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

Introducing Speed Test G: A new way to test real life smartphone performance

A new type of testing system that measures real-world smartphone performance, without all the pitfalls of traditional speed tests.
by Gary Sims17 hours ago

Reel Board review: Zephyr OS Dev Board with Bluetooth 5

The Reel Board is a microcontroller development board with an e-ink display, environmental sensors, and Bluetooth 5.
by Gary SimsNovember 16, 2018

How does Apple’s new A12X processor compare to other 7nm mobile SoCs?

Apple's new iPad Pro uses the new A12X processor, with its octa-core CPU and an improved GPU. How does it compare to other 7nm mobile processors?
by Gary SimsNovember 13, 2018

What is the best mid-range mobile processor?

Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, and Huawei all make mobile processors for the mid-range. But which is the best?
by Gary SimsOctober 18, 2018
 
 

iPhone XS Max review: Everything Apple got wrong and a few things it got right!

This is Gary's iPhone XS Max review. Apple got a lot of things right with this new device, but it also got a lot of things wrong.
by Gary SimsOctober 4, 2018

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
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