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Simon Hill

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 Galaxy Note 5.

Simon's Posts

Apple grudgingly acknowledges UK judgment that Samsung didn’t copy iPad

Apple has published a statement on its UK website acknowledging that Samsung didn't copy the iPad as commanded by a UK judge. Unsurprisingly it's not very gracious.
by Simon HillOctober 26, 20129

The iPad mini is no threat to budget Android tablets

The iPad mini is not a "budget" tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive ...
by Simon HillOctober 24, 201234

Zynga in trouble with mass layoffs and studio closures

Game developer and publisher, Zynga, looks to be in serious trouble as CEO, Mark Pincus, reveals plans to shut down studios in Boston, the UK, and Japan. The firm is also closing down ...
by Simon HillOctober 24, 20121

O2 releases new mobile payments system for businesses

O2 has just released a Mobile Point of Sale service in partnership with Visa and Global Payments. The basic idea is to allow vendors and retailers to easily accept plastic payments from ...
by Simon HillOctober 23, 2012

Xbox SmartGlass will land on Android in early 2013

Xbox SmartGlass is Microsoft’s attempt to jump on the "second screen" app bandwagon and it’s coming to Android in the New Year.
by Simon HillOctober 23, 20128

Blu Dash 3.5 Dual-SIM Android for under $100

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.
by Simon HillOctober 18, 20123

Do you know the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?

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 ...
by Simon HillOctober 18, 201213

Sony aims for 50 million smartphone sales next year

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 ...
by Simon HillOctober 17, 20126

New and improved Android Developer Console launched by Google

Good news for all you Android developers – Google has rolled out the new version of the Android Developer Console.
by Simon HillOctober 16, 2012

What’s wrong with the Kindle Paperwhite? Amazon explains

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 ...
by Simon HillOctober 15, 20123
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