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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 take better photos on your iPhone: tips, apps and accessories for improving photos and videos

If you want to take better photos using your iPhone, we've got some great tips on how to do it. You don't have to spend any money, but if you can,…

Review: 
Kobo Aura H2O review: a waterproof eReader you can read at the beach or in the bath

A waterproof eReader that you can use in the bath, but one with a serious flaw. Here's our Kobo Aura H2O review

Features: 
How to fix msvcr100.dll is missing error: How to add this file to Windows in 4 easy steps

If you see the MSVCR100.DLL IS MISSING error in Windows, here's how to fix it in under two minutes.

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad: a beginner's guide to saving videos to watch offline

YouTube might have made it harder, but it's still possible to download videos from YouTube using an app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's a…

Review: 
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Surface Pro 3 is the better laptop, iPad Air 2 is the better tablet

Which should you buy: the Surface Pro 3 or an iPad Air 2? Here we compare these rivals and explain which is best for you.

Features: 
Best Advent calendar apps 2014: count down the days (or sleeps) until Christmas

Looking for an Advent calendar app for your smartphone or tablet? Try one of these. None are going to give you chocolate each day until Christmas,…

Features: 
How to choose a new PC or laptop for the elderly: How to find the best replacement PC or laptop for your parents or grandparents

Some of us have been lucky enough to have access to computers all our lives, but for the older generation computing hasn't always been so easily…

Review: 
Google Chromecast vs Amazon Fire TV comparison: how to know which is best for you

Which media streamer should you buy? Google's Chromecast is cheap but needs a smartphone or tablet to control it, which Amazon's Fire TV is more…

Features: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: the best and most expensive eReader you can buy

The tablet-like Voyage is an impressive eReader with some great features. However, it's also almost three times as expensive as the £59 Kindle.…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV review: set-top box is great if you buy your music and videos from Amazon

The Fire TV is a rival to the Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku's media streamers. Is this set-top box good enough to beat the established players?…


 

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.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

Mike, thanks for paraphrasing the review - all those points are discussed. However, you missed out the part about there not being many games.…

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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