Simon Hill(293 posts)

Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Nexus 7.




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Oracle kicks off appeal in Google Android lawsuit

by: Simon HillOctober 4, 2012
When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.
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Yandex takes on Google with an alternative Android app store

by: Simon HillOctober 2, 2012
Yandex is the Russian Google, claiming over 60 percent market share for its search engine within Russia. Its latest expansion is into Google’s Android ecosystem with Yandex.Store, an Android app market that will offer around 40,000 applications on release.
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Pay-as-you-go 4G data launching at FreedomPop, 500MB free every month

by: Simon HillOctober 1, 2012
How about 500MB of 4G data for free every month? That's what FreedomPop is offering and beyond your allowance it's a pay-as-you-go proposition at $10 per gigabyte.
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ZTE Engage is $250 on Cricket from October 2

by: Simon HillSeptember 28, 2012
The wait for the ZTE Engage on Cricket is nearly over. You’ll be able to snap it up for $250 off contract from Tuesday, October 2.
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“Google stands for innovation as opposed to patent wars” says Schmidt

by: Simon HillSeptember 28, 2012
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has been helping to launch the Nexus 7 tablet in South Korea. He also met with Samsung and spoke out about the patent war with Apple.
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Angry who? It’s time for some Bad Piggies

by: Simon HillSeptember 27, 2012
It’s time to put your engineering hat on as Rovio's latest release, Bad Piggies, challenges you to construct an array of bizarre vehicles and flying machines in order to propel your hapless pig to the finish point of each level.
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Forget passwords on Android with OAuth 2.0 from Google

by: Simon HillSeptember 27, 2012
Google Play Services is rolling out OAuth 2.0 for strong security without passwords. The basic idea is to streamline the user experience and ditch that irritating sign in. Developers who implement OAuth 2.0 will be able to enable their apps or games to authenticate your device through your Google account. So, in effect you’ll enter your password for Google once and that will be it.
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Addicted to your mobile? You may be nomophobic

by: Simon HillSeptember 26, 2012
The term nomophobia was created by British researchers in 2008 to describe a fear of losing access to mobile technology. If you feel a pang of anxiety when your Android smartphone goes missing then you could be a sufferer.
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Netflix app lets you use your Android as a remote control for PS3

by: Simon HillSeptember 26, 2012
Not only did the new Netflix app get a new user interface, it also now allows you to use your Android device, or iOS device, as a remote control for Netflix on your PS3.
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Google pushes for driverless cars, California bill passes

by: Simon HillSeptember 25, 2012
Google has been developing self-driving cars for a while now and the latest news is that the company has successfully lobbied for legislative support in California.
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