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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


News: 
Mophie Space Pack iPhone case adds up to 32GB extra storage to iPhone 5 and 5s

New Mophie Space Pack battery case adds storage (up to 32GB) as well as extra battery life.

Features: 
Airline boarding pass won't print – how to print airline boarding pass

Airlines, such as Singapore Air, use Pop Up windows to print boarding passes. Here's how to make them work for you.

Features: 
Taking your iPhone, Android phone abroad? Avoid data roaming charges

It's time to pack your suitcase and go on vacation, or away on business. Don't forget your iPhone or Android phone - but do read our Top 10 tips…

Review: 
Sky+ app review - full control of Sky+ box from mobile and tablet

The updated Sky+ app for iOS and Android offers near full control of your Sky+HD box from near and far.

Features: 
The 5 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 5 best Powerline adapters available to buy in the UK right now.

Review: 
TP-Link AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through review - fast Powerline

The TP-Link AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through is a mouthful of a name but achieved record scores in our real-world speed tests.

Review: 
D-Link AV500 2-Port Mini Adapter Starter Kit review - multiple port Powerline that lacks speed

Smart Powerline adapters that boast two ethernet ports but are let down by below-average speeds.

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: 
Netgear Powerline 500 review - discreet adapters to create fast home network

Great value for a 500Mbps Powerline starter kit the Netgear Powerline 500 offers decent speeds but not Wi-Fi or multiple ethernet ports.

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…


 

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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