Tag: tech

BBC Launches PodCasting trial

I see that the BBC are doing a Podcasting trial featuring some of their own radio shows. Very promising. This comes on the back of news that BBC Radio 1 is being picked up and re-broadcast the following day on the US Sirius service. Looks like Podcast...

BT Livetime uses Windows Mobile Phones

BT are using Microsoft powered mobile phones for their BT UK Livetime trial. The trial, currently in London, allows users to get access to Sky news services, a music channel and 50 radio stations. BBC News states.. "BT has drawn up its own designs bec...

Right! That’s the last time I miss Top Gear!

I can't remember the last time I sat down to watch some TV because I had nothing else to do. I always miss the good TV shows or I only catch part of it. So, I decided to find a way to work around this problem without having …

Get HDTV right now!

I've been checking out these videos on wmvhd.com and it's pretty damned excellent to see high-definition TV on your PC. If you've got a fairly pokey PC then you NEED to flex your broadband and download some of some of these vids. This is the next big ...

Free call revolution

MSMobiles have picked up on a TV Show called The Money Programme that was shown on BBC2 Friday. In the show a group of elderly people were given the chance to use Skype and call their friends for free across the planet. The programme found that the AL...

Follow-up for developers – LocateMe!

You may remember some months back we mentioned an event at Kingston Uni telling you how to build and deploy applications on Microsoft mobile devices. Well, Keni - who chaired the event - has now followed this up by blogging some blogging some code cal...

Text a normal phone today!

One rather clever development from BT that you may not be aware of .. Yes, I said BT, the landline provider that provide a lot of the UK's standard phones. How do they warrant a story on CoolSmartPhone ? Well, you can now send a text message to …

Locate any mobile!

This is pretty good - a new "locate any mobile" service which costs just 5 quid a month and includes... - Locate service on up to 5 mobile phones - Cost per additional mobile - 50p per month - Includes 10 Location Requests per month - Includes 10 …

Find a local pub :)

This story caught my eye. Mainly because I like lager.. and pubs.. :) I wouldn't normally recommend SMS cash-sucking systems, but this one sounds like a great idea.It uses the ITagg system to triangulate between transmitters to pinpoint your position ...

New Smartphone magazine

Richard Tivey has emailed in about the new Smartphone magazine which has just hit the shelves. It covers all manner of smartphones, from the superior Windows Mobile-Powered handsets all the way down to the Nokia rubbish ;) Check out the cover of the ...

SkypeOut

Ok, so you've heard of Skype yeah? This free software allows you to make phone calls across the internet for free to other Skype users. Brilliant, but it's always been an underground-app because you have to ensure that the other person is online and r...

OQO – No more Pocket PC?

It's not often - if ever - that I post news about stuff that's not related to the MS Smartphone, but after seeing that Gary at GadgetAddict.com has taken ownership of his OQO, I think it's well worth a mention. What is the OQO ? Well, it's a …

TV SD Recorder

An interesting story here on a device which records TV programs direct onto an SD card, which can then be slotted into a phone for playback anywhere. Mitsubishi Plastics makes the pyramid-shape recording device, which connects with a TV or VCR. An SD...

CoolSmartPhone Software Shop!

Today (well, actually it was yesterday, but I had a few too many beers) marks the launch of the CoolSmartPhone Software Shop! We're working with "ClickGamer" to bring you the hottest Smartphone games, and don't forget to try before you buy ! Grab the...

I want one !!!!!! :)

I've had 1...2...3,4,... well, about 500 emails asking me, "how do I change my case", or "I wanna change my facia, how do I do it?". Up until now it's not been as easy as the Nokia handsets, which seem to have all manner of extra bits on …

Pockethub for SPV?

Control your pc and read and send email from your SPV using pockethub. PocketHub lets you remotely access your own PC wherever you are. You can use your existing mobile phone, your PDA or another computer to control and manage all your files, email, a...

Mobile implants?

Silicon.com asks whether it may be a good idea to have mobile devices implanted into children. This comes off the back of recent news announcing the HUGE uptake in mobile phones for children, plus the increasing revenue gained from ringtones etc. Cra...

Be a newsmaker!

A new service from BlueHereNow allows anyone with a camera phone, digital camera, laptop or PDA to send in photos that are related to local news events. This is an excellent idea and has already been seen in the UK recently when people sent pictures o...

Request – sending a call-card number?

Using an calling card on spv to work with Orange!! My old T68i had a calling card feature in which you could presend a 0800 freephone number before sending the tones of a number in your telephone book. This is so that you can call numbers very cheaply...