Tag: software

Android Flashlight app ‘deceives’ millions

Federal Trade Commission stated GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with ad networks but did not tell users about this practice. To settle the charges, GoldenShores has agreed to give users more control over …

Cuebox 3D Pool Game Review

As if playing pool in two dimensions isn’t hard enough, there is now 3D Pool. This is definitely a game that will test your mental acuity and give that redundant geometry knowledge a workout. As you can imagine from the title, the game is based around a regular …

Instagram for Windows Phone is finally available

The day has finally come, the day that non Windows Phone fans have to search for another app to cite as their reason for not being able to get on with Windows Phone. Yes Instagram is now available for Windows Phone. But as is often the way, you …

Goodbye Google Currents, magazines….Hello Google Play Newsstand

Read all about it, read all about it. Google Play Magazine is no more.  Google Currents is no longer current. The information gathering behemoth that is Google has replaced both apps with one that has been rumoured for some time.  Enter Google Play Newsstand. The app takes all …

New PlayStation 4 around the corner as companion app arrives

Sony look to have added a new PlayStation app to the Google Play store and the iTunes store today. If rumours are to be believed, it’s to prepare us for the launch of the spanky new PlayStation 4. The app adds a portable experience to your gaming world …

Cyanogenmod Installer is now available

The thought of Rooting, unlocking bootloaders, flashing ROMs and all the other jargon like ADB & SDK to some may seem like an absolute minefield. A warranty voiding, potentially device breaking minefield. But to some it’s a means to an ends, a way of life, the thing to …

Update to Android 4.3 with the HTC One on Three

Three have announced that their HTC One handsets will be getting Android 4.3 today, so go check for updates if you’re still waiting. If you have problems, check this Three support page for help and guidance through the update process. It’s also probably best to use WiFi to …

Get yourself a HUD, bud

I live in the UK and, right now, it’s pretty dark. I leave for work, it’s dark. I drive home… dark. Those daylight hours are pretty short at this time of year and, as I learned today to my cost, it’s probably not wise to remind those solar-panel …

Sky+ prepped to receive on-demand downloads

It’s not ready quite yet, but your Sky+ app has just received an update that’ll make it possible to select and download on-demand content before you even get home. An accompanying update will need to be sent to your Sky+HD box soon, but when that happens you’ll also …

Dead Trigger 2 for Android is now available

Everyone loves shooting zombies right? Someone surely made this a rule a few years ago, personally I think it’s all Danny Boyle’s fault. But if your a big zombie shoot-em-up fan then you’re going to be busy today. The original was a big hit, with millions and millions …

Chrome Browser for Android updated to include swiping between tabs

Chrome Browser for Android is part of my life, it’s part of many people’s lives no doubt. Google Keep adding new features and  pushing the browser ever onwards. Today’s update adds a quick way to switch between open tabs. To move between tabs you just swipe across the …

A new way to get a date. Flop your carrot out.

Online dating doesn’t have the stigma it maybe once had, and many dating websites are trying new things to differentiate themselves. Carrot Dating has Android and iPhone apps and their idea is definitely “different”. It’s begins with the usual steps. You sign up and tell the app your …

BBM arrives for Android and iPhone. World continues turning.

Remember when we all watched those big TV’s? They were big, heavy and you had to get two people just to carry the thing. Remember teletext? Oh how we laughed…. In those old days we used something called “BBM” which people, who owned BlackBerry handsets, used to communicate …

Get a free, real, disposable number in seconds

Imagine, if you will, that you’re a very attractive female. Now, before I lose you entirely, I want you to imagine the hassle you’re going to get from blokes. They’re going to try and chat you up endlessly and, if you’re too polite to tell them to “do …

Aviate – The launcher we’ve all been waiting for?

Homescreen launchers! You only have to search the Play Store to be presented with an abundance of them! So many seem to be the same so when one comes along to breathe life into a overly congested category you can be sure it will be a hit! Meet …

6tag for Windows Phone get a nice location based update

6tag for Windows Phone is an Instagram app that allows you to post pictures and view your friends pictures. The interesting thing about the latest update it is that you can view nearby posts. As there isn’t an official app for Instagram this is the closest you’ll get. …

Google Play full of fake BBM apps.

