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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


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…

Review: 
Phonesuit Elite 5 Battery Case review - a real challenger to Mophie

The Phonesuit Elite 5 Battery Case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 is a real match for the all-powerful Mophie range of battery cases.

Review: 
ZyXel PLA4201 HD Powerline Adapter review - great value, tiny, speedy Powerline

The ZyXel HD Powerline Adapter 500Mbps (ZyXEL PLA4201) is a great-value set of Powerline adapters that performed well in our real-world speed tests.

Review: 
Linksys Powerline HomePlug AV2 Kit review - small, decent Powerline adapters

The Linksys Powerline HomePlug AV2 Kit is simple to set up, offers decent speeds, and is unobtrusive but is over priced for a non-WiFi solution.

Review: 
BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit review - big black box offers fast Powerline and Wi-Fi

Super-fast Powerline adapter kit from BT, offering speedy Wi-Fi, two ethernet ports and a pass-through power socket on the base unit.

Review: 
Netgear Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point review - neat little adaptors, average speeds

The Netgear Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point is a set of neat little Powerline adapters that also boast Wi-Fi functionality.

Review: 
Devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Network Kit review - Powerline adaptors with Wi-Fi

Dinky little Powerline adaptors that aren't the fastest but offer decent Wi-Fi and are a breeze to set up.

Review: 
Devolo dLAN 500AV Wireless+ Starter Kit review: plug and play Powerline Wi-Fi extender

The Devolo dLAN 500AV Wireless+ Starter Kit is a plug-&-lay Powerline way to to boost your Wi-Fi signal using your home's power lines. Take a look…

News: 
Apples 1,267% iPad storage rip off – scandulous Flash mark up exposed

Apple is marking up its iPad storage options by as much as 1,267 percent, claims consumer champion Which?.

Review: 
Netgear Powerline 200 Mini review - no thrills, basic Powerline adapters

The Netgear Powerline 200 Mini is a basic Powerline kit that is super cheap but not very fast.


 

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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