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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 iPhone 6 Plus cases: protect your new smartphone in style

The iPhone 6 Plus is here and to keep yours in pristine condition, you'll want a case. We round up the best iPhone 6 Plus cases we've seen so far.

Features: 
How to port forward: how to open ports on your router and get games, applications or devices working

Port forwarding isn't as difficult as it sounds, and with our step-by-step guide, you'll be playing those online games or using that network…

Review: 
The Crew review: a massively multiplayer racer that tries to do too much

More than most driving games, The Crew is a real Swiss Army Knife of racers. Find out whether that makes it a jack of all trades in our The Crew…

Features: 
Best cases for iPhone 6: 14 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: 
Skylake release date and specifications: Intel's new desktop processors coming in 2015

Unusually for Intel, there have been a few problems with the forthcoming fifth-generation Core processors, making the launch of the sixth-gen…

Video: 
Leapfrog Leap TV video review: a games console that will help educate your kids and keep them active

The Leap TV is a games console designed for kids. It's fun, educational and safe - it will even give them some exercise. Here's our Leap TV video…

Features: 
10 best board games and family games apps to play at Christmas: old favourites and new games to enjoy during the holidays

We've rounded up some great board games - app versions of classics and some you might not have heard of, or long forgotten - which the whole…

Features: 
Celeron and Pentium vs Core i3, i5 and i7: why you don't need Intel's top-end processor

We frequently get questions asking "Do I need a Core i5 processor?" or "Should I buy a quad-core CPU?" Here we answer these and more queries.

Video: 
Amazon Fire TV video review: get internet video and play games on your TV

Should you buy Amazon's set-top box? In our Fire TV review we explain why this is the best option for watching Prime Instant Video as well as…

Features: 
How to get an iPhone out of recovery mode: works with iOS 7 and iOS 8 and iPads too

If your iPhone has a problem and gets stuck in recovery mode, here's how to try and fix it without losing your data. Works in iOS 7 and 8, and…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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…

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