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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

Pomp W89 review – 4.7 inch quad-core Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone for just $150

Having a phone with a pure Android experience seems to be increasing in popularity with Google’s range of stock Android Nexus devices continuing to sell well, plus the release ...
by Gary SimsJuly 12, 201316

Google chairman says relationship with Apple improving

Eric Schmidt has revealed that Google's relationship with Apple has improved over the past year with the two companies having "lots and lots" of meetings. Could this mean an end to all ...
by Gary SimsJuly 12, 201310

Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today

New data from Google shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, now runs on over 61 percent of Android devices, while Jelly Bean itself (Android 4.1 and ...
by Gary SimsJuly 9, 20137

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected

Although NVIDIA has managed to attract some big clients for its new processor, it seems that the high price of the SoC is causing some of its partners to wait for the cheaper Tegra 4i ...
by Gary SimsJuly 5, 201331

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. However it is ...
by Gary SimsJuly 4, 20136

Watch Samsung’s new Monsters University themed Galaxy S4 ad – try to forget the Pixar / Steve Jobs irony

Samsung has released a new Galaxy S4 ad and competition, this time with a Monsters University theme. The question is, what would Steve Jobs reaction have been to the idea of Samsung ...
by Gary SimsJuly 4, 20131

What happens once Android eats up all the competition?

New figures show that Android is on the road to total dominance in the smartphone market. But once it reaches the top, then what? Will it thrive or decline? Could supremacy led to ...
by Gary SimsJuly 1, 201336

Source code released for Google Play Editions, questions raised over software updates

Google has released the GPL licensed source code files for the Google Play Edition handsets, however the binary drivers or the factory firmware images aren't being published. This has ...
by Gary SimsJune 27, 201315

CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

Koushik Dutta has started to integrate a secure messaging service that transparently encrypts all instant messages between devices running CyanogenMod. The question is, shouldn't Google ...
by Gary SimsJune 27, 201320

Qualcomm adds six new processors to Snapdragon 200 range

In an attempt to fight of competition from companies like MediaTek, Qualcomm has released details of six new 28nm, Cortex-A7 / Adreno 302 processors which it will add to the Snapdragon ...
by Gary SimsJune 21, 20133
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