Tag: apple

WeChat and TikTok avoid Sunday ban in USA

Both apps have been embroiled in a battle with the US administration, but have escaped the expected US bans today. For WeChat, a judge has blocked a the ban as it raised “serious questions” surrounding the first amendment – guaranteeing free speech. Judge Beeler, sitting in San Francisco, …

US Customs say OnePlus Buds violate Apple AirPods trademark

Following our earlier story on the seizure of 2,000 “counterfeit Apple AirPods”, it would appear that the Border Police aren’t budging. Speaking to The Verge, they have stated that .. Upon examining the shipment in question, a CBP import specialist determined that the subject earbuds appeared to violate …

US Customs seize OnePlus Buds thinking that they’re Airpods

In New York, Border Officers at JFK airport have announced that they’ve seized a stack of counterfeit Apple Airpods. However, despite the rather tiny images of the seizure, it appears that they have instead seized a stack of OnePlus Buds instead. At least, that’s what we can make …

EE delivers The Full Works for iPhones

EE have launched, or perhaps had to launch, a new plan for iPhone customers today. There’s rumours on the street that Apple weren’t too happy about customers having Britbox and Amazon so a new plan has now been created. Either way “The Full Works Plan” for iPhone gets …

Epic Games forced into Fortnite mobile corner

Epic Games has long disliked the revenue cut taken by smartphone stores. Indeed, Epic tried to dodge the 30% Apple tax recently during an in-game event for Fortnite. Apple then blocked Fortnite from the App Store, with iOS users prevented from downloading future updates. In addition, Android players …

Vissles-W 3-in-1 wireless charger – Review

Charging your techy stuff is still a messy nightmare. It becomes even worse when you buy additional gadgets. It’s not just your phone any more, oh no – now you’ve got a watch and some headphones to charge too. Cables all over your kitchen? Your bedroom? Elsewhere? It’s …

iPhone SE (2020) Pricing released by Sky Mobile

Having recently voted by as Network of the Year, Sky Mobile have today announced pricing iPhone SE. It’s available to pre-order from 1pm today. Oh, and interestingly, they’re also still selling the iPhone 8 if you want the exact same phone but with a slower CPU. Prices on that …

2020 throws another curveball. The new iPhone SE. Just £419.

What is going on with this year? A pandemic, stores and offices closing, key workers earning far too little for keeping us all alive and now… a brand new iPhone undercutting every single phone OnePlus has released this year in price. Madness. Welcome in, the new iPhone SE, …

New iPad Pro available from Vodafone

If you get the iPad Pro from Apple you’ll be looking to pay around £769. However, if you want to pay in monthly installments, Vodafone are now offering it with 6GB of data from £53 per month and a £60 upfront cost. In addition, you can get it …

Apple closes all stores outside mainland China

A full closure of all Apple shops and stores outside of China will now kick in for two weeks. This is happening immediately, and they not reopen until March 27th. It comes as the spread of coronavirus continues, with countries closing borders, stopping flights and going onto lock-down …

USB-C finally coming to your next iPhone?

A few years ago the EU tried to get all phone charging cables the same. It was pretty successful, and the USB-C format is now widespread. The USB-C format works well because you don’t need to worry about which way up it’s inserted (let’s ignore the other end) …

iOS developers now have to classify their social gambling apps as +17

Apple has recently announced that they will be requiring iOS developers to classify their social gambling applications as 17+ in order to make the App Store as safe as possible for underaged children. Every application that has a simulation of gambling on it, without any kind of deposits, …

The iPhone 11 screen. Why is it worse than a budget Android?

We’ve just put our Huawei P30 Lite review online and, whilst writing our second article about the new iPhone 11, something stuck out. Sure, without doubt the iPhone 11 is a high-end smartphone. Available in six colours, it has an A13 Bionic CPU and is splash, dust and …

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. More phones you will buy.

Let’s give you the low-down on what Apple have just announced. The iPhone 11 range is here. There’s a standard iPhone 11 and a new iPhone 11 Pro plus a 11 Pro Max. The latter models have “Pro cameras, Pro display and Pro Performance” and a “WOAH” price-tag. …

Export iTunes music to PC

One of the things you will love when you buy a new computer is that you have something brand new and beautiful. You always feel good when something new and shiny is playing on your table and you wonder why you had to use the old machine for …

5 of the most popular app categories

Unbelievably there’s now 4 billion people connected to the internet. That, though, isn’t the most amazing number. There’s now a larger number of mobile phone users, now amounting to 5 billion. Mobile phones and the internet are both integral parts of life now, with many people shuddering at …

Apple App Store policies change again

The Apple App Store policies have received another refresh recently, and it could cause problems for gambling and gaming apps. The rules, which have just come into the public domain, say that certain categories of apps (and only some categories) cannot use HTML5 code. This rule seems to …

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 …

Buying a reconditioned iPhone and saving money. My story..

