Tag: apple

Rich Communication Services: why we should care about RCS.

Most phone users have used the Short Message Service at one time or another. Nowadays, we just call it texting people. Then came the promise of MMS (Multi Media Messaging), or picture messaging. That never really took off in the same way as texting people, since the costs …

Dodocool 3-in-1 USB Charging Cable – Review

If you’re anything like me then, well, I feel sorry for you. Perhaps you’ve got an iPhone, an iPad, an Android phone or two. Perhaps you’ve got a Bluetooth speaker that needs charging. You might even have some Bluetooth headphones. Oh, and guess what? There’s no consistency in …

Beats X finally released in UK

A long five months after initially being announced at the iPhone 7 launch, Apple’s Beats X are now available in the UK. The new Beats X, designed by Dr. Dre of course, earphones are priced at £129.99 and are on sale now in white and black, although the black …

Apple, you’re losing the battle for the home

I’ve waited so long for home kit. Not even a resonable amount of time, a really long time. HomeKit is great and Apple’s approach to creating the most secure home products that all work well is without doubt the correct approach. With that said there are so many …

Gamevice – Making gaming on iPads fun!

Back in March at the Gadget Show Live event, I got to meet the Gamevice team where they introduced me to their Gamevice Live adapter for the iPad. At the time, they didn’t have an adapter for the iPad Air until the past couple of months. The adapter …

Apple Set to Appeal EU Tax Ruling This Week

Silicone Vally is not having an easy time at the moment. The worries of the incoming Trump administration have started to show, it turns out no one can work out how to do cars, and it appears their long replied on Irish tax loop hole is closing fast. …

The next iPhone will have a USB-C port, but not where you think

I have really enjoyed using the new MacBook Pro. In fact that’s an understatement, after all of my buyers remorse once I clicked the buy button – I have loved every minute. It is more than capable of doing everything I need, the screen is the best on …

Apple reveals intentions to build self-driving car

It’s only a few weeks that reports suggested that Apple’s ambitions to enter into the car market had pretty much ground to a halt. Despite lay-offs and hints to suggest priorities have changed, Apple is very much back in the self-driving car game according to recent letters. A recent letter from …

The best media streaming devices of 2016

As the internet continues to become more prevalent in day-to-day life, so too does the role of tech gadgets. We now use smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices to perform a myriad number of functions that in years past required individual, separate devices. From basic math calculations to …

Why the MacBook Pro is limited to 16GB of RAM

It wouldn’t be a new product without praise and criticism, this usually comes in at least a slightly positive balance. Although for the new MacBook Pro Devices Apple announced on 27th October the outcry has been louder and stronger than the usual grumblings. There were many areas that …

Is it time for the big players to move aside?

Whether you want to communicate via social media channels or check out spread betting with IG, you can do so with the latest smartphone devices. These days, everyone seems to have a portable gadget glued to their hands, with the iPhone being one of the most popular models …

Opposition to new Apple data centre in Ireland

Athenry, in County Galway, is a small town on the west coast of Ireland. A long long way away from the glitz and glamour of Silicon Valley. Although at the moment it is a battleground for Apple over its proposed new Apple Data Centre, as some local residents …

AirPods and going beyond the iPhone

For the first time in a while, the Apple event gave us a genuine surprise. We knew something was coming, and roughly knew that it was going to be called AirPods, but the rest was up in the air. What Apple announced was (not the best looking but…) …

Numbers of new model iPhone sales larger than expected

This year, Apple decided not to give us opening period sales due to supply constraints. Cupertino chose to delay any figures until its earnings call on October 25th. However, new Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports are able to give a good insight into iPhone sales of this quarter. …

Macs are much cheaper than PCs in the long run says IBM

Once the poster child of the personal computer age, IBM are now the biggest purchaser of Apple computers on the planet! Simply due to the fact they save a huge amount of money over time according to IBM VP of Workplace as a Service Fletcher Previn. Talking at …

iPhone 7 Accessories – Start your engines!

