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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

CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

Koushik Dutta has started to integrate a secure messaging service that transparently encrypts all instant messages between devices running CyanogenMod. The question is, shouldn't Google ...
by Gary SimsJune 27, 201320

Qualcomm adds six new processors to Snapdragon 200 range

In an attempt to fight of competition from companies like MediaTek, Qualcomm has released details of six new 28nm, Cortex-A7 / Adreno 302 processors which it will add to the Snapdragon ...
by Gary SimsJune 21, 20133

Privacy commissioners from around the world write to Google to get more details on Glass

Government privacy officials from six countries, including Canada, have written to Google asking for more details about its new wearable smart device. What can Google do to help ...
by Gary SimsJune 20, 20133

Microsoft came close to buying Nokia

It looks like Microsoft came close to buying Nokia, but the talks failed as the two companies haggled over price. Does this mean that Nokia is for sale? And, who do you think should buy it?
by Gary SimsJune 20, 201313

Huawei is philosophically open to buying Nokia

While speaking with reporters prior to the UK debut of the Ascend P6, a top-level exec from Huawei mentioned that the Chinese handset manufacturer would be "open-minded" about buying ...
by Gary SimsJune 19, 20137

Chromebook now available in 6,600 stores around the world

Google's Chromebook to be stocked by Walmart and Staples in the USA; Tesco in the UK; as well as all Media Markt and Saturn stores in the Netherlands. Will you visit a local store and ...
by Gary SimsJune 18, 20139

Not happy with a 5 inch full HD phone, try one with a 6 inch 2560 x 1600 display!

Key Korean and Japanese display makers are working on six inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) mobile LCD panels. Would you ditch your full HD phone in favor of a WQXGA one?
by Gary SimsJune 17, 201366

Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

To help reduce mobile data charges while streaming music, Google has updated its Play Music app to add new mobile network streaming quality settings. Do you stream over a 3G or 4G connection?
by Gary SimsJune 14, 20134

Galaxy S4 Zoom: by the numbers

Samsung has released details of the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom - an Android phone combined with a more traditional digital camera. The question is how good is the phone and how good is the ...
by Gary SimsJune 13, 201312

Gameloft shows off new stunning graphics of upcoming Asphalt 8: Airborne

All driving game aficionados will be pleased to hear that Gameloft is working on the next installment in the Asphalt series and the graphics look stunning! Asphalt 8: Airborne, which is ...
by Gary SimsJune 12, 20138
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