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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: 
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: 
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.

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.

Review: 
Apple 27-inch iMac (Late-2013) reviews - including the Ultimate iMac

The giant 27-inch iMac makes a great computer or movie screen player. We test all the available models.

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.

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.


 

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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