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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: 
Online passwords 'too much for modern minds'

Another day, another survey about how bloomin' stupid we all are at basic computer security.

Features: 
Die, Scrabulous, die!

I like Facebook, although I certainly spend less time seeing what trivialities my 'friends' are up to than a year ago. It's not all a pleasure,…

Review: 
Das Blau Slipper Case for iPhone

Das Blau has a reputation for high-quality leather and fabric goods for the iPod, and this is true for its new iPhone and iPod touch case.

News: 
Apple to reduce UK iTunes prices by 5p

Apple today announced that within six months it will lower the prices it charges for music on its UK iTunes Store to match the already…

Features: 
How Apple spoiled my Christmas

December 4: Order two hardcover books from Apple's iPhoto service, as presents for friends. Delivery promised before Christmas.

Features: 
Man chokes on $85,000 mobile bill

If you thought Apple's iPhone charges were high, spare a thought for the man who just got an $85,000 (£41,000) mobile phone bill.

Features: 
Social networks overtake Webmail

During October, UK Internet visits to social networks - such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace - overtook visits to web-based email services -…

Review: 
Belkin Flex Active Sport Armband for iPhone

Belkin has a sports armband for Apple's iPhone. Its hand-washable cool black neoprene material is lightweight and comfortable, and its Velcro…

Features: 
Apple's UK iPhone sales 'low'

Apple's iPhone may well be the most amazing mobile phone ever (if you ignore the poor camera and swallow the extraordinary price) but UK sales are…

Features: 
Next iPhone will tune into your tastes

If you thought that Apple's iPhone was smart you should take a look at what mobile boffins are working on now.


 

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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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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