Simon Hill(297 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 Galaxy Note 5.

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

by: Simon HillOctober 26, 2012
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.
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The iPad mini is no threat to budget Android tablets

by: Simon HillOctober 24, 2012
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 release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
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Zynga in trouble with mass layoffs and studio closures

by: Simon HillOctober 24, 2012
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 13 games and laying off over 100 staff at its Austin studio. The remaining workforce will be cut by 5 percent.
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O2 releases new mobile payments system for businesses

by: Simon HillOctober 23, 2012
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 debit and credit cards on their Android tablets and smartphones.
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Xbox SmartGlass will land on Android in early 2013

by: Simon HillOctober 23, 2012
Xbox SmartGlass is Microsoft’s attempt to jump on the "second screen" app bandwagon and it’s coming to Android in the New Year.
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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 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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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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