Tag: coolsmartphone

Coolsmartphone Available on Google Currents

A few days ago I wrote about Google Currents now being available internationally. Well, the good news is that Coolsmartphone.com is available to view on the excellent newsreader resplendent with all its images. So, heres how to add everyones favourite smartphone site to your list of subscribed sites …

Should we bring the forum back?

Today we had an interesting discussion amongst the brilliant writers here at Coolsmartphone. It’s a discussion that is still going on now, and emails are flying around pretty quickly. This got me thinking. I kinda miss the forum in a way. Discussions like the one we’re having via …

Save Coolsmartphone – The winners

OK, short version. About a week ago we found out that this very site was going to be taken off-line. It all revolved around a rather substantial excess bandwidth charge. Thankfully, you guys cam to our rescue and generously donarted your own hard-earned cash to keep the ship …

UPDATE – The biggest Coolsmartphone giveaway

Three days ago we had a rather huge problem. Some very unexpected charges were added onto our monthly hosting costs for one of our servers. It seemed that we’d breached some “fair use” policy regarding “unlimited” bandwidth. Either way, we had until Friday to pay an unbelievable amount …

Some rather urgent news

We have a bit of a problem. It’s an issue we get every year in February whilst covering the Mobile World Congress, but this year it’s one we can’t get around. Our coverage of the event means a massive hike in traffic. In years past we’ve seen bandwidth …

Turning it up to 11..

Last year, during Mobile World Congress, we had some pretty big spikes in traffic. One rather large splurge of traffic knocked the main server clean over. So we’ve been doing some twiddling. We’ve spent the last two days adding some optimization, increasing network capacity and moving stuff around …

Get us on Facebook too!

Want to get all the latest news, reviews and gossip while you’re chatting to friends on Facebook? Well now you can, thanks to our spanky new Facebook page. At this point, websites will usually give something away in an thinly veiled attempt to get you to hit click …

Make us your daily click

A new year. Time for a fresh start. Now, I’ll be honest here, during Mobile World Congress (which kicks off again next month) we get a truck-load of people accessing the site. It’s insane and I love it. Mobile World Congress, for those that aren’t aware, is a …

Christmas wishes from all of us at Coolsmartphone

Hello. It’s that festive time of year again. After the mince pies and Christmas puddings have been eaten we’ll be entering our tenth year online. It’s pretty hard to believe that one page has turned into this monster, and I wanted to send a big thanks out to …

Get Coolsmartphone on the move

Want to get all the latest iPhone, Windows Phone and Android news while you’re out and about?  Check out our mobile site from your phone now. We’ve just given things a facelift and you can now browse the site on more devices with proper scaled-down images, a full …

So, that didn’t work then..

Our comments system broke again this week. Humble apologies for this. As I can’t personally blame it on my sloppy coding any more I’ll simply tell you the truth, it a combination of our content delivery network (CDN) and one of our older servers being disabled. We’ve recently …

Our comments system is back!

Yes, the commenting system was down yesterday. Strangely this time it had nothing to do with beer but involved our content delivery system trying to take over. Everything should be fine now, but do let me know if you spot anything strange. Please feel free to add your …

Coolsmartphone goes mobile

Right, I’ve had a fair amount of stick about this. During our huge facelift earlier this year we dumped the original mobile site. A lot of you use mobile websites and wanted this functionality back. An even greater number found that our new site didn’t render properly in …

On the move again..

Over the last couple of days we’ve had a number of issues. It’s a fallout from the big design and back-end website management change we did recently. Since everything went live we’ve seen memory usage on our main server rise considerably, and no amount of caching seemed to …

CoolSmartPhone At Mobile World Congress

As we approach the end of 2010, Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and is once again held in Barcelona, Spain between February 14th - 17th. Last year I was kindly invited along with Sony Ericsson to be their blogger and also to spend some...

Because change happens

During the last few years we've obviously linked to a number of sites and there's one in particular that's perhaps gained a certain reputation for a rather combative and tabloid writing style. The msmobiles.com site hadn't received an update for some ...

Phonesdirect.com launches

Phonesdirect.com has just launched with a range of SIM-free HTC kit to choose from. The website is now online and there's a new partnership with Vodafone to reduce the cost of SIM free phones. Danny Key, Business Development Manager of phonesdirect.co...

Behind the scenes – an update

Morning all. I'd just like to keep you posted on a few things that are happening behind the scenes.It's been an incredibly busy few days. Last week we started seeing drive errors on our server, so we shipped everything to a temporary box and swapped t...

Give us your feedback!

Thanks for your feedback on our commenting system yesterday. We've taken a few things on board. A few of your have suggested a site redesign, which is something we've considered too. It's on the cards and we'll be changing the way everything looks and...

Do you want an easier way to comment?

I have a question for you lot. Just lately, due to hardware problems and firewall tweaks, we've been fiddling around in the datacentre and generally scratching our heads quite a bit. It's got me thinking about the way the site works and I'm feeling th...