Gary Sims(701 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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Last barrier to buying a Nook goes as B&N adds Google Play support

by: Gary SimsMay 3, 2013
B&N has announced that from today the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ come with full Google Play support including the ability to buy apps, music and films directly from Google. Will you be tempted to buy one???
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LG Optimus G Pro vs Galaxy Note 2: by the numbers

by: Gary SimsMay 2, 2013
The two South Korean heavyweights LG and Samsung both have large screen phones on the market. Samsung got there first with the Note II while the LG Optimus G Pro is the relative newcomer. Both phones are proving popular, but which one has better numbers?
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Now that Google Glass has been rooted what are the security challenges and privacy issues?

by: Gary SimsMay 1, 2013
The problem is that Google Glass hears and sees everything you do. In a worse case scenario a hacked version of Google Glass can store and transmit everything you see and hear to a malicious third party.
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Why is Google being so complimentary about Facebook Home?

by: Gary SimsApril 30, 2013
Google has been making some positive comments about Facebook Home, these seem strangely odd, first because many users are being quite negative about Facebook Home, and second because you don't see Google making the same comments about HTC Sense, TouchWiz or Amazon's UI on the Kindle Fire. So what is Google up to?
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LG’s 5 inch Optimus GK coming to Korea, packs punch from Optimus G Pro

by: Gary SimsApril 29, 2013
While preparing to launch the U.S. version of the Optimus G Pro, LG has been working on yet another variation of the Optimus G called the Optimus GK. The new smartphone is to all intents and purposes a 5 inch version of the Optimus G Pro. The question is now, is a 5 inch version of the Optimus G Pro more desirable and can it beat the Samsung Galaxy S4?
 
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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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