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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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Looking for a bargain tablet? Barnes & Noble cut Nook HD and Nook HD+ prices

July 4, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Nook HD TabletsBarnes & Noble launched its Nook tablet range in the UK late last year, ready for the Christmas rush, and hoped to challenge the all-powerful Amazon Kindle Fire in the budget Android tablet market. Judging by this second price …

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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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Windows Phone 8 vs BlackBerry 10: The battle for third

April 19, 2013 Simon Hill WP8_vs_BB10

WP8_vs_BB10To say that Android and iOS are popular mobile platforms is something of an understatement. According to IDC research Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android accounted for 87.6 percent of all the smartphones shipped worldwide in 2012. That figure may be …

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Explorers start sharing Google Glass videos, looks awesome

 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Google Glass SideGlass is the name of Google’s futuristic, computer head wear, which features a heads-up display mounted in front of your eyes on a traditional spectacle frame. It was officially introduced last year at Google’s Google I/O conference, where developers with …

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