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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Blu Dash 3.5 Dual-SIM Android for under $100

by: Simon HillOctober 18, 2012
The new Blu Dash 3.5 is an entry level Android smartphone that supports dual-SIM cards and will only cost you $99.99 unlocked.
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Do you know the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?

by: Simon HillOctober 18, 2012
Microsoft has trumpeted Windows 8, along with Windows Phone 8, as the realignment of its range to present a familiar experience across devices. So, what is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
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Sony aims for 50 million smartphone sales next year

by: Simon HillOctober 17, 2012
Sony has failed to meet expectations so far in the Android smartphone market. According to CENS.com there are plans afoot to change that. They claim that Sony has announced a smartphone sales target of 50 million for next year.
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Best Android tablets for kids

by: Simon HillOctober 17, 2012
Kids love touchscreens. They are accessible and intuitive to use. That makes tablets ideal for learning and for play. The Android platform offers some really great apps for kids and manufacturers are starting to see the potential for dedicated child-friendly devices. That means you can reclaim your Galaxy S3 or your Nexus 7 and keep the kids happy with a tablet of their own.
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New and improved Android Developer Console launched by Google

by: Simon HillOctober 16, 2012
Good news for all you Android developers – Google has rolled out the new version of the Android Developer Console.
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What’s wrong with the Kindle Paperwhite? Amazon explains

by: Simon HillOctober 15, 2012
Amazon has taken the unusual step of releasing a short message about the Kindle Paperwhite's “limitations”, which include a lack of audio and Text-to-Speech functionality, uneven light on the bottom of the screen, and a limited amount of storage.
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Tech giants war for Christmas: Samsung, Microsoft, Google and Apple spend billions

by: Simon HillOctober 15, 2012
The advertising assault to capture your Christmas cash and secure a place as the must-have item this holiday season has begun. According to analysts, this Christmas is set to be the biggest yet because there are so many new products launching.
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Amazon makes no profit on Kindle device sales

by: Simon HillOctober 12, 2012
The outspoken Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, revealed yesterday that Amazon makes no profit on Kindle devices. He explained in a BBC interview that the aim is to get Amazon’s tablets and e-readers into as many hands as possible and then generate profit by selling content.
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HD Voice comes to Rogers and Fido, supported devices revealed

by: Simon HillOctober 12, 2012
Canadian carriers Rogers and Fido are now offering HD Voice. In simple terms it means better call quality, as the name suggests.
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OnLive a bargain at $4.8 million

by: Simon HillOctober 11, 2012
The cloud gaming service OnLive was in a pretty bad way in the lead up to its acquisition. There were mounting debts heading for the $20 million mark and disappointed investors like HTC were not about to pour more money in. In the end OnLive took a bankruptcy alternative that allowed it to liquidate its assets. In effect there were mass lay-offs and the assets were sold to venture capitalist Gary Lauder for $4.8 million.
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