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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The traditional flagship is sinking, but don’t count it out just yet

by: Simon HillAugust 28, 2015
Why pay $700 or $800 for a new flagship phone when you can get something with similar specs for half that price? Is the age of the carrier contract and traditional expensive flagship phone coming to an end?
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What is the BlackBerry Venice all about? Should anyone care?

by: Simon HillAugust 24, 2015
Do you believe in the BlackBerry Venice? A new slider phone with a large screen and a physical keyboard running near stock Android with all BlackBerry’s services and apps. What is BlackBerry up to with this phone?
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Why is Marshmallow dubbed Android 6.0? Is it worthy of such a big version jump?

by: Simon HillAugust 19, 2015
Why did Google decide to make Marshmallow version 6.0 of Android? Should number jumps indicate a bigger leap of features or aesthetic? We take a look at the possible reasons for Marshmallow being 6.0.
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Is the cost of phone privacy worth paying?

by: Simon HillAugust 14, 2015
Government agencies, the legal establishment, and law enforcement are railing against smartphone encryption, claiming it aids criminals, but should we be asked to give up our privacy in the name of the law?
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The biggest 3 challenges facing major Android OEM’s

by: Simon HillAugust 3, 2015
What’s causing concern inside the major Android smartphone manufacturers? We take a look at the serious challenges they’re facing right now and speculate about how they will overcome them.
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Android and adult content: from skirting the Play Store, to VR and double standards

by: Simon HillJuly 29, 2015
Should you choose Android for adult content? Is it easier to get your fix of sex and violence on Google’s mobile platform than it is on Apple’s iOS? We take a look at the state of adult content on mobile.
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How machine learning will revolutionize the mobile experience

by: Simon HillJuly 23, 2015
Will machine learning live up to the hype and change the world? We take a look at the many ways it could impact on the mobile experience. How exactly could it change things, and what can it do for us?
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Huawei and Google: it’s more than just the Nexus

by: Simon HillJuly 16, 2015
It looks as though Huawei could be Google’s new favorite on the Android manufacturer scene. We take a closer look at what Google and Huawei could do for each other, and what fruit may come from a closer relationship.
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How to improve your privacy on Android with a few simple steps

by: Simon HillJuly 15, 2015
How do you make sure that your personal information, browsing habits, and communications stay secure on your Android phone? How do you protect your privacy? Step inside for a quick guide on where to start.
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The IoT data onslaught is coming: can you hide from it?

by: Simon HillJuly 7, 2015
As wearables and the Internet of Things drive the collection of more and more information about us, many may balk at the idea of being tracked 24/7. But can you duck big data? And does it matter anyway?
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