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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7 pesky LG V10 problems, and what to do about them

The V10 isn't without faults. Luckily, there are solutions and workarounds to some of the more common problems facing LG's latest device, including poor connectivity and the dreaded boot loop.
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How to use recovery mode to fix your Android phone or tablet

If you’re having a problem you can’t seem to resolve with your Android device, or maybe you want to update it or wipe the cache, then recovery mode could be what you’re looking for. Here's how to use it.
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Forgot your Android password or PIN? Here’s what to do

It’s a horrible feeling when you forget your Android password, PIN, or pattern and can’t access your smartphone. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to gain access to your device.
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The 5 best cases to keep your Galaxy A5 (2017) looking good

Samsung's Galaxy A5 might be water-resistant, but the smartphone's glass-and-aluminum body is still easy to damage. Fortunately, these cases and covers can help you better protect your new purchase.
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Keep your Moto G5 Plus safe from harm with one of these cases

The Moto G5 Plus isn't indestructible, though, it is cheap. Here, we've rounded up a few of our favorite cases for Lenovo's new flagship, whether you're looking for transparent minimalism or something with a folio design.
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24 cases to keep your iPhone SE looking like new

Protect your new iPhone properly with one of our favorite iPhone SE cases or covers. That metal-and-glass body is prone to scuffs and scratches, so it pays to think ahead and buy a decent case.
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Dubleup is a power bank for your phone that fits right in your wallet

The Dubleup power bank is a credit-card sized power bank with a built-in Micro USB or Lightning cable for energizing your smartphone on the go. This is the most portable battery pack we've ever used.
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17 great wireless chargers to free yourself from cables

We check out the best wireless chargers for smartphones, to make tangles and fiddly ports a thing of the past. Find out which wireless charging pads are worth buying, and how their features compare.
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When will every smartphone survive a swim in the pool? We asked an expert

Water damage is the second biggest cause of smartphone death, so why isn't every phone waterproof? We spoke to water resistant coating specialist P2i to find out when we can expect water resistant phones as standard.
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Feel fly like a G6 with these handy tips and tricks

Want to find out what the stylish G6 can really do? Check out some of our favorite tips and tricks if you're truly looking to take full advantage of your smartphone's wide screen and powerful camera.
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The 10 best USB Type-C cables to keep your gadgets powered

If you weren't already aware, USB Type-C is quickly becoming mainstream. That's why we've rounded up some of the better USB Type-C cables on the market, whether you're looking to charge or sync your smartphone.
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Are smartphones killing the art of face-to-face conversation? We ask the experts

There’s a lot of hyperbole about the negative impact of smartphones on conversations. Are we really losing our conversational skills and choosing text over face-to-face chats?