Tag: ipad

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 …

App Review – Tweens HD

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate, Kokakiki have released a special edition of their pig-matching game Tweens. Adding 20 new levels to the 75 that were in the original game, the Valentine’s version adds a new twist to what is already an addictive game. …

iPad 3 event coming in early March?

It’s rumour and speculation time! According to All Things D, Apple will be holding a special event in the first week of March to announce the eagerly anticipated iPad 3. They’re not quite sure when exactly it will hit stores but are guessing that it should be a …

Watch TV on your phone anywhere, without the data bill

Hauppauge have announced a new Mobile TV Streaming solution which you get to carry around to beam live TV to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s just a matter of extending the antenna and then you connect your device to the “myTV 2GO” WiFi network. The free …

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 …

Mike Daisey goes to the Apple factory

Recently Apple have announced details of the checks they perform on factories in their supply chain. Rumours and accusations of child labour and long working hours have been rife and, if we’re truthful, it’s not just Apple. Other phone manufacturers also use factories within the same area of …

BabyPing!

The guys at BabyPing have been in touch to let us know about their upcoming product. BabyPing lets you view a video feed of your baby using an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. A baby monitor for the gadget heads among us, if you will. The system includes infra-red technology, …

Onlive announce FREE virtual Windows desktop and Cloud storage

CES isn’t just about shiny new phones, the latest tablets or stupidly thin ultrabooks. A lot of software is also announced, OnLive were at CES and they have announced a new direction their software is moving in. OnLive started out as a gaming service where you could play the …

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 …

BBC iPlayer now streams over 3G

The BBC have just updated their iOS iPlayer app to support streaming over 3G. An update to the Android version will soon arrive which will also add this capability, meaning that you can finally watch and listen to BBC content on the move. The BBC have been quick …

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 …

Galaxy SII wins Phone of the Year.. yet again

I’m meeting a lot of people at the moment who are planning to upgrade to the rather excellent Galaxy SII. I always agree with them because, in all honesty, it’s an absolutely fantastic device. Just to confirm that, the Galaxy SII has won another award. This time it’s …

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 …

iPad / iPhone App – The Weather Channel

One thing the App Store on iOS is not short of, is weather apps. As no doubt you’re aware, us brits are obsessed with the weather, so I’m certain at least some of you will find this app review useful. I say review, but it’s pretty hard to …

Motorola Q3 results – iPad killer fail

Motorola have just announced their Q3 results and their supposed iPad killing Xoom tablet accounted for a tiny slice of sales during the quarter. They shipped a total of 11.6 million mobiles devices of which the Xoom represented a mere 100,000 units. In contrast, Apple sold 11.12 million …

Waze app review

      Waze is a new take on the traditional sat nav apps we’re all familiar with. There are two major differences; one, the maps are not stored on the device (although recently visited areas are cached on the device I believe) and two, the incidents on …

Rainbow Waterfalls

Rainbow Waterfalls developed by Lazyboy Developments is an addictive little game. I’ve tried my hardest to put it down on a number of occasions today and struggled to succeed. It’s an excellent little time waster and you find yourself saying “I’ll just do this next one” 5 levels …

iOS 5 Is Here!

Apple have made iOS 5 available to the public. At 6:06PM I plugged my iPhone 4 into iTunes clicked update and away it went. Be sure to update to iTunes 10.5 before you try to update though. iTunes 10.5 also includes the long awaited iTunes Match which has …

iFlashDrive iOS USB stick up for pre-order

iPhone, iPod and iPad users rejoice! You can now move data around easily with the HyperDrive iFlashDrive. On one end it’s a standard USB connector and works just like any other USB stick, but on the other there’s the 30-pin dock connector for connecting to your iPhone or …

iOS5

For those of you waiting for iOS 5, from past experience Apple will most likely wait till the usual release times. Since I have been a Fanboy, updates for iOS devices have come at specific times; 10AM PST 1PM EST 6PM GMT etc… I am hoping not to …

Facebook – iOS app issues

The Facebook iOS app, updated yesterday to Version 4.0. It also includes an iPad version but threw a wobbler for a lot of people. After updating, this image is an example of what a lot of users could see, and they could only dream about how the new …

