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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 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?…

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapTV review: a Wii-style games console for kids

LeapFrog is well known for its range of kids tablets, but now it has launched a standalone games console which comes with a camera and a motion…

Review: 
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison: Android phablet versus iOS smartphone

Which smartphone is the best - the Google Nexus 6 or Apple iPhone 6? We put these two handsets head to head in our Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison…

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

You can have the final version of Android Lollipop right now, as long as you have a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 or 10 tablet. Here’s how to get…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: the best eReader around, but too pricey for most people

The Voyage is, to use a car analogy, the Bentley of eReaders. It's the luxurious, indulgent gadget for book lovers which delivers premium quality…

Features: 
The 13 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: 
Pioneer SPH-DA120 Apple CarPlay review: first-look preview of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is available at last, and you don't need to buy a brand new car to get it. We get our hands on the Pioneer SPH-DA120 which you can…

Review: 
Google Nexus 9 review: HTC's tablet is great but as expensive as an iPad Air

A new Google tablet has been a long time coming and the 8.9in Nexus is finally here, and it's built by HTC. Here's our Nexus 9 review.


 

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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