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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 know if a graphics card is compatible: How to know if a graphics card will fit inside your PC case

Upgrading your graphics card isn’t difficult, but buying the right one is crucial if it’s to work with your existing PC as well as physically…

Features: 
The 14 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2014's best fitness activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories and…

Review: 
Jawbone Up Move review: the best budget activity tracker you can buy

Until the Jawbone Up Move arrived, the Fitbit Zip was our favourite budget activity tracker. But no more: the Up Move has usurped the Zip thanks…

Features: 
Broadwell vs Skylake: we explain the differences between Intel's next processor generations

In 2015 Intel will launch two new processor families: Broadwell and Skylake. It's unusual for two generations of CPUs to be released within months…

Features: 
8 best budget (sub-£50) headphones 2014: 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 2014.

Features: 
How to format an SSD safely: don't perform a full format

Here we explain how to format an SSD for when you want to install a new operating system, sell it on, give it away or dispose of it.

Review: 
Nokia N1 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: Nokia's new tablet is like an iPad running Android Lollipop

Nokia's new N1 tablet has a 7.9in screen, just like an iPad mini. Here we look in detail at how the Android tablet compares with the latest…

Features: 
Best Gmail tips to manage your email: make email less of a chore

Here are 6 Gmail tips to manage your email better including using the full power of the search box, learning shortcuts and filtering emails into…

Video: 
Google Nexus 9 review: a good tablet, but no showstopper

The Nexus 9 is the update Android tablet fans have been waiting for, but this premium device doesn't have a bargain price like the Nexus 7. Here's…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV review: set-top box brings videos, music and games to your TV

The Fire TV is a rival to the Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku's media streamers. Is this set-top box good enough to beat the established players?…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it has a notification LED, and yes, you can move apps to an SD card (and then back to the phone). I've actually done this, and it works.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

In the camera app, swipe from the left-hand side of the screen to the right to display options. Swipe to rotate the carousel of options until you…

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…

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