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Jim Martin

Jim Martin

Jim is Editor of PC Advisor and has been testing and reviewing both hardware and software for 15 years. These days his specialities include tablets, smartphones and gadgets as well as writing and commissioning reviews, features and tutorials. Jim is also a proud dad, drinker (and brewer) of real ale and ardent motorsport fan.


 

Articles by Jim Martin


Review: 
Huawei Ascend G7 review: a tempting combo: Android, 5.5in display and 4G all for less than £200

Huawei's Ascend G7 is a 5.5in mid-range Android smartphone with a metal chassis and decent specs. Here's our Huawei Ascend G7 review.

Features: 
How to improve smartphone battery life: 10 tips and tricks to make your phone's battery last longer

Fed up with charging your phone every night? We offer some simple tips and tricks you can use to make your battery last longer.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

The Nexus Player is Google’s set-top media streamer and follows on from the best-selling Chromecast. It’s like Apple’s TV and Roku 3, but even…

Features: 
How to delete a corrupt file or a file that refuses to be deleted in Windows

Usually it's easy to delete files, and it's much more common to delete a file by accident. However, there are some files which pose a problem and…

Features: 
How to use a spare internal hard drive as an external hard drive in 5 easy steps

If you've upgraded to an SSD or replaced an old hard disk with a bigger capacity model, you probably have a spare drive doing very little. Why not…

Features: 
VR headset buying advice: which virtual reality goggles are best?

Unlike 3D, which appears to have died yet another death in the TV market, virtual reality (VR) is booming. Here, we explain exactly what virtual…

Features: 
Chromebook Pixel release date, price, specifications UK: The new Chromebook Pixel is coming soon

Google has launched a new Chromebook Pixel - and update of the original from two years ago. Here's everything you need to know about the 2015…

Review: 
Keecoo WiFi Sports Camera review: a GoPro Hero 4 clone for under £65

GoPro clones are widely available now. We take a look at the sub-£70 Hero 4 lookalike in our KeeCoo WiFi Sports Camera review.

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Surface Pro 3: which is the best tablet with a keyboard?

Sony recently announced the Xperia Z4 tablet, a relatively minor update to the Z2 tablet. With the keyboard dock, it's a cheaper rival to the…

Features: 
Best quadcopters 2015: drones with cameras for first-person view and aerial photography

Drones, quad-copters and multi-rotor helicopters are all the rage at the moment, but the sheer amount of choice as well as the huge range of…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Yes, it works on all iPhones from 4s onwards (it needs Bluetooth 4 or later)

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Sure: it's the number of flights of stairs climbed.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

Mike, thanks for paraphrasing the review - all those points are discussed. However, you missed out the part about there not being many games.…

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How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

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How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

We're happy that you're happy :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

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