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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

Looks like Kobo is developing a Tegra 4 based 10 inch tablet

According to benchmark data caught by GFXBench, Kobo is working on the Kobo 10 HD which will be based on Android 4.2.2 and feature a 2560 x 1504 display. Are you a Kobo fan? Does ...
by Gary SimsJuly 30, 20131

Chinese labor conditions watchdog confirms that Apple’s low-cost iPhone will be made of plastic

A new report published by the China Labor Watch, an NGO based in New York that is tasked with highlighting workers' rights issues in China, has confirmed that Apple is working on a ...
by Gary SimsJuly 30, 201344

Samsung to follow Qualcomm and start using custom ARM cores in its Exynos processors

Following Qualcomm's and Apple's lead, Samsung is working to replace the ARM designed Cortex processor cores in its next generation of Exynos processors. Is this a good move by ...
by Gary SimsJuly 29, 201321

Huawei denies spying allegation made by ex-NSA head

Michael Hayden, a retired four star general and the former head of the CIA and the NSA, has publicly accused the networking company of passing sensitive information about national ...
by Gary SimsJuly 20, 20139

Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE appears on Picasa

A photo taken with a Samsung device has appeared on Picasa and according to the model number (SM-N9005) it could be the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
by Gary SimsJuly 19, 20134

HTC One mini vs Galaxy S4 mini: by the numbers

HTC and Samsung have released 'mini' versions of their flagship phones, here is a "by the numbers" look at the HTC One mini and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Which one do you prefer?
by Gary SimsJuly 18, 201320

Fewer customers see the need to upgrade their smartphones, trouble ahead for Samsung and Apple

There is trouble ahead for the big handset manufacturers like Samsung and Apple as fewer people are trading in their old smartphones for new ones. Can you whip up any excitement ...
by Gary SimsJuly 17, 201336

Official version of Transport Tycoon coming to Android later this year

Chris Sawyer, the original developer of the 90's classic game Transport Tycoon, has announced that he is working on a port for Android. Did you play Transport Tycoon in the 90's (or ...
by Gary SimsJuly 16, 20134

LG betting that focus on design will help G2 boost the company’s market share

LG has focused on the G2's design and not only on the power of the hardware as it looks to boost its sales figures for the second half of 2013. Will it be a Galaxy S4 killer?
by Gary SimsJuly 15, 201353

At last we know, Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung’s domination of Android

At last we know, Nokia chose Windows Phone over Android because it reckoned that Samsung was likely to dominate the Android market and leave no room for anyone else. Would you buy a ...
by Gary SimsJuly 13, 201390
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