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Gary Sims

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.

Gary's Posts

What is Bluetooth 5 – Gary explains

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.
by Gary SimsJuly 26, 201620

Does bloatware drain your battery? – Gary explains

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.
by Gary SimsJune 25, 201638

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

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.
by Gary SimsJune 23, 201639
 
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Sony Xperia X review

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!
by Gary SimsJune 16, 201665

Xiaomi launches Redmi 3s complete with fingerprint reader

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.
by Gary SimsJune 14, 201652

MEIZU m3s launched with an all metal body, costs just over $100

MEIZU has launched a metal variant of the m3. The MEIZU m3s keeps most of the features of its predecessor, while adding a fingerprint reader and a metal body.
by Gary SimsJune 14, 201618

T-Mobile begins rolling out Marshmallow to the BlackBerry Priv

For those of you who bought the BlackBerry Priv from T-Mobile, I have some good news, you will soon be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow!
by Gary SimsJune 14, 20163

Huawei launches budget friendly honor 5A

Huawei has announced a new Honor device, the Honor 5A. The 5A replaces the existing Honor 4A and brings lots of upgrades.
by Gary SimsJune 14, 20168

ARM shares some details of upcoming Egil video processor

ARM has released some details of its upcoming Mali video processor code named "Egil".
by Gary SimsJune 13, 20165

International version of Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro gets Bluetooth certification

A new model has been recently added to the official Bluetooth certification page for the Chinese version of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. Is it the international version? Probably.
by Gary SimsJune 13, 20168
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