Gary Sims(710 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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ThL W100, the cheapest branded quad-core smartphone on the market

by: Gary SimsMay 20, 2013
ThL W100 has launched its latest smartphone. Not only does this phone have a 4.5 inch IPS display, sport a quad-core Cortex A7 based processor, include an 8MP rear camera along with an amazing 5MP front-facing camera, it only costs $160! What do you think of that price?
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Android Studio first impressions

by: Gary SimsMay 16, 2013
During the Google I/O 2013 Keynote presentation Hugo Barra announced that Google is working on a new integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development called Android Studio. Could this tempt even more developers over to Android?
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Google Play Store updated with new button design and other UI tweaks

by: Gary SimsMay 15, 2013
A new version of Google Play is starting to role out across the Internet. It tweaks some minor aspects of the store's layout and design.
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CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds now available for the HTC One

by: Gary SimsMay 14, 2013
CyanogenMod 10.1 official nightly builds are now available for the GSM version and the Sprint variant of the HTC One. The builds aren't yet considered stable but are working sufficiently well for enthusiasts to use. The biggest bug at the moment seems to be that the audio on outgoing calls can be "hit or miss".
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Galaxy S4 mini to use Exynos 5210 dual-core processor and pack an 8MP camera, report says

by: Gary SimsMay 14, 2013
Leaked specifications show that the soon-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core Exynos 5210 processor, will use a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 x 960, come with 1GB and RAM, and pack an 8MP camera on the back. What would you like to see in the Galaxy S4 mini and would you buy one?
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Android powers 59% of smart mobile devices shipped in Q1, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

by: Gary SimsMay 10, 2013
Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 59% of the smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. What can Apple and Microsoft do better to compete with Android?
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Sony makes a profit after five years of losses, Android helped!

by: Gary SimsMay 9, 2013
The electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corporation has made its first profit in five years and according to its fiscal report the company saw its sales increase by 4.7%, primarily due to the benefits of folding Sony Mobile, what was Sony Ericsson, completely into the company.Do you think Sony can compete with Samsung and HTC at the high end of the Android smartphone market?
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In the US 1.4 million devices were infected with real malware during 2012

by: Gary SimsMay 8, 2013
A new security report continues trend by antimalware companies of releasing scary numbers, but once you dig through the hype there are some real figures which should at least make every Android user aware of the dangers of downloading apps from third parties.
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Samsung to boost performance of Galaxy S4 by 10% with software update?

by: Gary SimsMay 4, 2013
Samsung has chosen (or has been forced) to ship the Galaxy S4 with two different processors - one model contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the other Samsung's very own Exynos Octa. What most consumers don't know is that Samsung might be in a position to increase the performance of Exynos Octa based Galaxy S4 devices by as much as 10 percent this summer just by releasing new software.
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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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