Tag: ipad

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 …

BBC Top Gear News App Now Available For All Platforms

At the risk of sounding sexist, ask a man what his main interests are and outside of women and beer the answer for the vast majority would be gadgets and cars. Hopefully we here at Coolsmartphone bring you your fill of phone related gadgets and now we can …

YouTube app will not be part of iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 beta 4 to developers this afternoon and in a move that may not be overly surprising, the YouTube app has been removed completely.  To say relations between Apple and Google have been strained recently would be an understatement. On stage at WWDC Apple announced …

Nexus 7 and iPad get dropped in the name of science

Don’t ask me. We get PR companies sending us emails and sometimes I think, “Are they alright? Did they have too much to drink last night?” This time we’ve received a video from SquareTrade. They sell warranties or something, and if you watch this video to the end …

Samsung backhanded compliment, now not so backhanded

Ten days ago Samsung won a High Court battle here in the UK against Apple. It should have been a great day, but the judge soured it a little by saying that the Galaxy Tab had obviously not copied the iPad because… They do not have the same …

Coolsmartphone recommended iOS app: Defense Zone HD

The tower defense genre is a well established one in gaming, and there are plenty to choose from on the App Store. But a star in the field is Defense Zone HD, from developer Artem Kotov. While the gameplay follows the standard method of defending against increasingly tough …

Google+ Comes To The iPad

Yes folks, now you can Hangout with your friends and catch up on your streams on the iPad. Google have released an update for the iOS Google+ app which is now optimised for the popular Apple tablet and it includes Retina Support. With Full iPad support, you can …

Bored? Hazardous Balloon Will Help!

Do you find that you get bored during your commute, in the evenings or those wet weekends waiting for the new week to start. Hazard Creation have come up with a neat little game that can kill a few hours here and there. The app is simple. My …

Adobe kills Flash on mobile devices

Although Adobe announced at the end of last year they were not supporting Flash on mobile devices going forward, today they are going a step further and have announced it will be removed from the Google Play Store in August. Jelly Bean is the first version of Android …

Chrome for iPad – first impressions

As reported yesterday, Google Chrome is finally available for iOS now and I’ve had a quick look to let you know what I think. I use Chrome on Windows, Mac and Android so this for me has been a great way to finish off browser convergence across all …

Be the Amazing Spider-Man

Spider Man, Spider Man, does whatever a Spider can. Now the movie spin-off-app “The Amazing Spider-Man” is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android for just £4.99. You get 25 missions to fight your way through. Spider-Man has to keep the city free of rampaging gangs …

So, that Microsoft Surface presentation. Anyone spot the problem?

During the big Surface launch there was a bit of an issue. About 12 seconds into this video everything goes a bit wrong as the all-new Microsoft tablet… locks up… It’s still in beta right now, so it’s not unexpected to see a few foibles here and there, …

Microsoft To Unveil Own Branded Tablet??

  Monday June 18, 3.30pm, A secret venue somewhere in Los Angeles. That is the time the Microsoft has set aside for a cloak and dagger operation where a big announcement is scheduled within which it is speculated that they will reveal their own branded tablet challenger to …

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 …

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 …

Diabloskinz – HTC One Series and a discount code

Skin site Diabloskinz have added designs for the new HTC One X and One V, as well as lots of new content. If you’re not familiar with Diabloskinz, they make quality vinyl skins for mobile phones, tablets, games consoles and laptops, giving your device a new look, as …

Just how cheap can they get?

Android Tablets span the entire price range. From amazing pieces of kit like the Asus Transformer Prime or the Asus PadFone, through to mid range devices like the Acer Iconia range or the Archos range. Then you have the under £200 range where you can pickup older devices …

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 …

A new and improved Coolsmartphone

I’ll fess up. I’ve taken quite a bit of heat these last few weeks. However, after facing the possible closure of the site just a few weeks ago, I saw how quickly you guys rallied around and helped us out. Right then, more than ever, It brought into …

Asus Transformer 300 Coming to PC World and Currys in May

Asus have announced that the Transformer 300 is coming to the UK in May with PC World and Currys getting early availability, while other retailers will have to wait until June. Selling for £399, the Transformer 300t will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a …

Basket Buddies – Find deals close to you easily

So, you may have heard about HotUKDeals. It’s the site where deals, vouchers and freebies are posted by a huge community of bargain-hunters. Although they’ve had an Android app available for a while, there’s now a new Basket Buddies app for Android and iPhone. Instead of searching for …

