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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


Review: 
Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review: a powerful budget Android tablet

With performance to rival an iPad Air, this budget Android tablet punches well above its weight. It's by no means perfect, but it's a tempting…

Features: 
How to change the channel your Wi-Fi router uses

If you find your home Wi-Fi connection is slow or drops out, it's worth changing the channel your router uses: it will likely fix the problem.…

Review: 
Nike FuelBand SE review: a decent activity tracker but lacking in features

We test out the second-generation FuelBand - the SE - to find out whether Nike has improved its activity tracker enough to warrant an upgrade.

Video: 
Apple iPad mini 2 - a Retina screen arrives on the littlest iPad

It's more expensive, but the updated second-generation iPad mini is everything the original should have been. Watch our video review to find out why.

Review: 
GoClever DVR Sport Gold review: a cheap action cam and in-car recorder

This combined action cam and car DVR is cheaper than a GoPro and has a built-in colour touchscreen. But is it any good? Read our review to find out.

Review: 
Kurio 10S review: a 10-inch Android kids' tablet with poor performance and battery life

Most tablets aimed at kids have a 7in screen. Not the Kurio 10S. If you want a big-screen tablet for your child, the 10-inch Kurio could be what…

Review: 
Kindle Fire HD (2013) review: The Kindle Fire HD is Amazon's 7-inch budget Android tablet

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is an Android tablet with great price and specs, but its lack of access to Google's app store could be an issue…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids review: a decent but pricey children's tablet

Samsung has launched a kids' version of its Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, complete with an easy-to-use, colourful interface. Here's our Galaxy Tab 3 Kids review.

Features: 
How to update satnav maps: TomTom, Garmin and Navman charges

Here's how to update the maps on your TomTom, Garmin or Navman satnav, and roughly how much you can expect to pay.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in review - tablet with excellent performance and great screen

The Fire HDX is a great tablet with excellent performance and a great screen, but one that suffers from a couple of problematic flaws. Take a look…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

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…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

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…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

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…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

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…

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

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…

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

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,…

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

Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

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