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Podcast 96 – 100 different pictures of food

Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast, joining me this week were Dan and James. James Bricknell was our special guest this week, James is part of the March of the Droids team, part of the Techfoolery podcast, part of the Random Boot Loop podcast and a …

I think I’ve fallen for Windows Phone

My history with Windows Phone has been a colourful one, starting with the rather unique Dell Venue Pro, then moving onto the tiny little Nokia Lumia 800, then what I thought was huge at the time HTC Titan and then the HTC 8X and then it was Nokia …

Samsung design for new smartwatch leaked

In a recent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Samsung have given some hints about what they think a new smartwatch could look like and how a user could interact with it.   The answer to the design at least, is very similar to the …

Future Sony Smartwatches won’t use Android Wear

Sony have been in the smartwatch game longer than most, developing their own version of Android as their OS of choice on their devices. Such as the LiveView and SmartWatch ranges. With the announcement of Android Wear you might think they’d be perfectly placed to be an early …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo coming to Three

Looks like Three will be stocking the Gear 2 Neo that was just announced this morning and selling the existing gear at a great low price, even lower when you purchase a Samsung phone. The existing Gear used to cost £300, this dropped to £250 and it now …

Samsung announce Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Just a day before the official Samsung Unpacked 5 event here in Barcelona (and at a really early time in the morning whilst we are sleeping), Samsung have announced two new smartwatches to upgrade their Galaxy Gear range. First off is the main flagship watch, the Gear 2. …

My 2014 wishlist part 2 – It’s not all about Android!

Welcome to the next edition of the Coolsmartphone writers’ wish list for 2014, in which we hope to entertain, spark discussion, and secretly hope that the design gurus for all major manufacturers are hanging on our every word. I have a bone to pick with James’ comment that …

Jolla phone launch date announced

Jolla, the Finish company formed from ex-Nokia employees, has announced the launch date for the first ever Sailfish phone. The launch will happen in Helsinki on the 27th November and they will have 450 devices ready to buy for those who pre-ordered. Marc Dillon, one of the founding …

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star game – 8 bit construction

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a game developed by NimbleBit and Disney Mobile and published by LucasArts. It is a business simulation game, based on Tiny Tower a previous hit for NimbleBit. The Emperor has tasked Darth Vader with constructing the Death Star, according to his nefarious …

Say Hello to the Doro Liberto 810

The Doro Liberto 810 is apparently “The world’s most liberating smartphone“, which is quite a bold claim from Doro. Doro AB is a Swedish public company formed in 1974.  It released its pioneering ‘easy-to-use’ mobile phone in 2007. Until recently their phones were flip style feature phones and …

Zombie Village is now available for Windows Phone

Zombies seem to be the standard character in games these days. I guess developers have a choice, gems, candy, makeup or zombies. Zombie Village is a popular game from Android and now it’s made the move to Windows Phone 8 and 7. It is one of those horizontal …

Increasing network interest in alternative OS’s

The momentum of the ‘alternative operating systems’ is slowly but steadily increasing. Today David Powell, Telstra’s general manager of Device Experience posted an entry on their company blog entitled Mobile operating systems of the future. Im this blog he says In recent months, we have been working with …

EE are bringing 4G to rural Cumbria

EE have today announced they are rolling out there fast 4G network to rural Cumbria, woohoo. Parts of the northern fells have barely any voice signal never mind a fast data connection so this is going to be good news for those data starved northerners. Rory Stewart, MP …

MWC – Stylistic S01 Hands on

Last year we chatted with Fujitsu and they showed us some of their waterproof tablets and Andrdoid phones. This year, it’s a slightly different approach for Europe. They’ve launched the Stylistic S01 with Orange. It’s a phone aimed at the “more mature” end of the market and it’s …

My 2013 wishlist – Khellan

Continuing the theme of our wishlists for 2013 here is my list of things I’d like to see in then next few months. 1. This is easy. Its at the top of the list: battery life. I’m really tired of being given decent handsets that don’t last the …

Seven Bidders Announced for LTE spectrum auction

We knew the auction for LTE Spectrum was due to start in January 2013, but we didn’t know who would be bidding. Until now. 7 Bidders have finally been announced by Ofcom as qualified to offer us our lovely high speed, long distance cellular goodness. The bidders will …

Mobile networks – Can they take the strain of mobile data?

The Internet is changing. Pirate sites are getting blocked, bandwidth is managed and now providers like Verizon to throttle down speeds for anyone daring to download illegally pirated material. Despite all that, data use is on the rise, and people seem to be ignoring public WiFi hotspots too. …

ZTE responds to claims about US security

Yesterday news surfaced that Cisco has cancelled a contract with ZTE over concerns for national security and sale embargoes with Iran. This is all off the back of a report the US Intelligence agency produced which suggested products by ZTE and Huawei should be banned. Cisco yesterday took the first …

JollaMobile are set to give Meego the life it deserves!

Now many of you out there may have heard of Nokia and their much heralded N9. The N9 was the first, and only, smartphone to run Meego; a pleasant little OS which was widely described as a ‘breath of fresh air’ when it was shown off last year. …