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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 put Gmail on an iPhone 5: get your Google email, contacts, calendar and notes

Adding your Gmail account to an iPhone 5 is easy. Here we explain what you need to do.

Features: 
How to make web browsing safe for kids using Google Chrome Supervised users

Google offers a few tools and options to make browsing the web safer, but a new feature – supervised users – introduced recently on Chromebooks…

Features: 
How to restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office - extract your product key and download installation files

As long as you have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office, you should be able to reinstall it after you perform a system restore on your laptop or…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review: the 10-inch high-end Samsung tablet gets a little makeover

Samsung has updated its Galaxy Note 10.1 with an S-Pen and an excellent 10.1-inch and a 299 ppi screen. Here's our Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review.

Features: 
How to get Flappy Bird on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and your laptop / PC

Flappy Bird may have disappeared from the App Store and Google Play, but you can still get it: here’s how.

Features: 
7 best SLR cameras: the best interchangeable lens you can buy in 2014

Looking to buy an SLR camera? Here we hand pick the top 7, ranging from entry-level £250 models to semi-pro DSLRs for those with a bigger budget.

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition video review: one of the best 10 Android tablets around

The updated Note 10.1 is Samsung's flagship Android tablet and comes with an active stylus. It isn't cheap, but it's one of the best big Android…

Features: 
How to print postage stamps on your computer: avoid a trip to the Post Office

Run out of stamps? As long as your items will fit through a letterbox, there’s no need for a time-consuming trip to the Post Office. Here’s how to…

News: 
Seven new TLDs available to register including .bike .plumbing and ,clothing

1&1 has launched its first new domain extensions including .BIKE and .CLOTHING.

Features: 
How to wipe iPad and iPhone back to factory settings: erase all your content

If you're selling or giving away your iPhone or iPad, you'll want to wipe it clean of all your stuff, including email, photos, contacts plus all…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

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.

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Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...