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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: 
11 best new tablets you should be most excited about in 2015: iPad, Nokia N1, Xperia Tablet Z4 and more

Compared to smartphones, it's looking quite a lean year for tablets in 2015. However, there will be new models from all the big names - here's 11…

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How to increase the maximum volume in Windows 8: make your audio louder

Sometimes your speakers aren't loud enough even when the volume is set to maximum in Windows. Here are a few ways you can boost audio levels and…

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How to set a GIF as your background in Windows 8: get animated wallpaper

If a pretty picture isn't enough as your desktop wallpaper, an animated GIF can liven things up (and drive you crazy). Here's how to set a GIF as…

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7 best budget (sub-£50) headphones 2015: What's the best cheap headphones you can buy in the UK?

Mobile music lovers have never had it so good. Here we rank and rate the best cheap headphones under £50 you can buy in the UK in 2015.

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The 20 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…

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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…

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7 best e-readers of 2015 UK: The best e-book readers you can buy in the UK

With a e-reader, you'll never be stuck for something to read. We reveal the seven best e-readers you can buy in the UK in 2015.

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Best satnavs 2015 UK: the best sat navs you can buy in the UK

With navigation apps now either free or very cheap, is there still a need for dedicated in-car satnavs? To find out, we took to the road to see…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV Stick review: a great media streamer if you're a Prime Video subscriber

The Fire TV Stick joins a growing number of media streamers which are small enough to hide away behind your TV, and cheap enough to buy alongside…

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Microsoft Lumia 640 release date, price, specs. Plus: Lumia 640 XL release date, price, specs

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are new Windows Phones which will launch within weeks. Here's everything you need to know about the Lumia 640 and…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

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Group test: what's the best laptop?

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

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How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

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McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

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The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

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What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

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5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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