Tag: ipad

iPad Air available on Three tomorrow – All the details

Hey dear reader. It’s cold, it’s Autumn and it’s a minute past midnight. What are you doing up at this time? 😉 Well, don’t worry, tomorrow is Friday and it’s November 1st. Pop down to your local Three store and you can buy yourself an iPad Air. There’s …

Thoughts on the iPad event – Opinion

Apple announced a plethora of new software and hardware at its event on Tuesday. While we don’t really cover laptops and desktops, there still plenty of mobile goodies to discuss. iPad Air As a massive iPad fan, I was particularly looking forward to seeing what the iPad 5 …

Apple announce Retina iPad Mini

Alongside yesterday’s iPad Air reveal, Apple also announced the long-awaited Retina iPad Mini. Apple’s smaller iPad no suffers in comparisons to the higher resolution displays on much cheaper tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Alongside the new  display, Apple have also seen fit to throw in …

Review: RHA MA-600i Earphones

  Music is a thing of beauty.  It can make you feel elated, sad or any of the emotions in between.  The one thing that music requires however is a decent way of transmitting the sound to your ears.  From large floor standing speakers to headphone to earphones, …

EE confirmed to sell iPad Air and Mini

EE have just sent out a press statement confirming they will be stocking both the new iPad Air and new iPad Mini on their 4G network here in a UK. No details yet on the plans available, only that the Air will be available from November 1st with …

Apple announces the iPad Air

Here it is. The newly announced iPad Air. New name aside, it’s pretty much exactly what we expected for a new full sized iPad. This year’s flagship iPad apes the iPad Mini design from last year. The bezels are smaller, it’s a full pound lighter and much thinner …

New iPad event rumored for 22nd October

After Apple announced the new iPhone last month, many people were left wondering when the next iPad and iPad mini would arrive. It now looks like an event is being scheduled for 22nd October to show off these new products, which just so happens to be the same …

Enter the magical world of Rollabear

Got yourself 69p? Want a game that’ll keep you occupied for a while? Well I’ve got me some PR babble for you, so sit tight.. Rollabear is now available on iOS and features Bubba Bear, Poppy the panda and Otis in this magical 3D animated world. You can …

Google Music for iOS approaching

Using iTunes on your iPhone? Of course you are, but if you’ve thought about trying Google Music it’s really not been possible. Not fully anyway. However, there’s rumours suggesting that this will change pretty soon indeed. Engadget are stating that the iOS version is already being tested and …

iPad Mini 2 Rumour: Gold and Touch ID

As we get closer to the rumoured iPad refresh (everything’s a rumour, even the launch!), we have another tip on what we might see. The details sound plausible and the tip comes from Sonny Dickson; who had some of the most accurate new iPhones pictures before launch. So …

iOS 7 waterproofs your device.. erm…Not.

A fake Apple advert claiming the new iOS7 software makes iPhones and iPads waterproof has apparently fooled some users into destroying their devices. The “advert” circulating on social media sites claims that updating devices with the operating system installs a “smart switch” that cuts off the phone’s power …

Lifeproof iPad Mini case – Review

Sometime ago I bought myself a shiny new retina display iPad, lovely I thought, that was until my wife saw it. ..I no longer have a retina iPad. Then Apple released the iPad mini. Great, I thought,  I’ll treat myself, plus it will be easy to pop in …

Where’s My Water? makes a comeback

There’s a few games that people really latch onto and generally become huge. Where’s My Water? is definitely one of them, and has kept my son (and wife) entertained for quite a bit. Now there’s a new version, cunningly named “Where’s My Water? 2”. Oh and get this, …

iOS – Guided access, let nippers use your iDevice.

Do you let those little fingers maul over your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Let the wee ones watch a video but you need to keep restarting or un pausing it because they pressed the screen? Have no fear, there is a simple solution built into the iOS …

Submitted an app to Apple for review? Just be patient

Are you an Apple developer? After the 8 day outage Apple have suffered caused by a security flaw with the Developer Portal, it seems there may now be a backlog of Apps ready for review. This is not surprising after reading an email that went out the registered …

Larger iPad & iPhone rumoured

There’s no shortage of rumours when it comes to Apple, and we’ve spied another two on the horizon. The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Apple are currently testing a 13″ iPad and looking at screen components for a larger iPhone. Apple testing things is hardly uncommon, of …

Google Maps update hits iOS

Google’s updated Maps app for iOS has hit the App Store. The new version, which brings improvements to search, navigation and traffic information, is also the first dedicated Google Maps app for iPad. Android users have had a week to play with the new features, as we detailed …

Smartphones. What have we done to ourselves?

Hello Monday morning. This is a strange article for me, because it actually criticises the very thing I love and write about on a daily basis. The other day I was in Pizza Hut. Classy huh? I spotted two people come in and they sat directly in my …

Cubemen 2 arrives – Stand to attention!

