We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
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


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…

Features: 
How to remove QuickShare: get rid of the widget from Windows

QuickShare is adware and it probably got installed on your computer when you installed or updated some other software. Here's how to remove…

Features: 
Cant access 192.168.1.1: how to connect to your router to change settings

Need to change some settings in your wireless router? If you can’t access 192.168.1.1 – or the IP address your router uses – here’s how to get…

Features: 
How to show or hide file extensions in Windows 7 and 8 (and Vista)

Windows hides file extensions by default in order to try and keep things simple. Here’s how to enable file extensions so you can change them.

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad Air - Apple, Maroo, Snugg, Proporta and more

If you want to protect your iPad Air, we’ve rounded up a great selection of cases and covers that will keep your tablet safe from knocks and…

Features: 
How to mine Bitcoins: a beginner's guide

We explain how you might be able to earn money by running an application on your computer to earn coins in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Here's…

Video: 
VIDEO: Samsung Gear Fit review - can a single device be both a good smart watch and activity tracker?

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a combined smart watch and activity tracker. It works with a selection of Samsung’s own smartphones and…

Review: 
UCam247-HDO1080 review - a 1080p outdoor Wi-Fi security camera

At last: an affordable, easy to use security camera that offers excellent image quality. Here's our review of the UCam247-HDO1080.

News: 
Brand new domain names are coming: pre-register now for your .LONDON website

Can’t get the .com URL you wanted? Fear not as 700 new top-level domains are on the way from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist. Here’s what…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…

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

This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.

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

We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…

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

No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…

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

No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…

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…

IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...