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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 shut down Windows 8 the easy way: get Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8 is awkward to shut down, but the latest 8.1 Update makes it much easier. Here are three different easy ways to shut down Windows 8…

Review: 
Samsung Gear Fit review: a smart watch and activity tracker in one

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a smart watch & activity tracker hybrid. Is it right for you? Find out in our Gear Fit review.

Features: 
How to fix an unrecognized USB drive: we help you find the cause of the problem

It’s never a good thing to see the message “USB Device Not Recognised” after plugging in a hard drive or thumb drive full of your precious files.…

Features: 
How to set up an email group: send messages to lots of people at once

Here we’ll show you how to set up an email group which saves time when you need to contact the same people regularly.

Review: 
Netatmo Urban Weather Station review: monitor conditions remotely - even rain - from your smartphone

Keep track of indoor and outdoor temperature and a lot more with this wireless weather station for iPhone and Android smartphones. Here's our…

Features: 
How to clean your PC, smartphone and tablet

When was the last time you cleaned your keyboard or disinfected your smartphone? Jim Martin explains how to safely sanitise all your gadgets.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best PDF editor? Acrobat Pro vs Nuance vs Foxit vs Nitro

We test and rate the best PDF editors including tools from Adobe, Foxit, Nuance, Nitro and more.

Video: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 - Ease of Access Center settings

Here's how to enable and disable Sticky Keys in Windows

Video: 
How to download YouTube videos - watch videos offline later

We explain how to use your browser or a standalone application to download YouTube videos and other streaming video on the web.

Features: 
How to put films on an iPad: with or without iTunes

It’s easy to put films on an iPad to watch on the move, and here we’ll explain how to do it.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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

I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…

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

This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.

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

We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…

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

No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…

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