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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: 
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.

Features: 
How to cancel Amazon Prime: unsubscribe from Amazon Prime and get a refund

How to cancel your Amazon Prime membership or free trial, and get a refund.

Features: 
Best smart switches: Belkin WeMo Insight Switch vs Efergy Ego – how smart is home automation?

Which smart switch is right for you? We test the best home automation gadgets you can plug into a power socket.

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How to cut your electricity bill: Energy-saving tips including lowering PC power usage, smart thermostats and switching to LED bulbs

The best energy-saving tips to save you money and help save the planet: here's how to cut your electricity and heating bills.

Review: 
Fitbit Surge review – hands on with Fitbits fitness super watch, plus unboxing photos

Hands on with the Fitbit Surge – an heart-rate monitor and activity tracker with all the bells and whistles for the serious sports and fitness…

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New 2015 Fitbit Surge and Charge HR activity trackers UK release date, price, specs, new features, photos: New FitBit fitness bands now on sale

The Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge are now on sale in the UK. Here's everything you need to know about the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge UK…

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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.

Review: 
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale review - measures weight, body fat and BMI

The Fitbit Aria smart scales, measuring weight, body fat percentage and BMI, look great and sync wirelessly with your Fitbit Dashboard and mobile…

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.


 

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.

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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