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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: 
Best smartphone for students 2014: How to choose the best smartphone

Need a new smartphone for college or university? We explain what to look for and how to get the best smartphone for students.

Features: 
Best printer for students 2014: How to choose the best printer

Printers are remarkably cheap to buy these days, and it's mighty convenient to have one in your room for printing those last-minute assignments.…

Features: 
Best tablet for students 2014: how to choose the best tablet for studying in the UK

It may still be summer but it's already time to start thinking of going back to school, college or university. Here we explain what to look for in…

Features: 
Best laptop for students 2014: How to choose the best laptop for school, college or university in the UK

It's the middle of summer, so any talk of education seems downright wrong. But now's the time to start thinking of the tech you're going to need…

Features: 
How to remove HomeGroup network icon from the Windows 8 desktop

If you like to keep your Windows desktop neat and tidy, you may not want the HomeGroup networking icon to be shown on your Windows 8 desktop.…

Features: 
How to listen to YouTube videos in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7

Want to listen to music on YouTube while you use your iPhone or iPad for something else? Here's how to play YouTube in the background in iOS 7

Features: 
How to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: a guide to internet tethering

Connect your tablet (or laptop) to your smartphone and get internet access on the move. In this guide we explain how to use your phone as a…

Features: 
How to upgrade to Windows 8.1: you must install this important update

We explain all you need to know to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the latest features for free.

Features: 
How to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 8 (and XP, Vista and 7)

Windows Defender protects your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Here we explain how to turn it on in Windows 8, XP, Vista…

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 630 review and Lumia 635 review: an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

The Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone we've seen, and it appears a bargain at just £129. Here's our review of the Nokia Lumia 630.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

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

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

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

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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…

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