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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: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad mini: 11 iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 1 cases

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Review: 
iPad mini 3 review: New iPad gets Touch ID but not much more

A minor update no doubt, but does the addition of Touch ID make the new baby iPad worth buying? Find out in our iPad mini 3 review.

News: 
Amazon Fire TV release date, UK price and features: Rival to Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku out today

Here's all you need to know about the Amazon Fire TV streaming box's release date and features. This rival to the Apple TV, Roku players and…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle (7th generation) review: the £59 eReader now has a touchscreen

We test out the new cheapest Kindle, which now has a touchscreen. Here's our 7th generation Kindle review.

Features: 
Best cases for iPhone 6: 12 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…

Review: 
Amazon Fire HD 7 review: the 2014 tablet is overpriced compared to rivals

Amazon's 2014 Fire HD 7 is a gateway to Amazon's services, but although decent quality, has a few issues which make it overpriced. Here's our Fire…

Video: 
Motorola Moto X 2014 review: the second-generation Moto X is a brilliant smartphone with pure Android

The second-generation Moto X is much better than it's predecessor, but then again it's also more expensive. If you're after a custom smartphone,…

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of five different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini 3 or Air 2 is a tricky proposition. We offer a helping hand with our expert…

Features: 
How to back up a Windows Phone: backup and restore explained

Modern smartphones are easily damaged, or lost or stolen. Here's how to ensure you have a current backup of your Windows Phone, and how to restore…

Features: 
How to install Android Lollipop now: a beginners step-by-step guide

You can try out the latest preview version of Android Lollipop, as long as you have a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet. Here’s how to get the…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…

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

This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.

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

We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…

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

No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…

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

No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…

Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

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Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

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iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...