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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: 
USB wall charging flat plate review: power sockets and USB slots in one

Slots of USB power – a wall plate with both sockets and USB slots.

Features: 
Sproutling smart sensor predicts how long baby will sleep: release date, price

Parents rejoice, a new baby sleep sensor predicts how long your baby will sleep for.

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Leapfrog LeapBand review – hands on with the fun kids' activity tracker

Hands on review of the Leapfrog LeapBand kids activity tracker that aims to get children moving with a series of physical challenges and fun games.

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Osmo for iPad games review: new family games platform for iPad

Osmo is a brilliant set of family games, which adds a base unit to the iPad and opens up a whole new gaming platform for the iPad.

Features: 
Violet wristband/clip tracker tracks UV sun exposure and Vitamin D

New wearable tech wristband/clip tracker monitors your UV sun exposure and Vitamin D levels.

Features: 
Which Fitbit is best to buy? Fitbit Flex vs Fitbit Force, 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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How to fix Fitbit Force Console display

How to recover your Fitbit Force from a CONSOLE error.

Features: 
8 best iPhone battery cases: best iPhone 5 and 5s battery cases of 2014

We test and rate the best battery cases for iphone 5 and iPhone 5s.

Review: 
Dexim XPowerSkin Battery Case review – extra power for iPhone 5/5s

The Dexim XPowerSkin is a battery case for iPhone 5 and 5s that underperforms and is over priced.

Review: 
Phonesuit Flex XT Micro Battery Pack review: no need to carry a cable with you

The Phonesuit Flex XT is a pocket-sized wireless battery pack for iPhone 5, 5c and 5s, and Android smartphones that doesn't require a cable.


 

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?

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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…

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…

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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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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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