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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: 
Y-cam HomeMonitor HD Pro review - a 720p outdoor camera you can view on your smartphone

Keeping an eye on your kids, pets or your property via an app on your smartphone is something most people would like to do, and now that's…

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom: a compact zoom camera with a built-in Android smartphone

The concept of bolting a huge zoom lens to the back of a smartphone isn’t new. Samsung has already had a couple of tries and must be hoping it’s…

Features: 
Inside the Surface Pro 3: What the specs don't tell you

Microsoft says the new Surface Pro 3 is a tablet that can truly replace your laptop. A new teardown reveals that it's very hard to repair, so if…

News: 
Google Android Auto - a new operating system for your car

With the announcement of Android Auto, your next smartphone accessory could be... a car. Here's what we know about the new in-car Android system.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review – an Android smartphone married to a 10x zoom camera

Smartphone cameras are ever improving, but they lack one crucial feature: a zoom. Not so with the Galaxy K Zoom. This Android smartphone has a…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

So Samsung has announced its latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. How does the new tablet shape up against the iPad Air? We find out in…

Features: 
Best travel gadgets: Top tech to take on holiday with you this summer

Heading off on holiday this summer? We’ve rounded up the best accessories and gadgets that will make your time away even more fun.

Review: 
Brydge+ with speakers review: this is the keyboard to buy for your iPad 2, 3 or 4.

If you want to use your iPad like a laptop for typing long documents there are plenty of Bluetooth keyboards around. Few come close to the…

Video: 
ZTE Open C review - Firefox Phone one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy

Strapped for cash and need a cheap unlocked smartphone? Find out if the ZTE Open C is the one for you in our video review.

Features: 
5 of the best online racing games: free driving games with online multiplayer

Racing games have been around ever since the first home computers were available, and these days there’s no shortage of great driving simulators.…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Features: 
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?

Features: 
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…

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…

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