We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
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


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.

News: 
Build a website with a personalised domain name for just £1.20: 1&1 launches MyWebsite Lite

Now you can get a web presence for a whole year for the price of a couple of 1st class stamps. 1&1's new MyWebsite Lite offers a personal domain…

Features: 
Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date and features: what you need to know

The free Windows 8.1 Update will be arriving in a few days. Find out what you can expect in terms of new features.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…

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

This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.

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

We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…

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

No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…

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

No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…

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…

IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...