Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Simon Hill is a freelance technology journalist and editor who loves all things tech. You'll find him writing about smartphones, wearables, tablets, software, computing, videogames, and robots all over the internet. He spent several years working in the games industry, and lives in Scotland with his wife and two kids.
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Computing

How much do online advertisers really know about you? We asked an expert

As you browse around online there are lots of different companies tracking you and collecting data, ostensibly to deliver better ads. But how do they track you, what data do they collect, and what are they actually doing with it?
Mobile

How to share photos on Android (and our favorite apps to use)

We take our smartphones with us everywhere now, and they’re perfect for capturing those precious spontaneous shots. In this guide, we delve into the best ways to back up and share those photos with family and friends.
Mobile

Tired of Google Play? Check out these alternative Android app stores

If you are hunting for more sources to download Android apps and games, then you’ll find a bumper batch in here. We take a look at the pros and cons of alternative Android app stores for users and developers, and then discuss a few of the…
Mobile

Back up your iPhone to your computer with these 6 iTunes alternatives

Living in fear of losing all of the contacts, photos, messages, and notes on your iPhone? Fear no more! We show you how to save your device from mayhem and data destruction with these easy backup tools.
Mobile

10 tricky Moto E problems and how to fix them

Is your smartphone misbehaving? Refusing to do as it’s told? You’re not the only one struggling with Moto E problems, but we may just have an answer for you. Step inside to find a few workarounds and potential solutions.
Computing

The 11 best accessories for the Surface Pro 3

If you were tempted in by Microsoft’s latest premium tablet/laptop hybrid then you’ll be on the lookout for some good accessories. Come on in for a look at the best Surface Pro 3 cases, covers, and other accessories currently available.
Mobile

CellBreaker busts you out of your two-year contract without breaking the law

Want to switch carrier? CellBreaker could help you to bust out of your current cell phone contract legally and make the change -- all for a fee that's a lot smaller than the average ETF.
Mobile

Apple detox: How to switch from iOS to Android without missing a beat

If you've decided to bridge the great tech divide and leave Apple's walled garden for the unknown shores of Android, then you'll find all the tips and advice you need to help you settle in right here.
Mobile

Join the Apple club with our complete guide to switching from Android to iOS

If Android simply isn’t cutting it for you anymore, then you might be considering Apple’s warm embrace. Here’s how to make the switch from Android to iOS without losing any contacts, sleep, or hair!
Mobile

Will a magnet destroy your smartphone or hard drive? We ask the experts

Do you worry a stray magnet is going to cause irreparable damage to your smartphone? Do you think an unfortunately placed magnet may end up wiping a hard drive clean? We asked the experts to see if our fears are justified.