KnowYourMobile is a UK-based technology blog focussed on smartphones and associated technologies – things like wearables, applications, software, and industry trends
History of The Brand
KnowYourMobile started in 2007, back when phones were dumb and labour were still in power. Things were simpler back then, sure, but the phone market was about to explode with the advent of the smartphone.
Poised to do what it did with the PC market, Dennis Publishing launched KnowYourMobile as a user guide and news-focused website designed to help users better understand their phones and how to get the most out of them.
When Android and iPhone became a thing, and brands like Nokia and BlackBerry went the way of the dodo, KnowYourMobile expanded its coverage, bringing in more staff and contributors.
The new focus of the site was helping users understand how to use smartphones, covering the latest news and trends, and reviewing the latest and greatest phone releases.
And this is how the site went on until 2019, when it was acquired by KnowYourMobile’s long-standing editor, Richard Goodwin.
Goodwin formed a small, UK-based publishing company, RPGEE Media Limited, and acquired KnowYourMobile from Dennis Publishing in 2019.
Who We Are
Our expert team of writers and technology evangelists cut through the marketing spiel to give you the lowdown on what’s hot and what’s not – if it sucks, it sucks. We’ll always tell it like it is even if it puts a few noses out of place!
We believe that technology shouldn’t be hard to understand, embrace, and integrate into your life. The purpose of KnowYourMobile (or KYM, as we call it), is to provide insight and guidance on all the latest technology products, trends, and software.
Our editorial team has over 30 years of combined experience. And they always tell it like it is. Based in London, the North West, and overseas, the KYM editorial team is 100% dedicated to bringing you objective news, reviews, insights, and data.
From here, we’ll be venturing further into things like VR, AR, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Home appliances, and more.
If you love tech, we got you covered.
The KnowYourMobile Editorial Team
Richard Goodwin has worked as a tech journalist at a range of publications during the past 10 years. In 2018, his company acquired KnowYourMobile and gave the site a complete overhaul. The new KYM will focus on creating market-leading industry commentary, engaging reviews of the best tech products, detailed guides for new gear and software, as well as championing the latest game-changing technology trends and ideas.
Michael Grothaus is a seasoned American novelist and journalist with a rich background in technology, creativity, and digital subcultures. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1977, Grothaus embarked on his journey at Columbia College in Chicago, where he studied film and journalism. His early career saw him engaging with the film industry through Screen magazine and an internship with 20th Century Fox at the Cannes Film Festival. This unique blend of experiences laid the foundation for his later work.
Diversifying his skill set, Grothaus also contributed to the Art Institute of Chicago, where he wrote and directed a children’s film. His quest for knowledge led him to London, where he earned an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from the University of London. Post-graduation, Grothaus plunged back into journalism, showcasing his expertise in tech and digital culture.
Grothaus’ writings have graced the pages of esteemed publications like Fast Company, The Irish Times, Litro Magazine, Vice, The Guardian, and Engadget. He’s particularly known for his in-depth coverage of internet subcultures, technology’s intersection with society, and the enigmatic online organization Cicada 3301. His nuanced understanding of the digital world, combined with a knack for storytelling, makes him an invaluable guide in the ever-evolving landscape of mobile technology.
At KnowYourMobile, Michael Grothaus brings this wealth of experience to help readers navigate the complex world of mobile phones. His insights help demystify technology, making it accessible and relatable to all, ensuring you make informed decisions in the dynamic realm of mobile devices
Damien is a Nintendo geek. He can found writing about all kinds of tech at a range of tech publications. He specialises in Android coverage, so phones and tablets, but is also an expert on all things Nintendo. He also founded Nintendo Life, one of the internet’s best Nintendo blogs
Abhijith has been writing about Tech since 2013 on his own blogs. He handles Tech news in KnowYourMobile. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones. Other than Tech, he is into Formula 1, Wrestling, various TV shows and buying Kindle books he barely reads.
Why Trust Us?
KnowYourMobile’s expert team of writers and contributors have been working in the tech industry, covering launches, reviewing products, and breaking down hard-to-understand tech trends for over 30 years combined.
