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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


Review: 
Windows 8.1 review: improved but still an OS of two halves

The free update to Windows 8.1 addresses many of the problems users had with Windows 8, but it still feels like an operating system at war with…

Video: 
Nabi 2 video review - a kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

Looking for a kids' tablet? Thanks to a recent update, the nabi 2 now has Google Play and all of Google's apps, making it a great deal.

Review: 
Fuhu nabi 2 review: a great kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

This Etch A Sketch lookalike is an Android-based kids tablet. A recent update brings Google apps and the Play store, making it a significantly…

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 new features and software: heart rate sensor, water resistant, fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S5 packs in a raft of new features, including an upgraded camera, fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and more. Here's what you need…

Features: 
How to put Gmail on an iPhone 5: get your Google email, contacts, calendar and notes

Adding your Gmail account to an iPhone 5 is easy. Here we explain what you need to do.

Features: 
How to make web browsing safe for kids using Google Chrome Supervised users

Google offers a few tools and options to make browsing the web safer, but a new feature – supervised users – introduced recently on Chromebooks…

Features: 
How to restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office - extract your product key and download installation files

As long as you have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office, you should be able to reinstall it after you perform a system restore on your laptop or…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review: the 10-inch high-end Samsung tablet gets a little makeover

Samsung has updated its Galaxy Note 10.1 with an S-Pen and an excellent 10.1-inch and a 299 ppi screen. Here's our Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review.

Features: 
How to get Flappy Bird on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and your laptop / PC

Flappy Bird may have disappeared from the App Store and Google Play, but you can still get it: here’s how.

Features: 
7 best SLR cameras: the best interchangeable lens you can buy in 2014

Looking to buy an SLR camera? Here we hand pick the top 7, ranging from entry-level £250 models to semi-pro DSLRs for those with a bigger budget.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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

That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…

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

Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

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