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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: 
Upp Fuel Cell Energy review - first-gen power charger for off-grid adventurers

The Upp Fuel Cell is an innovative new Hydrogen-based battery recharger that's big and heavy but best suited to off-grid situations.

Review: 
Tado thermostat review - smart thermostat remote control via mobile app

The Tado smart thermostat and remote-control app promises to save up to 30% on your heating and energy bills.

Review: 
Solwise SmartLink 1200AV2 HomePlug Adapter review: super-fast Powerline

The Solwise SmartLink PL1200AV2 Passthrough PIGGY Adapter is one of the fastest Powerline adapters we've tested, and boasts two Gigabit Ethernet…

Features: 
How to improve Wi-Fi in the home: Wi-Fi extenders vs Powerline adapters

Tips and gadgets to improve your home Wi-Fi, from Wi-Fi extenders to Powerline network adapters, USB dongles and router advice.

Features: 
Mophie Juice Pack battery cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus: UK prices, release date

New Mophie Juice Pack battery cases for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announced.

Review: 
AKG Y45 BT headphones review – stylish, portable Bluetooth headphones

The AKG Y45 BT Bluetooth headphones offer wireless audio and fold-away portability.

Review: 
Esorun iStand 6 battery case for iPhone 6 review - powerful charging case for iPhone 6

The first battery case for iPhone 6 that we've tested, the iStand 6 is going to take some beating.

Review: 
Energy Headphones BT2 Bluetooth review - affordable, portable Bluetooth headphones

The Energy BT2 Bluetooth headphones are well designed, portable and very affordable.

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review: like a Fitbit Force but better (thanks to call notifications and auto sleep tracking)

Fitbit Charge takes over from the Fitbit Force, marking a step up from the Flex and other competing wristbands. Here's our Fitbit Charge review.

Review: 
VTech InnoTab Max review - kids tablet with web browsing and messaging

The VTech InnoTab Max is a kids tablet for children aged 3-6 that includes Wi-Fi for safe web browsing and messaging apps.


 

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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