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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: 
Google Nexus 9 review: a good tablet, but no showstopper

The Nexus 9 is the update Android tablet fans have been waiting for, but this premium device doesn't have a bargain price like the Nexus 7. Here's…

Review: 
Leapfrog LeapTV review: a Wii-style games console for kids

LeapFrog is well known for its range of kids tablets, but now it has launched a standalone games console which comes with a camera and a motion…

Review: 
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison: Android phablet versus iOS smartphone

Which smartphone is the best - the Google Nexus 6 or Apple iPhone 6? We put these two handsets head to head in our Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 comparison…

Features: 
How to install Android Lollipop now: a beginners step-by-step guide

You can have the final version of Android Lollipop right now, as long as you have a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 or 10 tablet. Here’s how to get…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: the best eReader around, but too pricey for most people

The Voyage is, to use a car analogy, the Bentley of eReaders. It's the luxurious, indulgent gadget for book lovers which delivers premium quality…

Review: 
Pioneer SPH-DA120 Apple CarPlay review: first-look preview of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is available at last, and you don't need to buy a brand new car to get it. We get our hands on the Pioneer SPH-DA120 which you can…

Review: 
Google Nexus 9 review: HTC's tablet is great but as expensive as an iPad Air

A new Google tablet has been a long time coming and the 8.9in Nexus is finally here, and it's built by HTC. Here's our Nexus 9 review.

Review: 
Android Lollipop review: the sweetest Google OS you should get as soon as you can

Announced back in June at Google's I/O developer conference, Lollipop is version 5 of Android and it's the best yet. Find out why in our Android…

Features: 
How to get out of fullscreen mode in Windows 8: Google Chrome and the Modern UI

We explain why Google Chrome and other apps are switching to fullscreen and how to fix it. Here's how to get out of fullscreen in Windows 8

Features: 
32-bit vs 64-bit: x86 vs x64 explained - why your next computer should be 64-bit

Tech jargon can be confusing, and 32-bit vs 64-bit is no exception. We explain why you would want a computer or smartphone with a 64-bit processor…


 

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…

Features: 
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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