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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: 
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.

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs Google Nexus 5 comparison review: which is the best Android smartphone?

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to quality Android smartphones. Here we compare the new HTC One M8 with the Google Nexus 5 and tell you…

Features: 
How to minimise the data used on an iPhone - 5 ways to make your mobile data last longer

Unless you’re on an unlimited data plan, there’s always the possibility you’ll hit or go over your 3G or 4G allowance for the month. Here are some…

Features: 
New HTC One (m8) 2014 launch event as it happened: new HTC One has bigger display, duo camera and SD card slot

HTC today unveiled the successor to the popular One smartphone, the new HTC One for 2014 - aka the M8. We were there at the launch to bring you…

Features: 
Best apps for improving your iPhone photos: plus the free app that's better than iPhoto

There are photo-editing apps aplenty on the App Store, so which should you use to improve your iPhone photos? Here we offer a selection of those…

Review: 
BT YouView+ box review (2014) – faster, smaller, quieter Humax DTR-T2100

BT has updated its YouView+ box to the Humax DTR-T2100. It offers exactly the same features and easy-to-use YouView interface as before but in a…

Features: 
How to set up and use a Google Chromecast in the UK – including BBC iPlayer

Google has finally launched its £30 video streaming dongle - the Chromecast - in the UK. Here’s how to set it up and turn any TV with an HDMI port…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

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

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

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

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

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

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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

Since it seems to work for everyone else, I would suggest following the steps above to the letter. I'm not sure what you're missing out, but if…

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iPad mini 3 vs iPad mini 2 comparison: New iPad mini 3 isn't worth £80 more

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Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

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View an animated vision of a better future for Ethiopian girls

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