Tag: iphone

LiquidMetal back on the iPhone 5C?

When I first saw this headline I had an image of the back of the new iPhone changing shape and trying to kill people like the T1000 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Apple have actually held the patent for LiquidMetal for ages but only used it for the …

Feed and watch your dog – from anywhere

“I’m a huge fan of your site”. Always a good start that. Well done PetziConnect. They launched an IndieGoGo campaign and had a goal of $30k. They’ve blown past that now and are at nearly $59k. What is it? Well, it’s a magical doo-hickey that’ll let you interact …

iPhone 5S/6 & 5C – what we’ve heard so far – rumour

It’s always about the next one: the desire for more information about the next iPhone is always going to be there. We’d be remiss if we didn’t fill you in on what’s been popping up around the intertubes recently. First up – Announcement date: AllThingsD has its ear …

Apple to hold iPhone event 10th Sept?

According to AllThingsD, Apple are due to announce an event for the 10th September with the focus on either one or two new iPhone devices. Normally we would expect to see the iPhone 5S as the only device but there have been many leaks recently of a second device called …

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 …

Apple submit patent for an intelligent battery saver

Let’s be honest here, there’s one thing holding us all back. It’s about time we talked about it openly because we all try not to mention the massive and obvious problems that we all have… Batteries. They’re a bit rubbish really aren’t they? They’re limiting the range of …

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 …

Givit Video Editor – Fast, free film creation

You, you video whore. You love to film everything on your iPhone or iPad. You’ve got hours of footage and, if you sit down and look in the mirror, you should admit to yourself that only about 20 minutes of it is any good. So step forward Givit …

Samsung Galaxy S4 v Apple iPhone 5 – What is the best option?

Two of the biggest and best smartphones available on today’s market are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5. With both devices possessing impressive performance specifications, immersive touchscreen displays and multi-tasking capabilities, it is certainly a close battle. So, here is a comparison of two smartphone …

Retro, baby – Snake is back!

Do you remember Snake? Back in the days of the earlier Nokia handsets I remember playing the brand-new “Snake” game in the pub… oh, no sorry.. err.. I mean I was in Primary school. Yes, that’s where I was. Now, just a couple (ahem) of years later Carphone …

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 …

iPhone 4/4S Slim powered cases slashed in price

Got an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S? Fed up of the battery going flat? Well, those “PowerJackits” are now reduced quite significantly. They were already slashed in price by 40% but now there’s another 50% off, meaning that some of the ones that were £50 are now just …

StealthGenie – Snoop on others easily

Whilst browsing around eBay I found a number of listings for “spy software” designed to snoop on the phone use of friends, relatives, colleagues or people you don’t like very much. After becoming intrigued I stumbled across StealthGenie, which is charged in monthly installments. The spy software is …

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 …

Want a more individual iPhone 5 case?

Phone cases are all pretty similar from a certain distance. This one, though, isn’t. An iPhone 5 case that costs £199.99? That’s gotta be pretty good to start with. The Izzi camera case protects your iPhone and also adds three different lenses that sit over the existing lens. …