Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!

Getting an electric scooter and trying to work out if you’re allowed to use it in various places? Yeah, tricky that. Most people tend to go for an electric bike if they’re wanting to get around without exerting too energy. Trouble is, electric bikes weight a tonne right? …

Atmosphere Weather – A whole new way to plan your day

When you check the weather it’s usually via a daily update or a top-down representation of your area with clouds, sun and rain symbols etc. This, though, is very different. Atmosphere Weather definitely takes a different and very refreshing approach to forecasting. The main screen has a clock-like …

OnePlus hire Iron Man

OK, story time. Get comfortable.. Once there was a company called HTC. They started off making phones and strange things called “PDA’s”, but nobody knew who they were because the networks would put their logos on the devices instead. Then, some years later, HTC got big. Really big. …

Deal – 128GB microSD for less than £15

If you’ve got yourself a microSD slot (and let’s face it, you’re in a dwindling crowd of people), MyMemory have just reduced the price of their 128GB microSD card – down from £26.99 to £14.99. For that you get completely free delivery, UHS-I, U3 Performance and an SD …

Network operators to provide end-of-contract alerts

It’s something we don’t like you guys doing. Paying too much for a phone or a mobile contract is just wrong. So, if you sign up for a contract, ensure that you move at the end of the deal, because continuing to pay is just bonkers. The reason? …

The OnePlus 7 – All you need to know

Arriving after the OnePlus 7 Pro, this is the little brother – the OnePlus 7. It’ll be cheaper at £499 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model storage, or £549 for the 8GB / 256GB version. The differences? Well, there’s none of that pop-up camera cleverness and …

OnePlus 7 Pro – Shots from the camera

We got sent some example photos which were taken on this new OnePlus 7 Pro, but we wanted to take some snaps on the new handset and see just how good they are for ourselves. The thing is, we’re not in a beautiful meadow or standing on a …

Virgin Mobile service restored after sizeable outage

Yesterday many customers of the MVNO, which runs on EE masts, found themselves unable to use the network fully. Problems seemed to be pretty wide-ranging, and included making calls, sending text messages and using mobile data. The network took to social media late last night too blame a …

OnePlus 7 Pro – Photo special!

We’ve written up an in-depth article about the specs on this, but let’s have a closer look at the phone itself shall we? The short version is that this, the 7 Pro, will be available for £649 next week. That’ll get you 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. You …

The OnePlus 7 Pro – That pop-up camera in action

Fantastic specs, great screen, super-fast charging, epic rear camera setup, gorgeous design… Wait, it’s got a pop-up camera? That, in my head, is what most people are thinking when they saw the new OnePlus 7 Pro today. We’re going to give you a look at it in action …

The OnePlus 7 Pro – Everything you need to know

Today was a definite step up for OnePlus. A big launch here in London for the company, and we can now bring you all the details on this hot new smartphone. First of all, we should just point out that there’ll be three of these. First, the OnePlus …

OnePlus 7 Pro – Live launch coverage. Watch here!

Hello London, we’re currently in the Media Area at Printworks, London. They’ve promised us a big announcement, and I can tell you one thing – this is a whole lot bigger than the OnePlus 6T launch we attended last year. Much bigger. We’ve already brought you loads of …

Live from the OnePlus 7 Pro Launch Event

Hello people! The Coolsmartphone Team are now officially live from the big (and it is properly big) OnePlus launch here in London. Today you’re going to see, hear and read all about the OnePlus 7 Pro. This is a phone you’re about to see on Three and we’ve …

iSight Camera failure on Mac?

The Apple iSight camera offers an easy way for you to conduct video conferences with your colleagues, friends and family members via your internet connection. But, as happened to me just recently, what do you do if you fire up your Mac and find your iSight Mac camera …

Vodafone 5G to go live on July 3rd

No additional cost and 5G roaming into four European countries, it’s all to come on Vodafone and they’re the network to announce a go-live date. The company will be switching on the new 5G service for all their customer on July 3rd, which is just over 7 weeks …

Update your WhatsApp people!

A small advisory on the Facebook site sin’t something you’d perhaps take notice, but the vulnerability allowing remote code execution via WhatsApp VOIP stack is something a lot more people should be aware of. What’s good is the fact that the WhatsApp application is updated regularly, and I …

Three to range OnePlus handsets

Next week will see the launch of the new OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s already slipped out and you’ll be able to play with the thing yourself at a range of pop-up events. However, today we’re hearing that Three UK will be picking up the “OnePlus premium smartphones” very …

The Vodafone Connected motorhome

Over the years we’ve had a couple of mobile HQ’s. In Barcelona we’ve reported from a boat and also from this rather epic camper. Now Vodafone are getting in on the act, adding lots of the their clever connected technology into a motorhome. Vodafone employee Dirk Ellenbeck created …

Huawei P30 Lite now available at Vodafone

If you want a lot of phone for not much cash, the new P30 Lite could well be on your radar. We’ve covered it last month and you can buy the handset direct from places like Argos or Amazon for £329.95. You can also get it from O2, …