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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


Features: 
How to activate a SIM card in the UK. Plus: SIM card sizes explained

Activating a SIM card is usually a quick, painless process, but here's everything you need to know about getting SIM cards working in the UK, and…

Features: 
How to listen to YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS 8

Want to listen to music on YouTube while you use your iPhone or iPad for something else? Here's how to play YouTube in the background in iOS 8

Features: 
Best laptop bags of 2015: the 11 best laptop bags you can buy in the UK

We review the best laptop bags you can buy in the UK. 2015's best laptop bags for style, best laptop bags for comfort, best laptop bags for value…

Features: 
Best cases for iPhone 6: 16 iPhone 6 cases to protect your new Apple smartphone

If you've just got your hands on a new iPhone 6, or if you're planning on buying on in the near future, it's worth investing in a case to protect…

Features: 
Best tech deals this weekend: Don't miss these great tech deals this weekend

We've rounded up the best deals on tech that you can buy right now.

Features: 
The 19 Best Activity Trackers 2015: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2015's best fitness activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories and…

Review: 
Hannspree PC on a Stick review: turn a TV or HDMI monitor into a Windows PC

Yes, this is a fully functional Windows PC that fits in the palm of your hand. Plug it into an HDMI port and away you go. Here's our Hannspreee PC…

Features: 
How to find old Gmail emails using easy search tips

Find old emails in Gmail with ease: here are our top search tips for finding the email you're looking for.

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: a fine smartphone but too big for some people

The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's biggest smartphone yet, and also the fastest. Find out if it's right for you in our iPhone 6 Plus review.

Video: 
Fitbit Charge HR video review

Video review of the Fitbit Charge HR


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Excellent question. In theory, you should get the updates, but I don't know for sure. I will try and find out.

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Yes, now that people are saying the factory image is out, I will update the post to explain how to install it, whether you've got KitKat or the…

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