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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: 
BREAKING NEWS! O2 alerts iPhone users of 3G upgrade

Owners of Apple’s first-generation iPhone have been contacted by UK carrier O2 by text message, alerting them to forthcoming news on privileged…

Features: 
3G iPhone ruins Apple's green credentials

Apple has missed a “big chance” to advance green credentials by “not improving the environmental performance of the new version…

Features: 
YouTube bars UK users from sign up

Could it really be true that YouTube has made it impossible for residents of the UK to sign up? That’s the shocking finding of PC Advisor…

Features: 
Government's Crime Maps nonsense

I live in a quiet, pretty street just a couple of hundred yards from a lush park where it's common to bump into London mayor Boris Johnson out for…

Review: 
Dualit DAB Lite review

Need a decent DAB radio to complement your posh toaster? Look no further...

Features: 
Apple's .Mac dead already

Apple’s soon-to-be-relaunched .Mac suite of online services has been experiencing severe problems today, with the main site unavailable, and…

Review: 
Proporta Ted Baker mobile/iPod charger review

Ted's Six Pack is stylish without being poncy, and should be an essential part of any man's travel bag, alongside the King of Shaves shave gel,…

Features: 
Apple to launch Windows online services

Following the cross-platform success of the iPod and iPhone, Apple is to abandon its Mac-only online services in favour of a multi-OS collection…

Review: 
iPhone Headphone Jack Adaptor review

Proporta’s iPhone Headphone Jack Adaptor is flexible and is 135mm long.

Features: 
YouTube 'a Dark Ages bestiary'

In an article in The Sunday Times arch purveyor of good taste AA Gill ruminates on the YouTube phenomenon and gets over the atmosphere rather well:


 

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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