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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…

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…

Features: 
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.

Features: 
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…

Review: 
Huawei TalkBand B1 review: an activity tracker and Bluetooth earpiece in one

The B1 is Huawei's first wearable and tries to run before it can walk. This activity tracker doubles as a pop-out Bluetooth headset for hands-free…

Review: 
Hudl 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX comparison: we explain which of Tesco and Amazon's tablets is best

Which is the best tablet, the 8.3in Hudl 2 or the 7in Amazon Fire HDX? In this comparison we explain how they differ and which one you should buy.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Yes, it works on all iPhones from 4s onwards (it needs Bluetooth 4 or later)

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Sure: it's the number of flights of stairs climbed.

Features: 
How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

We're happy that you're happy :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

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