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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: 
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'.

Features: 
Devolo dLAN 650 gigabit Powerline adapters promise 600Mbps speed

New Devolo tech speeds dLAN 650+ and 650 triple+ gigabit Ethernet 600Mbps Powerline adapters.

News: 
Smartwatches vs activity trackers - Wearable fitness tech gets serious

Consumerisation of health drives fitness trackers faster than gimmicky smartwatches.

News: 
New Fitbit Force wristband UK - adds missing Flex features

Updated with UK release date information, withdrawl,pre-order, plus software update. The new Fitbit Force activity-tracking wristband answers the…

Review: 
Fitbit Force review - hands on with activity tracker wristband that helps you get fit

Feel the Force – Fitbit's latest activity tracker is a big step forward on its own Flex and other competing fitness wristbands.

Features: 
Which Fitbit is best to buy? Fitbit Flex vs Fitbit Force, One or Zip activity tracker

Fitbits compared: features, prices, displays, batteries, and water resistance – we compare and recommend the best Fitbit activity tracker for you.

Features: 
How to fix broken Fitbit – sync Fitbit with phone app

Fitbit Fix tips: how to mend a Fitbit tracker that's not syncing with the app any more.

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.


 

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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