Gary Sims(704 posts)

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems.He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.




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Huawei nova and nova plus review

by: Gary SimsSeptember 21, 2016
Huawei has two new mid-range smartphones: the nova and the nova plus. The nova is a 5.0 inch device with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. The nova plus is a 5.5 version with the same basic internals. Here is our full review of both devices.
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How does encryption work? – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsSeptember 13, 2016
You probably use some form of encryption almost every day, and you probably don't even think about it. But what is it and how does it work?
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LG shows off some Nougat sweetness with cooking video shot on V20

by: Gary SimsAugust 29, 2016
In an attempt to keep the hype going about its newest phone, LG has released a video called "A taste of Android 7.0 Nougat".
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Why Android 7.0 won’t officially come to Snapdragon 800/801 devices

by: Gary SimsAugust 27, 2016
We delve into the mystery surrounding why several devices with the Snapdragon 800 or 801 chipset will not be getting the Android 7.0 update.
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Huawei P9 Plus review

by: Gary SimsAugust 25, 2016
The Huawei P9 Plus offers some extras not found in the P9 including a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, Press Touch and an IR blaster. Is this Huawei's best smartphone? Let's find out in our in-depth review.
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What we learned from running Fuchsia, the mysterious new OS from Google

by: Gary SimsAugust 17, 2016
We built Google's new Fuchsia OS from its source code and took it for a test drive. This is what we found out.
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Google is working on a new OS called Fuchsia, but what is it for?

by: Gary SimsAugust 12, 2016
Fuchsia is an operating system from Google. But what is it? Why is Google investing in it? And what are the goals of the project?
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Instructions Per Cycle – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsAugust 1, 2016
Is the clock frequency the main gauge of a CPU's performance? No, because it matters how many instructions the CPU can execute per cycle of that clock! Read on to find out more.
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I want to develop Android Apps – What languages should I learn?

by: Gary SimsJuly 29, 2016
Developing Android apps can be rewarding, both personally and financially. Assuming you have a certain level of technical knowledge then it is possible to develop Android apps yourself. But what programming languages do you need to learn?
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What is Bluetooth 5 – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsJuly 26, 2016
Bluetooth 5 was recently announced by the Bluetooth SIG, but what it is? Why is it a good thing? And when will we get it? Let me explain.
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