Simon Hill(283 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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Who provides the best budget experience for your dollar: Windows, Android, Firefox OS?

by: Simon HillSeptember 24, 2014
Who makes the best budget smartphone? What can you get for less than $200? How about less than $100? We take a look at how Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox measure up in this budget brawl.
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Why are OEMs trying to force the smartwatch revolution?

by: Simon HillSeptember 18, 2014
It seems tech manufacturers big and small are intent on selling us smartwatches, but do we really want to buy them? Why have they decided to shift focus to the smartwatch? Is this a strategy that suits us or them?
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Phone warranties explained

by: Simon HillSeptember 16, 2014
Do you know what kind of warranty you have on your smartphone or what it guarantees? Different manufacturers offer different warranty deals and your consumer rights differ from country to country. We take a look at the murky world of phone warranties.
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Is this is the beginning of the end for Apple?

by: Simon HillSeptember 11, 2014
A botched launch, a rushed iPhone, a reverse on phablets, dated specs, and an Apple Watch that doesn’t exactly stand out from the current crowd. Was this a bad day for Apple?
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Can phones get any better? Really?

by: Simon HillAugust 26, 2014
Do we need to improve smartphones any further or are they good enough? What would you really like to see a major improvement in? Do we need better batteries and displays, or greater durability and longevity?
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Price vs brand in the mature smartphone market

by: Simon HillAugust 20, 2014
What happens as the smartphone market reaches maturity? Prices are dropping, there’s less differentiation, and earning a premium profit depends on brand power.
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Xiaomi and OnePlus: can going viral beat billion-dollar marketing budgets?

by: Simon HillAugust 18, 2014
How do new manufacturers break into a smartphone market that’s dominated by brand giants spending megabucks to retain their place in public consciousness? Xiaomi and OnePlus have been relying on viral social media campaigns with mixed success.
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Are we ill-mannered, socially inept, self-obsessed prisoners of our own technology?

by: Simon HillAugust 14, 2014
Does a serious smartphone habit turn us into ill-mannered, socially inept, self-obsessed prisoners of our own technology? Smartphone use is out of control and it’s having a real impact on our social skills.
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11 tricks to make your Android run faster

by: Simon HillAugust 6, 2014
If your Android device is laggy and sluggish there are plenty of things you can do about it. Here are some of the ways you can speed up performance and make your Android phone or tablet faster!
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It’s 2014 and wireless charging still isn’t mainstream, what’s holding it back?

by: Simon HillAugust 1, 2014
Why are we still waiting for widespread wireless charging to take off? Why doesn’t every Android device support it out of the box? Why can’t we be free from the tyranny of the wire? We take a look at the state of wireless charging.
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