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. Catch me on Reddit as GaryExplains.

Gary's Posts

Android App Bundles: What are they and how to create them

Google has announced the Android App Bundle, a new file format that includes all your app’s compiled code and resources, but which allows Google Play to generate and serve optimized ...
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago

What is a VPN – Gary explains

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But what is it? What can a VPN do for you and do you need a VPN? Let's take a look.
by Gary SimsApril 19, 2018
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Nokia 1 review: Best low-end phone ever?

Nokia’s naming strategy is simple, but effective. The higher the number the better the device. At the low-end is the Nokia 1. The question is, is it usable?
by Gary SimsApril 11, 2018

Introducing the Gary Explains YouTube channel

There are so many areas of technology that Gary would like to cover, but they aren't directly related to mobile. Introducing the new Gary Explains YouTube Channel...
by Gary SimsMarch 12, 2018
 
 

Android P security: snooping forbidden

As well as a whole raft of new features, Android P also includes some substantial security improvements including blocking apps from recording your secretly, warnings about older ...
by Gary SimsMarch 9, 2018

What is a blockchain? – Gary Explains

If you have heard of Bitcoin then you have probably heard of the blockchain. But what is a blockchain? And how does it work? Please, let me expain.
by Gary SimsFebruary 28, 2018

Qualcomm launches its new AI Engine, works on existing Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm has launched a new brand to encapsulate its current Machine Learning offerings. The Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine can be used to provide "AI-powered user ...
by Gary SimsFebruary 21, 2018

How easy is it to capture data on public free Wi-Fi? – Gary explains

You should always exercise caution when connecting to open Wi-Fi hotspots. But here is the question, just how easy is it to capture data on public free Wi-Fi?
by Gary SimsFebruary 14, 2018

Arm’s new chips will bring on-device AI to millions of smartphones

Arm's Project Trillium is a platform that will allow devices to detect objects and use machine learning to recognize them.
by Gary SimsFebruary 13, 2018

Why GPL violations are bad – Gary explains

The thing about open source software is that it is equally a social contract as well as a legal agreement. That is why companies that break the open source "contract" are immoral and unjust.
by Gary SimsFebruary 6, 2018
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