Tag: games

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 …

Gaming on the go, with some augmentation

You’ll definitely have heard of Mobile Bingo Sites and addictive games like Pokemon Go lately. It’s a simple idea though, and one which many of you will be a little confused by. Augmented Reality is at the heart of this particular app, and the game has a simple …

Allreli K9500 Gaming Keyboard Review

So, this is how the conversation went on this one.. “Hello, Coolsmartphone HQ?” “Yes, this is Allreli. We make gadgets and things. Can we send you a gaming keyboard?” “Err.. well, we don’t really cover PC gaming ?” “It’s really good though, it has a really cool design …

Trying to protect your kids in the mobile world

Finding an age-appropriate game for kids can be tricky at times. Only recently I found my son asking Siri a question and, as Siri sometimes does, it responded with some links which I would’ve wanted checking first. I always like to check the games he downloads first too, …

This is what ends up on my phone when the kids get it

When my son gets my phone for any length of time it usually returns with a multitude of apps on there. It gives me a little insight into what apps are popular though, and today I thought I’d list the apps that ended up on my phone… – …

Will you be gaming on your smartwatch?

Do you remember the large clunky desktop computers that we used back in the day? Thankfully, they are now vestiges of the past. Technology has advanced so quickly that nowadays we have computers in our hands and even in our glasses. Before too long we’ll have our cars …

Star Wars Battlefront Review

Here at CoolSmartPhone Towers, most of us enjoy a spot of gaming, but as the mobile gaming arena is a bit dull at the moment and as remote gaming is becoming more popular, we are going to start looking at mainstream console and PC games that make an …

Review – Retro TV Gaming system

Dude. Let me set your expectations right now. This is £11.95. No. It’s not going to be challenging your XBox or your PS3. In fact, it won’t challenge your Nintendo Wii U, or Nintendo DS… or Game Boy. Think back to those arcade games from the ’80s. This …

18 fun little games I’ve tried

Do you love gaming, but are looking for some new games to pass the time? You can get started for free at Grizzly. In the meantime, have a look at 18 of the addictive little games I’ve tried that you may not have heard of. Monsters Ate My …

Almost Impossible! for iOS [Review]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtSGcPZLSA4 Dan Counsell is the man who brought us Realmac Software, an amazing software company out of England that currently makes RapidWeaver, Clear, and Typed.com. This time around he decided to create a personal project: a game available for iOS, Mac, and Apple TV. I took the iPhone version …

FIFA 16 and true mobile gaming on the iPhone

This week has seen the release of FIFA 16, the annual evolution of the nation’s favourite football game. But this year there is an odd omission – the lack of mobile console versions. Traditionally, FIFA has always been available on as many formats as practically possible but this …

What will you use an Apple Watch for?

After the Apple watch hit stores, fans have been checking their bank balances before getting that hot new piece of technology. Heck, if you don’t have enough cash right now, that might not matter. Surely it can go on the credit card? 😉 The British market is one …

WWE 2K released on iOS

Big brand names are starting to become commonplace in the App Store, but adapting home console games for the mobile arena presents challenges, on both a technical and gameplay level. Different developers have chosen different methods to face this conversion challenge. From identical ports such as BioShock and Skylanders trap time …

Top apps to keeping your finger on the pulse of sports news

After reading Leighs problems with his TV (it had an unfortunate collision with a Nintendo Wii controller), I noticed that it would ruin his yearly get-together watching the Cheltenham Festival. Hopefully he’ll have a new TV sorted by then, but if you’re into your horse racing you’ll no …

Why Nintendo won’t make their games available for smartphones

For years, gamers have been imploring Nintendo to release its older games on smartphone platforms and operating systems. These pleas have fallen on deaf ears, however, current president Satoru Iwata is instead taking an entirely different approach. More specifically, he plans to remake popular smartphone games for the …

Snowman Releases Alto’s Adventure Trailer

In a blog post today, Snowman, the makers of Shifts (our review here), Checkmark, and others, released a trailer for their new game Alto’s Adventure. The latest game by the Toronto-based company will be available on the iOS App Store February 19th. After over 2 years, hundreds of …

When free really isn’t free

Wondering how the makers of mobile apps can afford TV advertising when they’re free to download? Well, we seem to quite like a model named “Freemium”. The word itself, which is a mash-up of “free” and “premium”, means that you get the entire game or app for absolutely …

Which app categories are banking the most?

How much do app developers make? Really? Well, it’s a tricky one to answer. Research by CasinoDailyNews seems to suggest that making a game is your best bet, with 90% of the top grossing apps being games. Currently, at the top of the pile in the Google Play …