Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Simon is an experienced freelance writer and editor covering technology and entertainment with a focus on mobile and video games. He spent several years working in the games industry and lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two kids.

Lost in a sea of phablet features? Here are 15 tips to become a Galaxy Note 4 master

The king of the phablet jungle is a powerful beast of a smartphone. Find out if you’re really taking full advantage of your feature-packed superphone, and teach it some new tricks with these handy Galaxy Note 4 tips.


Be shrewd or get screwed: How to haggle your way to a lower cable or Internet bill

Why pay more for your broadband or TV service than you really have to? Loyalty is not rewarded by service providers unless you’re prepared to ask. Here’s what to do if you want to reduce your bills or get better service.

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Augmate wants to make working in a warehouse like playing Terminator with boxes

Is it time for wearable technology to augment the workplace? Augmate is using off-the-shelf smart eyewear and creating apps to link it up with enterprise systems and databases. Is this a hands-free route to greater efficiency?


The Wellograph fitness tracker is worth $350 only if you exercise in a suit

The Wellograph is a premium device that will track your heart rate and activity, but it’s very expensive compared to smartwatches that deliver a lot more functionality.

  • Pros: Premium style , Works with Android, iOS, and WP , Heart rate…
  • Cons: Chunky , No notifications , Poor sunlight legibility…

Your phone is busted, now what? How to get it fixed on a budget

The cost of replacing your broken smartphone or eating the deductible on a claim often exceeds the cost of getting a repair or fixing it yourself. We take a look at how to repair your smartphone or get it repaired.


Ready for the iPhone 6? Here’s how to sell your old iPhone without getting ripped off

Our guide to selling your iPhone (without getting ripped off) — whether you're looking to upgrade to the latest-and-greatest, making the switch to the Android platform, or just in dire need of some cold, hard cash.


6 problems with the Surface Pro 3, and how to fix them

We round up a list of common Surface Pro 3 problems and identify possible fixes for them. Learn more here.


Surface Pro 3 tips to put a smile on your face

We have a selection of handy Surface Pro 3 tips for you. They should help you unlock the potential of your new Microsoft tablet.


The iPod is dead: Quit downloading and try one of these 10 music streaming services

Music can conjure forth all sorts of emotions, it can unearth buried memories, and you simply can’t party without it. What’s better than music? Free music! Here’s a roundup of free trials for music streaming services.


Motorola completely reinvents Bluetooth headsets with Moto Hint earpiece

The Moto Hint is a wireless earbud that hooks up with your smartphone via Bluetooth for hands-free calls. It also allows you to issue voice commands and queries, so you can check on the weather or get directions.


How to send files from Android to Mac OS X

Looking for an easy way to transfer your files from your Android device to your Mac? We’ve got a few options for you in this guide including Android File Transfer, USB, and a variety of cloud services.


Which gadgets to buy refurbished, how to to buy them, and where

Electronics can be expensive. Big brands and cutting edge specs come at a premium. What do you do if you can’t afford the price tag? You could always consider taking the refurbished route to secure yourself a decent discount.


Back to school tablet guide

As the summer comes to an end it’s time for new and returning students to think about preparing for a year of stunning academic achievement. The right tablet could be the perfect companion for lectures and tutorials, and we’re here to help you choose.


Sony’s Xperia Z2 vs Samsung’s Galaxy S5: An in-depth comparison

Should you buy Sony’s Xperia Z2 or Samsung’s Galaxy S5? We compare these Android heavyweights in a series of bouts to find out which emerges as the winner. There can be only one.