Tag: twitter

Vine: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

It hasn’t been available for long but Vine is already taking the app and Twitter worlds by storm. What is Vine you may ask? Simply put, Vine is an iOS app which allows you to record six second videos that are then uploaded to Twitter. It’s basically a cool …

Carbon (yet another) Twitter client

So the much hyped Carbon for Android finally makes it onto the Google Play store, if you are not familiar with it then Carbon is basically a twitter client that has a nice interface, thats it. I’m not going to go into a full fledged review of the …

Instagram want to sell your photos, but you wont get a cut

The popular photo sharing app Instagram has updated it’s Terms of Use to include a few lines that are rubbing quite a lot of it’s users the wrong way. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business may pay us …

Twitter app updated. Now includes photo filters. Bye bye Instagram

Update your official Twitter app today and you’ll find a host of new filters to make your photographs look a little less rubbish. After updating, just create a new tweet and insert and image. You then get the chance to crop, fix or add a filter. There’s nine …

Developer Profile: Apposing

Great Britain has been at the forefront of technology for hundreds of years.  Since the industrial revolution the British have led the way with technological innovations that have improved the quality of life for billions of people around the world. From the steam engine to the television to …

HTC One X+ Initial Impressions

HTC recently released the HTC One X+, the update to the well received One X. After a small amount of pleading and thanks to the rather lovely guys at HTC, we here at Coolsmartphone have managed to get our grubby mitts on one to have a play with and write …

Zeebox – Now controls your TV too (Update)

Got a Sky+ HD box? A Virgin Media Tivo box? Perhaps you have one of those clever Smart TV’s that lets you play those “backed up movies” on your NAS drive? Said yes to any of that? Good, because we need to talk about Zeebox. The app, if …

Entertainment Weekly has a smartphone in a printed magazine

The latest edition of Entertainment weekly includes a live Twitter feed on a small LCD screen embedded within the pages. That’s right, live. How are they going to display live tweets in a magazine, I hear you ask? By concealing an Android phone in it, of course! Print …

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Android App review: Falcon for Twitter

Falcon for Twitter (beta) is a widget that aims to let you do all your everyday Twitter stuff directly from your homescreen, and I’m not just talking about reading and writing tweets. This clever little widget does so much more. I know this is the traditional time of …

Twitter for iOS updated with refreshed iPad UI (Update: Android too)

Twitter haven’t exactly been the best at updating their apps (Twitter for Mac hasn’t had an update since last year) but they’ve just rolled out a new update for the iPhone and iPad which includes a refreshed UI for the iPad version. New features include an expanded view …

Twitter Offline – now back online – 17:50

Visitors to the popular social networking site Twitter are currently being greeted with the following The Twitter status page says that engineers are working on the problem but there is no current estimated time for a fix. It is currently unknown how many users the outage is affecting. More …

Nearly a million Android devices activated.. daily

Google big-wig Andy Rubin doesn’t tweet much, but when he does we’re all shouting about it. He has no plans to leave the big “G” and claims that 900,000 Android devices are now activated every single day. Oooo.. wouldn’t you like to have growth like that eh? Now, …

Andriod App: Minimal Twidget (alpha)

From the maker of the highly rated Minimal Reader Pro comes this alpha version of Minimal Twidget. For some time I have been looking for a clean, slick and scrollable twitter widget that is easily configurable and fits in with the overall look of my homescreens.  Minimal Twidget alpha seems …

Instagram coming to Windows Phone too?

If you’ve got an iPhone you may well have used Instagram. If shares your pictures for free to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr. The Android version is coming, but there’s rumours now that the Windows Phone version could, possibly, be arriving a little earlier. Fast Company has received pretty …

Make us your daily click

A new year. Time for a fresh start. Now, I’ll be honest here, during Mobile World Congress (which kicks off again next month) we get a truck-load of people accessing the site. It’s insane and I love it. Mobile World Congress, for those that aren’t aware, is a …

Microsoft dishing out free Windows Phones to “Droidrage” sufferers

Remember those text message issues on Windows Phone? If we’re honest there’s not a massive chance of your phone getting trashed, but the possibility of your Messaging Hub going AWOL is possible. So why, we may ask, are Microsoft mocking Android malware victims? The marketing stunt is running …

moTweets Review

MoTweets – Panoramic Software I always like to use generic software whenever possible. So, when I switched over to WP7 from the iPhone, I started using the official Twitter app. It soon left me very frustrated because I couldn’t find a way to “Reply to all”, which I …

New Twitter apps arrive on Android and iPhone

Twitter look to be giving their site a new look at the moment so it’s good to see that both the iPhone and Android apps have had a facelift too. The new look is clean, fresh and simplistic. Everything is now easier to use and it’s better at …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Windows Phone App – Rowi

The one thing I have been struggling with the Windows Phone platform is the Twitter side of things.  I use Twitter quite a bit and moving from using Tweetdeck on Android to Windows phone was difficult. The official Twitter app is nice, but it cannot remember your place …