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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.

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Honor 9 review

The Honor 9 is here! Find out if the shiny new successor to the excellent Honor 8 can live up to expectations in our full Honor 9 review.
by Gary SimsJuly 20, 2017

How to take a photo in manual mode on your smartphone – Gary explains

Many camera apps offer a manual or pro mode that gives you direct control over the camera. But what do all those settings mean? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsJuly 18, 2017

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 tutorial will help you get started.
by Gary SimsJuly 11, 201712

What’s inside the Xiaomi Surge S1 processor? – Gary explains

Earlier this year Xiaomi launched its own processor, the Surge S1. It is an Cortex-A53 octa-core processor with a Mali-T860 GPU. But what else is inside?
by Gary SimsJuly 10, 2017
 
 

What is a Sunlight or Assertive Display? – Gary explains

Some smartphone have "sunlight readability" displays that improve viewing when outdoors. What are they and how do they work? Please let me explain!
by Gary SimsJune 29, 2017

What is the Internet of Things? 

You have probably heard the of terms Internet of Things or IoT, but what is it, when will it arrive, and how will it affect our lives?
by Gary SimsJune 26, 201714

IoT security – what you need to know (Gary explains)

The Internet of Things has been in the news recently following the DDOS attack on Dyn. It highlighted the real security problems with IoT. But what is the problem? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsJune 25, 201716

What is the Nordic Thingy:52? – Gary explains

The Nordic Thingy:52 is a BLE enabled microcontroller development platform for hobbyist and professionals to learn, prototype and develop IoT solutions.
by Gary SimsJune 19, 2017

Google Voice Kit review

The Google Voice Kit works with the Raspberry Pi so you build your own digital Assistant... handy little cardboard cube included!
by Gary SimsJune 13, 20173

Synaptics buys Amazon’s Echo far-field voice processing supplier

Synaptics, maker of smartphone fingerprint scanners, has agreed to buy Conexant, the main voice recognition supplier for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
by Gary SimsJune 13, 20172
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