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

Fortnite’s battle with Android fragmentation (Updated with video!)

Epic has published some illuminating details of its battle against Fortnite Android fragmentation.
by Gary SimsSeptember 14, 2018

Force stop and clear cache explained

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 SimsAugust 14, 2018

Java 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 Java tutorial will help you get started.
by Gary SimsJune 2, 2018

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 SimsMay 10, 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
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