Search Results for: ubuntu

Skyscanner, who are they and what do they do?

Those of you who are regular listeners to the CSP towers podcast will no doubt have heard of Skyscanner and its resident mobile guru Matteo. Although it sounds from his name that he would be a resident of warmer climes, he actually harks from my neck of the …

MWC – My top 3 things (Garry)

So with MWC 15 having drawn to a close last Thursday, I have recovered enough to get my thought rallied into some sort of order. I want to have a look back and have a think about my top 3 things that I saw at Congress. The list …

MWC – My top 3 things (James)

2015 was my first year of attending MWC. I really had no idea what to expect, Leigh and Dan have spent years going and covering a huge range of devices. This year was going to be no different, Garry, Leigh and I all arrived on the Saturday ready …

MWC – YotaPhone 2 becomes available in the USA

It’s via Indiegogo and not a network, but you can get your name down to have the two-faced smartphone in the summer. There’ll be “exclusive pricing” for “early adopters” (even though the phone is already built and selling elsewhere) and the campaign will begin in April. So, this …

Huawei Ascend G7 4G review

Following on from their announcement of the New Huawei Ascend G7 4G (which I covered here), I was lucky enough to get sent a device for review. Device Specs. 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 720p resolution. Measuring in at 7.6 mm thick. 1.2 GHz quad core processor capable of …

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing to …

UnoTelly – Streaming service review

One thing we are not short of is apps or services that stream TV channels. The problem is that many of these are tied to your location. For instance, I can easily watch live World Cup games using TVCatchup, the BBC iPlayer or ITV players apps. Upon visiting the US 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 …

Chromebook owners to be able to hook into Windows

I’m thinking about dabbling in the whole Chromebook world at the moment. I used to have a Notebook because I loved the battery life and the portability. The Windows OS, though, can slow things down. The Chromebook alternative relies on the Chrome OS, which is pretty much just …

The Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 76

Episode 76 of our podcast can only mean one thing, yes it means we have a guest on this week. Joining me this was special guest Gary Weldon (@UbuntuBhoy) and our podcast regulars Dan and Ian. This weeks topics were as follows: March of the Droids 2014. The Motorola …

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 …

Next Stop…Who Knows!

The world of smartphones never ceases to evolve, even if the pace of the innovations may have slowed a little. The big question is where next for smartphones? We have pretty much established who the key players are in the marketplace and although we do have choices of …

Video glasses competition – the winner is..

It’s going to be a huge week here at Coolsmartphone. We’ve got a number of competitions for you to enter but first we need to tidy up some unfinished business. We had over a hundred entries into our video sunglasses competition. The prize is a pair of cool-looing …

The Coolsmartphone Podcast – Episode 60

Episode 60 is here, it’s been a week which for me has seemingly been dominated by Oppo announcing something new and also teasing us with something else as well. Luckily it wasn’t all Oppo talk this week, we also covered Firefox OS, Ubuntu Edge, the Samsung Galaxy Golden, …

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 …

HTC are going to release a developer edition of the HTC One

Woohoo HTC are releasing a developer edition of the HTC One, that’s a good thing right? I’m not so sure. Unlocked bootloaders have been quite a contentious issue over the years. Personally I have unlocked no end of devices over the years, from the ridiculously complicated HTC Desire …

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 …

Windows Store surpasses Mac Store app levels

We here at Coolsmartphone have a long tradition of bringing the latest mobile tips, news and reviews to you – 10 years, in fact. Recently, with the introduction of Windows 8 and, a bit further back, Ubuntu 12.10 and OSX 10.8, the mobile and traditional computing worlds are coming …