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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 turn off proxy server Windows 8: make Windows auto-detect network settings

We explain how to change your network settings in Internet Explorer and turn off a proxy server

Review: 
GoPro Hero4 Black review: an expensive, great-value action cam for those that need the best image quality

If 1080p isn't good enough for your action footage, how about 4K? The Hero4 manages to record 4K video in a matchbox-sized package. Here's our…

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.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

We're about to add reviews of another six services, one of which is Copy. :)

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 release date, price and specs: Selfie smartphones for hipsters

It's actually 'soft pink' (better if you're searching online). They're not yet widely available, but you can get the A5 from Handtec:…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best PDF software?

Hi Enrique, I think you're right! I had to read it twice, but yes, it does seem to be on Matt's side. I'm apologising on his behalf as he's not…

Review: 
Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google's Chromebooks

It is not "utter nonsense". It is perhaps misleading to suggest that the resolution is "very low" when (as you correctly state) most laptops under…

Features: 
Should you buy grey market tech? The pros, cons and risks of buying cheap phones and other electronic goods from overseas markets. How to buy cheap phones from China

We didn't mention it because that's the first we've heard of a Chinese phone coming without Google Play. Every single phone we've tested from…

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.…

Features: 
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?

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

We're happy that you're happy :)

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