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Simon Jary

Simon Jary

Simon is the publisher of PC Advisor, and is also a contributing editor of Macworld – having edited Macworld for 10 years through Apple's darkest days to the triumphant return of Steve Jobs (with whom he shares initials and birthday, but is sadly allergic to apples). Simon covers all things Apple, home networking, educational apps, energy-saving gear and tips, mobile accessories, and kids technology with daughter @LexiJary.


 

Articles by Simon Jary


News: 
Steve Jobs comic's dreadful drawings

Early reviewers of the Steve Jobs comic biography have panned the comic for its dreadful drawings of Steve Jobs. It's not hard to see why.

Review: 
Camera+ review

Camera+ is a must-have photography app for all iPhone camera users.

News: 
Children's tablets selling out before Christmas

As Christmas gets ever closer so stocks are running low on this year’s most-wanted products, such as the LeapPad Explorer and VTech InnoTab.

Review: 
Neato XV-15 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review

The Neato XV-15 robot vacuum cleaner is an impressive gadget that will save you getting the Hoover out every few days.

Review: 
Snugg Smart Cover Companion Back Cover review

The Snugg Smart Cover Companion - iPad 2 Back Cover protects the back of the iPad while the Apple Smart Cover does its job on the front.

News: 
Apple nears online retail top spot

In a league table dominated for years by Amazon and Argos there’s another company beginning with the letter ‘A’ racing for the top spot: Apple.

News: 
Apple kills baby iPhone clothes

A children’s clothes retailer that sold baby outfits based on Apple’s iconic iPod and iPhone user interfaces and icons has been forced to close…

News: 
Best Christmas tech gifts for kids

What are the best Christmas gifts for tech-savvy children and familes? Digital cameras and kid-specific tablets look like the most popular tech…

Review: 
VTech InnoTab children's tablet review

The VTech InnoTab is a fun, educational tablet device for children that's a lot more than just a toy.

News: 
Sony recalls 1.6m dangerous Bravia LCD TVs

Sony is recalling 1.6 million of its best-selling 40-inch Bravia LCD televisions, following incidents of hot TVs emitting smoke and parts melting…


 

Comments by Simon Jary


Features: 
Taking the iPhone abroad? Avoid data roaming charges

Hi. If you have the wi-fi signal indicator on your phone O2 or any carrier can't charge you. If it shows 3G or 4G, E or the little dot then you…

Review: 
D-Link PowerLine AV 500 Network Starter Kit review

Remember you need the Starter Kit with two adapters. You can buy extra adapters if you need more.

Review: 
D-Link PowerLine AV 500 Network Starter Kit review

Setup is super easy, and speed is fast. If you can connect a plug to a power socket you can install this.

Review: 
VTech InnoTab 2 review

 It uses 4 x AA batteries. Best to buy rechargeable batteries (and charger for those) rather than keep buying AAs. They're meant to ship with…

Features: 
How to claim a refund through a credit card company

Have you been affected by the closure of Jessops or hit by another company going into administration?

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapPad 2 review

 Yes, you can buy games cartridges as well as download.

Features: 
Best tablets of 2012

 What "cold cash" are you referring to?

Review: 
Arnova ChildPad review

Thanks for your comments. I agree that there are many more games and apps available for Android devices than on the LeapPad and InnoTab. My point…

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapPad 2 review

 You're right that something like the iPad mini (or smaller Android tablet) offers more, cheaper software. But its initial cost is multiple times…

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapPad 2 review

There are plenty of cartoon-based software titles but you can't download from a full range of cartoons. Check out the Leapfrog site for a list of…

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