Tag: software

2019’s most entertaining online games

Mobile gaming is now more popular than ever. In fact, almost half of all revenue in the global gaming industry was earned through mobile games last year. Game developers used to only release games for PC and consoles, but now they’re investing and becoming more involved in the …

Survey reveals that games continue to increase in popularity

We do talk about it quite a bit here but mobile gaming shows no sign of slowing down. A recent survey by App Annie has revealed that games now account for 40% of all mobile downloads, and over 70% of all consumer spend across both iOS and Google …

MetaTrader 4 empowers Android users with mobile trading

With the state of the financial markets a definite “hot topic” in the news right now, Android users can make the most of the opportunity to trade on the go with a mobile trading app like MetaTrader 4 (MT4). This state-of-the-art software is tailored to suit traders who …

Hot trending apps to ease the boredom away

Got nothing to do? Got some time free? Waiting for a bus? Are you perhaps on a train, in a lift, on your lunch, in the coffee queue or waiting for a lift? Chances are, you’ll be looking down at your phone to soak up some free time. …

What services are included in mobile app development?

Are you considering building an app to promote your business, keep in touch with customers or to launch a startup You’re probably busy shortlisting development companies right now, trying to find a team with a good portfolio and skills. Although a lot of companies offer a similar package …

Automating your phone – MacroDroid

A short while ago I had a problem. It was a strange one and I found myself hitting a bit of an impasse. When I got in the car, the WiFi from the dashcam would be detected by my phone and it’d connect. That’s great if you’re planning …

6 best educational apps on iOS

Research suggests that people spent a couple of hours daily on their smartphones. Although this doesn’t sound good for our productivity, there are ways to make sure that the time spent on our phones isn’t wasted. For iPhone users, the Apple Store contains loads of educational apps that …

5 of the most popular app categories

Unbelievably there’s now 4 billion people connected to the internet. That, though, isn’t the most amazing number. There’s now a larger number of mobile phone users, now amounting to 5 billion. Mobile phones and the internet are both integral parts of life now, with many people shuddering at …

Parental Control apps to monitor usage

The internet can be a dark place. As we have now transitioned into our digital world, we’ve also had to wrestle with its complexities. The number of children using the internet grows each day, and the younger children are, the more likely they are to use the internet. …

New Hermes app launch

Every single time I have something delivered you can guarantee that I’m always in one place – on the toilet. Luckily delivery firm “Hermes” now new app that gives you more choice and control over how you receive their parcels. They’ve got a lady with incredibly long nails …

Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!

Fancy grabbing some Snatch action? Now you can thanks to a radical new AR free-to-play mobile game. This one has you engaging with your favourite brands and you get the chance to win some exclusive prizes! To get involved, you download “Snatch” from the App Store or Google …

Saving and earning money with your smartphone

I’ve got a savings account. The other day I took a look at it and was pretty shocked at just how much money wasn’t there. The problem? Here in the UK our interest rates are really low. That’s great if you’re getting a loan or a mortgage, but …

Atmosphere Weather – A whole new way to plan your day

When you check the weather it’s usually via a daily update or a top-down representation of your area with clouds, sun and rain symbols etc. This, though, is very different. Atmosphere Weather definitely takes a different and very refreshing approach to forecasting. The main screen has a clock-like …

Cool Android time-filler game. Invaders.

Many years ago, when school computers looked like this, I went to school with a guy who ended up – as I’ve just found out – coding Android games. Last time I saw him was at his wedding, when I got very drunk indeed. Anyhow, he posted something …

How APK sideloading became mainstream

Here at Coolsmartphone we download pretty much everything for our Android phones via the Google Play Store. There’s over a million apps and games available there, and they’re all categorised and reviewed. For years though, all Google Android phones have been able to “side load” apps. This means …

Amazing new Google Walking AR directions heading your way

I’ll be honest, this popped up the internet last month but we were a little busy with Mobile World Congress at the time. This, then, is what you can hopefully expect to see on your Google Maps in a few months time. Right now it’s only available to …

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

When I was growing up (which seems a long time ago now), I was a big fan of Knight Rider. I checked the Google Play store recently and it was great to see so many apps dedicated to it. There’s a Knight Rider Watch simulator, a car creator, …

Being productive with your smartphone

It’s no secret that people are becoming more hooked to smartphones—and there are numbers to prove it. As of 2018, there are already 2.53 billion smartphone users around the world and it is projected to grow to 2.87 billion by 2020. China leads the smartphone industry with a …

AV Android apps are more than just virus blockers

There was a time where there was an air of annoyance if a smartphone entered our office with an anti-virus solution on it. “Oh, that’s pointless. Who’s going to install something outside of Google Play?” Traditionally your Android phone would be infected it you went off and side-loaded …