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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: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: the best and most expensive eReader you can buy

The tablet-like Voyage is an impressive eReader with some great features. However, it's also almost three times as expensive as the £59 Kindle.…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV review: set-top box is great if you buy your music and videos from Amazon

The Fire TV is a rival to the Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku's media streamers. Is this set-top box good enough to beat the established players?…

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…

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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

We're about to add reviews of another six services, one of which is Copy. :)

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 release date, price and specs: Selfie smartphones for hipsters

It's actually 'soft pink' (better if you're searching online). They're not yet widely available, but you can get the A5 from Handtec:…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best PDF software?

Hi Enrique, I think you're right! I had to read it twice, but yes, it does seem to be on Matt's side. I'm apologising on his behalf as he's not…

Review: 
Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google's Chromebooks

It is not "utter nonsense". It is perhaps misleading to suggest that the resolution is "very low" when (as you correctly state) most laptops under…

Features: 
Should you buy grey market tech? The pros, cons and risks of buying cheap phones and other electronic goods from overseas markets. How to buy cheap phones from China

We didn't mention it because that's the first we've heard of a Chinese phone coming without Google Play. Every single phone we've tested from…

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Yes, it works on all iPhones from 4s onwards (it needs Bluetooth 4 or later)

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Sure: it's the number of flights of stairs climbed.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

Mike, thanks for paraphrasing the review - all those points are discussed. However, you missed out the part about there not being many games.…

Features: 
How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

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

We're happy that you're happy :)

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