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Gary Sims

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.

Gary's Posts

Huawei announces the Kirin 970 – new flagship SoC with AI capabilities

Huawei has officially unveiled the Kirin 970, the OEM's new flagship SoC that has built-in AI computing capabilities, i.e. a mobile AI computing platform.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago

Huawei is expected to launch the Kirin 970 tomorrow

Huawei is holding a keynote address on September 2nd at IFA, during which it will announce the OEM's next flagship System-on-a-Chip, the Kirin 970.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago

How Oreo is better than Nougat : Downloadable fonts and adaptive icons

Fonts aren't the most headline grabbing of subjects, but Google as introduced some important font related features to Android 8.0 and to Support Library 26.
by Gary SimsAugust 24, 2017

How Oreo is better than Nougat: Bluetooth 5

Bluetooth 5 hardware has began to appear in some Android devices, however software support was lacking, but that has all changed with Android 8.0 Oreo.
by Gary SimsAugust 24, 2017
 
 

How Oreo is better than Nougat: Notifications

Notifications have received three major updates in Android 8.0 including notification dots and notification channels. See how it improves the Android platform.
by Gary SimsAugust 23, 2017

How Oreo is better than Nougat: Background Execution Limits

Background tasks can be insidious, as the user has no knowledge of how much they are killing the battery. Android 8.0 Oreo has a plan to remedy that.
by Gary SimsAugust 22, 2017

How Oreo is better than Nougat: Introduction

There are lots of improvements and new features in the latest version of Android. So this is my rundown of how Android 8.0 is better than Android 7.0.
by Gary SimsAugust 22, 2017
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Honor 9 review

The Honor 9 is here! Find out if the shiny new successor to the excellent Honor 8 can live up to expectations in our full Honor 9 review.
by Gary SimsJuly 20, 2017

How to take a photo in manual mode on your smartphone – Gary explains

Many camera apps offer a manual or pro mode that gives you direct control over the camera. But what do all those settings mean? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsJuly 18, 2017

Java tutorial for beginners

To write your own Android app you are going to need to do some programming. The language of Android is Java, and this tutorial will help you get started.
by Gary SimsJuly 11, 201712
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