Tag: ip

When a VPN isn’t enough

A VPN is something that we’ve written about numerous times here. They’re great and they will anonymise your browsing whilst also changing your location and getting around and location restrictions which may have been applied by streaming providers. However, if you’re using a VPN to access things like …

ANNKE IP Smart Camera – Review

We’ve reviewed quite a bit of ANNKE kit over the years. You may remember the SP3 Wireless camera, the ANNKE dash cam and, way back in 2015, the Sparkle SP1. That last one is still in my house, and you’ll see it as part of this review. What …

My VPN setup. Update!

About this time last year I posted an article about how I setup my VPN. Merely mentioning “VPN” is probably going to scare a few people. It sounds complicated and, to some, it’s a technically advanced and confusing thing to tackle. However, it really isn’t that bad, and …

Reolink HD IP Security Camera – Review

We’ve had security cameras in the past but this one will work outside and you can’t move it around automatically. Yes, it’s a “proper” security camera. Now, many of you will probably think that you need some sort of recording hardware and other bits to make this work, …

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera – Review

We’ve head quite a few security cameras cropping up here at Coolsmartphone. This one is from Annke and you can control and move it from anywhere via your smartphone. First up, the plus points. Although you’ll spot an ethernet port on this, it connects very easily via WiFi …

MWC – A new range of tough smartphones from the Energizer brand

Information is a little thin on the ground but MWC will see a new range of smartphones sold under the Energizer brand. Energizer have long sold chargers, cases, cables and wireless charging solutions. Now they’ll be offering smartphones too. Four new products, distributed by Avenir Telecom, will be …

ANNKE Sparkle SP1 IP Camera review

We’ve got ourselves another security camera here folks. Quick note before I start, this was once £319.99 but they’ve got it available on Amazon for just £49.99. That’s pretty cheap, and it’ll let you keep an eye on your house or office remotely using your phone. It’s got …

Vbox TV Gateway Review – Your TV, on your phone

This particular review has taken quite some time because I was kinda confused by the idea to start with. The VBox I have here will basically take the input from your TV aerial or your satellite dish and squirt in onto your tablet, smartphone or smart TV. I …

Huawei to licence patents from Microsoft too

Patents. They’re everywhere and money seems to be changing hands with alarming regularity to use intellectual property. Microsoft have been one of the big winners in the mobile patent game, taking cash for handsets using Android because of several royalty fees paid to Microsoft for patent use. Now …

NuGuard Silicon Case for iPhone 4/4S

  I don’t know anyone who uses a smartphone without a case; a phone is (usually) something of an investment, and so in order to protect said investment, a case is needed to keep away any bumps, knocks and scratches.  For years I’ve preferred the ‘wallet’ style case …