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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

Google is working on a new OS called Fuchsia, but what is it for?

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?
by Gary SimsAugust 12, 201678

Instructions Per Cycle – Gary explains

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.
by Gary SimsAugust 1, 20168

I want to develop Android Apps – What languages should I learn?

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. ...
by Gary SimsJuly 29, 201654

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
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