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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

Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

To help reduce mobile data charges while streaming music, Google has updated its Play Music app to add new mobile network streaming quality settings. Do you stream over a 3G or 4G connection?
by Gary SimsJune 14, 20134

Galaxy S4 Zoom: by the numbers

Samsung has released details of the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom - an Android phone combined with a more traditional digital camera. The question is how good is the phone and how good is the ...
by Gary SimsJune 13, 201312

Gameloft shows off new stunning graphics of upcoming Asphalt 8: Airborne

All driving game aficionados will be pleased to hear that Gameloft is working on the next installment in the Asphalt series and the graphics look stunning! Asphalt 8: Airborne, which is ...
by Gary SimsJune 12, 20138

Apple drops Google for Siri searches, switches to Bing

During the keynote presentation at its developers conference, Apple has revealed that Google is to be dropped as the Internet search engine for Siri in the next release iOS 7, Bing will ...
by Gary SimsJune 11, 201363

iOS users spend 20% more of their time using apps compared to Android users

A new report suggests that Android users spend less time using apps than iOS users - as much as 20 percent less time. Is that true and if so, why?
by Gary SimsJune 7, 201344

NVIDIA showcases pure Android experience on SHIELD

With the public release of NVIDIA's SHIELD just around the corner the company has added a new video to its YouTube channel showcasing the Android side of the gaming console. However is ...
by Gary SimsJune 6, 20136

Internet of things coming to Android with Bluetooth Smart support

One of the important Android announcements made at Google's recent developers conference was the upcoming support for Bluetooth Smart in the next version of Android. This means that ...
by Gary SimsJune 5, 201312

ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing

ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 ...
by Gary SimsJune 3, 20135

Will Motorola’s new low pricing strategy worry companies like Samsung?

Dennis Woodside, the CEO of Motorola Mobility since its acquisition by Google last year, has declared war on high priced smartphones during the All Things D conference. Will execs at ...
by Gary SimsJune 3, 201326

CyanogenMod 10.1 RC3 available for download

The CyanogenMod development team has published its 3rd release candidate with loads of bug fixes including a fix for the preview issues seen after using the camcorder. Will you be ...
by Gary SimsMay 31, 20132
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