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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


Video: 
How to download YouTube videos - watch videos offline later

We explain how to use your browser or a standalone application to download YouTube videos and other streaming video on the web.

Features: 
How to put films on an iPad: with or without iTunes

It’s easy to put films on an iPad to watch on the move, and here we’ll explain how to do it.

Review: 
Garmin Vivofit review: a good activity tracker with more to come

Garmin has launched its first activity tracker, available on its own or with a heart-rate monitor. Is it the right one for you? Find out in our…

Features: 
Simple.TV UK release date, price and features: watch live and recorded TV anywhere

Simple.TV has been available in the US for around a year now, and it’s coming to the UK. We've had our hands on it and here's what you need to know.

Features: 
How to undo updates on Android apps: no need to root your device

Here are a couple of different ways you can undo an Android app update and revert back to a previous version.

Video: 
Google Chromecast review - a cheap media streamer with huge potential

This £30 dongle makes any TV smart, as long as you have a spare HDMI input. Here's our video review of the Google Chromecast.

Features: 
The 7 best-value gadgets of 2014: tech bargains not to be missed

We’ve rounded up the best smartphones, tablets and other gadgets that have wowed us with their features and performance at surprisingly low prices.

News: 
LG announces £1,800 49in UHD 4K TV plus 55in OLED Gallery and 77in 4K OLED models

New 4K and OLED TVs offer more affordable ultra-high resolution sets as well as ultra-thin screens in 2014.

Features: 
How to turn a PC or laptop webcam into a CCTV system for free

Build your own surveillance system with your PC’s built-in or USB webcam. We explain how to use a webcam as a CCTV and motion detection recording…

Features: 
How to connect your iPad to an HD TV

See your photos, videos, websites and apps on the big screen. We show you how to connect your iPad to your TV.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

Since it seems to work for everyone else, I would suggest following the steps above to the letter. I'm not sure what you're missing out, but if…

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