last 10 years as more and more of us log on to play some of our favourite games. But as technology changes and the industry shifts to mobile and online gaming, could cloud-based gaming services be the future …

Learning card games on your phone

Look on the Android or iPhone app store and, if you want to give card games a try, there’s a stack of options. I started, as most kids do, with “Snap”. It’s an easy game and you can download this to your phone and re-live those times by …

How to make a traffic jam without a car

Google Maps, without doubt, is fantastic. After the company bought Waze for a huge amount of money seven years ago, it’s integrated a lot of the Waze crowdsourced driving features into Google Maps. The result is definitely beneficial for Google Maps users and we’re now used to seeing …

Getting a career in games 

Like gaming ? Well yes, so do I. But how do you fancy earning some money out of it? If you want to learn more, there’s a set of interactive workshops and sessions coming up on February 1st. The industry is looking to recruit more women in, as …

Benefits of using car insurance apps on your phone

Looking for your next insurance quote, you’ll find that there’s a number of comparison sites online. These will usually be your best bet if you’re trying to find the best deal and, even if it does seem like a bit of hard work, it’s worth it when you …

Board games without the boredom

Well, Christmas is over now but, it there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that board games are making a big come-back. In our house at least. Monopoly seems to be a favourite right now, and we’ve ended up with three different Monopoly boards which are themed around different …

Getting your mobile app design right

What I loved most about the old BBC iPlayer Radio app was the GUI. The design of the interface was straightforward, easy-to-understand and worked well. Whether you were sat still or going for a jog – you had a natural and simple interface that did exactly what you …

BritBox now launched in the UK

Here in the UK there’s a multitude of streaming services. We’re at the stage now where, if you join several paid-for services, quite a bit of money will be leaving your bank account per month so that you can watch shows from competing companies. The BBC iPlayer is …

Best phones for gaming?

If you love to game, gamble and blast baddies away, then you’ll want a phone that can keep up with your demands. You’ll be needing a device that can do more than just update social media. You’ll need more horsepower, a better screen, excellent performance and a long-lasting …

Survey reveals that games continue to increase in popularity

We do talk about it quite a bit here but mobile gaming shows no sign of slowing down. A recent survey by App Annie has revealed that games now account for 40% of all mobile downloads, and over 70% of all consumer spend across both iOS and Google …

The gaming apps that blur the line between the virtual and the real

Our smartphone screens are getting bigger. The picture quality is getting better too, and mobile gaming apps are now able to deliver a more immersive experience than ever before. Most mobile apps have taken advantage of this technological progress by looking for ways to improve the detail and depth …