It’s a familiar pattern for folks in the industry. Rumours regarding the next big smartphone release begin to take shape – usually a year or so before the product unveiling. Designers and manufacturers of third party accessories get to work on finding out whatever they can regarding the …

Games appear to be creeping onto my phone.. and staying there

Not too long ago you could pick up my phone and find it to be a productivity powerhouse. I’d have my email, my Citrix Receiver, Office 365, my calendar and not much else. It was a portable office. Now though, after coming back from holiday, I’ve found that …

Token iPhone 7 article published in order to get traffic

Oh come on, let’s be honest. I’ve never seen so many websites writing so much bobbins about the iPhone 7 just to get more hits. Pah.. I’ll be honest. I’ve got a tiny bit of information for you and I’m going to… Publish it because, to be honest, …

iPhone 7 pre-orders live today. Get the best cashback deal

We don’t normally do this, but some guy from TopCashback has gone through the various places that you can purchase the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to see which one offers the best cash-back deal. It’s pre-order day today and we’ve seen several network websites go …

Apple admit the Jet Black iPhone 7 prone to scratching. 

Let’s be honest, the Jet Black iPhone 7 looks …. absolutely gorgeous. Ooooo! Shiny shiny! Who in there right mind would want to shove that beautiful design and that polished finish in a case eh!? Well it appears that’s exactly what Apple want you to do after the …

Upgrade your iPhone 6s to an iPhone 7 for a LOT LESS

The iPhone 7 pricing is quite high. We all know that. Some have tried to blame Brexit for the £599 price-tag (that’s the 32GB one, the 128GB version is £699 and the 256GB handset is £799). So how can you upgrade for a lot less? Well, my friends, …

The Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch 2 – All the details

The launch was another theatrical masterpiece. From the moment you saw James Corden bopping along with Tim Cook to the eventual iPhone 7 announcement, you could virtually taste the excitement. The audience had been whipped up into a hot quivering mess with a Nike Apple Watch, Super Mario …

CoolSmartphone Live Podcast – Apple Event Special

Tonight’s Coolsmartphone Podcast is live – check out the video below to watch the Fruity Goodness. You’ve watched the launch and now it’s time to make your mind up. We’ll be discussing it in video below and it’ll be in audio-only for our next podcast out on Friday. …

Apple iPhone Event – Watch live

Yes, it’s that time. 6PM UK time, 7PM European. The iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus and everything in-between. We’ve already got a very good idea about what will be announced in the next few minutes, but you can sit back, relax and watch the event below. Don’t …

Want to look like you’ve got an Apple iPhone 7 Plus?

We love our Twitter followers. Sure, we love our good ‘ole website visitors too, I mean you guys float our boat, but our merry band of Twitter followers have a special place in our heart. As an example, @philme40 sent us a tweet about the as-yet-unannounced iPhone 7 …

Possible iPhone 7 benchmarks are impressive

Just two more days. That’s it. Until Apple reveals their new ‘revolutionary’ new iPhone 7 handset. Apple people like myself don’t have a constant stream of new handsets to get excited about, so let us have our excitement for a couple of weeks! We already know pretty much …

TETDED Opulent Lifestyle – Mockodile!

We know the majority of Coolsmartphone readers have excellent taste and are fashion trend setters. One of the things that guarantees you will get invited to a press conference to give a 20 minute presentation on how to take selfies is also having the best cases for your …

The Apple iPhone 7 – Time for some honesty

It’s just a couple of days to go until the launch of the iPhone 7. Sorry, but I’m going to say it like it is. Perhaps it’s the years of coverage I’ve done. Perhaps it’s the fact that all the modern smartphones look fairly similar from a distance …

No Headphone Jack for the New iPhone

3.5mm headphone jacks. They’re a standard, right? Well, as we saw earlier, it definitely looks like Apple are going to be doing away with it when they announce their new revolutionary handsets next week. After this post showing a new iPhone 7 cover earlier in the week I’ve …

IFA Berlin 2016 – A Chat With Stil – Mockodile FTW!

Today at IFA in Berlin I had a chat with Stil, makers of premium fashion cases for smartphones. There is  event Stil Mockodile cases. Here at Coolsmartphone.com we look after our devices, and where possible want a premium case to remind everyone that we are masters of fashion …

EU says, “Hey Apple. That’ll be £11bn in back taxes.”

It’s a company which is big and, like many others, is “careful” about how taxes are paid. By “careful” we of course mean that they try to avoid paying any if they can. A lot of large companies do this and a lot will offer the same defence …

EE to deliver 6 months of Apple Music for free

OK, a little warning before I start. This article features Kevin Bacon in tight fitting Lycra. Sorry in advance if you’re eating your breakfast. It’s all because EE are giving new and upgrading pay monthly iOS and Android customers a whole six months of access to  in Apple …