If you’ve heard of Cubemen then you’ll probably already be paying a bit more interest right now. The follow-up, Cubemen 2, is now available for iOS devices for a special price of £1.49 / 1,79€. It’s basically a good vs. evil game – blue vs. red, and you …

WWDC Keynote 2013 – Live with Coolsmartphone

Join the Coolsmartphone team from 6PM BST as we cover Apple’s 2013 WWDC keynote. We expect to see new versions of iOS and Mac OSX, as well as a few new hardware goodies – a lack of leaks this year has, however, left us pretty much in the …

Apple lose against Samsung in patent dispute

Apple have infringed on a Samsung patent. That’s the ruling of the International Trade Commission (ITC) in the USA. It could mean that older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the country as the companies continue to lock horns of patents. The ruling …

Chatheads for iOS and Facebook Home for Android released in the UK

Changes are afoot for the Facebook app for iOS.  The iPhone and iPad apps will both get an update today which means that it will now include new features in private messages. Stickers are a new way of expressing yourself within messages…… Also released is the much vaunted …

Vine: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

It hasn’t been available for long but Vine is already taking the app and Twitter worlds by storm. What is Vine you may ask? Simply put, Vine is an iOS app which allows you to record six second videos that are then uploaded to Twitter. It’s basically a cool …

Tablets sales increase massively for (nearly) everyone

IDC have released the figures for their Tablets sales tracker for the last 3 months of 2012, and nearly everyone is doing well. The figures show sales worldwide for all tablets, with 52,500,000 tablets sold in the last quarter of 2012 – a 75% increase in tablet sales …

Apple increases iPad capacity to 128GB

Apple today has announced that they will now begin to sell the iPad with Retina in a new 128GB variant. Available from the 5th February at a price of $799 (£639) for WiFi only and $929 (£739) WiFi + LTE. Full press release is available below. Have a …

Snugg iPad Headrest Holder – Review

Picture the scene, you’re on a long car journey with one or two kids they’re sitting in the back, asking “Are we there yet?” You’re not. You’re no-where near. You’ve not even got off your drive yet and they’re already bored or fighting each other. How do you …

Apple and the art of innovation [Opinion]

I’m going to start with a sentence that makes me wonder where time had gone. Was it really only three years ago yesterday that Steve Jobs announced a product that would ultimately change the way we communicate? The answer is, of course, yes. Like the iPhone, there were …

Is an iPad the right thing for your baby?

Perhaps I’m getting a little old or a bit “fuddy duddy”, but this seems a bit wrong to me. Sure, my four-year-old son plays with an iPad. We restrict his time with it because, along with a Nintendo, he can quickly get addicted. However, this Fisher Price product …

iPad Mini Case Comparison

Looking for a nice case to go with your new or indeed now not so new iPad Mini? Well here we have a quick look and comparison of 2 of the best. The Snugg iPad Mini case and the STM Skinny for iPad Mini. Both these cases sell …

iOS App Review – Hundreds

Puzzle games are a well-established mainstay of iOS apps, especially those which are easy to pick up and play for a quick blast. Hundreds, the latest app from Semi Secret Software, has arrived and is looking to join the ranks of must-have puzzlers. The premise of Hundreds is …

Tech21 Impact Snap with Cover for iPad Mini – Review

Tech21 are somewhat famous in the case industry both for their cases and for their appearance on Dragons Den showing off their D3O technology. This case has that very tech included as you can see in the picture, its the orange stuff. Essentially what d30 technology does is …

My 2013 wishlist – Ravi (the iOS edition)

Putting together an iOS wishlist isn’t actually too easy. Year after year, Apple has slowly been filling in the little gaps, to the point where iOS is now a fairly mature offering. That said, there are still a few things I’d love to see from Apple come WWDC’s …

iPad mini – Review

It's hard to ignore the iPad juggernaut. Apple launched their version of the tablet computer back in 2010 and since then it's gone from strength to strength in almost every way. Others have joined the market since but have never really managed to replicate Apples success. A couple …

Google Maps for iOS is back!

Do we really need to give you the history on this? Oh, OK. I’ll do it briefly then. If you had an iPhone a few months back then you’ll have used Google Maps as the default mapping solution. Apple changed all that though, and along cam Apple Maps …

Three offer up the iPad mini today too

Just how can we make this paricular story more than one paragraph in length? Should I mention our festive Coolsmartphone logo? Or the fact that my wife just filled my diesel car up with petrol? No… That wouldn’t work, surely. Three, hot on the heals of EE, have …

iPad mini available today from EE

Interested in getting the iPad mini on EE? Well, we’ve already mentioned that the New iPad and the iPad mini were about to arrive on the network, but today the iPad mini is appearing in stores. Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer at EE stated… To celebrate the launch …

Update: iPad mini stock could be sparse till the new year

It’s now known that the new 7.9″ screen that Apple are using in the iPad Mini could be in short supply until the new year. Reports from Digitimes make it clear that Apple are struggling to keep up with demand of the iPad Mini. The manufacturers of the …