Gary Sims(710 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 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?

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?

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.

Does bloatware drain your battery? – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsJune 25, 2016
Bloatware is a universally hated thing, however there is lots of misinformation out there about it. Does bloatware drain your battery? Let's find out.

Does a 3000 mAh portable power bank charge a 3000 mAh phone? – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsJune 23, 2016
If you have a device like the Samsung Galaxy S7, which has a 3,000 mAh battery, how much capacity do you need in an external battery pack? 3,000 mAh, right? Wrong! Let me explain.

Sony Xperia X review

by: Gary SimsJune 16, 2016
The Sony Xperia X has a lot in common with the Xperia Z5 in terms of style, but there are design differences plus new internals. Is it a worthy smartphone in 2016? Let's find out!
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Xiaomi launches Redmi 3s complete with fingerprint reader

by: Gary SimsJune 14, 2016
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 3s, an upgraded version of the Redmi 3 with built-in fingerprint reader, 4100mAh battery and a 13MP rear facing camera.
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