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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: 
How to find old Gmail emails using easy search tips

Find old emails in Gmail with ease: here are our top search tips for finding the email you're looking for.

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: a fine smartphone but too big for some people

The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's biggest smartphone yet, and also the fastest. Find out if it's right for you in our iPhone 6 Plus review.

Features: 
Fitbit Charge HR video review

Video review of the Fitbit Charge HR

News: 
Ubuntu phone release date, price and specs: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition flash sales

After one of the longest waits for a smartphone ever, the Ubuntu phone is here. Here's what you need to know about the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu…

Features: 
Best Wi-Fi and networking products 2015 UK: routers, range extenders, dongles and powerline adaptors

If you need to find the best wireless router, Wi-Fi dongle, range extender or powerline networking adaptors, you've come to the right place. Here…

Review: 
iPhone 5S review: still a great smartphone, especially if you want a smaller screen

The iPhone 5S might be considered old hat by some, but it's still a good choice if you're buying a smartphone in 2015. Read our iPhone 5S review…

Features: 
iPad mini 4 release date, price and specification rumours: 2015 tablet likely to get iPad Air 2 internals

We round up all the rumours about the new iPad mini 4 including its price, specifications, release date and features

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: 
iPhone battery change

Replace an iPhone battery

Features: 
Microsoft Lumia 535 release date, price and specs in the UK: On sale now

Microsoft has launched the first Lumia without the Nokia brand. Here's everything you need to know about the Microsoft Lumia 535, an entry-level…


 

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.

Features: 
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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