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
Laptops rely on small fans to keep cool, but it's all to easy for them to get clogged up with dust and dirt. Here's how to clean them.
Want a modern infotainment system without having to buy a new car? The Asteroid Smart lets you do just that. Here’s our Parrot Asteroid Smart review.
The Kickr is unlike most bike trainers as it uses your iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac to control your training sessions. Find out more in our Wahoo Kickr…
We explain the acceptable temperature range for CPUs in laptops and PCs, and how you can monitor your processor to check if it’s getting too hot.
Jawbone Up review: an easy-to-use activity tracker that lacks a display and wireless synching
Simple to use and easy to understand, the Up seems like a good fitness tracker, but it's let down by a lack of a display and a relatively high…
If you need some motivation to get active, the Fitbit One will do the job. It tracks your steps, sleep and calories – all for a sensible price.…
Fotor for Windows 8 review: a fast and fun way to edit photos whether or not you have a touchscreen
Designed for touchscreens, this basic photo editing app costs nothing and lets you apply effects to spruce up your snaps. Here's our Fotor for…
Don’t waste time manually sorting lists in your Word documents. Word has some reasonably powerful sorting tools like those in Excel, and it can…
Google has launched its Movies & TV app on iOS, but it’s not without its restrictions. Here’s how to get Google Play on your iPhone and iPad.
Is this the new benchmark in budget Android tablets? Almost. Watch our video review to find out if you should buy the new Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
Comments by Jim Martin
Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…
That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…
What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…
Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…
But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).
You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…
That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…
Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...
Sounds like I should update the intro :)
Why, thank you!
Wed Jul 30 08:53
It's Day 2 of the sugar and ground coffee shortage at IDG towers. @AshleighAllsopp has found a lone sachet. #firstworldproblems
Fri Jul 25 12:12
I've spent all morning playing with iOS 8. The pinnacle of my achievement (so far) is this video: http://t.co/zZsW3Jr4JT
Fri Jul 25 11:29
So in iOS 8, it seems that photos and videos DO count against your iCloud storage.
Thu Jul 24 16:31
Another black mark against Windows Phone 8's name - no Pocket app. Grrrrr.
Thu Jul 24 13:28
Great time catching up with @starhawke13 about all that @IntelUK is up to over a fine lunch at Gilbert Scott :) http://t.co/v13AniLfMV