Gary Sims(615 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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by: Gary SimsMay 28, 2015

Java basics: a tutorial for beginners

To write your own Android app you are going to need to do some programming. The language of Android is Java, and this tutorial will help you get started.
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Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

by: Gary SimsMay 25, 2015
Quad-core and octa-core devices seem to be the norm at the moment, but can Android apps use so many cores? I did some testing and this is what I found out.
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What is Virtual Reality, and what role will Android play?

by: Gary SimsMay 20, 2015
After a gap of almost 20 years, consumer level Virtual Reality products are making a comeback. So what is Virtual Reality? And what role will Android play?
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Kickstarter campaign for what could be the world’s fastest charging battery pack

by: Gary SimsMay 20, 2015
LumoPack is a new fast-charging, portable battery pack with a 140 watt charger. In just 9 minutes it can store enough power to charge a Galaxy S6.
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Why 8 and 10 CPU cores in smartphones are a good idea – a lesson from the kitchen

by: Gary SimsMay 13, 2015
Patrick Moorhead recently wrote an article for Forbes about why 8 core CPUs are a bad idea for mobile. I think he is wrong, so here is my rebuttal.
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Foxconn pumps money into Cyanogen – is there a link to Nokia?

by: Gary SimsMay 12, 2015
If Nokia was ever to get back into the smartphone market it could use Foxconn to design and build its phones,.. and maybe use Cyanogen OS?
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Verizon gets Huffington Post, Techcrunch, and Engadget in AOL buyout

by: Gary SimsMay 12, 2015
Verizon has signed an agreement to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion. Under the deal Verizon will take ownership of The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Engadget.
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Micromax launches Yu Yuphoria with Cyanogen 12, targets Redmi 2

by: Gary SimsMay 12, 2015
The 5 inch Yu Yuphoria uses a Snapdragon 410 processor, has 2GB of RAM, supports 4G LTE, and includes an 8 MP rear camera. It will sell for just 6,999 INR.
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Asus announces new limited run Zenfone 2 4GB variant for India

by: Gary SimsMay 11, 2015
Due to high demand for its Zenfone 2, Asus has launched a new variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash for India. It uses a 1.83 GHz quad-core Intel CPU, and costs Rs.18,999.
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More money made from mobile ads on Android than on iOS for the first time ever

by: Gary SimsMay 11, 2015
Big change for mobile ad revenues. According to Opera Mediaworks, 45.77% of mobile advertising revenue comes from Android, while 45.44% comes from iOS.
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