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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: 
Tech predictions: Windows 10 in 2015

There's a brand-new Windows operating system planned for 2015. We reveal what to expect from Windows 10 in the coming year.

Features: 
How to set up a new Windows Phone smartphone: get up and running in no time

If you've bought (or been given) a Windows Phone smartphone, here's how to get it set up with all your contacts, email, apps and more.

Features: 
How to set up a new iPhone or iPad: get up and running with our easy step-by-step guide

If you've just received an iPhone (or treated yourself), here's how to get it set up with all your contacts, email, apps and more.

Features: 
Is it illegal to watch TV shows and films from file-sharing sites or YouTube? We explain what you need to know

Netflix and other video streaming services have a monthly subscription fee but is it legal to stream videos from websites that offer the latest…

Review: 
The Crew review: a massively multiplayer racer that tries to do too much (but is still great fun)

More than most driving games, The Crew is a real Swiss Army Knife of racers. Find out whether that makes it a jack of all trades in our The Crew…

Features: 
Best Android apps: free Christmas apps (now including Google Santa Tracker)

We round up some great apps with a Christmas theme. From radio stations playing Christmas music to apps that will keep the kids amused, here are…

Features: 
Best iPhone 6 Plus cases: protect your new smartphone in style

The iPhone 6 Plus is here and to keep yours in pristine condition, you'll want a case. We round up the best iPhone 6 Plus cases we've seen so far.

Features: 
How to port forward: how to open ports on your router and get games, applications or devices working

Port forwarding isn't as difficult as it sounds, and with our step-by-step guide, you'll be playing those online games or using that network…

Features: 
Skylake release date and specifications: Intel's new desktop processors coming in 2015

Unusually for Intel, there have been a few problems with the forthcoming fifth-generation Core processors, making the launch of the sixth-gen…

Features: 
Leapfrog Leap TV video review: a games console that will help educate your kids and keep them active

The Leap TV is a games console designed for kids. It's fun, educational and safe - it will even give them some exercise. Here's our Leap TV video…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

Features: 
How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

Review: 
Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

Features: 
Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

Features: 
Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

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