Tag: iphone

Buying a reconditioned iPhone and saving money. My story..

Yes, an iPhone. Wait though, let me explain. 🙂 I’ve always pushed back on giving my son a phone, but this year he’s heading to high school and will be travelling further, plus all his mates now communicate via Facetime, WhatsApp or text. He’s used an Android tablet …

My gaming history

I remember, when I was a kid, a time before a “console” was even a thing. At Christmas I remember playing records. Proper records. Big vinyl double-albums with pictures of all the bands and singers. It was great. I even had my own record player. Then, one day, …

Arrow attack stopped with an iPhone

A 43-year-old man from New South Wales in Australia appears to have dodged a rather painful and possibly fatal attack, all thanks to his iPhone and a lot of luck. Officers from Richmond Police District arrested a 39-year-old man after a bow and arrow was used in the …

Mobile Bingo – Where To Play?

I was sitting down this morning, straight from the school run, being subjected to the car-crash TV that is the “Jeremy Kyle” show. It’s sponsored by a Bingo website and it got me pondering, because it’s making bingo a more approachable and acceptable pastime due to it being …

Gihosoft iPhone data recovery – An Overview

Well, to begin with, Gihosoft iPhone Data recovery is a great option for recovering data from your iPhone or any other iOS device We’re all been there – that sick feeling when you realise that personal pictures and data seems to have gone missing. Whilst some of it …

What is it that makes gambling such a lucrative business?

The rise and rise of gambling apps and gambling features in the Android Google Play of iPhone iTunes store got me thinking. There’s so many of them, and you have to ask yourself, “How are all these apps paying for themselves?” After all, there’s usually no in-app adverts …

Wait, what exactly is a VPN and why do I need it?

Keeping yourself safe online. It’s something that you know you should do, but you either rely on someone else to protect you or you haven’t had the time. Just a few years ago, mention a “VPN” and literally nobody would know what you were talking about. They were …

The Christmas gaming charts

Let’s face it, the PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch are hugely popular. The likes of Fortnite, Fallout 4, Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and the like. Go into a gaming store over this last Christmas shopping weekend and you’ll find it rammed with people buying games and …

Unlocked pre-owned iPhone 7 – £219

When I start seeing “last minute gifts”, it’s usually a sign that I should maybe start my shopping. I’m looking around for a cheap iPhone at the moment (I know, don’t ask) and this reconditioned iPhone 7 pinged my radar. It’s £219 on giffgaff and you get a …

The mobile wallet. Just as safe as your bank.

We went to London last week. It was part of our annual trip to the city to see the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. However, whilst my mates nipped to the nearest cashpoint, I decided to chance it and not use any cash at all. Now, going to …

Vodafone – Black Friday offers

The cool thing about running this site is that I get to see all the deals before they go live. This time it’s Vodafone and these deals are only on until November 26th, so you’ve got to hit them this weekend really. Again, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has …

Looking for a reconditioned phone? Check these Black Friday deals

If you’re looking for a reconditioned iPhone, Samsung, Huawei or Sony, check the offers that have just popped up on the Envirofone website. These offers are available now, but they’ll also be adding further hourly discounts kicking off from 9AM until 5PM today. The hourly discounts will see …

Looking for a cheap iPhone this Christmas? Black Friday deals

OK, it’s that time of year. Let’s bash your bank account and go crazy shall we? We’re going to squeeze as many of these as possible in today. First then, if you’re after a “Good” refurb, this is an iPhone 6S from MusicMagpie. Use the special coupon code …

3 Signs to look for if you think your phone is being hacked

Is your phone running a bit “funny” then listen up, because just recently I helped out a friend who had an iPhone that was acting up, and we quickly found that it’s not just Android handsets that can be infected. Hacking has been a problem for long from …

iPhone X – Get one for £699

I’ve just done a bit of research (which basically means I Googled it) and Black Friday isn’t until November 23rd. Pffff.. that’s ages away, but it’s not stopped wowcher getting in touch about this particular deal. To make things even more confusing it actually only lasts for about …

One month on, are iPhone XS sales a success?

There was a definite lack of hysteria with the iPhone XS and XR launches this year. As we mentioned in an earlier article, the queues outside Apple stores didn’t seem as long or as plentiful, and now, during a recent earnings call, there wasn’t the expected level of …

How to choose the best VPN for your iPhone

As you’ll have no doubt noticed recently, websites are now being a little more honest with you. It’s made the internet a sometimes quite frustrating place, with pop-ups telling you that a website wants to send updates, then notifications that the website is going to send you cookies, …

Get the iPhone XR today on Three

Hey Apple, I’m all confused. We pronounced the iPhone X as the “iPhone Ten”, right? So what do we call this one? The “iPhone 10 R?” I call it the “XR”. Anyhow, if you want one of these and you’ve read our earlier story from the launch you’ll …

