Simon Hill(289 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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“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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RIM’s growth is over: Has Android killed BlackBerry?

by: Simon HillSeptember 25, 2012
If we go back to 2009 BlackBerry had a 50 percent share of the smartphone market. That has fallen to around 6 percent. Where did it go? Most of it went to Android.
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Samsung calls shenanigans: Could jury misconduct lead to a new trial with Apple?

by: Simon HillSeptember 25, 2012
It should come as no surprise that Samsung was not too happy with the outcome of the patent infringement trial with Apple in California. The South Korean electronics giant has now filed court proceedings alleging juror misconduct and asking a federal judge to throw out the verdict.
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I’m switching to the iPhone because … (insert your own dubious reason)

by: Simon HillSeptember 24, 2012
Every time a new version of the iPhone hits the market we get a slew of articles from tech writers explaining why they are switching to Apple’s latest wonderphone and leaving the fractured hell that is Android behind. Obviously this kind of article is classic clickbait and fair enough, writers want people to read their articles and it’s their job to deliver eyeballs. The fact that most of them are full of fatuous reasoning and lack any real substance is what tends to aggravate the reading public.
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Happy Fourth Birthday Android!

by: Simon HillSeptember 24, 2012
Can you believe it has been four years since the little green Android shuffled out of Google HQ, smiled sweetly and then launched its assault on the smartphone market?
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