Gary Sims(696 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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Global Android tablet shipments increase 177%

by: Gary SimsApril 25, 2013
According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global Android tablet shipments have increased 177 percent annually to 17.6 million units.
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Head of Samsung Mobile says not to worry about which processor powers your Galaxy S4

by: Gary SimsApril 25, 2013
The head of Samsung Mobile and the co-CEO of Samsung Electronics J. K. Shin has told buyers that it doesn't matter which processor is running in their new Galaxy S4 and that most people won't notice a difference, nor will they really care.
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RadioShack to start selling AT&T and Sprint versions of Galaxy S4 starting April 27th

by: Gary SimsApril 24, 2013
RadioShack has confirmed that it will start selling the Sprint and AT&T versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 starting Saturday, April 27.
 
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New revision of BeagleBone Black takes on Raspberry Pi by dropping price to just $45

by: Gary SimsApril 23, 2013
The Raspberry Pi is facing some stiff competition from the BeagleBone Black. The latest revision of the Beagle single board computer (SBC) is now available for just $45. The extra $10, compared to the price of a Raspberry Pi, gets you some worth while upgrades.
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New Google Wallet Merchant Center addresses privacy concerns

by: Gary SimsApril 23, 2013
Google has started to role out a new version of its Google Wallet Merchant Center that addresses recent privacy concerns.
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HTC One vs Galaxy S4: by the numbers

by: Gary SimsApril 22, 2013
Did you know that it takes 200 minutes to make the HTC One's aluminum frame? More details in this "by the numbers" comparison of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Researchers discover security problems with Android apps, could they be used by real hackers?

by: Gary SimsApril 17, 2013
A professor of computer science from the University of California, Davis has been doing research into security vulnerabilities in Android apps and has discovered that some apps are exposing interfaces which could be used for malicious purposes.
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Buying phones from China part 2: tips and tricks

by: Gary SimsApril 16, 2013
Buying Android smartphones from China can be advantageous in terms of pricing, however the whole process is not as simple as just walking into your local cellphone shop. Here is a set of tips and tricks that can reduce the chances of disappointment and frustration.
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Sources: Google and EU reach antitrust settlement, Google forced to change some search results

by: Gary SimsApril 15, 2013
After two years of investigations and subsequent negotiations, the EU and Google have agreed on a set of terms which will see Google legally obliged to change some of its search results in Europe to ensure that it doesn't create a monopoly in vertical search.
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CyanogenMod 10.1 ‘M3’ builds out for Samsung Galaxy SIII, Kindle Fire and others

by: Gary SimsApril 12, 2013
CyanogenMod 10.1 M3, the third monthly build of 2013, has been released for a variety of the best known phones and tablets including the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Amazon Kindle Fire and the HTC One X.
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