Apple removes Group Facetime from iOS12 launch

When apple announced iOS12 earlier in the year, one of the major features was Group FaceTime. However it now seems that this feature is to be delayed until later in the year according to the latest Beta update. Apple have removed the feature on the latest Beta of …

EE NAMED UK’S BEST NETWORK IN ROOTMETRICS’ 2018 NATIONWIDE TESTING

EE have been announced by RootMetrics as the ‘Best Network’ for 2018, making this an impressive five years in a row. The company has been busy upgrading it’s network with new technology allowing them to keep ahead of rivals with super impressive speeds as well as capacity where …

Michael Kors launches Runway

In 2018 the Smartwatch is something many people are still getting used to using, and some still have no interest in owning one. Designers are getting involved to help bring out the fashion loving audience and having that special big of bling on their wrist to show off …

Blogging for 16 years, and counting..

Over the weekend I got chatting with an old friend. The subject of my “strange hobby” came up they asked if I was still doing “that website thing”. Well, yes. Yes I am. The conversation went on for a while and it made me realise just how long …

The best ways to minimize your battery usage

We have all now accepted the unrivaled role of smartphones in our lives. There is rarely a moment they are not accompanying us through the various different activities of our day; at work, during our commute, out with friends and even at the gym. Giving us direct access …

Google Pixel 3 Leak video

Afternoon all. Hope you’re Monday is treating you well. So, over the weekend this YouTube video appeared. Many YouTubers have lifted the content and worked it into their own videos for the clicks, but this appears to be the original – from /leaks via this Telegram link. It …

New Plusnet SIM only deal. 4GB of data for £9

Hello you lovely Coolsmartphone reader. If you’re looking to spend less than a tenner on your mobile bill but need a decent amount of data, this Plusnet deal might be just the thing. It delivers 4GB of monthly data plus 2000 minutes and 2000 texts for £9. Not …

NOW AVAILABLE. Fortnite for Android. We go in! (VIDEO)

I know. I didn’t believe it either. Head straight to the video if you want the quick hit. So, this evening, as I was busy typing up details of the Galaxy Note9 launch, my son happened to say… Hey, Dad, you do know that Fortnite is available on …

EE confirm Note 9 and Galaxy Watch

EE have just got in touch with news that they will not only be stocking the Note 9, but they will be the exclusive network for the 4G Galaxy Watch too. The big news is the 4G version of the watch, which is exclusive in the UK to …

Three confirm Note 9 pricing

UK network Three, who are known for their data plans, have just confirmed pricing for the newly-announced Galaxy Note 9. All plans mentioned feature an up-front price of £79, so getting one won’t break the bank. Unlimited calls, texts and 4GB will cost £48 a month. Unlimited calls, …

Samsung Galaxy Note9 – Everything you need to know.

Here it is then, the new Galaxy Note9. Yes, no space between “Note” and “9”. That’s going to trip us up for months to come. First, that “all day battery” has been confirmed.  This will be a 4,000mAh unit which will let you work and play all day …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to Sky Mobile

Alright, so you watched our live coverage and now you want one. I guess you’re going to have to go to one of the big four major networks, right? Well, no actually. Sky Mobile, who use O2 masts, are going to have both the Note 9 and the …

Galaxy Unpacked – LIVE

Are you ready for another big Samsung launch event? Watch the action unfold live by tuning in to the stream below from 4PM BST. We are all expecting to see the Galaxy Note 9, with perhaps 6GB of RAM and a much longer battery life. We are also …

SMARTY goes roaming.

The simple SIM only network from Three (covered earlier here) has a straightforward offering. There’s three packages – either a 2GB one for £7.50 per month, a 4GB one for £10 or an 8GB for £15. All have unlimited calls and unlimited texts. You just need to find …

Your insulation could be killing your mobile signal

A few years ago we had cavity wall insulation put into the walls. It makes sense really – keeping the heat in during the winter and ensuring that your home is nice and cool during the summer months. I know lately, with the UK going through a prolonged …

Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, BANANA PHONE

Hello 2018. We’ve got something for you. It’s a phone from 1996. Back then touch-screens were a fantasy. You had a numeric keypad and a tiny screen. On the Nokia 8110 the numeric keypad was tucked behind a sliding panel, and the phone was shaped a little bit …

IonBank 5K Portable Battery

Recently, I was sent the Moshi IonBank 5K Portable battery unit for testing, which retails at £100.00 (yes, this is not a typo) for the 5150 mAh unit. There is the cheaper 3K unit at £69.95 and 10k which costs £89.95. The 5K unit looks like a metal business …

Huawei Desktop Mode – In depth

A few days ago I took a look at Huawei Desktop Mode. It’s part of EMUI 8.0 and it’s available on the Mate 10 Series handset I’ve got at the moment. It gives you a larger desktop experience which is almost like my Chromebook, but everything is powered by …