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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


Features: 
Apple's horrible mouse legacy

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the computer mouse. Apple was one of the first computer manufacturers to incorporate a mouse with its…

Features: 
Lay off Apple's 'really fast' iPhone 3G ad

Another Apple iPhone 3G advert has been pulled from our screens because a handful - albeit a rather horrible hand with 17 fingers - of pedants…

Features: 
Yawn, another World of Warcraft PR stunt

On the day that the new World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King game hit the shops the BBC ran several lengthy stories on different TV…

Features: 
Anti-Apple music industrys latest own goal

The largest music download sites are taking the fight to Apple iTunes with a new secret weapon to stop the iPod music service - literally - in its…

Features: 
Prince Charles humiliated by Japanese robot

Poor old Prince Charles. He hates modern things such as buildings not built with hewn stone, mutant GM crops and his former missus - preferring…

Features: 
Librarians prefer video games to books

There's a lot of tosh written about how video games are killing books and, indeed, killing people - or certainly brainwashing people to kill…

Features: 
Apple blasted for US iPod grammar horror

An online promo for Apple's latest range of iPods has been attacked by grammar puritans - in the strongest possible terms.

Features: 
How to save money buying a new iPod

Thinking of how to buy a cheap iPod?

News: 
Google Chrome borrows from Opera browser

Opera co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner told PC Advisor that he welcomes Google's Chrome web browser, even though he notes that itv appears to…

Features: 
Google's Chrome has no chance of success. Fact!

Google is planning its own web browser, called Chrome, in what is a rather obvious move for the Internet search giant. A browser is the first…


 

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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