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Moto E4 hands on: $70, really?

by John Velasco 3 days ago13 comments

HTC needs more than great hardware to make a comeback

by David Imel 18 hours ago72 comments

Dual camera optical zoom technology explained

by Robert Triggs 24 hours ago8 comments

A week with the Nokia 3310 reminds me how far phones have come

by Robert Triggs 3 days ago9 comments
39 articles

What is the problem with IoT security? – Gary explains

The Internet of Things has been in the news recently following the DDOS attack on Dyn. It highlighted the real security problems with IoT. But what is the problem? Let me explain.
by Gary Sims7 days ago15

What is the Nordic Thingy:52? – Gary explains

The Nordic Thingy:52 is a BLE enabled microcontroller development platform for hobbyist and professionals to learn, prototype and develop IoT solutions.
by Gary Sims1 week ago

How fast is Bluetooth 5 on the Galaxy S8? – Gary explains

Speed and range testing of Bluetooth 5 between a Samsung Galaxy S8 and a nRF52840 Bluetooth 5 development board. Does it live up to the hype? Let me explain!
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago5

How smartphone cameras work – Gary explains

Everything you need to know about how your smartphone's camera works, from lens to apertures to sensor sizes and megapixels.
by Christian ThomasMay 8, 201711
 
 

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 SimsApril 6, 20173

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, 201716

What is in your smartphone? – Gary explains

We know about the exteriors of our phones, the design language and the build materials. But what about the insides? If you take one apart, what do you find?
by Gary SimsFebruary 23, 20172

What is virtual memory? – Gary explains

Before virtual reality and virtual currency there was virtual memory. Windows has it, iOS has it and so does Android. What is it and how does it work?
by Gary SimsFebruary 13, 20175

Why and how do OEMs cheat on benchmarking? – Gary explains

Benchmark cheating is back in the news, this time the culprits are OnePlus and Meizu. So why and how do OEMs cheat on benchmarking scores? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsFebruary 9, 201752

Force stop and clear cache – Gary explains

If you have a problem with an app you might need to do a "Force Stop" and "Clear Cache." But why does that help? What is "Force stop" and what is a cache?
by Gary SimsFebruary 4, 20179
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