Tag: iOS

Opinion: Apple And The New Connector

As regular readers will probably be aware I am an Android fan.  I don’t particularly dislike Apple but I have no love for them either.  For me iOS is a bland piece of software that is only bought to life by the plethora of apps that is available …

Samsung Woos iPhone Users with Free Software

Samsung have stepped up their undeclared war with Apple by offering free software to help users defecting from iOS transfer their media, contacts and archived text messages. The software also enables users to continue to use Apple’s iTunes software to manage their Android handset…a sure selling point. Easy …

Flipboard For Android Now On Google Play

A little while ago we bought you news that the iOS exclusive app was coming to Android via the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Following leaks and several beta releases we bring you the news that Flipboard is now available on Google Play. The app, specially optimised for smartphones (the blurb specifically mentions …

OS Updates and Fragmentation

While Android OEMs have continually shown a tendency to not support their handsets with updates, either promptly or at all, Apple have just announced that the 3GS will receive its 3rd major update with iOS 6. The fact that only 7% of devices accessing the Play Store are …

Fight Your Corner!

Since I write for CoolSmartphone.com and am very passionate about phones and technology everyone expects me to have the latest and greatest, most people are surprised when I say I own a Motorola Atrix and ask why I don’t have something more impressive! I’ve spent a lot of time fighting …

Is This The iPhone 5??

BGR have picked up some images of what appears to be a fully working Apple iPhone 5 (if that is to be the name) complete with a redesign over the existing 4S which is now thinner and seems to be a unibody aluminium design with glass. Whilst we cannot confirm …

iOS 6 feature compatibility – what will work on your device?

Following yesterday’s story about iOS 6’s new turn-by-turn feature requiring an iPhone 4S, we’ve pulled together a handy run-down of which features will work on which iOS devices when iOS 6 is released in the autumn. iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPad 2 New iPad Siri No Yes No Yes …

Where is the Killer Feature??

Before I start I want to make clear that I am an Android user. I’ve had a play on iOS for a while in its various guises both jailbroken and not and on iPhones and an iPod Touch. I am not a particular fan of Apple devices but …

iOS Turn-by-turn will need the latest devices

As Apple announced yesterday at WWDC – see here for our overview – iOS 6 will feature a brand new Maps app, including turn-by-turn navigation. Great, and long awaited, news for the iOS community. But a footnote on Apple’s preview site informs us that the turn-by-turn feature, as well …

Video of alleged new iPhone backplate

As is customary whenever an anticipated device is shown off parts invariably start to leak from the supply chain and despite Apples best efforts, they have seen some of there products leaked the most of anyone. This video purportedly  shows the back plate of the new iPhone, pointing towards a …

Wake Smarter

Tired of waking up to the same alarm sounds every morning? Well, no longer. Crop Duster Media have released an app called Wake Smarter it acts as an Alarm Clock on your iOS device. Your favourite radio station or a custom recorded sound could be waking you up …

Instapaper now available for Android

Instapaper is a hugely popular iOS app. It allows you to save web pages as text, text which can be stored offline so you can read it at a later date or when you haven’t got a web connection. The app seems to be phone and tablet optimised …

iFoosball HD

I have just lost half an hour of my life completely engrossed in iFoosball HD for the iPad. The game itself is takes me back to a happy place when I had time to spare on one hand, and a pint in the other, so there’s an instant …

Massive EA Games iOS Sale

Now EA Games are at it. Following on from the Because we May sale, EA Games are offering some quite large discounts on several of their big name titles for iOS. These include Tetris, FIFA 12, Shift 2 Unleashed, Dead Space and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Lots more are on offer, even …

Android Still on the rise, Blackberry still on the drop.

A little while ago I posted regarding the loss of market share for Blackberry and how Android is gaining as the days and months go past. Well, these figures have been confirmed once again as IDC have published their latest figures for Quarter 1 2012 showing shipments and …

Opinion: Handset Makers, Not Good enough, Must Try Harder

It is seven months since the launch of the latest incantation of Google’s mobile operating system,  Ice Cream Sandwich. Since October 19th 2011, there have been 3 revisions and the OS is now on version 4.0.4 Within a few days of the release of the SDK, ROMs started …

Lookout Mobile Security – In Depth.

I have been interested in technology since I first saw a teacher programming an old ZX80 when I was about 9 years old.  I remember sitting with my dad as he programmed his Commodore Amiga, the old PC’s in college that used the then massive 1.44mb floppy disk …

My iOS 6 Wishlist

As an iPhone user I look forward to the yearly updates to iOS as much as anyone. I don’t just get excited about the customer facing stuff but also the API’s made available to developers as that’s what allows them to create amazing apps. John Gruber wrote an …

Orange brings TVcheck to the UK

Having launched in France last year, Orange is about to make a foray into the UK social tv market with the launch of TVcheck. In a press release today Orange said that the TVcheck app enhances your live TV watching experience by allowing you to check in to your …

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1

Apple has released an update to iOS, version 5.1.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The changes are as follows: Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G …