Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen



Swansea University, Staffordshire University


iOS & macOS


Video Games

Privacy & Security

Smart Home

Home Networking


Consumer Technology

Social Media


  • Freelance technology and games writer since 2010. 
  • Published articles online with Mashable, TechRadar, PC World, Playboy, TrustedReviews, and many more. 
  • Guest speaker: BBC Radio: discussing Facebook gaming portal.



Jennifer Allen has been writing about technology since 2010. She specializes in iOS and Apple technology, as well as wearable technology and smart home devices. She's been a regular tech columnist for Paste Magazine, written for Wareable, TechRadar, Mashable, and PC World, as well as more diverse outlets including Playboy and ​Eurogamer.

She has written about subjects as varied as connected adult toys, smart clothing products, and gadgets to help the disabled, as well as more conventional subjects such as mobile devices, fitness gadgets, smart home technology, and everything in-between. She also regularly writes about other topics including gaming, film, and fitness. 

My Gear

My personal set-up is a 2015 MacBook Pro that I regularly dual boot between MacOS and Windows 10. My portable setup is an iPad Air as well as an iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy phone. Besides those, I also have two Apple TV devices, a Fitbit Flex, series of WearOS based smartwatches, Apple Watch 4, every games console possible, and an impressive number of different Bluetooth speakers and headphones. I also regularly maintain a number of different Windows 10 based-PCs.



Jennifer received a Bachelor's Degree in Media and Communication Studies from Swansea University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Games Design from Staffordshire University. Much of her studies focused on how games and technology have impacted society.


A Message from Jennifer Allen

I love the joy that technology brings, as well as the practical applications it can provide people with on a daily basis. When used correctly, it can be a great source for good, ensuring that no one is left behind in this fast moving world. I'm passionate about helping people reach their full potential through the devices they own.

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