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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: 
iOS 9: 9 things we want to see in the next version

Apple has unveiled iOS 8, which includes a raft of improvements over iOS 7. However, it doesn’t address some of the criticisms we’ve levelled at…

Review: 
Archos Activity Tracker review: a budget fitness monitor that lacks features

This £50 monitor is a cross between the Nike FuelBand and Fitbit One, and is almost what we wish the Fitbit Flex had been. Here's our Archos…

News: 
Linux for cars: Automotive Grade Linux rivals CarPlay and Android Auto

Car tech is exploding right now: Apple and Google are getting in on a game that Microsoft has tried to conquer for a while: infotainment systems.…

Review: 
Power Jacket for iPhone 5C review

The Power Jacket is a combined battery and case for the iPhone 5c, available in four colours from Mobile Fun. Here's our Power Jacket for iPhone…

Features: 
30 funny questions you should ask Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1 can sing to you

Microsoft has a sense of humour and has programmed plenty of funny responses into Cortana, so we’ve been playing with the new digital assistant in…

Features: 
How to buy the best digital camera: compact, bridge, CSC and DSLR explained

Choosing a digital camera is a tricky business. There hundreds of models to choose between and different types of camera to boot. Here we offer…

Features: 
How to wire an Ethernet wall socket: understand the two different wiring schemes

No matter how good Wi-Fi gets, in terms of range and throughput, you can’t beat good old-fashioned copper wire. It’s reliable and fast. Here we…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

This ‘family-sized’ USB charger can charge three smartphones and two tablets at once from a single mains socket. Here’s our Inateck 5-port USB…

Features: 
My laptop wont boot: 6 tips for fixing a PC that won't start

If your laptop won’t start, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can deal with yourself.…

Features: 
Satnav buying advice: what to look for in a sat nav

Need some help choosing a satnav? We'll explain what to look for so you know which type is right for you.


 

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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