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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: 
OPINION: Is Apple really such an innovator?

From the Apple I to the iPad Apple is credited with its game-changing engineering and design wonders. But is Apple really the über innovator or…

Review: 
Sennheiser PX 200 II review

The Sennheiser PX 200 II headphones are an excellent upgrade to the PX 200, with enhanced audio quality, better noise isolation, improved comfort…

News: 
PC Advisor passes 300,000 members

PC Advisor has passed the 300,000 mark on registered users to its website, pcadvisor.co.uk.

Features: 
O2's iPhone 4 price chart wrongness

O2, Apple’s original exclusive iPhone carrier, has announced its UK pricing for the hotly anticipated iPhone 4. It doesn’t take too…

Features: 
The real reason Google pretended to be Bing

Google’s homepage is back to its old white self and peace returns to the quiet world of search after 14 hours of sheer, excruciating visual…

Review: 
Alien Monster Mix and Match for iPhone review

Alien Monster Mix and Match is a simple, fun educational matching iPhone game for kids or very bored adults.

Review: 
Alien Monster Mix and Match for iPad review

Alien Monster Mix and Match is a simple, fun educational matching game for kids or very bored adults.

Features: 
Does Adobe really "Love Choice"?

Could you live without your iLife applications (iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, etc)? Or how about Apple’s iTunes? Microsoft’s Office apps:…

News: 
UK iPad prices announced

Apple has finally announced UK prices and an on-sale date for its much-trumpeted iPad tablet. Customers can pre-order the Wi-Fi and 3G iPads from…

News: 
Apple vs Adobe: Steve Jobs is Emperor Ming

Apple doesn’t love Adobe's Flash. It hates it. It wants Flash in the pan.


 

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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Three of the most expensive Limited Edition games ever made: Who's buying a $1,000,000 game?

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Co-op's Easter egg promo site is an Apple parody

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