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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: 
How to check if your Mac is Flashback infected

How to check if your Mac is infected with the Flashback malware. There's an app for that.

Review: 
Apple TV review (2012)

At £99, the third-generation Apple TV is still ace for linking PC/Mac and iPhone/iPad with your television, and adds 1080p HDTV compatibility but…

News: 
Isaacson: new Steve Jobs Apple revelations

In a lecture at London's Royal Institution Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson revealed his thoughts on the future of Apple and how the Apple…

News: 
Four reasons Windows Phone will struggle

There are four factors undermining Windows Phone’s app growth.

Features: 
Technology's love affair with football

Which Premier League football teams have been sponsored by technology firms? We look back.

Review: 
Sena Hampton Wallet iPhone case review

The Sena Hampton Wallet is a fashionable iPhone case with the versatility of a wallet.

News: 
UK leads European smartphone usage

Against an average penetration of mobile subscribers of 45.2%, 52.6% of UK consumers had used a smartphone, such as the iPhone, BlackBerry,…

News: 
Apple iTunes T&Cs 10% longer than Shakespeares Macbeth

Some online, mobile and tech terms and conditions agreements are longer than plays by Shakespeare – with Apple and PayPal’s T&Cs having a longer…

News: 
Ultrafast broadband for cities, promises govt

The government will fund super-fast broadband and Wi-Fi in the 10 largest UK cities, and pump £50 million into the same for the country’s smaller…

News: 
Gadget bonanza at 2012 Ideal Home Show

The Ideal Home Show’s 2012 Home of the Future, featuring celebrity geek Suzi Perry, zone has tripled in size.


 

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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