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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: 
How to fix an unrecognized USB drive: we help you find the cause of the problem

It’s never a good thing to see the message “USB Device Not Recognised” after plugging in a hard drive or thumb drive full of your precious files.…

Features: 
How to set up an email group: send messages to lots of people at once

Here we’ll show you how to set up an email group which saves time when you need to contact the same people regularly.

Review: 
Netatmo Urban Weather Station review: monitor conditions remotely - even rain - from your smartphone

Keep track of indoor and outdoor temperature and a lot more with this wireless weather station for iPhone and Android smartphones. Here's our…

Features: 
How to clean your PC, smartphone and tablet

When was the last time you cleaned your keyboard or disinfected your smartphone? Jim Martin explains how to safely sanitise all your gadgets.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best PDF editor? Acrobat Pro vs Nuance vs Foxit vs Nitro

We test and rate the best PDF editors including tools from Adobe, Foxit, Nuance, Nitro and more.

Video: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 - Ease of Access Center settings

Here's how to enable and disable Sticky Keys in Windows

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.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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.

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Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...