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Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade. Prior to that, he had over 10 years of experience as a software engineer.

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Very, Woolworths and Littlewoods start selling new Nexus 7 in UK before official launch

Online retailer Very.co.uk is carrying listings for the new Nexus 7 with 4G. It is quoted as having a three day delivery time. The price, £299. Is this a mistake or a genuine indicator ...
by Gary SimsAugust 7, 201311

Google adds seven new security features to Android

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean includes a variety of internal changes that make it more difficult for hackers (and the NSA) to exploit security vulnerabilities. Plus Google is rolling out its ...
by Gary SimsAugust 6, 201316

Google tried too hard to keep Motorola at arm’s length while developing the Moto X

Since Moto X doesn't come with Android 4.3, it raises the question, is Google trying too hard to keep Motorola at arm's length? It paid $12.5 billion, surely it should get some value?
by Gary SimsAugust 2, 201319

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now used on more devices than Gingerbread

Android 4.1 is now the predominant version of Android in use at the present. It is currently used on 34 percent of devices while Android 2.3.3+ Gingerbread runs on 33 percent of ...
by Gary SimsAugust 2, 20139

To survive HTC could merge with a Chinese smartphone maker, but is that possible?

Political tensions between China and Taiwan mean that a possible merger between HTC and Huawei or Lenovo could be difficult. Could a suitor be found elsewhere?
by Gary SimsAugust 1, 201349

Top 10 weirdest names for Android phones and tablets

You are likely familiar with popular names like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Nexus 7 but what about the Piranha Business Tab 10.1 Zeus White! Do you know of any strangely named ...
by Gary SimsJuly 31, 201318

New Kindle Fire HD could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

A new report based on information from "multiple trusted sources" has revealed that the next generation of Kindle Fire HD tablets will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, pack 2GB ...
by Gary SimsJuly 30, 20134

The Free Software Foundation launches fundraising initiative for Replicant

To help buy new devices for development and testing, as well as helping to fund infrastructure for the project, the Replicant project needs donations! Do you think a 100 percent open ...
by Gary SimsJuly 30, 20133

Looks like Kobo is developing a Tegra 4 based 10 inch tablet

According to benchmark data caught by GFXBench, Kobo is working on the Kobo 10 HD which will be based on Android 4.2.2 and feature a 2560 x 1504 display. Are you a Kobo fan? Does ...
by Gary SimsJuly 30, 20131

Chinese labor conditions watchdog confirms that Apple’s low-cost iPhone will be made of plastic

A new report published by the China Labor Watch, an NGO based in New York that is tasked with highlighting workers' rights issues in China, has confirmed that Apple is working on a ...
by Gary SimsJuly 30, 201344
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