Official Facebook app for iPad

After frankly an eternity, Facebook have finally updated their official app to have an iPad mode. The new iPad functionality includes better photos, chat functions and the ability to play Facebook games on the iPad as well. It’s available now in the App store.   Link – Facebook …

The Galaxy S II cleans up in Mobile Choice Awards

Mobile Choice have dished out their Consumer Awards for 2011. The event was hosted in London with 10,000 readers voting in an online survey. The results are as follows… Tablet of the year – Apple iPad 2 Phone of the year – Samsung Galaxy S II Best camera …

Steve Jobs dies

We’re waking up this morning to the sad news that former Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has died. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 but continued to be a huge driving force in the mobile industry until very recently. His infamous “One more thing…” announcements were …

Get social – Blendr available for iOS

If you’re gay you may have used the Grindr app to quickly locate and socialize with local men. Using GPS technology it’ll map out other guys close to you, then you can share pictures and information straight away. Now the makers of that app have created Blendr, a …

HTC to sue Apple for Patent Infringement

It’s fair to say that we’re slightly losing track of who is suing who now. Today HTC are to take action against Apple, claiming that the iPhone, iPad and iPod all infringe HTC patents. At first glance the patents seem a little generic and are used in many …

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales now back on

Want to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ? Good news folks, the ban has been lifted temporarily until the full hearing on August 25th. The news comes after Apple documents were called into question and means that customers across Europe can go and purchase the device. Unfortunately …

Apple documentation against Samsung queried

The BBC is carrying a very interesting story surrounding the continuing battle between Apple and Samsung. Apple have recently secured an injunction to stop Samsung selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Tablet because is “slavishly” copied iPad designs. A number of images and comparison shots have been filed …

Samsung to challenge Apple injunction

The international injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was brought about by Apple, is set to be challenged on August 25th. Samsung have been forced to stop selling their new tablet due to an Apple embargo, although some retailers are still able to sell it as existing …

Google+ now available on iPad/iPod Touch

Google have now made their Google+ available for all the iPad and iPod Touch users who were left out  when the app originally launched on iPhone last month. There aren’t any discernible differences between the new version and the previous iPhone only one so it’s unclear why the …

Hey you! Apple lover!

Love the iPhone ? Want to write about the iPad or iPod Touch ? Let us know, we’d love for you to be part of Coolsmartphone. We get daily emails from PR agencies and software houses offering review copies of their games or apps but, if truth be …

Apple has more cash to spend than the United States Government

Apple destroyed those rumours and overtook Nokia and Samsung as the worlds biggest seller of smartphones. Apple shipped 20.3 million smartphones between April and June 2011 with Samsung just behind on 19.2 million and Nokia on 16.7 million smartphones. Analysts were quick to pounce on Nokia, who are …

Apple posts record profit

It’s a company that continues to grow, but perhaps it’s the brand that is becoming the strongest part of the Apple portfolio. Record profits have been announced with the third quarter net income hitting £4.6 billion, a massive 125% higher than the same period just one year ago. …

Google+ now available for iOS.

Well finally all you Apple fans can get Google+ on your devices, Apple have today approved the G+ app and it’s available for download at the App store HERE. Available for iOS 3.1 and above, requires iphone 3G, 3GS and 4, no mention of ipad or ipod. Unsurprisingly this …

Apple app prices increased in the UK

Today Apple raised the prices of apps within the app store. 59p has now become 69p and £1.19 apps now appear to cost £1.49. This, according to what we’re hearing, is only affecting the UK store. In the US prices have been maintained, and where a previously an …

CoPilot Live Premium for iOS offer

Further to our story last week, CoPilot Live Premium is now available on the App store for iPhones and 3g iPads on the same 50% discount offer. This makes the UK maps version £14.99 and the European maps one £29.99. After the 7 day offer these revert to …

iOS 5 Beta Hands On

For the last week I’ve had a chance to play with the beta of iOS 5 that Apple released to developers at WWDC. The only official way to currently get your hands on it is through a registered developer with access to the iOS SDK. For everyone else …