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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: 
Rock Jaw Kommand Hybrid IEM review: a clever mix of balanced armature and dynamic drivers in one earbud

We’re big fans of Rock Jaw’s sub-£50 headphones, especially the Alfa Genus with its interchangeable filters. Here’s our review of the…

Features: 
How to duplicate screen on multiple monitors: How to configure multiple monitors in Windows

If you have more than one monitor, or a laptop with a screen or projector attached, here’s how to configure them to either duplicate the desktop…

Features: 
Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

We test the cameras of 9 flagship phones including the iPhone 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 to find out which performs best for photos,…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy A5 review: a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S6, but there are better deals if you look at last year's flagship

We're big fans of the new Galaxy S6, but if you can't afford one (much less the pricier Galaxy S6 Edge) then the mid-range Galaxy A5 should be on…

Features: 
9 Android apps that will make iPhone users jealous: utility and customisation apps you just can't get in Apple's App Store

From custom launchers to handy utilities that will help you get to sleep at night, we round up the best Android apps which are sure to make your…

Review: 
Honeywell EvoHome review: the ultimate in smart heating systems, albeit at a price

Among Honeywell's many thermostats, EvoHome stands out. This modular system is arguably smarter than Nest, Hive and others, although it's also…

Features: 
How to mine bitcoins: What is Bitcoin? Guide to Bitcoin mining and how to generate bitcoins, plus whether you can make money from Bitcoin - how much is Bitcoin worth?

You could earn money running an application on your Windows PC to earn coins in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Here's how to get started with…

Features: 
Windows 10 screenshots: Build 10074 features including Xbox, Cortana, Edge browser and more

There's a new build of Windows 10, version 10074, and it's full of new features and tweaks. Here, we explain what's new and what's changed. Here's…

Review: 
Google Nexus 9 review: Six months on, we see how Google's Nexus tablet stacks up

We revisit the Google tablet after six months to see if it's now a better deal. Here's our updated Nexus 9 review.

Features: 
Best cases for iPhone 6: 23 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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

Features: 
How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

Review: 
Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

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How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

Features: 
Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

Features: 
Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

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