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Ditching Sky. What you’re left with after the subscription ends..

Just recently I received yet another increase to the cost of our Sky TV subscription. Within the space of a year we’d seen our subscription increase four or five times so I cancelled Sky. Then, after the cancellation went through,...

RedMagic 5G – The next level in smartphone gaming.

No global pricing announced just yet but this, the new RedMagic 5G, is available in China and should be appearing elsewhere in April. With starting prices working out at around £429, this handset has a 6.65″ screen with a 144Hz...

Magic UI 3.0 arriving on Honor 20 Series and View 20

Check for updates if you’ve got one of these phones, because new enhancements are arriving right now. Honor tell us that there’s going to be a better UX design, a “Dark Mode”, enhanced visual elements and more Honor say that...

Learning card games on your phone

Look on the Android or iPhone app store and, if you want to give card games a try, there’s a stack of options. I started, as most kids do, with “Snap”. It’s an easy game and you can download...

Another 5G safety study published

Here in the UK we’ll be seeing 5G on “sub-6GHz frequencies”, with the main networks using between 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz. The higher the frequency, the greater the capacity and speed. Today the International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) found...

OnePlus prep a full 5G line-up

With 5G deployment ploughing ahead here in the UK, the OnePlus crew are going all-in, and will be showing off a range of 5G phones with their upcoming launch. CEO Pete Lau tells us.. This is a milestone both for OnePlus...

Shared rural mast network – a bit delayed, but back on.

Last year we covered the new shared rural network but things hit a bit of a wall when operators objected to the cost of using the EE equipment. The plan was to share masts and other infrastructure in areas which...

Podcast 251 – Sky TV and Mobile World Congress

https://media.blubrry.com/coolsmartphone/p/www.coolsmartphone.com/podcast/Podcast251.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Yes, we’re back – the podcast has returned! We should have a big bumper news package after Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but, as you know, that went in...

Smartish – Samsung Galaxy S20 Cases galore

The lovely people at Smartish have sent us some Samsung Galaxy S20 cases. We don’t, however, have any Samsung Galaxy S20 handsets to put them on. We’ve opened up the box of cases they sent and we’re going to take...

Xiaomi shuts up UK shop

Opened just over a year ago, the UK Mi Store in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre is now closed. That alone shouldn’t be taken as an indicator of anything more that a “strategy change” according to Xiaomi, who tell us.. Our...

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