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  • EE Osprey – Review

    25 October 2014, 2:08 pm by: Dan

    EE recently announced a range of new mobile connected deevices including a new tablet called Eagle, an in-car WiFi option called Buzzard and also a new MiFi going under the name of Osprey. Whilst in London for a few days I was given the opportunity to try out…
  • Nexus 9 Amazon preorders pushed back

    25 October 2014, 9:07 am by: Garry Clark

    Those of you who listen to our weekly podcast will undoubtable know that I have a Nexus 9 on order with Amazon for delivery in the 4th November. Well just to keep things interesting I received an email today informing me that this preorder is now being pushed…
  • Would you buy a phone with “Microsoft” on the front?

    24 October 2014, 6:20 am by: Leigh Geary

    Here’s a question for your Friday morning. Imagine yourself in a mobile phone shop. To your right there’s a stack of iPhones with the instantly-recognisable Apple logo. To your left, some Galaxy handsets with the Samsung branding. Then, in the centre, a…
  • LG announce availability of the G Watch R

    24 October 2014, 3:44 am by: James Pearce

    The original LG G Watch was a great “mark 1″ device for Android Wear, it just showed the world how Android Wear works and didn’t get bogged down with the design or anything like fancy buttons. I liked the original, but I ditched mine for a Pebble Steel,…
  • Podcast 114 – that Nexus is so tempting

    24 October 2014, 3:00 am by: James Pearce

    Welcome to the latest edition of the Coolsmartphone podcast. Joining me this week were Dan and Garry, our topics were about the Nexus 9 pre-orders, the lack of Nexus 6 pre-orders, my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review, Dan and his newly purchased Samsung Galaxy…
  • Podcast 114 – Listen in live

    23 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: James Pearce

    Welcome to the live edition of our podcast, this is the listen in live post which will become live at about 7.30pm tonight. There will be a Play button below. Topics this week will revolve around the Nexus pre-orders, the devices we’ve been using this week…
  • Teen Developers – Colton Anglin

    23 October 2014, 11:42 am by: Kaleb Butt

    Today we talked with Colton Anglin, a young developer based out of Oklahoma City. He develops for open source and the Web, and loves all things Apple. Hackathons are pretty great too.     You say that you enjoy contributing to open source projects. Does…
  • Google Helps iPhone Owners Make the Switch to Android

    23 October 2014, 1:32 am by: John M

    There are several reasons why some iPhone users might want to change to an Android based Smartphone but is it as easy as it sounds? There’s a common belief that it’s difficult to switch from an iOS device to Android, and this perception might put off those…
  • Google Unveils ‘Google Inbox’

    23 October 2014, 1:09 am by: Kaleb Butt

    In a bit of a surprise announcement today, Google decided to announce a new product of theirs’. “Years in the making”, Google says that Inbox, though developed by the Gmail team, is a whole new way to send and receive emails. For many of us, dealing…
  • Three show off the HTC RE Camera

    22 October 2014, 11:08 am by: Leigh Geary

    The new viewfinder-less pipe-cam from HTC will be available soon and Three are already getting the marketing wheels turning with one of their hands-on videos. The camera, which can display a preview of your footage onto your smartphone, is an easy to use…
  • Halloween Smartphone Spookiness. Morph Costumes reviewed.

    22 October 2014, 6:35 am by: Leigh Geary

    When I was young we didn’t really do a great deal at Halloween. It was all “Penny for the guy” a few days later for Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night. However, Halloween now seems to be as popular here in the UK as it is in the USA, and if you’re…
  • Nokia. Thank you for the memories.

    22 October 2014, 5:43 am by: Leigh Geary

    Bear with me here, because I’m in a rather strange mood after listening to a pirate radio DJ shouting “Oh my days” several times this morning and “Oi Oi” quite a lot. I think it’s gone to my head. Nokia, as you’ll know already, is dead. We all…
  • Hauppauge mySelfie review

    22 October 2014, 3:55 am by: Garry Clark

    Are you a selfie fan? Want more control? Well, this weird little gadget should suit you. Or should it? The mySelfie is a Bluetooth remote for your smartphone or tablet. Not only that but it’ll work as an anti-theft key ring to locate your phone or your keys.…
  • Android Lollipop – A Picture Special

    22 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Simon Allum

    So, finally the rumours can have been put to bed, the speculation and conjecture can stop for, as we all now know, Android L is actually Android Lollipop.  We had the initial developer version back in May with another update being issued late last week. Like…
  • My new toy – The Pressy

    21 October 2014, 8:53 am by: Leigh Geary

    Some months ago I ordered this cheap physical button for my phone. It plugs into the audio port and gives you an additional button which you can program to open certain apps or run certain tasks. The cheap button was just £1 but this, the “proper” Pressy…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Review

    21 October 2014, 6:41 am by: James Pearce

    Iterative products are just a way of life these days. We get a new slightly updated device every few months, sometimes every six months, sometimes even every year, Sony have mastered the iterative product cycle, releasing new products every six months ensuring…
  • Free data on EE every month

    21 October 2014, 4:12 am by: Leigh Geary

    OK now, don’t get too excited, it’s not a great deal of data but still, this is worth investigating if you’re thinking of getting a tablet as a gift. It’s only 100MB, but if you have a tablet or phone that mostly lives near a WiFi hotspot it could be…
  • Pre-order a OnePlus One on 27th October 2014

    20 October 2014, 4:49 pm by: Aran Isom

    That’s right, you will be able to order (well pre-order) one of the most frustratingly difficult to order phone of 2014 on 27th October. As posted on the OnePlus Forum the invite system will be bolstered by the option to put down cash no matter who you are…
  • Archos VR glasses available to order for £25

    20 October 2014, 7:42 am by: Mike

    Even though they are hardly top of the range, you have to admire Archos. The French company keep the bottom to mid-range end of the market afloat, releasing a variety of smartphones and tablets. Never one to shy away from the latest tech, Archos have now…
  • Is Lumia Emerald the next firmware update?

    20 October 2014, 6:47 am by: Mike

    The thing about rumours is that it’s nigh on impossible to prove or disprove them at the time and afterwards, when reality bites, most people won’t apologise for misleading. Take this one with a large pitch of salt but the next version of firmware to hit…

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