Tag: ipad

New iPad with Retina Display now available at Vodafone UK

Want an iPad Retina? Don’t want to pay the one-off cost? Vodafone have 24-month plans with 2GB of data chucked in. They cost £27 per month and it’s just the cost of the iPad that varies. The up-front costs are… iPad 2 (16GB) – £69 New iPad(16GB) – …

Want an iPad but not quite got enough pennies?

Fancy getting yourself an Apple iPad but don’t quite have enough pennies in the bank? That doesn’t matter thanks to Expansys. You can now get an iPad on finance. Join the tablet world and spread the cost, head on over to Expansys and have a look at the …

Apple vs Google – Let battle commence.

We all know that feeling.  The moment when your heart leaps out of your chest and thumps at a thousand miles per hour just as your phone hits the floor. I’m fairly certain that each and every one of us has dropped our handset at one time or …

Three now offering iPad with Retina Wifi + Cellular

Three have now started to offer the iPad with Retina WiFi + Cellular on their super fast 3G network. With prices starting at £25 per month, £159 upfront for 15GB of data the deals are a steal. Grab yourself one from the Three website and have a read …

Climatecars – The eco-friendly car service, reviewed

Editors note – We get a lot of apps sent in for review. This one had a twist, they guys from ClimateCars wanted to show us their new iPhone app with a free drive around London. Well, we decided to offer this out to one of our readers, …

Dodocase Hardcover for iPad Mini – Review

After much searching for a case that I liked through the usual UK accessories channels I found that I could not find anything that suited me. So I extended my search to include imports and I found Dodocase from Sunny San Francisco. Now I had seen some of …

iPad mini – First impressions

Got yourself an iPad mini? No? Tried Comet? Don’t bother, they’ve not discounted any of them. Our very own Garry Clark has a few first impressions of his iPad mini and has even taken some comparison shots between his normal “old school” iPad 🙂 His thoughts? It answers …

Carphone Warehouse slash tablet prices for christmas

The weather has turned colder, the leaves are falling off the trees, Halloween is over and done with and Sainsbury’s have mulled wine in stock.  This can mean only one thing…..Christmas is rapidly approaching! In celebration of this fact Carphone Warehouse are slashing the prices of several tablets …

Apple sells 3 million new iPads in first weekend on sale

As is traditional on the Monday after an Apple launch the cupertino based company have released sales figures for the opening weekend. 3 Million iPad minis and 4th Gen iPad with Retina displays were sold between Friday and Sunday. The iPad mini debuted to mostly positive reviews and …

Despite Sandy, queues form for the new iPad mini

There’s damaged houses, two and a half million people without power, fuel shortages and a broken transport system. However, this was the queue outside the Apple store in New York City store as the iPad mini went on sale. On Twitter Alina Vandenberghe spotted a queue of people …

iOS 6.0.1 released; iOS 6.1 now available for developers

Apple has today pushed out the first minor bugfix to their recently released iOS 6 mobile operating system. The bugfix resolves several issues with the OS including, the camera flash not going off in some cases, a bug where the iPhone may not use the mobile network and …

Applydea Maglus Stylus – Review

With the mobile world seemingly taken with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II and indeed it’s predecessor, it’s the introduction of their stylus, the S-Pen, which took and continues to take many if the headlines. A while back I covered the Zoogue Stylus in an attempt to harness some similar …

Cheap knock-off iPad mini coming soon

The iPad mini is here but, and this might surprise you, it’s not as cheap as you’d hope. But… …the clones are here… The GooPad mini has an 8″ 1024×768 screen, dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 8 GB storage, a 2 megapixel rear cam, a 0.3 megapixel front …

Nexus 10 manual images appear – [rumour]

Pictures posted on The Verge today appear to show the instruction manual from the rumoured Samsung made Nexus 10 tablet. Google are hosting an event on Monday where it is heavily rumoured that they will launch a new handset made by LG, commonly known as the Nexus 4, …

iPad mini – An alternative advert

Personally I’ve no idea who this guy is. He looks weird, he sounds weird and… just what the heck is going on with that HAIR? Get a tan man ! Oh.. where was I? Apparently Conan O’Brien is a big US talk-show host and this is his opinion …

EE, Orange and T-Mobile to carry new iPad and iPad mini

Following a similar announcement by Three, EE have now also confirmed that they are to range the iPad mini along with the upcoming fourth generation iPad. Although there’s no news on prices or dates, a spokesman told us that the two new Apple products will be available on …

Apple will swap UK iPads if bought in the last 14 days

On Tuesday Apple announced the iPad mini but the also updated the iPad with Retina display. This has caused some controversy as typically Apple only refreshes its product lines once a year. I have spoken to several UK Apple stores this morning all of whom have confirmed that …

"Borderlands Legends" Is Coming To iOS October 31st

Have you been itching to do some Vault hunting on the go? If so, good news! Gearbox has announced Borderlands Legends, a spin-off of the Borderlands series for iOS. The game will not be a first-person shooter; rather the player will control all the original Vault Hunters from …

iPad Mini accessories now available

As is usual with any new product launch, accessories soon become available and in this case some of them are already in stock. UK online retailer Expansys has let us know about a range of cases they have in stock and some they have for pre-order. BELKIN Cases …

iPad mini finally announced. Smaller… yet larger than Nexus 7

Apple finally announced the second worst kept secret in the mobile industry this evening along with a number of other new products. Amongst the updated iMacs at 21.5 and 27 inches, they also revealed their 13 inch MacBook pro, the 4th generation iPad (and changed the name of …

