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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 turn on Windows Defender in Windows 8 (and XP, Vista and 7)

Windows Defender protects your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Here we explain how to turn it on in Windows 8, XP, Vista…

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 630 review and Lumia 635 review: an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

The Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone we've seen, and it appears a bargain at just £129. Here's our review of the Nokia Lumia 630.

Features: 
How to dispose of a laptop or PC: recycle, give away or sell

What do you do with a laptop or PC that’s come to the end of its life? We explain everything you need to know about recycling, selling and…

Features: 
How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone. Plus: how to get a custom text tone

Bored of the standard iPhone ringtones and text message alerts? We explain how to turn any song you own into a tone on your iPhone. Follow our…

Features: 
21 brilliant tricks to search Google faster: flight times, unit converters and more

Unless you really know how to search Google, you're just scratching the surface. Find out how to get the information you need with these expert tips.

News: 
Official Fitbit app comes to Windows Phone 8.1 with continuous Bluetooth synching

Windows Phone and Fitbit users rejoice! The official app with Bluetooth synching is here at last. But, don’t get too excited: although the free…

News: 
15 strangest smartphone deaths: gadget disasters involving microwaves, wasps, shotguns and cleavage

We take our smartphones everywhere, so it’s no wonder that they end up in all manner of sorry states when we drop them, leave them in a taxi or…

Features: 
How to get OS X Yosemite now: paid or free - join Apple's open beta program

Can't wait until October? Here are a few ways you can try out the new features in OS X Yosemite right now.

Review: 
Group Gear USB charging plate review: get USB sockets in your wall

Fed up of a shortage of sockets and chargers to recharge your USB-powered gadgets? Group Gear has a novel solution: ditch the chargers and plug…

Features: 
How to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android phone or tablet

Ubuntu Touch is a mobile operating system which is currently in beta. However, if you own a supported Android device, you can try it out right…


 

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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