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.

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

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.


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.

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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.


13 gadgets that are either genius or insane

The annual avalanche of devices at the Consumer Electronics Show is astounding, but how many of them will succeed? A few are destined to spark new trends, while the majority fade deservedly into obscurity.


Alcatel POP 10 tablet unveiled, supports 4G and turns into a laptop

Alcatel OneTouch's new POP 10 Android tablet is a slim offering that supports 4G LTE and runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop platform.


HTC reveals entry-level Desire 320 at CES 2015

If you have a tight budget then the entry-level HTC Desire 320 might just tempt you. It was announced at CES today and will be coming to the UK soon.


Slice down that absurd cell-phone bill with these simple money-saving tips

Are you paying more than you need to be for your smartphone and service? We've got a batch of tips for you here to help you cut those expenses down to size and spend a little less each month.


I left Spotify to find the limits of Sony Music Unlimited, and I’m ready to run back

Find out what happened when a long time Spotify user switched to Sony’s Music Unlimited service. How does it fit into the music streaming landscape? Learn all about the highs and lows in this review.


Body Labs wants to create your virtual doppelganger, and bring it to life

Imagine scanning yourself into a videogame or virtual world. Think of the design possibilities for tailored goods and services if companies had a realistic 3D model of your body. We had a chat with Bill O’Farrell of Body Labs to find out more.


8 problems with Google’s Nexus 6 and how to deal with them

Is your Nexus 6 misbehaving? If you’re struggling with Nexus 6 problems, issues, glitches, or bugs, step right up and check out our suggested workarounds and potential fixes. Let’s see if we can sort it out.