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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


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UK newspapers online success

While everyone on the tube or bus reads Metro, London Lite or whatever other freebie newspaper is shoved into their hands, it appears that most…

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Facebook is... dying

According to data from Nielsen Online ace social networking site Facebook has suffered its first drop in UK users, with users falling 5% to 8.5…

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UPDATED: Apple iPod shuffle review

Apple's first iPod shuffle was the smallest digital-music player on the market. Version 2 makes that old model look positively cumbersome. And now…

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Banksy's revenge on eBay sellers

Following the sale of one of his artworks for over £200,000 on Internet auction site eBay mysterious street artist Banksy appears to be…

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No one asked for a more expensive iPhone!

Can you believe it? Apple has released a new iPhone, and it costs more than the first one! Ok, it has twice the disk capacity at 16GB, but it…

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i-Station Traveller for iPhone

The first speaker system specifically designed for the iPhone is Logic3's i-Station Traveller for iPhone.

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Ikea incompatible with Vista, Mac, Firefox, laptops...

Imagine a major, modern global retail brand that could soon find itself incompatible with all new computers. Ladies and gentlemen, let me…

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Is MacBook Air new Cube?

Wow, it's thin - but isn't Apple's new MacBook Air just a laptop version of the company's beautiful but massively compromised Power Mac G4 Cube…

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iPhone is still a bit rubbish at texting

I'm loving some of the new features released with the free iPhone 1.1.3 update, but the texting abilities are still rather primitive - not really…

Review: 
Otterbox Armor iPhone case

Using the Armor is like strapping your iPhone into a Challenger tank. Hard impact-absorbing grey rubber and plastic surround the phone.


 

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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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?

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Leapfrog LeapPad 2 review

 Yes, you can buy games cartridges as well as download.

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Best tablets of 2012

 What "cold cash" are you referring to?

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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…

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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…

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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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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...