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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 set up a new Windows Phone smartphone: get up and running in no time

If you've bought (or been given) a Windows Phone smartphone, here's how to get it set up with all your contacts, email, apps and more.

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How to set up a new iPhone or iPad: get up and running with our easy step-by-step guide

If you've just received an iPhone (or treated yourself), here's how to get it set up with all your contacts, email, apps and more.

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Is it illegal to watch TV shows and films from file-sharing sites or YouTube? We explain what you need to know

Netflix and other video streaming services have a monthly subscription fee but is it legal to stream videos from websites that offer the latest…

Review: 
The Crew review: a massively multiplayer racer that tries to do too much (but is still great fun)

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 Android apps: free Christmas apps (now including Google Santa Tracker)

We round up some great apps with a Christmas theme. From radio stations playing Christmas music to apps that will keep the kids amused, here are…

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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

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

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

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How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

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What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

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5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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