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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: 
Samsung Galaxy A7 UK release date, price and specifications: When is the Samsung Galaxy A7 coming out?

When is the Samsung Galaxy A7 coming out? Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A7 smartphone with a 5.5in screen, a 64-bit octa-core…

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 release date, features and where to download it

Anyone eager to see some of the new features in Ubuntu 15.04 can try the alpha 2 version now, but not the Unity desktop. Here's what you need to know.

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Windows 10: the complete guide… so far

Windows 10 has to succeed for Microsoft and it's making some radical changes in order to keep the operating system relevant in today's…

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A7 comparison: battle of the 5.5in phablets

We compare the brand new Galaxy A7 with the iPhone 6 Plus: both have 5.5in full HD screens, but which should you choose? Our specs and features…

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Best cases for the iPhone 5s: 17 cases for all tastes and budgets (and they also fit the iPhone 5)

Looking for a case for your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a selection of wonderful (and weird) cases and covers…

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How to delete past items in taskbar: clear the past items from notification area

Here's how to clear the Past Items list to remove outdated notification icons in Windows XP.

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VIDEO: Samsung does Android better than Google with the Note 4 - it's better than the Nexus 6

Google's Nexus 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 are two of the latest Android phablets on the market, but which is the best? Find out here.

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Jawbone Up3 release date, price and specs: still no display but the new fitness band can better monitor sleep and measure heart rate

Jawbone has unveiled its latest tracker with heart-rate monitoring. Here's everything you need to know about the Jawbone Up3 price, features and…

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Hottest Snapchat photos leaked: Facebook users warned not to click

Facebook is full of scams at the moment, so it pays to be very careful what you click on. The latest is the "Hottest leaked Snapchats Ever" scam…

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Lumia 435 release date, price and specs. Microsoft announces cheapest ever Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone (but it won't sell the new Lumia 532 in the UK)

Microsoft has unveiled a new budget smartphone: the Lumia 435. Here's what you need to know about this Windows Phone device which will come in…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

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How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

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Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

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How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

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Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

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Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

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Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

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How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

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How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

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What is Google Photos? How to back up and share all of your photos for free

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Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

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Swatch launches a colourful smartwatch

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New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: TV streaming service delayed, hand gesture interface being...