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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: 
iOS 8 screenshots: how iOS 8 compares with iOS 7

Apple says iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever. It might look the same, but there are loads of new features and hundreds of tweaks. Here we…

Features: 
iOS 7 vs iOS 8 comparison review: the new features which make this free update a no-brainer

Unlike the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there’s very little in terms of visual changes. At a glance, you won’t know if an iPhone or iPad is running…

News: 
Amazon Fire Phone release date, price and specs: Amazon partners with O2 to bring Fire Phone to the UK

Earlier this year Amazon launched its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, but only to US customers. Today the Amazon Fire Phone comes to the UK via…

Review: 
Grid Autosport review: the best PC racer we've played in 2014

Here's our Grid Autosport review.

Features: 
LeapFrog LeapTV hands-on preview: the first games console for kids with an Xbox Kinect-style sensor

Well-known for its child-friendly tablet, the LeapPad, LeapFrog has announced a brand new games console for kids: the LeapTV. Here's our hands-on…

Review: 
Rock Jaw Alfa Genus review: outstanding quality headphones at a bargain price

You probably haven’t heard of British company RockJaw, but that doesn’t matter one jot. What matters is the quality of the headphones it produces,…

Features: 
How much data do I need? What video, music, email and web browsing consumes over 3G and 4G

How much mobile data do you use per month? There's little point in paying over the odds for data you don't need. We look at how much mobile data…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review: barely an upgrade from the Tab 3 and overpriced to boot

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 range is the entry level and includes 7-, 8- and 10-inch screens. Here's our review of the Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi & 4G, which also…

Review: 
HTC Desire 816 review: a 5.5in Android smartphone that's cheap, but not cheap enough

Not everyone wants to shell out for a flagship smartphone, and HTC is aiming the new big-screened Desire 816 squarely at the mid-range buyer.…

Review: 
Belkin QODE Thin Type Keyboard Cover for iPad Air review: bad layout ruins a great keyboard

Despite being almost a year old, there aren't many keyboards for the iPad Air. Belkin's is one of the thinnest around. Here's our QODE Thin Type…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Excellent question. In theory, you should get the updates, but I don't know for sure. I will try and find out.

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Yes, now that people are saying the factory image is out, I will update the post to explain how to install it, whether you've got KitKat or the…

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Windows 10: a guaranteed success. Probably.

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Do we need to fight the government again over design and art education?

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