VOXI offers smartphones with 0% interest

Paying for a phone can be done in a few different ways. You either pay it all in one go, start a contract or you sign up to a finance agreement. The last two are pretty similar, but traditionally people have just walked into a store and signed …

Smartphone penetration continues to grow

A new survey, published today by Deloitte, has revealed that smartphone penetration has grown even further during 2018. After questioning some 4,000 smartphone users, they’ve found that there’s growth across all age groups, with the 55-75 category seeing the most growth. This age range has increased from 40% …

BT Price up the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Yes, it’s definitely Apple day today here at Coolsmartphone. We’re detailing some of the plans available and the networks offering them. The next cab off the rank is BT Mobile, and BT, of course, sit on the EE network.. which BT owns. I know, a tad confusing. Let’s …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 232 – iPhone eKs Esse Maxxx Arrr

The Coolsmartphone Podcast. This week Matteo, Majid and Khellan got together to discuss the new iPhones and the positive aspects of Brexit on the world of technology. Yes, we went all political, or maybe it was just the flu tablets speaking.

iPhone XS and XS Max – Three pricing

So, you’ve read my rather barbed comments about the iPhone XS and the XS Max, but you still want to hand over your cash. That’s cool. How about you give it to Three? They’ve got the iPhone XS up for £54 on a 4GB plan or £59 with …

iPhone XS and XS Max Vodafone pricing

Yes, I know that pre-orders went live on Friday, but real life took over and I had to fit some blinds. Apologies folks. After our big iPhone XS and iPhone XS coverage you should know everything you need to know. However, if you want to get it from …

iPhone XS and XS Max on Virgin Mobile – Pricing

Virgin Mobile sit on the EE network, so you’re going to be getting a lot of the benefits as a normal EE customer would. Great network, great speeds, great coverage. Now, you can get those new iPhones on the network too. There’s pre-order pages for both devices and …

giffgaff iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing

So, you’ve seen our coverage and you want to know more about where to get the new iPhone handsets. We’ve already looked at offer from EE but now giffgaff have thrown their hat into the ring with pricing on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. I …

EE announce iPhone XS Pricing

Just in case you had not heard…we have new iPhones to order today, and EE have sent over some information. Both the XS and XS Max can now be pre-ordered for delivery next Friday in three different colours. Anyone after the XR will have to wait until October, …

Apple announce some expensive phones that you will buy

Apologies in advance. I’m wearing my “sarcasm” hat writing this story. Want an even bigger screen? Want a phone with a name that sounds a bit like a sporty car? Want to be pushed, without thinking about it, away from the iPhone 8 and those “regular” iPhone models …

Add walkie-talkie capability to your iPhone

This one hasn’t even gone fully live on Indigogo as yet but, from what I can see, this is a case, an extra battery for your iPhone and a walkie-talkie, all in one. Cheap data, better coverage and apps like WhatsApp, which has an inbuilt audio recording / …

Motorola P30 is a dead-ringer for the iPhone X

They say that imitation is the best form of flatery, well if that’s true Lenovo-owned Motorola must really love Apple. The latest device from the Chinese owned phone manufacturer hasn’t just pulled “inspiration” from the latest Apple flagship device – the iPhone X – it looks like they …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 231 Fruity Phone Expert

It has taken the Podcast Editing Porgs a while to edit this episode, probably because all the fruity talk took them a while to parse and decide if to keep or cut. We had the fruity phone expert and assiduous micro-blogger Greg Morris (@gr36) as a guest on …

Escape the upgrade cycle. Ditch the contract.

Come. Come here. Get close to the screen. I need to tell you a secret. If you’re using a mobile phone right now, and you’re on a contract, listen up. I’m guessing that you’re probably paying £40, £50, maybe more per month. Right? Why are you doing that? …

Six things you couldn’t do on the original iPhone

It seems like iPhones have been around forever and, considering that we spend half of our lives glued to their screens, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually been over a decade since the release of the initial model. Yet it’s true. On 29th June 2007, the very …

One of the best photographs of Birmingham, taken on an iPhone

I’ve been kicking around this planet for a while now and, as I live in Staffordshire, I’ve visited Birmingham quite a bit. Nowadays you’ll find me doing the Birmingham Velo whilst my wife goes shopping in Selfridges. In parts the city still has problems and the issues that …

Discord – Whats it about?

Discord is software primarily used for people to talk while playing games. So you may think well why is this relevant to me? Well Discord is something I use everyday and it is growing to be a social network of sorts to. There is an iOS, macOS, PC …

WWDC – 2018 – iOS 12 & macOS Mojave

As predicated WWDC focused less on massive new features to iOS and more on performance. But particular towards older devices, also there has been a shift in retiring older devices. So your iPhone 5s & 5c are safe for another year or maybe more. “For iOS 12, we …