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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: 
Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 with TreeSync announced

A new version of Family Tree Maker for Mac now comes with Ancestry TreeSync.

News: 
Mac pundits heap praise on 'brave' Microsoft

"Graceful." "Elegant." Microsoft??! Three leading Mac luminaries risked certain death by lauding Microsoft's brave new Metro interface during a…

News: 
Macworld iWorld Expo: photo gallery

The 2012 Macworld Expo isn’t what it was five or six years ago but it still pulled in the Apple faithful to ogle the latest Apple-related products…

Review: 
Efergy e2 eLink energy monitor review

The Efergy e2 eLink energy monitor is a handy little tool to help you monitor your home electricity usage and keep domestic energy costs to a minimum.

News: 
iPhone and iPad insurance in demand

Apple’s iPhone and iPad aren’t cheap, so it’s little surprise that its proud owners want to insure their smartphone and tablet.

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.


 

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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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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Framestore recreates ancient China for Mr Bean's martial arts misadventure

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iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests and more