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Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.

Gary's Posts

How to build your own digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi

How to build your own digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi and Google Assistant. All you need is a speaker and a microphone and Google will do the rest!
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago15

I want to develop Android Apps – What languages should I learn?

Developing Android apps can be rewarding, both personally and financially. Assuming you have a certain level of technical knowledge then it is possible to develop Android apps yourself. ...
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago54
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Huawei P10 lite review

The Huawei P10 lite is a more affordable version of the P10, however there are quite a few differences, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good budget option.
by Gary SimsApril 22, 201727

The truth about Bluetooth 5 – Gary explains

Once you strip away all the hype and PR language, what is the truth about Bluetooth 5. Is it faster? Does it have a better range? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsApril 14, 201715
 
 

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

Raspberry Pi Zero W review

The Raspberry Pi foundation recently launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a new variant that adds built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Here is our review!
by Gary SimsMarch 27, 20179

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, 201715

OPPO to release F3 and F3 Plus with dual selfie camera feature

OPPO is preparing to release two new smartphones with dual selfie front facing cameras. Also confirmed is that the F3 Plus will have a larger screen than the F1 Plus.
by Gary SimsMarch 9, 20177

Hands on with the UMIDIGI Z Pro

One of the lesser known releases from this year's MWC is certainly worth our attention. Here is a quick look at the UMIDIGI Z Pro!
by Gary SimsMarch 7, 20175

AA interviews Qualcomm on 5G, Snapdragon 835, and more

We caught up with Qualcomm's Sherif Hanna here at MWC 2017 to talk about the improvements to 4G LTE, Gigabit LTE, 5G, and even the upcoming Snapdragon 835!
by Gary SimsMarch 1, 20173
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