Tag: coolsmartphone

Oh, unbridled joy. We did win another thing. Yay.

Following our award for Top 10 UK Mobile Blog from Feedspot, we’ve won another award. Yes. Get in. Again, I’m going to have to suspend my negative attitude towards these awards, which are usually given out to as many sites as possible in the hope that the company …

We won some award or something

One day we might win a really big award. After all, I’ve invested a full 16 entire years of my life writing posts for this website and we’ve got a team of crazed smartphone nutters travelling all over the place to bring you the latest chunks of smartphone …

We’re on that Facebook thing

Social media. We’re all over it. InstaTwit, SnapTube, FaceGram and YouBook. We’re on it and we’re, like, proper experts and that. If Facebook is your thing, just head to .. www.facebook.com/coolsmartphonedotcom   …and we’re there. You can find us easily by just searching for @coolsmartphonedotcom on Facebook too. …

YouTube – We made a boob.

Becoming a well-paid YouTube video star seems to be really high on the list of “wants” for kids in 2018. Many think that they don’t need to concentrate at school, because they can merely chuck a few YouTube videos up, get loads of subscribers, then live like a …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 221 The Gift That Keeps On Giving

It is mid-February. We are approaching a significant shopping event (Saint Valentines Day). The Coolsmartphone Team love you all unconditionally. Our Podcast Editing Porgs worship you like gods, and sacrifice themselves for the production of the podcast. So what better gift can we give you other than one …

Get on our YouTube train!

You know us by now. We write reviews, we cover live events. We even road-test cars. As part of all this, we do some lovely YouTube videos. Our channel is right here, and you can whack the lovely red “Subscribe” button to be informed next time a video …

Wanna write for us? Do it. Do it. Do it.

We’re not like engadget, Android Authority, Pocket-mint and The Merge. Oh no, we do things in a British style-y. We write all proper-like and we like to think that there’s more interesting items on here too. Less marketing, more honesty. As for me, I’ve written about phones and …

Morning guys. We need your help. Badly.

This morning all of our adverts vanished off the site. After looking into it I’ve found that it’s because of our switch to a fully secure URL. We put a redirect from the old http:// pages to the https:// equivalents, however what we… well, what I didn’t do, …

Google Pixel 2 XL – Unboxed by Superman!

Fancy the Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL? Well, if it’s size you want, the Google Pixel 2 XL has a bigger 6″ screen and a higher price-tag t’boot. £799 will get you a 64GB version, and it’s £899 for the 128GB model. It’s got a pOLED …

We’ve gone all secure

Late last night we switched the site over from http://www.coolsmartphone.com to https://www.coolsmartphone.com. There’s a few reasons why we did this. Firstly, Google is pushing for websites to do this as it secures the connection between you there and us here. Any data flowing from the site or into …

Coolsmartphone Update!

In recent months we’ve seen a significant uptick in traffic. This has left us with a problem. We needed more funding to pay for better, faster and more powerful infrastructure. Last week I tried a quick-fix solution to this, which was to add some full-page website banners. You …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 214 Late Rumours

Podcasting Elves, not really an issue any more. We had to make the difficult decision to give them some odd socks we had lying around and set them free. We are now outsourcing the editing of the Coolsmartphone Podcast to some Jawas who lurk under the bridge near …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 213 Late Second Take

While the Coolsmartphone Podcast Editing Elves continue their journey of self flagellation, some of us are in Berlin reporting from IFA for you. Here is episode 213 of the Coolsmartpone Podcast. Ready to download from your Podcast client of choice, watch on Youtube and listen to here on …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 We’ve Had The Time Of Our Lives

This week the Podcast Editing Elves took longer than usual to do their job, but what they did complete was a work of art with a beautiful audio Easter Egg at the end of the episode. CoolsmartPhone Podcast 209 We’ve Had The Time Of Our Lives is now …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 207 M&M On Smartphones

The votes are counted, and episode 207 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast is now available to download on your podcast client of choice, to listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com or on Youtube. This week Majid and Matteo got together and discussed the S8, the LG G6, rumours about the …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 207 Live

Majid. Matteo. M&M! This episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast may start out as a flat pack, but Matteo and Majid will build it and hopefully not have too many pieces left over. Would you like to interact with them on the show? Twitter is the place to do …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 206 Live

This week Greg and Matteo are joined by a very special guest. This special guest joins us, thanks to the magic of the Internet, from far far away. How far away you ask? Well, you know that Atlantic Ocean thing? If you want to visit him you need …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 205 The Deuter Protagonists

After the end of the Coolsmartphone Podcast Biterness Trilogy, no one knew where we would go from there. Matteo and Khellan then turned up and as deuter protagonists and discussed the Honor 8 Pro, the Blackberry KEYone (again), the announcement of the HTC U11 and went into Chromebook …

Coolsmartpone Podcast 204 Live

The days are getting fairly long here in the UK, and some of us enjoy an evening stroll, maybe with a smartphone, a powerbank and the Pokemon GO app being tapped at. This is one of the reasons that episode 204 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast will be live …

Smartphones. The old days.

I finally raided my “special cupboard” and look. Look at what greeted me. Anyone remember these? I know some of you might recognise your favourites, but I’m going to start with the oldest one, on the left. It’s the Orange SPV, also known as the HTC Canary. This …