Tag: social

Brexit, Trump and disinformation. Democracy is being controlled.

Whether you’re voting for a new US President or you’re deciding to be part of the EU, in 2016 something new happened. Social media giants allowed a “Wild West” to be created in the digital world. Unregulated and targeted adverts to be pushed hard into the psyche of …

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 …

Ways parents can protect their children on Instagram

We’ve covered the various dangers of social media. Sure, it can be fun, but it can also be addictive and sometimes a little dangerous. No amount of web filtering or content matching is going to stop people approaching you online or chucking abuse your way. Instagram is one …

We’re on that Facebook thing

Social media. We’re all over it. InstaTwit, SnapTube, FaceGram and YouBook. We’re on it and we’re, like, proper experts and that. If Facebook is your thing, just head to .. www.facebook.com/coolsmartphonedotcom   …and we’re there. You can find us easily by just searching for @coolsmartphonedotcom on Facebook too. …

Goodbye then. It’s all over.

We’ve surfed this wave for years. We’ve gone from the very early days, covering Windows-powered SPV phones, Smartphone 2002 handsets and Pocket PC’s. Now we’re plugged into the modern, fast and ultra-clever smartphones of today. But I’m worried.. We now live in a world where a colossal 9 …

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 …

Get on our YouTube train!

You know us by now. We write reviews, we cover live events. We even road-test cars. As part of all this, we do some lovely YouTube videos. Our channel is right here, and you can whack the lovely red “Subscribe” button to be informed next time a video …

Facebook for your furry friends – PetScene

Say what you want about Nicole Appleton, she has some lovely puppies. The All Saints star is here to promote a social network for you pet. Yes, a social network for your pet. Now sure, you’re probably thinking that this is all a bit bonkers, but stay with …

Twitter full of big, fat tweets…. thoughts?

So we all live in a socail media age, and one of the main protagonists of this age is Twitter. Since its inception many years ago, Twitter users have been restricted to getting their musings across in 140 characters. This was both a blessing and a curse. It …

We’re on Instagram!

I woke up this morning and somehow got a tirade of abuse. It was because I’m apparently not “down with the kids” and don’t have an Instagram account. “Facebook and YouTube is so yesterday”, I was told. But wait. There is actually an Instagram account for Coolsmartphone, and …

Alcohol! Phones! It’s a double win!

Meet me and you’ll soon learn that I have a penchant for beer. Perhaps even the odd cocktail. This love of alcohol has sometimes caused problems though, and when you’re attending a swanky PR launch for a new phone with free alcohol … well, things can get blurry …

Get off that phone!!

We’ve all either been on the receiving end of that line, or said it to someone else, you hear it all the time. It’s often used as a reason that our society is getting more unsociable, or cited as reasons young relationships break down! I know I’ve been …

Are we failing the next generation?

Many months ago I watched this YouTube video showing a baby using an iPad. The baby seems to have grasped the iPad interface pretty well, but is then presented with a magazine. Expecting it to work the same, they tried to swipe the pictures around the magazine. Sure, …

Perhaps I’m a little too inquisitive

Trains. I love them. If you want to be nosey and have a look at what people are up to, they’re brilliant. Over the course of the last few weeks I’ve been on quite a few, including a few trips to London and my own local city – …

HTC Blinkfeed announced

Along with the HTC One, HTC today announced a range of features included with Sense that are all designed to turn the One into the ultimate content creation and consumption tool. One of these is HTC Blinkfeed. It essentially changes your homescreen from the place where, in my …

LifeKraze for Android released. We go hands on

LifeKraze have extended their application offering to Android today, along with a substantial update to their pre-existing iOS app. But, before we go any further – what is LifeKraze, you may ask? LifeKraze is a social network designed so that you can share your accomplishments (like going for …

Sony Xperia Miro Announced

Recently we brought you news of a countdown page hinting at the next Xperia Smartphone due to be announced on Facebook.  So many people moved it forward that the annoucement has been made today – the Xperia Miro Specs include running Ice Cream Sandwich, a 3.5″ screen, 5 …

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 …

Foursquare for Windows Phone 7 rereleased

Check in lovers everywhere (well those with WP7) rejoice. Foursquare have rereleased their official app for Microsoft’s great if not much loved mobile OS. I never actually tried (or even knew about) the first version which was actually developed by Microsoft and removed from the Windows Phone Marketplace …