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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 cases and covers for the iPad mini: 12 iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 1 cases

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Features: 
How to find your IP address: get your computer, smartphone, tablet or broadband IP address

Here's how to find the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device quickly and easily.

Review: 
Nest learning thermostat review UK: a good smart heating system especially when paired with the smoke and CO detector

It took longer than expected for the Nest learning thermostat to arrive in the UK, but it's here and we've tested it. Here's our Nest UK review.

Review: 
iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: which is the best iPad?

We examine Apple's latest pair of iPads, explain their differences and tell you which to buy. Here's our iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 comparison.

Features: 
Why can't you give a Kindle book as a gift in the UK? Only US customers get the Give as a Gift button

The Kindle is the best-selling ebook reader, so it's odd that such a basic facility as sending an eBook as a gift remains unavailable to UK customers.

Features: 
Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 7 isn't. Amazon Fire HD 6 and Amazon Fire HD 7 review

The Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. And Amazon Fire HD 7 not so much. Here's why.

Features: 
New features in Yosemite: what's new in the latest version of OS X

Here's what's new in OS X Yosemite

News: 
Amazon Fire TV release date, UK price and features: Rival to Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku out today

Here's all you need to know about the Amazon Fire TV streaming box's release date and features. This rival to the Apple TV, Roku players and…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle (7th generation) review: the £59 eReader now has a touchscreen

We test out the new cheapest Kindle, which now has a touchscreen. Here's our 7th generation Kindle review.

Review: 
Amazon Fire HD 7 review: the 2014 tablet is overpriced compared to rivals

Amazon's 2014 Fire HD 7 is a gateway to Amazon's services, but although decent quality, has a few issues which make it overpriced. Here's our Fire…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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 :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

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

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

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

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

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