Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in games development. He has been covering the world of mobile technology for several years now and writes for a variety of popular websites.

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Mobile innovations that were ahead of their time

November 29, 2013 Simon Hill Innovations_ahead_of_time

Being first with an innovation is never enough by itself. You must have the means to realize the concept properly and timing is important if you want a receptive audience. Leonardo da Vinci conceptualized the helicopter, calculator, tank, parachute and [...]

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LG and Samsung go round the bend

November 22, 2013 Simon Hill Samsung_Round_LG_G_Flex

Are Samsung and LG ahead of the curve on this one, or have they gone round the bend? The age of the curved display is upon us, but what does it really mean? Is this pointless gimmickry, or is there [...]

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Which iPad is right for you?

November 15, 2013 Simon Hill which_iPad

Apple’s iPad range is proving irresistible for many. The company has sold more than 170 million of them. The new models will be on plenty of Christmas wish lists, but how do you work out which iPad is right for [...]

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Google Nexus 5 review

November 8, 2013 Simon Hill Nexus_5

Google’s Nexus smartphone line is the perfect vehicle to show off new versions of its mobile platform, in this case, Android 4.4 KitKat. The Nexus 5 also happens to be an impressive chunk of hardware for the money. Starting at [...]

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Do people expect too much from their smartphones?

November 1, 2013 Simon Hill frustration

Every time a new smartphone launches nowadays you get days, weeks, sometimes even months of hype and rumours preceding it. The idea that it might do this or that generally creates some excitement, but when the device lands, invariably it’s [...]

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Best Mobile Assistant? Google Now vs Siri vs Cortana

October 25, 2013 Simon Hill Google_Now

The major players in the mobile platform wars are always looking for ways to improve their operating systems and differentiate them from the competition. There’s a general trend emerging that is focused on allowing us to interact with our smartphones [...]

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Why would any manufacturer choose Windows Phone?

October 18, 2013 Simon Hill Windows_Phones

The rise of Windows Phone as an alternative platform to Android and iOS has long been predicted. Microsoft may have struggled to carve out a niche in the smartphone market, but there are signs that its mobile platform is finally [...]

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Sony Xperia Z1 review

October 11, 2013 Simon Hill Sony_Xperia_Z1

It wasn’t very long ago that Sony kicked off the new wave of Android flagships with the Xperia Z. A move that signalled the Japanese electronic giant’s renewed determination to crack the smartphone market. The Z1 is an unexpected mid-cycle [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

October 4, 2013 Simon Hill Galaxy_Note_3

The success of the original Note really kick-started the phablet market and Samsung’s latest annual improvement puts it right back on top. The Note 3 manages to pack a bigger screen and more powerful components into a slightly smaller and [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch review

September 27, 2013 Simon Hill Samsung_Galaxy_Gear

The Galaxy Gear is available right now, but it will cost you a staggering £299. Does Samsung’s first smart watch release really do enough to justify that price tag? We take a look at the design, the features, the specs, [...]

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