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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 know if a graphics card is compatible: How to know if a graphics card will fit inside your PC case

Upgrading your graphics card isn’t difficult, but buying the right one is crucial if it’s to work with your existing PC as well as physically…

Review: 
Jawbone Up Move review: the best budget activity tracker you can buy

Until the Jawbone Up Move arrived, the Fitbit Zip was our favourite budget activity tracker. But no more: the Up Move has usurped the Zip thanks…

Features: 
Broadwell vs Skylake: we explain the differences between Intel's next processor generations

In 2015 Intel will launch two new processor families: Broadwell and Skylake. It's unusual for two generations of CPUs to be released within months…

Features: 
How to format an SSD safely: don't perform a full format

Here we explain how to format an SSD for when you want to install a new operating system, sell it on, give it away or dispose of it.

Review: 
Nokia N1 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: Nokia's new tablet is like an iPad running Android Lollipop

Nokia's new N1 tablet has a 7.9in screen, just like an iPad mini. Here we look in detail at how the Android tablet compares with the latest…

Video: 
Google Nexus 9 review: a good tablet, but no showstopper

The Nexus 9 is the update Android tablet fans have been waiting for, but this premium device doesn't have a bargain price like the Nexus 7. Here's…

Features: 
Google Nexus 9 review: a good tablet, but no showstopper

The Nexus 9 is the update Android tablet fans have been waiting for, but this premium device doesn't have a bargain price like the Nexus 7. Here's…

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapTV review: a Wii-style games console for kids

LeapFrog is well known for its range of kids tablets, but now it has launched a standalone games console which comes with a camera and a motion…

Review: 
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison: Android phablet versus iOS smartphone

Which smartphone is the best - the Google Nexus 6 or Apple iPhone 6? We put these two handsets head to head in our Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison…

Features: 
How to install Android Lollipop now: a beginners step-by-step guide

You can have the final version of Android Lollipop right now, as long as you have a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 or 10 tablet. Here’s how to get…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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…

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