Gary Sims(638 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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Why you should test your apps on a range of devices

by: Gary SimsJune 24, 2015
Almost all app developers will testify to the importance of testing. Every app regardless of how it is written needs to be tested. Here is our guide to why!

Up close and personal: how the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses its octa-core processor

by: Gary SimsJune 22, 2015
The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, but how does the Samsung Galaxy S6 use it? We get up close and personal with it to see how it multitasks.

Elephone P7000 review

by: Gary SimsJune 16, 2015
A solid 5.5 inch device, with a 64-bit CPU and an excellent GPU. The 3GB of RAM makes multitasking a breeze and the fingerprint reader is an added bonus.

Will the emergence of AI mean the end of the world?

by: Gary SimsJune 10, 2015
Some famous people have been talking about AI recently. Elon Musk said that AI is "potentially more dangerous than nukes." So what is all the fuss about?

Java basics: a tutorial for beginners

by: Gary SimsMay 28, 2015
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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What is Virtual Reality, and what role will Android play?

by: Gary SimsMay 20, 2015
After a gap of almost 20 years, consumer level Virtual Reality products are making a comeback. So what is Virtual Reality? And what role will Android play?
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Kickstarter campaign for what could be the world’s fastest charging battery pack

by: Gary SimsMay 20, 2015
LumoPack is a new fast-charging, portable battery pack with a 140 watt charger. In just 9 minutes it can store enough power to charge a Galaxy S6.
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Why 8 and 10 CPU cores in smartphones are a good idea – a lesson from the kitchen

by: Gary SimsMay 13, 2015
Patrick Moorhead recently wrote an article for Forbes about why 8 core CPUs are a bad idea for mobile. I think he is wrong, so here is my rebuttal.
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Foxconn pumps money into Cyanogen – is there a link to Nokia?

by: Gary SimsMay 12, 2015
If Nokia was ever to get back into the smartphone market it could use Foxconn to design and build its phones,.. and maybe use Cyanogen OS?
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Verizon gets Huffington Post, Techcrunch, and Engadget in AOL buyout

by: Gary SimsMay 12, 2015
Verizon has signed an agreement to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion. Under the deal Verizon will take ownership of The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Engadget.
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