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  • Get the kids out for summer – AA Days Out Guide

    30 July 2014, 9:17 am by: Leigh Geary

    Here in the UK it’s the big summer holidays. The kids are off school and the teachers are taking a well-earned break from their 200 days at work. With the sun actually appearing in the sky and kids wanting to play out, it’s a tough time for parents, who…
  • Three WiFi calling app now on Android too

    30 July 2014, 9:04 am by: Leigh Geary

    Just yesterday we revealed the new app from Three which lets you make and receive calls over WiFi. It’ll use the same minutes and texts from your bundles, and it’s so great way to fill gaps in coverage or use your phone abroad. Yesterday the iOS version of…
  • Cortana to speak with a British accent

    30 July 2014, 7:21 am by: Iain McLaren

    A week ago we reported that the developer preview for Cortana in the UK should be heading to these shores in the next few weeks. It has now been confirmed from two Microsoft employees that when she arrives, she won’t be voiced by Jen Taylor, the actress who…
  • O2 Lumia 1520 Cyan Upadate now AVAILABLE

    30 July 2014, 7:19 am by: Philip Nowlan

    Despite what the Nokia Availability site  says, the Cyan Update for Windows Phone 8.1 is out now on O2 at least. Since early July I have been using the “Settings & Phone Update” option to check and this morning it paid off. After a small Nokia Update I…
  • EU delivers pre-emptive slap for purchasing in free Apps

    30 July 2014, 4:27 am by: khellan

    When is free, not free? Or free, kinda, but not quite all the time. Except… mostly. Yep, we’re talking about those apps and games which are built around the freemium model. There’s more than one way to build a freemium app. The first way is to build a…
  • Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 Review

    30 July 2014, 4:26 am by: Leigh Geary

    Well, this is a weighty thing. You may remember our review of the original Soundbook we looked at about a year ago. The first thing I noticed with this particular model was the weight of it. It’s something that isn’t mentioned in the specs, but after…
  • Do iPhones slow down when a new version is available?

    30 July 2014, 4:06 am by: Iain McLaren

    There is a great conspiracy theory around that Apple have planned obsolescence, ie their iPhones automatically become slower when a new iPhone is about to appear. It is, say the conspiracies, a clever way to get you upgrading. Whilst this would be illegal and…
  • Three launch WiFi calling app on iOS

    29 July 2014, 1:52 pm by: Dan

    Getting a signal is critical for a smartphone, especially when we’re making those all important calls and text messages. Three have had an app in testing recently for Android which routes your voice calls and texts over a WiFi connection. It’s ideal if…
  • Find your next network by strength easily

    29 July 2014, 8:38 am by: Leigh Geary

    This got pushed into my Twitter timeline and, despite it being in beta, it looks fairly promising. If you’re looking for your next phone and are considering a switch to another network, coverage maps are always good to check. They’ll let you know what the…
  • Inateck Bluetooth speaker review

    29 July 2014, 5:30 am by: Ian Furlong

    The Bluetooth speaker market is flooded with different devices, if you don’t believe me, just do a quick search on either Amazon or eBay and it will take about a week to trawl though all the offerings. Prices range from just a couple of pounds through to the…
  • Phones 4u Launch #FutureYou

    29 July 2014, 5:20 am by: Leigh Geary

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, you’ll have seen a DeLorean whizzing across your TV screen in ad breaks. Now me, I rewound the TV when I first saw it, and thanks to the fact that it’s for Phones 4u, I have a great reason…
  • Nokia Lumia 2520 chopped down in price, but be quick

    29 July 2014, 4:01 am by: Leigh Geary

    If you’ve just read our Lumia 2520 review and want to buy it, head down to the “not really known for their bargain prices”-store that it John Lewis. They’re taking a whacking great £150 off the Lumia 2520 for the next few days only. This will drop the…
  • Fitbit activity tracker app is finally available for Windows Phone

    29 July 2014, 3:12 am by: James Pearce

    Fitbit is a great service, allowing you to track steps, sleep, food, active periods of time all using a handy little Bluetooth wearable. I’ve been using the Fitbit Flex for a while now and it’s really interesting/motivating to see the latest figures. The…
  • London to get 5G Mobile Networks by 2020

    28 July 2014, 2:51 pm by: John M

    It’s been reported today that the well known tech guru & London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged that London will cement its reputation as a ‘Tech Capital’ of the world by pushing ahead with plans to introduce high speed ’5G’ mobile data networks by…
  • World’s cheapest smartphone launched

    28 July 2014, 1:30 pm by: Ian Furlong

    Priced at an amazing £26 the Karbonn A50S is set to launch in India. The Karbonn A50S features the Android operating system and has access to the Google ecosystem including Gmail and Maps. It also has a touchscreen display, front and rear cameras (no details…
  • Chromecast now available on Vodafone UK

    28 July 2014, 6:39 am by: Leigh Geary

    If you’re looking to get the back-of-your-TV dongle that is the Google Chromecast, Vodafone are now offering it up for a mere £25 with their 4G plans. The gadget, which we took a look at in detail here, will let you watch YouTube, NetFlix and iPlayer media…
  • BT Smart Home Cam review

    28 July 2014, 5:22 am by: Leigh Geary

    Things must be going well here at Coolsmartphone. People don’t just want to send us phones to review any more, they want to send us security camera kit too. This one is clever (and we agreed to review it) because it works with your smartphone or tablet.…
  • Pay with your phone on the underground

    28 July 2014, 4:36 am by: Leigh Geary

    The Tube. It’s the only place where you can firmly plant your nose into someone elses’ armpit without them even flinching. Don’t make eye contact though, and if you do, just hope you don’t turn to look at the window and accidentally re-make eye contact…
  • Sky launches new Sky Service app

    26 July 2014, 12:58 pm by: Simon Allum

    British Sky Broadcasting, the satellite broadcaster for the United Kingdom have launched another app to compliment their growing suite. The new app, available on iOS and Android gives an easy way to view and manage your account, make changes to things such as…
  • We’re giving away a OnePlus One invite, but be quick!

    26 July 2014, 5:34 am by: Leigh Geary

    The people behind the OnePlus One are selling the handset through an invite system. This makes it pretty hard to get hold of but you do join an exclusive list of people owning one. We’ve already had a hands-on with the OnePlus One and now we’re giving away…

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