Tag: tv

Christmas freebies with EE

Yesterday I received an email entitled “Last minute Christmas Gifts”. I’ve not even started Christmas shopping yet – my head is still firmly stuck in mid-September. The clock is ticking though, so if you want to get a new phone and want to get a free present for …

At last! Cast your Prime Video to Chromecast

I’ve never really been “into” Amazon Prime Video that much. The reason is mainly due to me having a Chromecast widget stuffed into the back of the TV and the sheer fact that Amazon Prime and Google just wouldn’t play nice. This meant that you had to suffer, …

Illegal streaming. Most people have no concern.

There was a time when people used to look down on online gambling. However, now it’s a perfectly acceptable pastime, especially when you consider the amount of online casinos and bingo sites. Some of these get advertised in the day too, and you’ll find that there’s a lot …

The benefits of using a VPN on your smartphone

OK, so you’re a bit worried browsing to certain places on your phone. If you’re using the work WiFi then they’ll be tracking you. If you’re using the free WiFi at the local coffee shop then, yes, they might be snooping. You can’t be sure that the information …

Bored on your commute?

My journey to work has got longer recently. This, I’ll confess, perhaps wasn’t my best career decision in terms of time away from the family. Luckily, thanks to the mobile tech we now carry around in our pockets, train journeys in particular can pass by quite quickly. I …

Sky Mobile offer unlimited streaming from all Sky apps

Do you use Sky Go? Or Sky Sports? Perhaps Sky Cinema or Sky Kids? If you do, then you’ll know that streaming all the great football and TV content can impact your data allowance. However, if you’re a Sky Mobile customer then you can use the new “Watch” …

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, …

LG Announce a new rolled-up TV

Your TV takes up a sizeable portion of your room. Sure, you can stick the thing on your wall, but it’s still going to be stuck up there and you can’t really do much about hiding it. Now, however, LG have created a solution.. a rolled-up TV. In …

OnePlus to launch a Smart TV

The big news this morning comes from OnePlus who have announced they are to start producing a Smart TV. The company have a focus on looking where technology can be improved, and stand out in making it better for consumers. The range of OnePlus smartphones have really made …

Airtame. Give monitor cables the boot.

On Friday I spent a good ten minutes running around to try and find a VGA cable. The reason? A client informed me, just before I headed out of the door, that their projector only had a VGA input. This, in 2018, seemed a little strange. In my …

IPTV – Streaming from an Android box. Part 1

OK, let’s be honest. After all, it’s an open secret really. People don’t really purchase those Android TV boxes just so they can watch local media, do they? Sure, they can install TV and on-demand TV apps from the likes of BBC, Netflix, NOW TV and others. That’ll …

Solving subscription issues on the Sky Sports Mobile TV App

We are big fans of the Sky Sports Mobile TV App here at Coolsmartphone.com. It provides a way of legally watching 8 Sky Sports Channels and Sky News on your iOS or Android Device for a great price. However, on occasion, some users experience issues with subscriptions not …

TV and radio struggles with the smartphone generation

How do you get your news? For the majority of people reading this, we very much doubt that it’ll be via a newspaper alone. Now people are getting their news updates instantly via smartphone, and the 16 to 34-year-old audience range is proving the most difficult for traditional …

EU tech benefits that Britain has ditched

Last year, after a lot of waiting and a lot of discussion, we finally got proper roaming across the bulk of Europe. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and many Brits are only just realising what a good thing it actually is. Fly to Germany, Spain, Cyprus and …

EBox T8 V TV box – Review

Right, I’ve first got to apologise to the nice people at Entertainment Box. They sent me this clever Android TV box a good, long while ago and it’s taken me far, far, far too long to actually review the thing. The simple fact is that I’ve used myself. …

My VPN setup. Update!

About this time last year I posted an article about how I setup my VPN. Merely mentioning “VPN” is probably going to scare a few people. It sounds complicated and, to some, it’s a technically advanced and confusing thing to tackle. However, it really isn’t that bad, and …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pricing announced by Sky Mobile

As we mentioned in our earlier piece, we expected Sky Mobile to be one of the virtual networks offering the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, what we didn’t quite expect was for them to be the first people to release contract pricing. Sky Mobile has confirmed to …

Sky Mobile – New £35 deal for bundled Sky TV and a mobile

Sky are pushing hard into the mobile arena, but they’ve now announced a better deal if you want some Sky TV action too. Their newly-announced £35 per-month deal delivers an iPhone SE on a “Swap24” plan. This, along with their appropriately-named “Swap12” offering, lets you upgrade to the …

Do you actually need that TV subscription any more?

Got a Sky or Virgin TV contract? Let me ask you a serious question. If you’re not into sports, are you really using it fully? Enough to warrant the monthly cost? Statistics announced today by Ofcom show that 90% of people still watch live TV every week. Some …