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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: 
Teachers demand YouTube shut down

When I was at school being dangled out of second-floor windows and having large hardback text books thrown at my head was captured only by the…

Review: 
iPod Suit (M&S)

Marks & Spencer has launched its own iPod Suit, which not only holds the digital music player but also features a set of controls within the…

Features: 
Altec Lansing VS2421 speaker system

While we wait for Apple's new iPods, Altec Lansing has launched a new compact speaker trio.

Features: 
Workers waste 20% of time on silly browsing

Are you at work? If so, are you bored? Sure?

Features: 
Lightning strikes iPod... twice!

With all this freak weather about you'd think that having some portable music about would be a godsend – something to listen to when stuck…

Features: 
M&S sells special iPod pants (and jacket)

Famed for its ladies knickers, men's socks, superior foodstuffs and Apple-like proprietary St Michael brand, British high street retailer Marks…

Features: 
Microsoft warns world to be less proprietary

Sit down. Relax. Take a deep breath. You are about to hear something that is sure to annoy you.

Features: 
95.5% polled want iPhone now

There's enough iPhone hype out there to drown out news that Paris Hilton was seen pole dancing for Harry Potter. Either Apple has invented the…

News: 
Gore responds to Steve Jobs' US President plan

Former US Vice President Al Gore appeared on BBC television today, and thanked Apple CEO Steve Jobs for proposing him as the next President of the…

Features: 
Microsoft lampooned for giant Surface computer

Just days after Microsoft unveiled its table-top 'Surface' computer the YouTube parodies have begun.


 

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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