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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: 
10 best kids' tablets 2014/2015 UK: What's the best tablet for children?

Here's where we test, rate and review the best children's tabletw available to buy in the UK in 2014/2015.

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Fitbit Flex review - fitness monitor wristband that's cool and fun

The Fitbit Flex is a cool fitness-tracking wristband that will keep you motivated for exercise and keep you moving.

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Parents' guide to safer Internet and gadget use for children - survey shows risk to kids

With a third of kids admitting to viewing unsafe websites and playing inappropriate games parents should read these tips to keep their children…

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Best kids smartwatch: VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch vs Leapfrog LeapBand - VTech for entertainment, LeapBand for activity

Which is the best smartwatch for kids? Leapfrog LeapBand or VTech Kidizoon Smart Watch.

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VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch review – multi-function fun kids smartwatch

The VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch is packed with multimedia features, looks smart and is bags of fun – except for its rather dull games.

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The best maths apps for children - iPhone, iPad and Android apps for kids

We’ve picked the best maths games apps (iPhone, iPad and Android) aimed at pre-school/foundation level and primary/elementary school children,…

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Fitbit Charge HR review – hands on with the fitness tracker with heart-rate monitor

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

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VIDEO: Leapfrog LeapPad 3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi reviewed by kids

We enlist the help of some kids to review Leapfrog's latest kids tablets: the LeapPad 3 and Ultra XDi.

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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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New 2014 Fitbit Surge and Charge activity trackers release date, price, specs, new features, photos

November date for Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Fitbit Surge in 2015: When, what and how much? New Fitbit activity trackers to add heart rate, GPS,…


 

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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