Gary Sims(615 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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China’s smartphone market reaching saturation as Apple takes top spot

by: Gary SimsMay 11, 2015
A new smartphone market share report says that smartphone shipments in China fell 4.3 per cent in the first quarter compared with a year ago.
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Texts from Mom, Samsung’s touching Mother’s Day ad

by: Gary SimsMay 8, 2015
Sunday is Mother's Day, so Samsung has released a new ad that reminds us that Moms have a way with words – especially when they text them.
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mbed – Everything you need to know

by: Gary SimsMay 7, 2015
ARM's mbed platform offers a cost effective way for hobbyists and developers to get access to its range of microcontrollers. Here is what you need to know!
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Lighting, console level graphics & ARM – 5 things developers need to know

by: Gary SimsMay 6, 2015
Over one-third of the smartphones in the world use an ARM based GPU, and every developer should know how to best use ARM's technology when making 3D games.
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ARM widens the appeal of its IoT OS with mbed client that runs on Linux

by: Gary SimsApril 30, 2015
Until now mbed OS has been exclusive to Cortex-M boards. But now ARM has announced the mbed Client, which enables mbed OS programs to run on Linux.
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ARM lead architect talks to AA about the Cortex-A72

by: Gary SimsApril 29, 2015
The Cortex-A72 is ARM's second generation 64-bit processor and Mike Filippo was its lead architect, see what he had to say about the new design.
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Google Play Store vs the Apple App Store: by the numbers (2015)

by: Gary SimsApril 20, 2015
Both stores offer at least 1 million apps and both have downloads measured in the billions, what other factors distinguish one store from the other?
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Showdown: Raspberry Pi 2 vs ODROID C1 vs HummingBoard vs MIPS Creator CI20 (updated)

by: Gary SimsApril 16, 2015
We test four of the leading Single Board Computers to see which is the best one: Raspberry Pi 2 vs ODROID C1 vs HummingBoard vs MIPS Creator CI20.
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ZTE Blade S6 Plus review

by: Gary SimsApril 8, 2015
The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is a wallet-friendly device with a 5.5 inch display, LTE, 64-bit hardware, a great camera, and Android 5.0 lollipop.
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ODROID C1 review

by: Gary SimsApril 1, 2015
The ODROID C1 is a single board computer with a quad-core processor that runs Android and Linux. And like the Raspberry Pi 2, it only costs $35.
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