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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: 
Bellroy Travel Wallet review - fantastic passport-carrying leather wallet

The Bellroy Travel Wallet keeps all your travel documents, money and cards in one handy place.

Review: 
Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries toothbrush review - get Bluetooth for white teeth

The Oral-B Pro 6000 and Pro 6500 SmartSeries electric toothbrushes use Bluetooth to sync to a smartphone app.

Features: 
How much screen time is healthy for children? Health risks of too much kid screen time

How much screen time is healthy? Guidelines to reduce a child's screen time for health, psychological and educational benefits.

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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,…

Features: 
What is Powerline – simple to set up, faster-than-Wi-Fi home network

Powerline is a great home-network technology, but be warned there are some pretty blatant exaggerations of potential speeds – we explain how it…

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The 12 best Powerline adapters 2014: Here are the best Powerline adapters you can buy in the UK right now

Here's where we rank and review 2014's 12 best Powerline adapters available to buy in the UK right now.

Review: 
Devolo dLan 650 triple+ Powerline adapters review - new-generation Powerline tech

The Devolo dLAN 650+ and 650 triple+ use the latest “600Mbps” Powerline chips, Gigabit Ethernet and a clever “range+” technology.

Review: 
Apple MacBook Air 11in and 13in (Early 2014) review: true laptop longevity now available

Apple's new MacBook Air marks the day we can expect true all-day battery life from a performance laptop. Read our review of the Apple MacBook Air…

Review: 
BuQu PowerArmour battery case for iPhone 5/5s review - powerful and robust case

The BuQu PowerArmour is a one-piece battery case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s that has the most powerful battery pack we've seen in a phone case,…

Review: 
Onaji Pawa Card review - slim, 3-in-1 connector battery pack for smartphones

Banish cables and short-term battery woes with the Onaji Pawa Card, which offers a 25% charge, choice of connectors and even a little torch.


 

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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