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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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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.

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UK Child Benefit discs 'stolen' says con legend

Legendary ex-con Frank Abagnale is certain that the two discs containing the records of up to 25 million child benefit claimants were stolen to…

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Apple iPhone UK launch disaster

It's one of those regrettable incidents that make Apple CEO Steve Jobs tear up business contracts and someone else's head off. The UK launch of…

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Apple board member wins Nobel Prize

Five months ago Apple CEO Steve Jobs proposed that former US Vice President Al Gore would easily win if he stood for President of the United…

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Zune 2 shivers in iPod's shadow

Doesn't Microsoft ever get fed up with playing catch up with Apple?

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Revealed: Worst Christmas presents for men

Christmas is less than three months away (groan...), and it's time for everyone to start worrying about what to buy their loved ones.

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iPhone could make you more stupid

The dangers of mobile phones ("brain burners!") and Wi-Fi (child killer!") are much debated. A new study suggests that using a mobile phone…

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Radiohead go digital … at last!

While the world has been anxiously awaiting The Beatles back catalogue to be available as digital downloads, it's often forgotten that two other…

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Happy Birthday, Google!

I love lists of things that happened on certain days. No one day is so boring that at least five significant historical events haven't occurred…

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Google's moon offer 'pathetic'

If you thought Google was splashing the cash around, you ain't seen nothing yet.


 

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.

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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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