32GB Nexus 7 confirmed

UK retailer Argos has today confirmed the existence of a new 32GB Nexus 7 tablet in their Christmas Gift Guide. TheNextWeb spotted the entry in the brochure, which was released earlier today. Argos confirmed the existence of the tablet in a phone call, but said it would not …

The tablet market. It’s all over – [opinion]

Well,that’s that then. October 23rd 2012 – The launch of the iPad Mini. Put the date in your diary. The date that any competition in the tablet market officially disappears. Maybe I’m a little premature in forecasting impending doom for competition within the sector but let’s be honest, with …

iPad mini German pricing revealed – Rumour

The Apple rumour mill has been given more information to add to the rapidly increasing and still growing pile – this time possible prices and model versions have been spotted on a German bloggers site known as Flo’s Weblog. He’s posted a screenshot showing you could possibly get a total …

Rumour – iPad Mini Pics leak on Twitter

SonnyDickson is not a familiar name within Apple circles, or at least he wasn’t until yesterday. Posted on his Twitter feed yesterday were a few images of what he claims is the reported upcoming iPad Mini.   The pictures unfortunately don’t stretch to a model that is working but …

Nexus 7 Storage Size Steps Up?

There’s been rumblings of a new Nexus 7 showing up on the interwebs recently. Currently the only two models available are 8Gb and 16Gb models, but Droid Life managed to grab a screen shot from the Carphone Warehouse inventory system which displayed a forthcoming 32Gb option. The information …

iPad Mini coming November 2nd !?

It’s been in the rumour mill for an absolute age, but sources are sighting a pre-Christmas release of the much awaited iPad mini. This could be the moment Apple fans have been waiting for, and could prove disruptive to the future Nexus 7 sales, which have been amazing by the …

Child runs up £2000 bill on an iPad

If your child plays with your phone or tablet, keep an eye out. Little Will Smith, who’s just six years old, managed to spend an astonishing £2000 whilst using an iPad. It seems that the boy had managed to access his grandfather’s iTunes password to purchase virtual coins, …

Coolsmartphone Handset & Accessories Supplier Profile: MobileFun

Here at Coolsmartphone each of the writers goes through an inordinate amount of handsets and accessories that go with them. We each have our own favourite suppliers that we find to be reliable and prompt. We therefore thought that we would bring a profile of the ones that …

iOS 6 is now available.

The moment you’ve probably been waiting for since WWDC in June has arrived, iOS 6 is now available for download. You can either update on your device through the settings app or you can connect to iTunes. As always, we would recommend backing your data first just in …

Twitter for iOS updated with refreshed iPad UI (Update: Android too)

Twitter haven’t exactly been the best at updating their apps (Twitter for Mac hasn’t had an update since last year) but they’ve just rolled out a new update for the iPhone and iPad which includes a refreshed UI for the iPad version. New features include an expanded view …

Android fanboi – My iPad 3 Review

Yes, we’re well aware, the iPad 3 has been around for quite some time now, but after a week of massive Apple announcements, it’s worth looking at their latest tablet. For me, I don’t honestly use a tablet a great deal. Sure, call me old-fashioned. Perhaps I’m still …

Apple Event – Live

The iPhone 5, possibly a smaller iPad, maybe more. All will be revealed today. We’ll be blogging live as it happens from 6PM BST.

iPad Mini – Is This It?

Recently the world of small tablets has been sent into over-drive with the appearance of devices such as the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire. Many rumours have been flying around that Apple would be wading in soon to drop another one of their innovative inventions, and French site NoWhereElse.fr have some …

Google launches standalone YouTube app for iOS.

  You may remember that we reported last month that Apple had chosen not to renew the availability of YouTube on iOS 6 and that Google was working on an App Store version instead. Well that day has arrived and the native (yes native) YouTube app has now …

1 Million iOS Device ID’s Leaked by Hackers

  The hacking group AntiSec have today released the Unique Identifiers pertaining to 1,000,001 iOS devices allegedly obtained from a hacked FBI laptop that was holding over 12 million Apple device ID’s and the corresponding personal information. AntiSec say that they have the numbers of 12,367,232 iPhones and …

Google Warned Samsung The Galaxy Tab Was Too Similar To The iPad

Yesterday in the Apple vs Samsung case, Apple introduced 2 documents as evidence that contained quotes from Google showing their concern regarding the similarities between Samsungs Galaxy Tab range and the iPad. Samsung senior designer Hyun Kim sent an email on February 16th 2010 in reference to a …

iPad Case Review – The Pong

This week we’ve been given a number of iPad cases to test. This one seems to have stuck to the iPad the most so far – it’s the Pong, or just “Pong”. What’s special about it? Is it the fact that it’s presented in a posh white box? …

New Apple “Anti-Mod” Screw Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Every day it seems there is a new Apple rumour to try and decipher and last week was no different. There was talk that Apple was going to begin using a custom made screw that would stop people from modding their iPhones. The community at large was unhappy …