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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: 
Labyrinth for iPhone review

Roll a virtual metal ball around a virtual maze, avoiding virtual holes.

Features: 
Microsoft terror of Mac virus horror

At PC Advisor we're very tight on security. We review all the latest security software tools, block spam, fry malware, assassinate spyware, and…

Features: 
Apple loses site of Me: Why I'm dumping MobileMe

One of the things that I like most about being a Mac user is HomePage – a wonderfully easy and stylish photo-sharing tool in Apple’s…

Review: 
Apple MobileMe 1.1 review

Overhauled .Mac service gets pushy and cross-platform, but problems continue.

News: 
Apple sues Mac cloner Psystar

Apple is now suing rogue Mac clone maker Psystar for violating its Mac OS X shrink-wrap licence.

News: 
Apple axes .Mac applications

Apple has dumped its HomePage application and made users splash out extra cash on iLife.

Features: 
Apple vet fails to buy iPhone 3G

As a former editor of Macworld I’m something of a veteran of Apple product launches, and have been the very definition of an early adopter.

News: 
MobileMe blinking on and off

Apple’s replacement service for .Mac, MobileMe, hasn’t officially launched yet, but the software to upgrade is on Apple’s servers. Logging on to…

News: 
Apple opens the iPhone AppStore

A day before the launch of its iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 software Apple has opened its iPhone AppStore, selling 500 new smartphone applications.

News: 
iPhone 3G: Your top 25 questions answered

Whether you have an iPhone already and want to upgrade or you've been waiting for an iPhone with lightning data-download speeds, we have all (ok,…


 

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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