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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: 
TP-Link 300Mbps AV500 WiFi Powerline Extender review - fast, Wi-Fi and Powerline adapters

The TP-Link 300Mbps AV500 WiFi Powerline Extender is a fast Powerline adapter starter kit that offers Wi-Fi and multiple Ethernet ports.

Review: 
BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit review - black box offers Powerline and Wi-Fi

Mini and Max models of 500Mbps BT Powerline adapters, offering speedy Wi-Fi and two ethernet ports, plus a pass-through power socket on the base…

Features: 
Best telling time apps - games that teach children to tell the time

Learning to tell the time isn't as easy as it looks. These telling the time apps and games for iPhone, iPad and Android will help kids learn and…

Review: 
Mophie Juice Pack, Air, Plus for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews: Mophie battery cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Mophie Juice Pack Air & Plus reviews: Mophie battery cases for iPhone 6

Features: 
The best touchscreen-friendly gloves – gloves that work with capacitive touch phones, tablets

Need gloves that work with your iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet? These special touchscreen gloves will keep your digits warm and digital…

News: 
Fitbit adds UK food database, public challenges and multi-tracker functions

New UK food-logging and calorie-counting features join new activity tracker functions and community challemges.

Features: 
How to organise cable clutter with these charger cable tidy tips

Inexpensive ways to tame charger cable clutter.

Review: 
Sena Commuter Bag for MacBooks review: luxury leather laptop briefcase

Top-quality, luxury leather briefcase or satchel for laptops is equipped with handy organisational pockets and bundles of burnished charm.

Features: 
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

VTech Action Cam sports camcorder for children.

Review: 
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam review – a GoPro for kids and cheapskate extreme sports fans

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is a fun action camcorder for children that's much cheaper than a GoPro.


 

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…

Features: 
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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