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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: 
Psystar Mac clone Apple 'publicity stunt'

No one really gives a damn when a new PC manufacturer enters the market selling its own-branded Windows computer. The launches of Wizard Micro,…

News: 
In pictures: 10 years of iMac

It was 10 years ago – on May 6, 1998 – that Apple unveiled the computer that revolutionised the company and marked the end of the beige box…

Features: 
First April Fool spotted 31st March 2008

iPod and iPhone case and accessory manufacturer Proporta starts the 2008 April Fool ball rolling with a press release about its Advanced Pane…

Features: 
BBC rapped for dropping weather forecast

Web users really do dislike change. AT PC Advisor we recently changed our masthead and background colour and received a sharp backlash from…

Features: 
Apple fans blitz brand survey

Apple has won another bunch of awards for being the western world’s number-one brand. This isn’t at all surprising as Apple is…

Features: 
YouTube generation criminals 'very stupid'

Every other day there’s a story in the news of some dangerous prank or criminal activity being aired on YouTube. Whether it’s…

Review: 
Proporta Echo iPhone screen protector

The Echo is a washable mirror-screen protector that turns the iPhone into a mirror when the display backlight is off. When turned on the screen is…

Features: 
iPod users blamed for own deaths

Who is to blame for the rise in pedestrian deaths in the City of London? Drunk drivers? Motorists using their mobile phones? Bendy buses? Ken…

Features: 
What has an iPod nano got in common with a muffin?

National consumer inflation figures are worked out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which has a 650-strong “basket of goods and…

Features: 
Microsoft joins anti-Clarkson campaign

We’ve all seen the idiots driving with one hand on the steering wheel and the other clutching a mobile phone, distractedly aiming their cars…


 

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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