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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 Smart Watch review – multi-function fun kids smartwatch

The VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch is packed with multimedia features, looks smart and is bags of fun – except for its rather dull games.

Features: 
The best maths apps for children - iPhone, iPad and Android apps for kids

We’ve picked the best maths games apps (iPhone, iPad and Android) aimed at pre-school/foundation level and primary/elementary school children,…

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VIDEO: Leapfrog LeapPad 3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi reviewed by kids

We enlist the help of some kids to review Leapfrog's latest kids tablets: the LeapPad 3 and Ultra XDi.

Review: 
PNY PowerPack DCM2200/DCL2200/T2600 reviews - portable battery packs for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry

PNY's portable PowerPacks are light and portable battery packs for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

Review: 
Sennheiser MM 400-X Bluetooth headphones review – super-portable with excellent audio

The Sennheiser MM 400-X Bluetooth headphones offer true portability with excellent wired and wireless audio.

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Leapfrog LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi reviews – tablets specially built for kids

The latest Leapfrog LeapPad tablets specially built for children both offer wi-fi and a choice of 500 apps and games to buy.

Review: 
FUEL iON case and charge base kit – magnetic smartphone charging dock

The FUEL iON is part protective case, part magnetic charging dock for the iPhone 5 or 5s, plus Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 or Note 3.

Features: 
Devolo unveils fastest Powerline ever: gigabit dLAN 1200+

Devolo to show off 1.2Gbps gigabit Powerline adapters at September's IFA 2014.

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How to get your Sky remote to control your TV's volume: Use your Sky+ remote to control the telly

How to pair your new Sky remote control with your TV. It's easy but a bit convoluted. How to get your Sky remote to control your TV's volume.

Review: 
USB wall charging flat plate review: power sockets and USB slots in one

Slots of USB power – a wall plate with both sockets and USB slots.


 

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.

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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?

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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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