Belkin Bump case for iPad Review

As beautiful as modern technology can be at times there are situations where you want to ensure the protection of your pride and joy. You’re left with a choice, you can either invest in a rugged device, like the JCB Pro Smart we previewed or you can get …

Targus Click-In Case for iPad Review

The Targus Click-In is a case which, from the front, resembles Apples leather smart cover but where it differs is that it also offers protection for the back of the device for the same price. I’ve been using it for over a month, here are my thoughts. The …

WoodPad Review

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you want somewhere to put your iPad when it doesn’t need to be in your hand. I’m always concerned if I lay it down somewhere that the back will get scratched or it’ll get knocked over. Both of those problems are solved …

Independent investigation finds issues at Foxconn plant

OK, story so far. The Foxconn factory, which makes a lot of tech stuff for a lot of tech companies, received a lot of bad press over long working hours, poor safety and suicides. Apple, who of course have the iPads and iPhones build at Foxconn, did their …

Channel 5 coming to your Android

Channel 5. Ahhh.. it’s 15 years old. Who can believe it eh? Anyone remember all those VCR’s getting re-programmed by engineers? What was it all for eh? Now all those crummy analogue transmitters are getting turned off and we’ve all thrown those video recorders in the bin. Pah… …

Hands on with the new iPad

So the new iPad is now out in the wild and in the hands of those either quick enough to order online or stand in line for hours on end.I’ve been having a play with one since yesterday and wanted to share my initial impressions. Packaging  The packaging …

New iPad on sale at T-Mobile, same price as old iPad 2

T-Mobile have joined many other networks in announcing availability for the slightly different iPad 3 new iPad. It should be arriving in stores today, with T-Mobile promoting the fact that their joint Everything Everywhere network and “advanced 3.5G rollout” can offer much improved coverage and speeds. You can …

Orange Announce iPad Pricing

Following on from the story earlier about Three and their iPad pricing, Orange have just announced pricing for the latest tablet device from Apple. For a price of £25 a month over 24 months you will be able to get access to 1GB anytime internet access, plus 1GB …

Three Announce New iPad Pricing

Three have announced pricing today for ‘the new iPad’ from Apple which will go on sale this Friday. All plans listed below include a stonking 15GB a month allowance which blows every other network away with regards to allowance. All deals below are based on 24month contracts Paired …

Get the all new iPad from Tesco for just £49.99 .. yeah, right.

OK.. I’ve got to concentrate now. Must stop laughing. Some poor soul at Tesco appears to have put the all-new iPad onto their website for just £49.99. However, there’s bad news for those who managed to add the device to their basket.. We like to offer our customers …

iPad 3 with Retina display and quad core A5X

  So the details have been revealed and all the rumours, speculation and leaks can end, at least for a few months. Apple have announced the iPad 3 at their special event this evening and to all intents and purposes it looks like  a solid update. The headlines …

Apple Event – Highlights so far…. Updated LIVE

Four things you need to know right now – 1.) Apple TV 3 – now supports 1080p playback 2.) iOS 5.1 available today 3.) iTunes now syncs Movies to iCloud 4.) New iPad with Retina Display – 2048 x 1536 resolution (that’s 1 million more pixels than HD displays!) The …

The iPad event is almost here… so what will it bring?

Today’s the day when the wait is finally over, the speculation comes to an end, and we find out which of the rumours were accurate, which were way off the mark, and what Apple managed to slip completely under the radar. It’s the long-awaited launch of the new …

iPad Event Confirmed for March 7th

While the eyes of the mobile world are trained on MWC in Barcelona, Apple have some exciting news for the iOS community with the confirmation that the iPad 3 will be revealed at an event on March 7th – yup, next Wednesday. The event will take place at …

AppSpotr ready to launch – DIY apps for iOS and Android

OK, remember how we pointed at a few websites to help you make an app for free? Here’s another one. See, I’m simple at heart. Everyone says it.. “Hey Leigh, you’re a bit simple”, they say. So here’s AppSpotr, a service that’ll launch in just a matter of …

iOS 5.1 – Is This GM Build?

A screen shot has appeared of what looks to be iOS 5.1. The guys at blogdoiphone say they have a pre-GM build. This could well be true, sometimes builds get released to the networks that miss developers. The image shows the lock screen with a new slide gesture …

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 …

Win your dream date with CoPilot

A few days ago I wrote a little feature about the CoPilot navigation app, well they have got back in contact with me to let us know about a competition they are running. In the run up to Valentines day they are giving you the chance to win …