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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: 
Creative Sound Blaster JAM Bluetooth Headphones review: great sound for tiny price

The Creative Sound Blaster JAM headphones offer cable-free Bluetooth plus impressive audio and lightweight comfort.

Review: 
TP-Link AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter Starter Kit review

The TP-Link AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is a well-priced, no-frills set of two fast Powerline adapters.

Features: 
How to fix broken Fitbit – sync Fitbit with phone app

Fitbit Fix tips: how to mend a Fitbit tracker that's not syncing with the app any more.

Features: 
The 15 best Powerline adapters 2015: Here are the best Powerline adapters you can buy in the UK right now

Here's where we rank and review 2015's 15 best Powerline adapters available to buy in the UK right now.

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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.

Features: 
Which Fitbit is best to buy? Fitbit Flex vs Fitbit Charge, HR, Surge, One or Zip activity tracker

Fitbits compared: features, prices, displays, batteries, and water resistance – we compare and recommend the best Fitbit activity tracker for you.

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10 best kids' tablets 2015 UK: What's the best tablet for children?

Here's where we test, rate and review the best children's tablets available to buy in the UK in 2015.

Features: 
Best battery cases for iPhone 6, 6 Plus: get protection and power from a case with a built-in battery

What's the best iPhone 6 battery case for you? Find out in our roundup of cases with built-in batteries.

Review: 
Fitbit Charge HR review: the fitness tracker with an always-on heart-rate monitor

The Fitbit Charge HR is an enhanced version of the Fitbit Charge activity tracker wristband, that adds continuous heart-rate monitoring alongside…

Review: 
Wellograph review: smart watch activity tracker looks the business

No ordinary activity tracker the Wellograph looks (and costs) like a premium smartwatch, but is focused on health and fitness only.


 

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…

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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?

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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