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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


Review: 
App Savvy book review

How to make your iPad or iPhone app stand out in Apple’s highly competitive App Store.

Review: 
STM Scout laptop bag review

Laptop shoulder bag for that army surplus look.

Review: 
STM Sonic laptop bag review

STM's Sonic medium laptop shoulder bag looks like one of those old airline flight bags from the 1960s and 1970s.

Review: 
Sena Folio iPad case review

The super-smart Sena Folio offers not just real leather but an interior soft velvet lining.

Review: 
Sena ZipBook iPad case review

The Sena ZipBook is made with shock-absorbent padded premium leather that cushions the iPad’s screen from knocks.

Review: 
Incase iPad Convertible Book Jacket review

The really neat feature of the Incase Convertible Book Jacket is its built-in three-position convertible stand, enabled by simply folding back the…

Review: 
Powermonkey-classic V2 review

The Powermonkey-classic V2 from PowerTraveller is a palm-sized portable power charger that can link to a wide bunch of battery-hungry gadgets,…

Review: 
Mili Powerspring iPhone power/case review

The Mili Powerspring is a protective rigid case that can nearly double your iPhone's battery life.

Review: 
Just Mobile UpStand iPad stand review

The Just Mobile UpStand is a stylish lightweight aluminium desktop stand.

News: 
OPINION: Not such a bad month for Apple

Apple ridiculed over Antennagate and iPhone 4’s Grip of Death. It’s not all bad news.


 

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.

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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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