Since everyone’s asking, yes. There are a bunch of “BBM” apps in Google Play at the moment. None of them is real. We know that people are getting excited about BBM for Android. We are, too. But we also need to be a little patient as BlackBerry works …

AntTek Explorer Ex for Android makes file management a pleasure

Ever since I’ve had a mobile phone I’ve always wanted to play about with the file structure, even if it’s for something as menial as deleting some music from off a SD card. File manager apps are an essential part of life, if you’re on Android especially. As …

3CX Mobile Device Manager On Premise edition now available

We’ve covered 3CX Mobile Device Manager a number of times, but this version is slightly different. The “On Premise” edition sits on Windows Server and provides and easy-to-deploy solution for managing mobile devices across your company. It’ll provide location tracking, remote locking, password enforcement, remote wipe, app management …

HTC One X & One X+ 4.2.2 update hits UK

We brought you news of the HTC One X and  HTC One X+ update coming to Taiwan earlier this month, and according to Twitter this update is now coming to the UK. XDA TV Producer (and HTC fan) Shen Ye posted two images on Twitter earlier this evening, …

Minuum keyboard – Fast typing for fat fingers. Now available

It can be a curse having such chunky fingers, but you know what they say about men with large fingers don’t you? Yep, ill-fitting gloves. Here then is Minuum keyboard. Yes, it’s a replacement for the stock Android keyboard. Yes, you’ve seen various types of keyboard already (including …

Android App Review – Neon Alarm

Good alarms are hard to find… If it doesn’t work properly, or have the necessary functionality then no matter how pretty the app is, or whether the app conforms to the Holo style guide, its dead to me. Enter Neon Alarm. Good Points It is pretty intuitive. A …

Twitter for Android updated

Update your Twitter app baby. Version 4.1.4 on Android has now added two-factor authentication so your account is now a bit more secure than it was before. Other improvements include a new gallery view for photos in the search results and some bug fixes. Twitter have also added …

Samsung publish two more Windows Phone apps

I’m not sure what is happening over in the Samsung Windows Phone development team, but I’m liking it. Today they have published two new Samsung Ativ exclusive apps. App Folder and Video Trimmer. App Folder offers a new way for users to group their apps and settings shortcuts. …

Addictive free game – Bubble Box

It’s fair to say that we get a lot of emails from developers about their app or game. Some, sadly, don’t make it onto Coolsmartphone but this one had me hooked so it definitely deserves a mention. Bubble popping and breaking is something we’ve all seen before, but …

TeamViewer to provide remote support for your phone

Morning you lovely people. Now. I get a lot of email. A … lot. Over the years one email keeps popping up and, unfortunately, I have to keep knocking it back because there wasn’t a solution to the problem. The problem? Remotely controlling a smartphone. Remote support of …

Order from local restaurants online with JUST EAT mobile app

Something wonderful seems to have happened here in the UK. The British summer has arrived. No, I’m not talking about that 15 degrees Celsius when the local teenagers start riding their bikes without tops on, this is actual, real, heat. At this point a lot of people will …

Polamatic by Polaroid is now available for Android

If you share a lot of photos to every social network thinkable then this app might be of interest to you. As long as you like applying filters and frames to your shots anyway. The Polamatic app brings back the instant nostalgia of Polaroid pictures. Capture or import …

eBay for Android gets an update to include tablet support

I like it when big name companies update their apps to follow guidelines for design. I also like it when big name companies add tablet support for their apps. So when I saw the new eBay app update I was quite happy. They’ve only gone and done both. …

Google Drive updated

A number of Google apps have been updated recently. Google Drive, the online storage facility, has now got an updated Android app. The improvements include a new grid view to make file-finding easier, a “quick preview” option and the ability to scan documents, receipts and letters. In addition …

Tapatalk, get it free right now

If you’ve visited a forum such as ours then you’ll probably have seen the Tapatalk app pop up. It’s usually a paid-for app but, if you download it via the Amazon store right now then it’s free. The Tapatalk Forum App will make most forums a much easy …

Samsung Push Service gets some interesting reviews on Google Play

I usually skim over the comments / reviews but when checking apps in the Google Play. Usually they’re full of comments like “d0esn’t work”, “uninstalled as this is cr*p” or just one-word responses like “Great” or “Nice”. So it’s interesting to see the comments that have popped up …

Friday Deals – World of Goo is proper cheap

How about 80% off. 80% off! That’s like…err… almost free. Well, almost. “Game of the Year”, World of Goo is now just 65p. You have to drag and drop globs of goo in order to build things. Yes, this is a bit hard to explain, but there’s a …

Google Play Books is updated

As part of Google updating everything last night they updated the Play Books app. Not only have Google updated the interface to be in-line with the other Google Play apps they have also added some new features. What’s in this version: Support for reading your own PDF or …

HTC First looks to be last – AT&T to kill handset

Let’s strap Facebook into a phone. That’s a winning idea. People will buy that. Everyone loves Facebook, don’t they? Sadly no, according to BGR the HTC First is actually about to be kicked out. LThe “Facebook Phone” is said to be an official flop in the USA. Prices …

Google Earth, now with Street View

The best way to see the third planet from the Sun or the best way to zoom in on your ex-girlfriends back garden? You decide. Whatever your reasons, the Google Earth app got updated late last night and now includes Street View too. The newly-updated street-level images reveal …