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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


Video: 
Jawbone Up24 review: An easy to use activity tracker which lacks a display

We review the latest activity and fitness tracker from Jawbone, the Up24.

Features: 
Hive or Nest: which is the best smart thermostat?

There are lots of smart thermostats to choose between now, with Google’s Nest and British Gas’ Hive two of the best known and most popular. Here…

Review: 
Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 2 comparison: new Windows tablet is bigger and better - but who will buy?

During the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft freely admitted that it hadn’t quite got it right with the original Surface Pro and even the…

Review: 
Jawbone Up24 review: an excellent but expensive activity tracker

Now with Bluetooth and therefore wireless synching, the Up24 is the activity tracker the original should have been. Or is it? Read our Jawbone…

Features: 
SSD vs SSHD: which is the best hard drive to buy?

If you're looking to upgrade your hard disks or buy a new PC or laptop, it pays to choose wisely when it comes to storage. In the battle of SSD vs…

Features: 
How to write a CV – make sure your resume gets noticed online

Looking for a new job? You need to get your CV on the web and in front of agencies and employers. Here’s what you need to know.

Features: 
Best iPad cases and covers - protect your Apple iPad in style

We've rounded up a huge selection of 35 cases for the new iPad that should suit all tastes, needs and budgets. UPDATED: 16th May 2014.

Features: 
Why upload speeds are so slow: and what you can do about it

For many people in the UK, download speeds are either acceptable or very good. However, upload speeds can still leave you tapping your feet.…

News: 
Xbox One without Kinect to go on sale in June at the same price as PS4

Microsoft has announced a cheaper Xbox One without Kinect. Here are all the details

Features: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys: disable the Ease of Access feature

When you hit one of your keyboard’s Shift keys five times in a row, a pop-up will ask if you want to enable Sticky Keys. Here’s how to turn off…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...