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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Smartphone saturation kicks in…what does it mean?

July 12, 2013 Simon Hill smartphones

smartphonesAt the start of the month there was a flurry of articles about smartphone saturation. This is because sales of premium smartphones are beginning to slow down, theoretically because everyone who wants to spend big on a smartphone has already …

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Huawei Ascend P2 review

July 5, 2013 Simon Hill Huawei_Ascend_P2

Huawei_Ascend_P2You should have heard of the Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, by now. It produces a wide variety of telecommunications and networking equipment. If you have a TV box from TalkTalk then it was made by Huawei. The company also makes smartphones, …

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Samsung’s galaxy of S4 smartphones

June 28, 2013 Simon Hill Galaxy_S4_phones

Galaxy_S4_phonesIf you’ve been coveting Samsung’s latest flagship then you might be interested to know that it comes in several varieties. The original may well be the best – here’s our Samsung Galaxy S4 review – but before you pull the …

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Fairphone: The ethically-sourced smartphone

June 21, 2013 Simon Hill Fairphone

FairphoneWhen it comes to being eco-friendly or ethically conscious, the mobile industry does not cover itself in glory. Truth be told, the electronics industry in general largely turns a blind eye to minerals harvested from war zones, poor working conditions, …

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All the news from Apple’s WWDC 2013

June 14, 2013 Simon Hill WWDC_iOS_7

WWDC_iOS_7Apple’s worldwide developer conference, WWDC, has been on in San Francisco this week and, as is tradition, it kicked off with a revealing keynote that unveiled some new releases from the company. Most notable for mobile fans is the redesigned …

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Your guide to getting rid of bloatware

June 7, 2013 Simon Hill Disable_bloatware

Disable_bloatwareEvery new smartphone nowadays comes pre-loaded with a lot of apps. There might be some standard offerings that come with the platform, but on top of that you’re likely to find some apps from the manufacturer, and a few apps …

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Are flexible phones really the future?

May 31, 2013 Simon Hill LG_Display

LG_DisplayHave you noticed how homogenous our smartphones are getting? The slab, block, or slate form factor dominates. They are all essentially just big touch screens. Where’s the innovation gone? Where are the exciting new designs to advance smartphones to the …

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What’s that coming over the hill? Is it the Motorola X Phone?

May 24, 2013 Simon Hill Motorola_HQ

Motorola_HQIt has been whispered about in the corridors of tech for what feels like centuries. The long fabled, X Phone, fathomed from precious metals, born of the combined genius of Google and Motorola, is set to conquer the Android landscape …

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The highlights of Google I/O 2013

May 17, 2013 Simon Hill Google_IO

Google_IOGoogle’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, has kicked off in San Francisco and we thought we’d round up some of the biggest stories so far. We haven’t seen a wave of new smartphones or tablets, there’s no sign of Android …

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BlackBerry Q10 review

May 10, 2013 Simon Hill BlackBerry_Q10

BlackBerry Q10When RIM rebranded as BlackBerry and launched its biggest platform overhaul in years it was the touchscreen Z10 that led the path to market. It’s not perfect, but we think the BlackBerry 10 platform has a lot going for it. …

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