Gary Sims(674 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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Assembly language and machine code – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsMarch 17, 2016
You might have heard the terms "assembly language" and "machine code" but what exactly do they mean? Let's find out.
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Raspberry Pi 3 review

by: Gary SimsMarch 16, 2016
The Pi 3 has a better CPU plus built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth. Is it a worthwhile upgrade? Is the now the best time to buy your first Pi board? Let's find out.
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Java tutorial for beginners

by: Gary SimsMarch 14, 2016
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.
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OIS – Optical Image Stabilization – Gary explains!

by: Gary SimsMarch 10, 2016
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is a feature that you find on many high-end smartphones, but what is it? And how does it work? Let's find out.
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Apple overtakes Xiaomi in India, but Samsung remains top

by: Gary SimsMarch 3, 2016
According to new data, Apple shipped more units in India than Xiaomi for Q4 '15. However Samsung still remains the top vendor.
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64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 launched and available

by: Gary SimsFebruary 29, 2016
The new Raspberry Pi 3 uses a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 ARMv8 based CPU. Plus, the Pi 3 also includes built-in Wi-Fi and built-in Bluetooth. It is available now for just $35.
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Vivo X6Plus review

by: Gary SimsFebruary 27, 2016
Vivo recently released the Vivo X6Plus. It has a 5.7 Full HD display and 4GB of RAM. But does it deliver on its promises?
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Xiaomi Mi 5 launched: amazing specs, starting from around $300

by: Gary SimsFebruary 24, 2016
Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, at global launch event during Mobile World Congress 2016. The top model comes with a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and 4 axis OIS.
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OPPO is putting camera image stabilization in the sensor, not the lens

by: Gary SimsFebruary 23, 2016
At MWC 2016 OPPO has announced that it has managed to move image stabilization out of the lens and into the image sensor. This will make IS faster, while increasing the precision.
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Sony reinvents Xperia brand with new Xperia X, X Performance and XA (updated)

by: Gary SimsFebruary 22, 2016
At Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Sony has launched what it is calling "an evolution of the Xperia brand." Interestingly, this new X series includes a Snapdragon 820 based flagship device.
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