Gary Sims(644 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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More active Android and iOS users in China than in the USA

by: Gary SimsFebruary 19, 2013
Traditionally the USA has been the key market for smartphones and tablets. However, new data is showing that as of February 2013, China has more active Android and iOS smartphone and tablet users than the USA.
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Sony Xperia Z hits Europe starting with France

by: Gary SimsFebruary 18, 2013
For those in France the wait for the Sony Xperia Z is over. It is now in stock and available to order from the official Sony Mobile France webstore for €649.
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Is Western Digital working on a Google TV device?

by: Gary SimsFebruary 18, 2013
It looks as if WD is broadening its product range to include Android TV and Google TV based solutions. According to a new job advert, WD are looking for a lead software architect for work connected with the "design and deployment for Android based IP set top boxes."
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EZTV Android based media player and Smart TV device – full review

by: Gary SimsFebruary 18, 2013
In depth review of an Android media box called the "EZTV", it is described as a media player with Wi-Fi. On the actual box it is called "Enjoy TV" with the slogan, "Make your TV smart and get connected." What is different about this particular Android TV device is that you can add a hard drive and that makes all the difference!
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Is Nokia looking to dump Samsung because of a conflict of interests?

by: Gary SimsFebruary 15, 2013
Rumor has it that Nokia, the world's second largest phone maker, has started to evaluate alternative suppliers for the components it uses in its phones because it is worried that Samsung is stealing its ideas.
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New mobile malware threat report has some good news and some bad news

by: Gary SimsFebruary 14, 2013
A new report, which looks at the security threat that mobile devices pose to corporate networks, has some good news and some bad news for smartphone users.
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Opera to switch to using WebKit for its Android browser

by: Gary SimsFebruary 13, 2013
Opera has announced that it will be migrating to the open source WebKit HTML/CSS rendering engine for most of its new releases on Android smartphones, iOS, and on desktop computers.
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Google mistakenly reveals new Google Now widget

by: Gary SimsFebruary 12, 2013
According to some short lived official Google support pages, Google are planning to release a Google Now widget that "displays a summary of your current Google Now cards, either on a home screen or on the lock screen.
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Did HTC manage to cut its R&D budget by forcing engineers to work without overtime?

by: Gary SimsFebruary 8, 2013
New reports in the Taiwanese media are suggesting that HTC engineers aren't happy about the fact that for the last year they have been forced to work long hours without being paid any over time.
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You can now host simple websites using Google Drive

by: Gary SimsFebruary 6, 2013
Google allows webpages to be hosted on Google Drive. You could always store HTML, JavaScript and CSS files on Google Drive, but now you can host and share their content too.
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