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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


News: 
Android Enterprise takes on iOS and aims to bury BlackBerry

Android makers beef up smartphone security to win the Enterprise war.

Features: 
Best place to buy LeapPad 2, Ultra

Where's the best place to buy the LeapPad Ultra or smaller LeapPad 2, the hottest kids' tablet gifts this Christmas?

Features: 
Fitbit launches pink Fitbit Flex - raising money for Breast Cancer awareness

A new pink version of the Fitbit Flex activity wristband helps raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

Review: 
2TB Sky+HD box review - massive PVR storage capacity, now with built-in Wi-Fi

The 2TB Sky+HD box offers massive storage for your TV recordings in a new slimmer case, and with built-in Wi-Fi.

Features: 
12 best kid's tablets for Christmas: children's tablet gift ideas for Xmas

This time 24 months ago your child probably hadn't heard of a tablet, now the chances are that a tablet is top of your kid's Christmas list.…

Features: 
How to open Adobe CS Photoshop, InDesign in OS X Mavericks - quick fix

Fix! Adobe CS Photoshop, InDesign not working in OS X Mavericks? Here's how to fix it.

Review: 
Just Mobile AluCable, AluCable Mini, AluCable Twist review - alternative Lightning iOS connector cables

There are alternatives to Apple's all-white Lightning connector cables for iPhones and iPads. We liked Just Mobile's varied AluCable range.

Review: 
TP-Link AV500+ Gigabit Powerline Adaptor with AC Pass Through Starter Kit review

This TP-Link kit is low priced, purely plug and play and when benchmarked its speeds were a little faster than its rival. Find out more in our…

Features: 
How to fix iMessage not working in iOS 7 - three simple steps

How to fix iMessage if it's not working for you any more in iOS 7.

Features: 
VTech unveils InnoTab 3S and InnoTab 3 - new kids tablet features wi-fi

Vtech has a new, updated tablet for kids, the InnoTab 3S with wi-fi, plus a compact InnoTab 3 model.


 

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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