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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 undo updates on Android apps: no need to root your device

Here are a couple of different ways you can undo an Android app update and revert back to a previous version.

Video: 
Google Chromecast review - a cheap media streamer with huge potential

This £30 dongle makes any TV smart, as long as you have a spare HDMI input. Here's our video review of the Google Chromecast.

Features: 
The 7 best-value gadgets of 2014: tech bargains not to be missed

We’ve rounded up the best smartphones, tablets and other gadgets that have wowed us with their features and performance at surprisingly low prices.

News: 
LG announces £1,800 49in UHD 4K TV plus 55in OLED Gallery and 77in 4K OLED models

New 4K and OLED TVs offer more affordable ultra-high resolution sets as well as ultra-thin screens in 2014.

Features: 
How to turn a PC or laptop webcam into a CCTV system for free

Build your own surveillance system with your PC’s built-in or USB webcam. We explain how to use a webcam as a CCTV and motion detection recording…

Features: 
How to connect your iPad to an HD TV

See your photos, videos, websites and apps on the big screen. We show you how to connect your iPad to your TV.

News: 
Build a website with a personalised domain name for just £1.20: 1&1 launches MyWebsite Lite

Now you can get a web presence for a whole year for the price of a couple of 1st class stamps. 1&1's new MyWebsite Lite offers a personal domain…

Features: 
Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date and features: what you need to know

The free Windows 8.1 Update will be arriving in a few days. Find out what you can expect in terms of new features.

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs Google Nexus 5 comparison review: which is the best Android smartphone?

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to quality Android smartphones. Here we compare the new HTC One M8 with the Google Nexus 5 and tell you…

Features: 
How to minimise the data used on an iPhone - 5 ways to make your mobile data last longer

Unless you’re on an unlimited data plan, there’s always the possibility you’ll hit or go over your 3G or 4G allowance for the month. Here are some…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

It depends on the app you're using to download the video. Make sure that you change the quality of the video BEFORE you download it. If there's no…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

These apps (not just this one) are sandboxed, which means they can't save videos - music or otherwise - to the native iPhone or iPad apps. So,…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

It won't use your mobile data if you download the video over Wi-Fi first. That's really the whole point of this article!

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

Now answered in the updated article above!

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

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

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…

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