Tag: iOS

WordPress On iOS Gets Updated

WordPress for iOS has had a number of changes and a couple of features added in a new update which is available to download from the App Store now. Blog from your device? A number of writers here at coolsmartphone do, me included. Updates to “useful” software are …

iMessage From Your Mac Desktop

Would you like to send free instant messages to friends and family around the world from your Apple computer to their Apple product including iPod and iPhone?. Well now you can thanks to a new feature appearing in 10.8 Mountain Lion. Apple are replacing the iChat application with a new …

From iOS5 to Ice Cream Sandwich (Part 1): Overview / Intro

I’ve always liked the philosophy of Android (open source, free, etc), but never felt it was quite ready for me. It had a somewhat jerky interface (fixable or not, hard to say), felt slightly less intuitive than iOS, and had a need for additional customisation that the iPhone …

Taking on the iPhone 4S battery issues

My saga of trying to extend the battery life of the iPhone 4S to a usable point continues. I called Apple Support, who confirmed that the iOS 5.0.1 release didn’t have any impact on a proportion of users iPhones, and that Apple continues to work on the issue …

Build your own iPhone or Android app in minutes, for free

Want to try your hand at build an iPhone or Android app? Sure, you can start learnng code, but let’s admit it, that’s a little time consuming and sometimes difficult. There’s a few sites out there which will let you create an app online – Andromo and Pocket-Portal.com …

Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri solution for non 4S iPhones?

Back in October, the Company Speaktoit released a voice assistant for Android simply called Speaktoit Assistant. This week it has arrived on the iPhone App Store and it has some nice features. It can search the internet, Google images and Google Maps. Just tell her what you want …

RBS 6 Nations Apps for iOS and Android

The 6 Nations is nearly upon us, and for Rugby fans, there’s an app for that now – well a couple actually. The RBS 6 Nations official App giving news, fixtures and results, is available on the iTunes App store. The RBS 6 Nations Live Challenge app, which …

Netflix offering £15 for new sign ups

After finally launching in the UK earlier this month, Netflix are starting to get serious about signing up new customers. Which means that those of you who haven’t already taken advantage of their one month free trial offer can now also get £15 of cashback for signing up …

Fancy yourself an iPhone 3GS for £15.42 a month?

It’s Sunday morning, so put down those newspapers for a moment while we dangle a rather tantalizing deal in front of you. If you, like me, know people who would like to get an iPhone but have been put off by the price, listen up. Right now there’s …

Want An iPhone 5?

It’s coming to that time again. Following the mammoth financial figures announced by Apple, the rumours of the next iPhone device begin. The guys over at 9to5mac, who’s source foretold what was to happen with the launch of the iPhone 4S instead of the iPhone 5 last year. …

Defence Zone HD for iPad

  So here is yet another Tower defence game, why do I need to get another one of those when there are literally hundreds of the available. This is a very good question and one that I hope to answer in the process of this review. I have …

Predicting the future of mobile

Last week some rather interesting figures dropped into our mailbox from iSuppli. The research firm states that, by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Apple’s iOS. With Android still marching ahead, forecasts state that Microsoft will gain 16.7% market share, with Apple coming in at 16.6%. Now, I’ll be …

Siri for Android is here… Kinda

There’s a stack of voice-control apps in the Android Market. Stick “Voice Assistant” in and you’ll see Vlingo, Speaktoit, Skyvi, Alice and a whole load more. There are, however, several apps calling themselves “Siri”. Some show themselves as “Fake Siri” but one is actually by a developer calling …

Android and iOS Activations go through the roof at Christmas

Got an Android handset for Christmas ? You could be one of the 3.7 million people who activated their device on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A staggering amount considering that there’s 700,000 per day during “normal weeks”. Andy Rubin has jumped onto Twitter to announced the stats …

New Skydrive app

Microsoft have just released an updated app for ‘SkyDrive’ available for your iOS device or your Windows Phone 7. Not really sure why they have released a seperate app for WP7 as you could already access all your Skydrive docs from your Office tile, all be it the …

Apple Release iOS5.1 beta

Apple has released iOS5.1 beta to its developers. This is the first main update to iOS5 since it was released in Oct. Apple released a minor update iOS 5.0.1 earlier this month to address the battery issues that many iPhone users had to deal with. This update for …

New Samsung Galaxy SII commercial pokes fun at the iPhone

Handbags at the ready. This new Galaxy SII advert seems to be taking a direct swipe at the iPhone. It shows a queue of people patiently waiting for the new iPhone 4S and… well, it’s probably best to view it below 🙂 Samsung have actually just lost another …

Google updates iPad search app

Google have just given their iPad search app a fairly substantial overhaul. The updated app features a much slicker UI with an integrated browser that slides across to display websites when you click on search results. It’s a feature quite reminiscent of Twitter for iPad. The app also …

Gmail for iOS reappears on the App Store

After initially appearing on the App Store and quickly being pulled because of bugs, the long awaited Gmail app for iOS has now reappeared. This time in a somewhat more stable form. Those of you familiar with the (pretty fantastic) Gmail mobile web apps will feel right at …

Apple Fixes Your Battery Woes

Yes folks you read it right, the update for those with battery issues has arrived. Head into the software update menu on your handset to get it now or plug your device into iTunes and update the old fashion way. Image from Mashable