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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: 
Hive or Nest: which is the best smart thermostat?

There are lots of smart thermostats to choose between now, with Google’s Nest and British Gas’ Hive two of the best known and most popular. Here…

Review: 
Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 2 comparison: new Windows tablet is bigger and better - but who will buy?

During the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft freely admitted that it hadn’t quite got it right with the original Surface Pro and even the…

Review: 
Jawbone Up24 review: an excellent but expensive activity tracker

Now with Bluetooth and therefore wireless synching, the Up24 is the activity tracker the original should have been. Or is it? Read our Jawbone…

Features: 
SSD vs SSHD: which is the best hard drive to buy?

If you're looking to upgrade your hard disks or buy a new PC or laptop, it pays to choose wisely when it comes to storage. In the battle of SSD vs…

Features: 
How to write a CV – make sure your resume gets noticed online

Looking for a new job? You need to get your CV on the web and in front of agencies and employers. Here’s what you need to know.

Features: 
Best iPad cases and covers - protect your Apple iPad in style

We've rounded up a huge selection of 35 cases for the new iPad that should suit all tastes, needs and budgets. UPDATED: 16th May 2014.

Features: 
Why upload speeds are so slow: and what you can do about it

For many people in the UK, download speeds are either acceptable or very good. However, upload speeds can still leave you tapping your feet.…

News: 
Xbox One without Kinect to go on sale in June at the same price as PS4

Microsoft has announced a cheaper Xbox One without Kinect. Here are all the details

Features: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys: disable the Ease of Access feature

When you hit one of your keyboard’s Shift keys five times in a row, a pop-up will ask if you want to enable Sticky Keys. Here’s how to turn off…

Features: 
How to remove QuickShare: get rid of the widget from Windows

QuickShare is adware and it probably got installed on your computer when you installed or updated some other software. Here's how to remove…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it has a notification LED, and yes, you can move apps to an SD card (and then back to the phone). I've actually done this, and it works.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

In the camera app, swipe from the left-hand side of the screen to the right to display options. Swipe to rotate the carousel of options until you…

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…

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