Tag: smartphone

Collectable Spiderman Smartphone Holder Review

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can. You know, hes spins a web any size, catches thieves just like flies. So look out, here comes the Spiderman. Any Spiderman lovers out there? Any of you guys into your (checks notes) .. err.. Marvel stuff? This is for you …

When is it the right time to bin your smartphone?

Back in the day, people used to replace their phone every single year. Once a shiny new model came around, they would toss their old model away. Now that phones are no longer the size and shape of bricks, you may be wondering how long you should wait …

Honor 20 – Unboxing and mini-review

About a month ago, on a day as similarly hot as it is today, I was down in London attending the launch and announcement of the Honor 20 series. Whilst I was there I was mostly focused on the biggest brother in the lineup – the Honor 20 …

Making use of an old smartphone. The Shed Project Returns!

Remember my strange Shed Project? I wanted to make use of an old smartphone and thanks to a solar panel and some software, I created a web server which didn’t need external power, then lumped in an API so I could remotely control the camera and check on …

Honor 8S launched, plus new price drops on other Honor phones!

The Honor 8S us now official. It’s only £99.99 and is available from Amazon, Carphone Warehouse and Very. It weighs 146 grams and runs Android 9 (Pie). There’s a microUSB charging port, 3020mAh battery and 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Around back a 13 megapixel shooter and, up …

Enormous unnecessary Brexit rant and remote mouse killer. Engage!

This was going to be a look at a slightly bizarre gadget. However, I’ve lost all concept of the word “bizarre” nowadays. To be honest here in Britain we’re so far down the rabbit hole right now, everything else kinda seems normal. Boris Johnson? Seriously? The guy flat …

Nokia 2.2 arrives. A smartphone for the less techy.

We can’t find a way to buy it just yet, but the Nokia website now has the Nokia 2.2 online and is set to cost just €99. The headline features of this one are the AI helpers and the sheer fact that it’s cheap. It’s not quite as …

Nokia 1 Plus – Overview and video

A smartphone that costs just £69.99? There’s got to be some shortcomings, right? Well yes. Of course. You’re not going to get a Ferrari when you’re paying Ford Fiesta money, but the Nokia 1 Plus is a great first step for those who are just starting out in …

Podcast 249 – Don’t text and drive people!

Another new intro, a lot of talk about MOT’s, fishing, caravans and actual smartphone-related chatter too. It’s all here folks, and it’s part of Podcast 249. Recorded in the car, in this episode I also do a manly “pap” on the horn due to the driver in front drifting in …

OnePlus 7 Pro launch. Be part of it at pop-up events.

So, on May 14th we’ll be in London to cover the OnePlus 7 Pro launch live and direct. We’ll have all the hands-on footage, opinion and pictures. However, you guys can get a look of the phone for real at a pop-up store in John Lewis & Partners. …

Pixel 3a available at EE with free Google Home Hub

OK, so Carphone Warehouse are giving you a free laptop if you buy the Pixel 3a. What about EE? Well, anyone buying either the Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL on an EE handset plan before May 23rd will get a free Google Home Hub. That’s worth £119. …

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL arrive.. and there’s something new

The smartphone industry has a bit of a problem right now. First, there’s those expensive high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy handsets, iPhones and Huawei’s. You usually buy them on a contract. However, there’s now cheaper phones that are getting scarily close to the specs of those flagships. …

Virgin Media cranks up the speeds and boosts bundles

Want even faster broadband at home? Well, for £62 per month you can get half a Gig down and 35Mbps up with their Business fibre service. Not only that, but Virgin Mobile – operating on the EE network – are now combining broadband and mobile deals, plus they’re …

Total phone content protection and monitoring. SpyMyPhone.

Just recently I’ve been looking for a way to keep tabs on my son. He’s just got his first ever proper smartphone and, although I don’t want to snoop on him too much, I do want to ensure he’s safe. One app that has pinged my radar is …

The Coolsmartphone Podcast – Now on Spotify too!

We published our first ever podcast, unbelievably, way back in 2012. On Tuesday we’ll be publishing Episode 244. The number 244, as you may be aware, is the dialling code for Angola. It’s also the year that Philip the Arab became the new Roman Emperor. So… ermm.. to …

New mobile phone detectors deployed by police

Using your phone whilst driving? Perhaps you have a cheeky look at it when you’re stuck in traffic or in a long tail-back? Well, beware, because the police are now starting to roll out automatic systems which will attempt to spot your phone usage and then flash a …

Smartphone safety and security. It’s still a big deal.

As we saw just yesterday, your phone can open you up to scams and other dangers. This is even true if you’ve got a “dumb” mobile without all the clever smartphone extras. Out there, on the other end of your phone, are endless people who want to extract …

Skoda testing deliveries direct to your boot

OK, this one sounds a little weird, but let’s have a look anyway. Getting deliveries can always be a bit of a hit-and-miss affair, especially if you’re at work or on the toilet. Despite you waiting around, you’ll probably find that the delivery driver turns up just when …

A fun way to get your kids brushing properly.

Kids love sweets, so ensuring that they’re brushing their teeth regularly is key. You can’t always monitor this, so PlayBrush is a great way to create a solid dental cleaning routine. Instead of making brushing teeth a chore, the 2 minutes task can now be made fun thanks …