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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


Review: 
WLtoys V303 review: a poor man's DJI Phantom quadcopter

For those with limited funds, this drone has GPS, return-to-home and a barometer for under £200. It can even carry a gimbal and GoPro for great…

Features: 
Best cases for iPhone 6: 17 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: 
How to enable 5GHz on your laptop: find out if your laptop supports 5GHz Wi-Fi

Some routers and laptops support 5GHz Wi-Fi and using it usually means a faster, better internet connection. Here's how to find out if your laptop…

Features: 
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…

Features: 
How to switch energy suppliers in 5 minutes using your smartphone

Switching energy suppliers for electricity and gas is easier than ever, meaning you can switch as regularly as you like in order to save money.…

Review: 
Bush MyTablet review: a tablet running full Windows for £99

Tablet prices have crashed to the point where you can even get a tablet running Windows for under £100, but should you? Read our Bush MyTablet…

Features: 
How to install old games in Windows 7: Make Battlefield 2142 run under Windows 7

There are some classic Windows games which you might want to play on your PC or laptop running Windows 7 (or even Windows 8). Here's how to make…

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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…


 

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.

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

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
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…

Review: 
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.

Features: 
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…

Features: 
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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