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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Watch an iPhone 7 get boiled, bent, shot, and squished in the best torture tests 2:58

Every year, the latest iPhone is subjected to a series of horrible durability tests, most of which leave it in pieces. Here are a few of our favorites for the iPhone 7, so you can watch Apple's flagship device get boiled, sawed…
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RIP Galaxy Note 7: The best cases for Samsung’s deceased phablet

If Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is your next phone, then you had better think about proper protection. Safeguard those gorgeous glass curves, and find the style that suited for you, with one of these 15 cases.
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How do you decide on a rugged case? Look at how each company tests them

If you’re looking for a really rugged case for your smartphone, where should you be looking? We delve into the tests that some of biggest case manufacturers conduct to find out which one makes the toughest cases.
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15 annoying Galaxy S7 Edge problems and how to fix them 3:45

Samsung has refined its curved display beauty this year, but smartphone perfection remains elusive. These are the Galaxy S7 Edge problems we’ve been hearing about, with advice on how to tackle them.
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15 tricky HTC 10 problems and how to fix them

If you’ve run into a thorny issue with your HTC 10, allow us to provide a potential solution. These are the most common issues surrounding HTC 10 and a few bits of advice on how you might overcome them.
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What do military drop test certifications really mean? We asked the experts

The nightmare of a cracked or shattered smartphone screen is all too real, but a tough case that meets military drop test standards can prevent that from happening to you. Can’t it? The truth isn’t as clear cut as you might hope.
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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…
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20 annoying OnePlus 2 problems, and how to fix them

Is your OnePlus 2 on the fritz? Here, we take a look at a wide array of common OnePlus 2 problems and try to identify workarounds and possible solutions that may fix the issues at hand.
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15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.
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Betternet Betterspot VPN Router Review

Protect your privacy and dodge geo-restrictions with the Betterspot.
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Incipio’s Offgrid Galaxy S7 Edge case boosts battery life and supports wireless charging 4:11

If your Galaxy S7 Edge keeps running out of power, the Incipio Offgrid battery case is for you. This case offers an extra 3,700mAh of power and supports wireless and QC 2.0 pass-through charging.
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Keep the fire going with these 10 apps for couples

When you're in a relationship, you should always try to keep that fire burning. Here are 10 romantic apps to help you stay closer to your loved one, whether you're in need of a date suggestion or a safe space.