Gary Sims(701 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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What is a VPN – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsJune 6, 2016
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But what is it? What can a VPN do for you and do you need a VPN? Let's take a look.
 
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Basemark Power Assessment Tool review

by: Gary SimsMay 31, 2016
Basemark has launched the latest version of its Power Assessment Tool (PAT), which allows developers to test the power efficiency of their apps. Here is my full review of the PAT hardware and software.
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The Cortex-A73, a CPU that won’t overheat – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsMay 30, 2016
ARM has announced a new CPU core design, the Cortex-A73. It is faster, but more importantly it has great power efficiency during periods of sustained usage. Here's what you need to know.
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The ARM Mali-G71 and Bifrost – Everything you need to know

by: Gary SimsMay 30, 2016
ARM has announced a new mobile GPU, the Mali-G71, based on a whole new GPU architecture called Bifrost.
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EU anti-trust commissioner repeats old mantra that Google is stifling innovation

by: Gary SimsMay 25, 2016
Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, has delivered a rousing speech against Google and how the search giant is misusing its power and stifling innovation.
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What is a GPU and how does it work? – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsMay 24, 2016
For many people GPUs are shrouded in mystery. You might know they have something to do with 3D gaming, but beyond that maybe you don't really understand what is going on. So let's take a peek and see what is behind the curtain.
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Google releases Android Studio 2.2 Preview with a new layout designer

by: Gary SimsMay 19, 2016
At Google I/O 2016 the search giant has released a preview of Android Studio 2.2 with a new layout designer, the constraint layout, and much more.
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ARM makes mobile test chip based on TSMC’s 10nm FinFET

by: Gary SimsMay 18, 2016
ARM has announced that it is making a multi-core, 64-bit ARM v8-A processor test chip using TSMC's 10nm FinFET process technology.
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High capacity microSD cards and Android – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsMay 9, 2016
If you have a smartphone that includes a microSD card slot then you are likely to ask, 'what is the highest capacity card that I can use on my phone?' Unfortunately the answer isn't as simple as you might think.
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Java vs C app performance – Gary explains

by: Gary SimsMay 3, 2016
Java is the official language of Android, but you can also write apps in C or C++ using the NDK. But which language is faster on Android?
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