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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: 
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.

Review: 
Truffol Signature iPhone case review - quality case in wood, leather or steel

The Truffol Signature case for iPhone 5 and 5s is a luxury case that shouts craftsmanship and cool.

News: 
Apple beaten in China smartphone war - Chinese OEMs smack iPhone

Forget Apple. Chinese OEMs are set to beat iPhone in global sales by 2015.

Review: 
Fitbit Flex review - fitness monitor wristband that's cool and fun

The Fitbit Flex is a cool fitness-tracking wristband that will keep you motivated for exercise and keep you moving.

Features: 
First iPhone 5C cases revealed - before Apple announces new models

New cases for Apple's iPhone 5C announced before Apple announces iPhone 5C.

Features: 
Mophie Helium iPhone 5 case in new colours - red, green, blue, purple, pink

Mophie Juice Pack Helium now available in multiple colours: blue, purple, pink, green, red, black and silver.

Features: 
Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S4 - battery case offers 80% charge

The Mophie Juice Pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S4 promises a near full charge as well as robust protection for the Android smartphone.

News: 
eBay site down - auction site maintenance over runs

Auction site eBay was down for a large portion of August 23, 2013, and problems not entirely fixed by the next day.

Features: 
Apple A-Z

Apple by numbers... I mean, letters.


 

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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