- We never take money for reviews.
- We test everything we review, unless we’re doing a review round-up where we curate reviews of the product from the best sources online.
- We cover news in a way that makes it understandable to anyone, regardless of their level of experience.
- Since 2007, we have produced over 8,000 dedicated user guides for Android phones, iPhones, and loads of other types of technology.
- We are independent; the owner of the site, Richard Goodwin, is the editor – there are no shareholders or boards of directors.
Our Team The Experience & Why Actually Care Too
Michael Grothaus, a celebrated novelist and well known freelance writer at brands like Fast Company, Engadget, VICE, The Guardian and Quartz, previously worked at Apple and now heads up the majority of our Apple coverage.
Richard Goodwin has worked as a tech journalist for more than 10 years. He has written for brands like IT PRO, Den of Geek, ALPHR, and PC Pro to name just as few. He now oversees the editorial direction of the site and is a regularly contributor across all of its channels.
Meet Damien McFerran, our in-house tech savant with a particular penchant for all things Nintendo. His childhood was punctuated with the whimsical adventures in the realms of Zelda and Mario, which laid the foundation for a lifelong fascination with Nintendo’s ever-evolving gaming narrative.
Over the years, this enthusiasm burgeoned into a professional endeavor that saw Damien immersing himself into the world of tech journalism.
Damien’s writing odyssey commenced with dissecting the world of Android technology, and swiftly grew to encompass a broad spectrum of tech realms.
From the latest smartphone innovations to groundbreaking tablet technologies, he delved deep into the Android ecosystem, making a name for himself through his insightful and meticulously researched articles
His words have graced the pages of numerous tech publications, where readers have come to anticipate his deep-dives into the latest tech trends and gadgets. Damien is also the co-founder of Nintendo Life, one of the most popular Nintendo blogs on the web.
Abhijith S is a seasoned tech writer whose journey commenced in 2013, penning down insights on his personal blogs.
Currently, he orchestrates the tech news section at KnowYourMobile, showcasing his knack for making tech trends accessible to readers, although he previously worked at Tech Radar and My Smart Prix
Besides print, his voice resonated through YouTube, where he hosted a channel dedicated to the latest in mobile technology, displaying an innate ability to bridge the gap between tech enthusiasts and the evolving world of gadgets.
KnowYourMobile’s Ethics Policy
pledge to maintain a respectful editorial stance, refraining from publishing personal criticisms against individuals, businesses within our coverage spectrum, or our fellow industry members. Our commitment to balanced reporting extends especially to sensitive subjects.
In alignment with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, our video game evaluations always specify the platform used for gameplay and disclose the provider of the game copy, if one was given.
We ensure any region-specific or platform-dependent details are clearly mentioned. Rest assured, our disclaimers and disclosures are both transparent and prominent.
To uphold the highest standards of unbiased reviews, we maintain a clear distinction between our reviewers and those who conduct previews or interviews. For instance, a writer who has been granted a studio visit will not be the one reviewing the game from that studio. This separation safeguards our editorial objectivity from potential biases arising from studio affiliations or our monetization strategies.
Attribution and Respect for Original Content
If any content, be it news or assets, doesn’t originate from an official company or their PR partners, we guarantee credit to the genuine sources. We regard it as our duty to foster a culture of responsible online journalism. In the case of images or unofficial artwork, we not only credit the creators but also endeavor to obtain their permission prior to using their creations.
Our primary goal is to enhance, not detract from, our readers’ entertainment journey. We’re here to cater to those in search of insightful content, ensuring they have the best reading experience possible.
How To Contact KnowYourMobile
If you want to get in touch with a member of the editorial team, please email the following address – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re looking for backlinks, guest posts, or you’re doing any other kind of SEO activity/outreach please DO NOT email us – we do not do sponsored posts, paid posts, or any kind of link swapping. Your email will be deleted instantly and we will not respond.
KnowYourMobile is owned and operated by RPGEE MEDIA Limited, a UK-based publisher. RPGEE Media Limited was founded and is currently owned and operated by Richard Goodwin, the publisher and editor of KnowYourMobile.
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