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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: 
Best Advent calendar apps 2014: count down the days (or sleeps) until Christmas

Looking for an Advent calendar app for your smartphone or tablet? Try one of these. None are going to give you chocolate each day until Christmas,…

Features: 
How to choose a new PC or laptop for the elderly: How to find the best replacement PC or laptop for your parents or grandparents

Some of us have been lucky enough to have access to computers all our lives, but for the older generation computing hasn't always been so easily…

Review: 
Google Chromecast vs Amazon Fire TV comparison: how to know which is best for you

Which media streamer should you buy? Google's Chromecast is cheap but needs a smartphone or tablet to control it, which Amazon's Fire TV is more…

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…


 

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…

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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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