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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Mobile

Is the Internet destroying your attention span? We asked an expert

According to the experts our attention spans are shrinking. Has the bite-sized nature of social media and online content had an impact on our ability to focus? Is the Internet changing the way we think?
Mobile

Do you need antivirus on Android? We asked an expert

We interview experts from Avast, Lookout, and AV-Test to determine if you really need to download antivirus and security apps for Android and how much danger your phone is in.
Web

Why do we call it spam? Blame spiced ham shoulder, Monty Python and Usenet

You know spam is the canned meat that clogs your arteries and the junk email messages that clog your inbox, but how did the term make it from the grocery store to the Internet? The earliest nerds really liked Monty Python.
Mobile

Does staring at screens all day really damage your eyes? We asked an expert

We've spoken to an expert, and we have the facts. Should you be concerned about the impact on your eyesight? Are TVs, monitors, laptops, tablets, and smartphones damaging our eyes?
Mobile

Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? We asked an expert 1:55

Are you damaging your phone's battery by leaving it plugged into the charger all night? Are you wasting power? Is it safe, or advisable, to charge your smartphone this way? The answers you seek are here.
Android Army

How to shut off Android notifications (Updated for Android 5.0)

If you're sick of spam Android notifications then identify the apps responsible and get rid of them. We explain how to find offending apps and stop push notifications.
Mobile

8 useful (and free) antivirus apps to protect your Android or Windows device

Apps to tackle the threat of malware and virus attack are a necessity for many of us, but do you really need to spend money on expensive subscriptions? Here’s how to find the best free anti-virus apps for your devices.