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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: 
Amazon Fire HD 7 review: the 2014 tablet is overpriced compared to rivals

Amazon's 2014 Fire HD 7 is a gateway to Amazon's services, but although decent quality, has a few issues which make it overpriced. Here's our Fire…

Video: 
Motorola Moto X 2014 review: the second-generation Moto X is a brilliant smartphone with pure Android

The second-generation Moto X is much better than it's predecessor, but then again it's also more expensive. If you're after a custom smartphone,…

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of five different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini 3 or Air 2 is a tricky proposition. We offer a helping hand with our expert…

Features: 
How to back up a Windows Phone: backup and restore explained

Modern smartphones are easily damaged, or lost or stolen. Here's how to ensure you have a current backup of your Windows Phone, and how to restore…

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

You can try out the latest preview version of Android Lollipop, as long as you have a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet. Here’s how to get the…

Review: 
Amazon Fire HD 6 review: the 6in tablet that costs less than £80

Amazon's Kindle eReaders have long had six-inch screens, and now there's a 6in Fire tablet to match. But does it make for a good budget tablet?…

Features: 
iOS 8 new features and compatibility: iOS 8.1 available on 20 October

iOS 8 has arrived, bringing some great new features for iPhone and iPad users. Here are the new features, and which iPhones and iPads are…

News: 
iPad Air 2 release date, price, specs, new features: world's thinnest tablet also gets Touch ID

Here's everything you need to know about the next-generation iPad, the iPad Air 2, including its release date, price and new features.

Features: 
Nexus 5 vs Nexus 6 comparison: why Google's latest smartphone isn't necessarily a natural upgrade

It doesn't seem a year ago that Google announced the Nexus 5, but it was and now we have its successor: the Nexus 6. If you're looking to upgrade,…

Features: 
First Android Lollipop screenshots: how the material design compares to KitKat

For the next version of Android, Google has made a number of visual changes: all part of its new ‘material’ design. We’ve taken a bunch of…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

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

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

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

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

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

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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

Since it seems to work for everyone else, I would suggest following the steps above to the letter. I'm not sure what you're missing out, but if…

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Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

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Halloween Photoshop tutorials: 13 masterclasses for horrifying art, designs and type

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