Virgin Mobile says goodbye to EE, switches to Vodafone masts

There’s a number of “virtual” operators to choose from when you’re looking to get a new mobile or a SIM. You really shouldn’t shy away from them either, because they’re as good as the “big four” for the most part. Under the hood though, they’ll use the masts …

A security camera with AI. Blurams all over your face.

A lady called Molly from Blurams got in touch with us today. She works for an intelligent video solution provider which already has 20 million users, and they’ve recently deided to release an AI-featured home security system. Launching in the US today, this will be available on Amazon …

New ultra-warm touchscreen gloves now available

Was it really a year ago that I reviewed the Mujjo Touchscreen gloves? Well, time has certainly flown by, but the cold weather is back again and – in all honesty – you’ve probably lost whatever gloves you had last year in the back of the cupboard somewhere. …

Christmas freebies with EE

Yesterday I received an email entitled “Last minute Christmas Gifts”. I’ve not even started Christmas shopping yet – my head is still firmly stuck in mid-September. The clock is ticking though, so if you want to get a new phone and want to get a free present for …

Tribit Flybuds Wireless Earbuds – Review

Good Points: Bluetooth 5.0. Noise Cancelling. IPX 5 Waterproof rating. Up to 36hrs of listening time. USB Type C charging. Simple Pairing. Stylish carrying case. Lightweight. Ability to sync with 2 devices. Bad Points : Profile a bit large for some people. Bass quality lacking. What’s In The …

Vodafone to dish out two cinema tickets for £7

Anyone remember Orange Wednesdays? It was a hugely successful benefit that Orange ran back in the day. From memory you got a code which you showed to the guy in the cinema and then – boom – you’d get two tickets for the price of one. Nowadays we’re …

5G Planning consultation ends. Will less red tape mean more masts?

We could very soon see more masts and much higher ones too. It comes as the government ends a consultation into 5G planning restrictions, with proposals including the deployment of radio equipment and strengthening existing masts without approval. It also looks at adding more masts nearer to highways …

Got yourself a Fitbit? It’ll soon be a Google Fitbit

The fitness tracker of choice for many is Fitbit, but with so much competition in that particular field, the company has been making a loss of late. Today Google have announced that they’ll be buying the company for £1.6 billion ($2.1 billion), with the transaction said to complete …

Fairphone 3 coming to Vodafone too

It’s been a couple of months since we saw the Fairphone 3 announcement and Sky Mobile have already bagged it, but Vodafone are joining the party too. Vodafone have announced a strategic partnership with Fairphone in order to deliver “the more ethical, reliable and sustainable Fairphone 3” before …

13 Android apps you may not have noticed

There’s plenty of apps out there – perhaps too many for us to ever mention here. Whilst many apps are heavily featured and recommended around the web, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the apps you may not necessarily have seen. Those apps that are …

Park an F1 car on your drive. F1 Pack Rivals.

This is a card trading game with a number of extra goodies. Download the app on iOS or Google Play and you get tought how to play straight away. F1 Pack Rivals is a strategic card game with all the official F1 cards and imagery. Use your tactics …

DooGee introduces the S95 Pro

Fancy getting a rugged and tough smartphone? The S95 Pro is the newest addition to the modular S range and gets a 48 megapixel triple camera, 5150mAh long lasting battery and a speedy Helio P90 Processor. You get the chance to bag the phone a bit cheaper too …

Xiaomi push on – European R&D office now open

With Huawei currently hitting some rather big stumbling blocks, competitors such as Xiaomi are smelling an opportunity. Today they’ve announced the launch of an R&D office in Tampere, Finland. It’s focused on the development of their latest smartphone cameras. Xiaomi is growing quickly. The company is the youngest …

Flip off. The Nokia 2720 is back, and now with 4G!

Many moons ago we had a wide variety of phones. There was a big selection in different shapes and sizes. Now, they’re mostly all the same – a big screen and a slate design. However, lately we’re seeing folding phones and, in a way, it’s a nod the …

5G Coming to VOXI too

The “youth” network that also takes the young at heart has announced that they’ll be delivering 5G to customers right now. The operator, which runs and is owned by Vodafone, had announced that contract-free 5G plans are now available. In addition, Vodafone are to deliver 5G to their …

Got the original ASUS ROG Phone? You’ll be getting some lovely Pie soon.

The people at ASUS have just got in touch to confirm that their ROG Phone (the ZS600KL) will be receiving the Android Pie update very soon indeed. New features such as advanced user experience, fully customised themes, a redesigned on-screen navigation bar and adaptive battery power management are …

Autumn in the garden. Warm and cosy with LED lights.

OK, bit different this but if you’re looking to make use of the garden even in these darker and colder autumnal days, these Bramblecrest firepits could be just the thing. Getting a firepit it usually a fairly messy affair where you either try to cannibalize an old washing …

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 …

Shadow comes out of the .. shadows. Smartphone gaming in the cloud.

With “cloud gaming” now becoming a hot topic in the Coolsmartphone office, we’re all waiting for Google Stadia. For £119 you’ll get a Chromecast Ultra and three months of Stadia Pro. It’s due to arrive on November 26th here in the UK, which really isn’t that far away …