Tag: iphone

KitSound Exert Sports Bluetooth Headphones – A Review

If like me you aren’t the greatest fan of exercise then the only thing that makes it tolerable is your favourite music to distract you. However most sports headphones seem to be in the in ear bud style which for me simply don’t work as they fall out …

Fortnite. Not for everyone just yet.

My son is into “Fortnite” at the moment. It’s his first “shooting” game but the characters are a little more “cartoon-like” and there’s no real gore that I can see. In all honesty, I’ve not really got “into” the PS4 a great deal. I know it’s very powerful, …

Using a VPN for all iOS devices

I’m away on business at the moment, and as this is happening with alarming regularity I’ve slipped into a habit of bringing my “home comforts” with me. Trouble is, you can’t always get every home comfort. The tea for example, it’s just not the same. However, with the …

Pre-owned iPhones! Much cheapness!

Hello my lovely people. Right, we’re all bargain hunters at heart, so if you’re looking for a pre-owned iPhone, listen up. You know the deal, there’s three types of condition on these. There’s … Good – Some minor wear and tear. Very good – You can at least …

Cheap iPhone? Want one? Try this

Kids. They’re brand magnets. My son and his mates all seem to want an iPhone, even though other phones would suffice. It has too have that Apple logo otherwise it’s just not cool, apparently. So there’s you, the responsible parent, facing a barrage of peer pressure and a …

What’s the issue with the iPhone X?

Prior to the release of the iPhone X, there were rampant expectations that Apple’s 10-year anniversary device would break all sorts of sales records. With a handful of groundbreaking new features and a stellar, OLED display, everyone anticipated that the hot new iPhone X would dominate the market …

#MWC18 – A look at that NOA N10 iPhone X lookalike

No prizes for guessing what this handset reminds you of design-wise. It is, to be honest, the second handset with a “notch” that I saw in the very same hall, and some manufacturers aren’t afraid if taking “design ideas” from Apple. On the NOA stand it was the …

Still just using your debit card to pay? Make the switch!

One thing that can annoy me is when things are presumed. As an example, some people assume that all channels delivered via a satellite dish have to be paid for. They don’t, and you can plug a satellite receiver in and get a whole stack of additional channels …

Social VR is here

Last night I celebrated the start of a few days of leave with a trip to a lush Sports Bar, I enjoyed a few games of pool, air hockey and darts, whilst chatting to the others in the bar. A pretty normal experience for a sports bar, apart …

VibesAudio VibeRox Sound Engine. Hands-on Review

A few weeks ago I was sent this rather large box which contained a veritable haul of mobile accessories. The box was very kindly sent from a small startup called VibesAudio from America. They had just had their official launch and were very keen to get the review …

Free iPhone data transfer software – MobiMover

A lot of new smartphones will be getting turned on this Christmas to replace older phones. When you switch on that phone there might be a clever transfer system to move your data from your previous handset. If you’re moving from Android to Android or iPhone to iPhone, …

The top 5 Android games that my wife seems to be addicted to

My wife asked me for help with her smartphone last night and I started asking about some of the games installed on there. I figured that some apps were worth removing, but she was definitely not willing to do that. I find her in the middle of cooking, …

Hello, you fool, I love you

Well, well, well! Welcome 2018! Just after Christmas I got knocked sideways by this Australian Flu thing and I’ve only just got rid of it. Put it this way, you really don’t want it. It’s bloody horrible. I’ve spent so much time in bed, and not in a …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Long-time readers will no doubt be waiting for this post, as I usually say what a mad year it’s been and how next year is going to be even bigger, faster and better. I usually go on about the best phones of the year and the coverage we’ll …

Apple – Yes, we do slow down your iPhone

Following some rather technical research and testing from Geekbench, Apple have finally admitted that they do indeed slow down iPhones. It’s long been a suspicion of iPhone owners, who tend to feel that their handset slows just before the launch of the next Apple phone. Now though, we …

OK, we’ve got a better one. 6GB per month for a tenner

Just last week we found a SIM-only deal on Plusnet which gives 5GB of data for £10 per month. Now though, Virgin Mobile have gone one better with 6GB of data for £10 per month on a SIM only deal. This one runs until December 20th and Virgin …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 217 iPhone eKs

The Coolsmartphone Podcast is back to publishing again. This episode, number 217 was recorded on September 26th 2017. It is now available to download from your Podcast Client of choice, listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com or watch as an unedited episode on YouTube. Again, Coolsmartphone.com apologises for the …

iPhone X – Watch as people queue up outside a fake Apple store.

