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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: 
Apple vets launch 'Insanely funny' spoof site

Two key veterans of Apple's ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day have created spoof Apple news site Scoopertino.com to disseminate "insanely funny" fake news…

Review: 
Foursquare review

Foursquare is the latest social-networking phenomenon to sweep the world. It's a location-based service that's - at least for the moment - little…

News: 
Insanely bad! 10 Apple duds of the decade

Yes, the iPod. Yes, iTunes, iPhone, Mac OS X. But some Apple products from the past ten years have sucked really bad.

Review: 
Sena Wallet Skin iPhone case review

The Sena Wallet Skin doesn't just look like an expensive wallet - it is one!

Features: 
Happy 25th birthday, PowerPoint!

You probably missed it. Hell, I missed it (because it happened 5 days ago), but Microsoft PowerPoint is 25 years old.

Features: 
Broadband speed bores again

Every few weeks the media awakes to the fact that broadband speeds don't always (ok, never) match up to the claims made by the telecoms suppliers.

News: 
O2 free Twitter updates live early

O2, Apple's exclusive carrier for the iPhone, has teamed up with Twitter to make its users tweets mobile.

Features: 
Microsoft winning against Apple and Google

A week is a long time in the world of technology. After looking for some time like it's on the precipice of disaster, Microsoft is on a bit of a…

News: 
How 3 year olds consume media: the new shock report

As 15 years old is practically adult I determined to discover what real kids do with today's multi-platorm media. So I asked my three-year-old…

News: 
Upgrading to iPhone 3G S from iPhone and iPhone 3G

Only new customers and those who are out of contract qualify for the new iPhone prices. That leaves a lot of current iPhone and iPhone 3G users…


 

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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