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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: 
Creative Hitz WP380 wireless Bluetooth headphones review - great sound, no cables

The Creative Hitz WP380 wireless Bluetooth headphones sound great, are comfortable and free you from the tyranny of tangled cables.

Features: 
How to fix YouTube videos that stop, pause or freeze after a few seconds – Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE

YouTube pausing after 5-7 seconds or more in your browser? Here's a bunch of fixes to try to get YouTube working again.

Review: 
Mophie Space Pack review - 16GB, 32GB battery and storage case for iPhone 5/5s

The Mophie Space Pack is a battery case for iPhone 5 and 5s that also offers up to 32GB of extra storage space.

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.

Features: 
What is the difference between 3G, 4G, GPRS, E and Wi-fi: Mobile connectivity explained

4G, 3G, E, GPRS, Wi-Fi - what those things on your mobile really mean. It's about your smartphone data network strengths and speeds.

Video: 
Fitbit One review - tracks steps, stairs, calories and sleep with this great wearable

The Fitbit One is a well-rounded tracker that monitors everything you'd want, and lets you compete with friends. Watch our video review to find…

Video: 
Fitbits compared - Fitbit Force vs Fitbit One vs Fitbit Zip vs Fitbit Flex

We take a look a the Fitbit activity tracker range and go through the pros and cons of the Fitbit Force, Fitbit One, Fitbit Zip and Fitbit Flex.

Review: 
Polar Loop review - activity tracker wristband that's fit for sports people

The Polar Loop is an activity tracking wristband that will appeal to sports and fitness people with its multi-sports angle and heart-rate sensor…

Features: 
Best Phonics apps for kids - reading, writing, spelling apps on iPhone, iPad and Android

The best phonics apps reviewed for kids learning to read and write.

News: 
Fitbit withdraws Force over rash fear – promises next-generation Fitbit activity tracker soon

Fitbit Force taken off sale, but 'next-generation' Fitbit wristband promised 'soon'.


 

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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