I’ll be honest here. I don’t have £999 for a phone. I’m using an Honor 9 for £379.99 (read all about it here) and.. well, it’s perfect for me. Lovely camera, a speedy experience, great screen and it looks bloody gorgeous. If I had £999 floating around, I’d …

Vodafone updates plans to make life simpler

After the launch of the O2 Generation Flex and their very own “Youth network” (Vox), Vodafone have announced a new set of fresh ideas to add a bit more flexibility. First, something called “Vodafone Passes”. These let contract customer use some data-intensive apps without chopping away at their …

Android? Or an iPhone? Seriously, do you really want to know?

In February next year it’ll be exactly 15 years since this website came into being. I was, for many months before that, writing all this stuff on another domain. A free stick of chewing gum if you remember that far back. If I’m honest, after you’ve seen the …

Three receive criticism over £117 iPhone contract.

Think about what you could actually buy for £117 per month. Well, I’ve had my eye on this Citroen C4 lease agreement. Sure, you’re not going to end up fully owning the thing unless you pay a big balloon payment later, but for this sort of money, you …

36 Month Mobile Contracts are here

Does anyone remember the good old days when those who chose to take a mobile contract were able to change their handsets every 12 months? It wasn’t long before 18 month contracts became the industry standard, a change which was met by a frown, and then of course …

The iPhone X is now ready for pre-order

A little bit of me still whinces when the price tag on a phone is four digits long, and I can’t buy an iPhone X myself because it would be worth more than the car I’m driving. That’s just weird. There’s no getting away from the iPhone X …

Tesla on two wheels. The AppScooter

Last week I was reviewing a car and this week I’m getting a pitch from an electric scooter company. It’s certainly different to my years of reviewing phones. This one is an electric bike which can get you to nearly 28 mph in just 3.3 seconds. Depending how …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 216 Not The Price Of The Elves

Here we are publishing episode 216 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. The Jawas have done a decent job catching up with the backlog, and the episode is now available to download through your podcast client of choice, to listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com and watch unedited from our YouTube …

Free Apple?!

Regular readers may know that I’m a bit of a free and open source software advocate. Fundamentally I believe that if the code for software is open then its is more secure and useful. Many eyes make good code! It also advances technology. Android is based on the …

The iPhone 8 Plus.. in bits!

Taking your brand new, £800 iPhone 8 Plus isn’t something you’re going to do. Is it? Well, not unless you’re a bit bonkers. Luckily we’ve been in touch with some bonkers people, and SOSav have dismantled the iPhone 8 Plus! You remember SOSav, right? They’re the guys offering …

Tesco launches Tesco Pay+

I’m getting in the habit of not carrying cash much now. There’s several benefits to this. For starters, everywhere I go there’s the “tap to pay” machines and I tend to use my phone. Also, there’s the added benefit of using the, “Oh lads, can you get the …

Need a 3.5mm audio port in that iPhone 8 Sir?

We all knew that this problem was coming the minute that the 3.5mm audio port got dropped on the iPhone 7. Of course, despite our cool Bluetooth headphones, we have to admit that battery life will always fail just when you need it. So, how about using traditional …

Some of my favourite iOS and Android games

Some of my favourite iOS and Android games I tend to see the same games being played on the bus to college in the morning, but I’m a little different. My choice of apps, and the games I have installed, isn’t always mainstream, but I enjoy them all …

Today is iPhone 8 day! Here’s the best deals

The iPhone 8 release date is today, September 22nd. Those of you who pre-ordered can get to your local Apple or network store and collect that shiny new toy right now. As for everyone else? Well, you can go and buy one out-right. Not a problem, but it’s expensive. The …

giffgaff iPhone 8 pricing announced

OK, as you know giffgaff are a bit different. They run on the O2 network and you can either pay outright and pay for a phone or pay monthly via their peer-to-peer lending system. You should therefore remember that the pricing below is without an airtime contract. With …

More iPhone X contract deals

Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s …

Want a new iPhone, but don’t want to pay a crazy price?

OK yes. The iPhone 8 is a great phone. The iPhone X is an even better phone. But if your son, daughter or significant other wants one of these, it’s a LOT of money to be spending. Take, as an example, the iPhone X pricing we covered recently. …

iPhone 8 Pre-order day – The best deals we’ve found so far!

You’ve heard all about it, now you want to get yourself one. Well, today is the day to put in that pre-order, and we’re seeing deals popping up on mobile comparison sites already. Here’s a look at some of the offers we’ve spotted so far, but do let …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pricing announced by Sky Mobile

As we mentioned in our earlier piece, we expected Sky Mobile to be one of the virtual networks offering the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, what we didn’t quite expect was for them to be the first people to release contract pricing. Sky Mobile has confirmed to …