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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


Review: 
PNY PowerPack DCM2200/DCL2200/T2600 reviews - portable battery packs for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry

PNY's portable PowerPacks are light and portable battery packs for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

Features: 
New 2014 Fitbit Surge and Charge activity trackers release date, price, specs, new features: coming soon

Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Fitbit Surge: When, what and how much? New Fitbit activity trackers to add heart rate, GPS, mapping.

Review: 
Devolo dLan 1200+ Powerline adapter review – fastest Powerline tested

Tested! The Devolo dLan 1200+ Powerline adapter promises Gigabit speeds using two new hot home network technologies.

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The 13 best Powerline adapters 2014: Here are the best Powerline adapters you can buy in the UK right now

Here's where we rank and review 2014's 13 best Powerline adapters available to buy in the UK right now.

Review: 
Sennheiser MM 400-X Bluetooth headphones review – super-portable with excellent audio

The Sennheiser MM 400-X Bluetooth headphones offer true portability with excellent wired and wireless audio.

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11 best kids' tablets: What's the best tablet for children?

Here's where we test, rate and review the 11 best children's tablete available to buy in the UK in 2014.

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi reviews – tablets specially built for kids

The latest Leapfrog LeapPad tablets specially built for children both offer wi-fi and a choice of 500 apps and games to buy.

Review: 
FUEL iON case and charge base kit – magnetic smartphone charging dock

The FUEL iON is part protective case, part magnetic charging dock for the iPhone 5 or 5s, plus Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 or Note 3.

Features: 
Devolo unveils fastest Powerline ever: gigabit dLAN 1200+

Devolo to show off 1.2Gbps gigabit Powerline adapters at September's IFA 2014.

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How to get your Sky remote to control your TV's volume: Use your Sky+ remote to control the telly

How to pair your new Sky remote control with your TV. It's easy but a bit convoluted. How to get your Sky remote to control your TV's volume.


 

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.

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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Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

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