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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pricing and availability

    1 October 2014, 9:33 am by: Leigh Geary

    What are you doing on October 17th? Fancy getting yourself a Galaxy Note 4? We’ve just found out that it’ll cost £629 SIM free from Samsung direct. The Edge will be out in the UK soon after, but if that pricing is a bit too rich for you, try…
  • Living with the Galaxy S5

    1 October 2014, 9:10 am by: Leigh Geary

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a phone my wife recently upgraded to. She was initially going to go for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha but hey, there’s no explaining the mind of a woman. Anyhow, although she went with Vodafone in the end she could’ve gone with O2,…
  • A different sort of background

    1 October 2014, 5:27 am by: Leigh Geary

    If Android is your OS of choice and you’re constantly looking at new ways to personalise your phone, give Transparent Wallpaper a try. It’ll effectively turn your screen into a pane of glass, with your icons, apps and folders hovering over whatever…
  • More 4G! MORE!

    1 October 2014, 3:01 am by: Leigh Geary

    Yes, it’s the regular 4G update from who else, but EE. Today is October 1st, so with the dark nights hitting us, it’s time to get some speedy t’internet on our phones so that we have something to do on the cold bus ride home. Coverage now includes the…
  • Further evidence that some people are mental

    30 September 2014, 6:30 am by: Leigh Geary

    Let’s just bring you up to speed with the whole iPhone business shall we? In shock news to the intellectually challenged, it turns out that if you don’t take care of things, they can break. iPhone 6 Plus owners were surprised that, after jamming their…
  • Noting but love

    30 September 2014, 5:20 am by: khellan

    Every now and again, things catch you by surprise and there’s note a damned thing you can do about it. Take the new ad for the Note 4 for instance. Hot on the heels of #gapgate, Samsung have posted up an ad which tickled me pink. It’s note iPhone bashing…
  • The Motorola Nexus 6 seems to be a thing

    30 September 2014, 3:30 am by: James Pearce

    Rumours fly around about the next iteration of the big name devices. Be it an iPhone, a Nokia Lumia, a Sony Xperia and yes of course the Nexus devices. This year is no different, but they seem to have gone a little too far this time. Android Police have…
  • Windows Phone on the cheap from a company we’ve never heard of

    29 September 2014, 6:18 am by: Leigh Geary

    Budget Windows phones have previously performed pretty well for Microsoft and now there’s a phone company called “BLU” selling cheap Windows Phone devices (or Windows phones as I guess we have to call them now) on Amazon. The first device is called the…
  • Key points about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    29 September 2014, 4:39 am by: James Pearce

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is going to be an absolute beast of a phone. I for one am toying with the idea of getting one and seeing infographics like this from Samsung aren’t helping me. Source – Samsung Key points about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is…
  • Mobiles cleared for use on airplanes

    29 September 2014, 3:30 am by: Iain McLaren

    Everyone knows the drill by now, you board an airplane and you get a safety message asking you to ensure your seat is upright, trays up, luggage safely stowed and to switch off all electrical devices including mobile phones (or at least put them in flight…
  • Podcast 111 – All things Sony

    27 September 2014, 4:06 pm by: James Pearce

    Welcome to the latest installment of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week was Garry and our topics this week revolved around the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Z3 Compact Tablet and the normal Z3, small phones, waterproof phones, innovation, modular…
  • My coverage of Bart’s Bash 2014

    27 September 2014, 5:42 am by: Garry Clark

    Well the event is done and now it’s time to review how the event went and how once again mobile tech helped me during the event. As those of you who read my previous article will know I was planning on covering the event for the site by using the Readyaction…
  • Pocket-Casts web based podcast player now in beta.

    27 September 2014, 5:00 am by: Ian Furlong

    I absolutely love the PocketCasts app, I must use everyday and I have installed it on every device I own both iOS and Android, to be honest it’s one of the few app’s I can’t do without. If you don’t know what PocketCasts is, it’s a podcast aggregator…
  • iPhone 6 rebates now available

    27 September 2014, 4:46 am by: Iain McLaren

    When Phones 4U went into administration, the administrators PwC announced that customers who had pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and 6 plus would be reimbursed for any money they had paid. It emerged this morning that an email was sent round to all customers (with…
  • Gigaset Tablet 8″ Review

    26 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Ian Furlong

    I have been sent a new tablet through for review, this being The Gigaset Tablet 8 QV830 ( black version ). Never heard  of Gigaset ? well neither had I prior to hearing from them regarding this review. Gigaset is a German company that is one of the world’s…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Initial Impressions

    26 September 2014, 8:55 am by: James Pearce

    Sony have carved themselves out a niche in the world of modern day smartphones. A niche for great looking, powerful, waterproof and damn good fun to own smartphones. The latest generation having only just been unveiled at IFA in Berlin a few weeks ago, when I…
  • Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix those broken iPhones

    26 September 2014, 8:20 am by: Carl Woodfin

    On Wednesday Apple released 8.0.1 which broke many users news iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Although Apple did offer a workaround to downgrade back to iOS 8.0 they should have checked the buggy update before letting it out, I mean come on, no phone service is hard to…
  • Get tickets to see The Script when you get an Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact from Vodafone

    26 September 2014, 6:22 am by: Leigh Geary

    The Script, as I’m sure you’re all aware, are a brilliant Irish group consisting of Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power. Formed in 2001 they’re known for songs like “The man who can’t be moved” and “Breakeven (Falling to pieces)”.…
  • Watch a muscle man intentionally bend an iPhone 6 Plus, ladies

    26 September 2014, 4:52 am by: Leigh Geary

    We’re getting bombarded by insurance companies linking their offerings to the whole “bendy iPhone 6″ issue. We’re also getting case manufacturers offering their stuff as a way to fix the kinky iPhone. One particular video was sent to us by SquareTrade,…
  • Apple respond to bendy iPhone situation

    26 September 2014, 4:15 am by: Leigh Geary

    So, what sort of approach do you think Apple will take to all this? In the space of a week they’ve infected customers with a U2 album, then they had to promote an antidote to remove it, then there was a rushed update which actually broke phones and then..…

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