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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: 
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…

Features: 
10 guaranteed ways to be a Twitter superstar

Everyone wants to be a Twitter superstar, don't they? You needs a lot of followers. Like thousands. Hundreds of thousands. Or a million.

Features: 
U2 at Amazon: Ive only just found what Im looking for

I've become a big fan of Amazon's iTunes Music Store killer Amazon MP3.

Review: 
Darwin200 Alu-Leather Edge iPhone Case review

Proporta has seized on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin to introduce a limited-edition iPhone case.

Features: 
Bowie proves Twitter ain't cool

It used to be cool to be on Twitter, but I think those days are numbered.

Review: 
Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse review

The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse can work like a trackball or as a traditional mouse. Just double-click the area around the mounted…

Features: 
BBC's brainless Mac vs PC test

What was the point of the BBC asking a Microsoft employee to test a Mac Plus against a modern-day Windows PC?


 

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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