Yes, an iPhone. Wait though, let me explain. 🙂 I’ve always pushed back on giving my son a phone, but this year he’s heading to high school and will be travelling further, plus all his mates now communicate via Facetime, WhatsApp or text. He’s used an Android tablet …

Donald Trump continues in his quest to be idiot of the year

Politics has become arguably far more interesting for all the wrong reasons recently. Donald Trump, who I find hard to describe in a positive way, is the man who has changed the political landscape quite radically. He has also given the world some “insightful” comments on life, such …

EasyJet launch hand luggage augmented reality app

Ensuring that your luggage meets the varying requirements of airlines can be a bit of a gamble. There’s different weights and dimensions to consider before you even set off, and there’s always the possible embarrassment of having to unpack your stuff at the check-in desk when it all …

Vodafone – Black Friday offers

The cool thing about running this site is that I get to see all the deals before they go live. This time it’s Vodafone and these deals are only on until November 26th, so you’ve got to hit them this weekend really. Again, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has …

How to choose the best VPN for your iPhone

As you’ll have no doubt noticed recently, websites are now being a little more honest with you. It’s made the internet a sometimes quite frustrating place, with pop-ups telling you that a website wants to send updates, then notifications that the website is going to send you cookies, …

Get the iPhone XR today on Three

Hey Apple, I’m all confused. We pronounced the iPhone X as the “iPhone Ten”, right? So what do we call this one? The “iPhone 10 R?” I call it the “XR”. Anyhow, if you want one of these and you’ve read our earlier story from the launch you’ll …

New Smartwatch anyone?

The smartwatch march continues!  While the Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch around, for those who don’t use iOS or who fancy something a little different look no further: the last few weeks have seen a number of devices leaked.  Here is a round-up of the main …

BT Price up the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Yes, it’s definitely Apple day today here at Coolsmartphone. We’re detailing some of the plans available and the networks offering them. The next cab off the rank is BT Mobile, and BT, of course, sit on the EE network.. which BT owns. I know, a tad confusing. Let’s …

iPhone XS and XS Max – Three pricing

So, you’ve read my rather barbed comments about the iPhone XS and the XS Max, but you still want to hand over your cash. That’s cool. How about you give it to Three? They’ve got the iPhone XS up for £54 on a 4GB plan or £59 with …

iPhone XS and XS Max Vodafone pricing

Yes, I know that pre-orders went live on Friday, but real life took over and I had to fit some blinds. Apologies folks. After our big iPhone XS and iPhone XS coverage you should know everything you need to know. However, if you want to get it from …

giffgaff iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing

So, you’ve seen our coverage and you want to know more about where to get the new iPhone handsets. We’ve already looked at offer from EE but now giffgaff have thrown their hat into the ring with pricing on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. I …

EE announce iPhone XS Pricing

Just in case you had not heard…we have new iPhones to order today, and EE have sent over some information. Both the XS and XS Max can now be pre-ordered for delivery next Friday in three different colours. Anyone after the XR will have to wait until October, …

Apple announce some expensive phones that you will buy

Apologies in advance. I’m wearing my “sarcasm” hat writing this story. Want an even bigger screen? Want a phone with a name that sounds a bit like a sporty car? Want to be pushed, without thinking about it, away from the iPhone 8 and those “regular” iPhone models …

Motorola P30 is a dead-ringer for the iPhone X

They say that imitation is the best form of flatery, well if that’s true Lenovo-owned Motorola must really love Apple. The latest device from the Chinese owned phone manufacturer hasn’t just pulled “inspiration” from the latest Apple flagship device – the iPhone X – it looks like they …

How to pick the right smartphone

Source: Pixabay It can be difficult picking the right smartphone for you. After all, here’s so much choice on the market. Most models now can do everything you need. They can make calls, browse the internet, play video and stream music. So how can you successfully decide on …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 231 Fruity Phone Expert

It has taken the Podcast Editing Porgs a while to edit this episode, probably because all the fruity talk took them a while to parse and decide if to keep or cut. We had the fruity phone expert and assiduous micro-blogger Greg Morris (@gr36) as a guest on …