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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: 
What processor do I need for games and video editing? The best CPU for gaming and editing video

How powerful does a CPU need to be for editing video and playing games? We explain everything you need to know to buy the right computer with the…

Features: 
How to generate Bitcoins: a beginner's guide to mining, and why you probably shouldn't

We explain how you might be able to earn money by running an application on your computer to earn coins in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Here's…

Review: 
iPad mini 3 review: New iPad gets Touch ID but not much more

A minor update no doubt, but does the addition of Touch ID make the new baby iPad worth buying? Find out in our iPad mini 3 review.

Features: 
Jawbone Up Move release date, price and specs: the sub-£40 rival to the Fitbit Zip fitness tracker

Jawbone has announced a brand new entry-level activity tracker for under £40. Here's everything you need to know about the Jawbone Up Move price,…

Features: 
How to stop nuisance calls: 3 ways to prevent cold callers and unwanted messages

Cold callers have always been a nuisance, but now you can use technology to banish them. We explain how to stop nuisance calls and block numbers.

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad mini: 12 iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 1 cases

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Features: 
How to find your IP address: get your computer, smartphone, tablet or broadband IP address

Here's how to find the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device quickly and easily.

Review: 
Nest learning thermostat review UK: a good smart heating system especially when paired with the smoke and CO detector

It took longer than expected for the Nest learning thermostat to arrive in the UK, but it's here and we've tested it. Here's our Nest UK review.

Review: 
iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: which is the best iPad?

We examine Apple's latest pair of iPads, explain their differences and tell you which to buy. Here's our iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 comparison.

Features: 
Why can't you give a Kindle book as a gift in the UK? Only US customers get the Give as a Gift button

The Kindle is the best-selling ebook reader, so it's odd that such a basic facility as sending an eBook as a gift remains unavailable to UK customers.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

Features: 
5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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