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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 tech deals this weekend: free activity trackers, Argos vouchers, cheapest OnePlus One, Moto 360 and more

We've rounded up the best deals on tech that you can buy right now.

Features: 
Best cases for iPhone 6: 15 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: 
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…

Features: 
How to replace your iPhone battery: save money using our step-by-step guide

If your iPhone's battery won't hold it's charge, it's cheap and relatively simple to replace it. Using our step-by-step guide, here's how to fit a…

Features: 
How to get Windows 10 now: how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 from USB or DVD

You can download and try Windows 10 today. We show you how, and explain who should and shouldn't use it.

Review: 
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review: why you're better off with the smaller smartphone

If your iPhone is due for an upgrade, you're probably wondering whether to go for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Neither are cheap options, but both have…

Features: 
How to format a hard drive in Windows Vista, 7 or 8: plus how to format hard drive from BIOS

There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or…

Review: 
Amazon Fire phone review: the quirkiest smartphone you can buy - a decent deal but not for everything

Amazon's late to the smartphone party but the Fire phone has some nifty tricks up its sleeve. Are they good enough to woo first-time smartphone…

Review: 
NZXT Doko review: stream games from your PC to your TV

The Doko is a tiny box that lets you do (almost) everything you can do on your PC, on your TV. Here's our NZXT Doko review.

Features: 
How to reset your router to rid it of malware. PLUS: How to check your DNS servers

How to check if your router is infected with malware, and how to fix it if it is.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

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

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

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

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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…

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