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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: 
Celeron and Pentium vs Core i3, i5 and i7: why you don't need Intel's top-end processor

We frequently get questions asking "Do I need a Core i5 processor?" or "Should I buy a quad-core CPU?" Here we answer these and more queries.

Features: 
Amazon Fire TV video review: get internet video and play games on your TV

Should you buy Amazon's set-top box? In our Fire TV review we explain why this is the best option for watching Prime Instant Video as well as…

Features: 
How to get an iPhone out of recovery mode: works with iOS 7 and iOS 8 and iPads too

If your iPhone has a problem and gets stuck in recovery mode, here's how to try and fix it without losing your data. Works in iOS 7 and 8, and…

Review: 
Huawei TalkBand B1 review: an activity tracker and Bluetooth earpiece in one

The B1 is Huawei's first wearable and tries to run before it can walk. This activity tracker doubles as a pop-out Bluetooth headset for hands-free…

Review: 
Hudl 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX comparison: we explain which of Tesco and Amazon's tablets is best

Which is the best tablet, the 8.3in Hudl 2 or the 7in Amazon Fire HDX? In this comparison we explain how they differ and which one you should buy.

Features: 
How to take better photos on your iPhone: tips, apps and accessories for improving photos and videos

If you want to take better photos using your iPhone, we've got some great tips on how to do it. You don't have to spend any money, but if you can,…

Review: 
Kobo Aura H2O review: a waterproof eReader you can read at the beach or in the bath

A waterproof eReader that you can use in the bath, but one with a serious flaw. Here's our Kobo Aura H2O review

Features: 
How to fix msvcr100.dll is missing error: How to add this file to Windows in 4 easy steps

If you see the MSVCR100.DLL IS MISSING error in Windows, here's how to fix it in under two minutes.

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad: a beginner's guide to saving videos to watch offline

YouTube might have made it harder, but it's still possible to download videos from YouTube using an app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's a…

Review: 
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Surface Pro 3 is the better laptop, iPad Air 2 is the better tablet

Which should you buy: the Surface Pro 3 or an iPad Air 2? Here we compare these rivals and explain which is best for you.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

Features: 
5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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