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What do you really want in your new phone?


Are you excited about bezel-less smartphones, 4K displays, and biometrics or do you think they're over-hyped gimmicks? Would you prefer some solid improvements to your phone's core features. We ask what you're really looking for in your next device.

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Is the next round of buzz being generated by features we don't really want? Are bezel-less 4K screens, curved form factors, and biometric security worth getting excited about?
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Seems a shame to cover your HTC One M8 in a case, but it needs protecting
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A look at the Android world outside of Google’s control

There is a massive Android ecosystem that doesn't depend on Google and it’s growing rapidly. Is there a danger that Google could lose control of Android? We take a look at what it all means.
With the forked Android or AOSP market reaching 25% market share is Google in danger of losing control of the platform? We take a look at Google's Android and the competition.
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Carrier-free SIM cards would be nice
 
Why can’t we have automatic national roaming, so you get the strongest signal possible wherever you happen to be? Why should the mobile network operators own our SIM cards when it enables them to limit our service, lock us in, and drain every last drop of profit out of us?

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Why are our SIM cards locked to specific carriers. Could legislation in the Netherlands to liberalize the rules related to IMSI numbers pave the way to carrier-free SIMs?
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Thermostats, robots, and the perfect world map: 12 months of Google acquisitions

Google has fingers in a whole lot of pies, but how many of them are going to deliver a tasty treat? We take a look at all the major investments and acquisitions that Google has made over the last year and delve into the potential implications.

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A look at all of Google's acquisitions over the last year, from Nest for home automation, to Boston Dynamics, to Waze and DeepMind. What is Google up to?
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Microsoft's Cortana demo was impressive, could it be better than Siri and Google Now?
Voice-activated digital assistants are an increasingly important feature for smartphones. Now that Microsoft has unveiled Cortana, we take a look at how it stacks up against Apple’s Siri and Google Now.
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Now that it has gone international, launching in 11 countries, we thought we’d take a look at how Chromecast measures up to the competition and what might be next in this space.

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#Chromecast   #Roku   #AppleTV  
Chromecast has rolled out internationally, hitting 11 countries beyond the US. Is it worth buying or are there Chromecast competitors waiting in the wings that you should choose instead?
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  • Rock The Deadline
    Creative Director, 2012 - 2012
  • Bright Hub
    Managing Editor, 2010 - 2011
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Introduction

I live in Edinburgh and work full time as a freelance writer and editor. I have a number of my own websites and I also work for various clients in print and on the web. I am passionate about technology, especially mobile devices and video games.

I worked in the games industry where I started out as a games tester at VIS Entertainment working on titles like State of Emergency then I worked for Outerlight as a producer and game designer on titles like The Ship.

I worked as a Managing Editor at Bright Hub covering the mobile technology space and I worked as a Creative Director at Rock The Deadline providing content marketing for software and tech companies.

I still have a passionate obssession with gaming. When I'm not working or gaming I like to surf. I'm also a big fan of horror movies.

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  • University of Edinburgh
    Scottish History, 1997 - 2001
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