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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.

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Huawei P10 lite review

The Huawei P10 lite is a more affordable version of the P10, however there are quite a few differences, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good budget option.
by Gary Sims4 days ago24

The truth about Bluetooth 5 – Gary explains

Once you strip away all the hype and PR language, what is the truth about Bluetooth 5. Is it faster? Does it have a better range? Let me explain.
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago15

Android photo recovery, is it possible? – Gary explains

You have deleted a photo by mistake and you don't have a backup. Is it possible to recover lost photos on Android? Let me explain.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago3

Raspberry Pi Zero W review

The Raspberry Pi foundation recently launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a new variant that adds built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Here is our review!
by Gary Sims4 weeks ago9
 
 

What is the LG G6’s 18:9 aspect ratio all about? – Gary explains

With the launch of the LG G6 we have a new phrase to add to our vocabularies, “18:9 aspect ratio”. What is an 18:9 aspect ratio? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsMarch 10, 201715

OPPO to release F3 and F3 Plus with dual selfie camera feature

OPPO is preparing to release two new smartphones with dual selfie front facing cameras. Also confirmed is that the F3 Plus will have a larger screen than the F1 Plus.
by Gary SimsMarch 9, 20177

Hands on with the UMIDIGI Z Pro

One of the lesser known releases from this year's MWC is certainly worth our attention. Here is a quick look at the UMIDIGI Z Pro!
by Gary SimsMarch 7, 20175

AA interviews Qualcomm on 5G, Snapdragon 835, and more

We caught up with Qualcomm's Sherif Hanna here at MWC 2017 to talk about the improvements to 4G LTE, Gigabit LTE, 5G, and even the upcoming Snapdragon 835!
by Gary SimsMarch 1, 20173

Hands-on with the Alcatel U5, A3, and A5 LED

Alcatel just took the wraps off of their affordable slate of smartphones. We go hands on and give you a quick look at the Alcatel U5, A3, and A5 LED!
by Gary SimsFebruary 27, 20172

Google shatters SHA-1, but don’t worry: the Internet is still working

Google has shown that it can create two files with the same SHA-1 hashes, bad news for SHA-1 itself, but don't worry the Internet is still working.
by Gary SimsFebruary 24, 2017
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