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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: 
Grid Autosport review: the best PC racer we've played in 2014

Here's our Grid Autosport review.

Features: 
LeapFrog LeapTV hands-on preview: the first games console for kids with an Xbox Kinect-style sensor

Well-known for its child-friendly tablet, the LeapPad, LeapFrog has announced a brand new games console for kids: the LeapTV. Here's our hands-on…

Review: 
Rock Jaw Alfa Genus review: outstanding quality headphones at a bargain price

You probably haven’t heard of British company RockJaw, but that doesn’t matter one jot. What matters is the quality of the headphones it produces,…

Features: 
How much data do I need? What video, music, email and web browsing consumes over 3G and 4G

How much mobile data do you use per month? There's little point in paying over the odds for data you don't need. We look at how much mobile data…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review: barely an upgrade from the Tab 3 and overpriced to boot

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 range is the entry level and includes 7-, 8- and 10-inch screens. Here's our review of the Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi & 4G, which also…

Review: 
HTC Desire 816 review: a 5.5in Android smartphone that's cheap, but not cheap enough

Not everyone wants to shell out for a flagship smartphone, and HTC is aiming the new big-screened Desire 816 squarely at the mid-range buyer.…

Review: 
Belkin QODE Thin Type Keyboard Cover for iPad Air review: bad layout ruins a great keyboard

Despite the iPad Air being released over a year ago, there are still a lack of thin keyboards available. Belkin's QODE Thin Type is one of the…

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 530 vs 520 comparison review: why the new Windows Phone is worse than the old one

Take a look at the spec sheet and you might think the Lumia 530 is a reasonable upgrade to the popular 520. Look again, though, as we explain why…

Review: 
Tylt Energi+ review: a backpack for charging your tablet and smartphone on the move

You may balk at the price, but this backpack is more convenient than simply sticking a USB battery in any old rucksack. Here's our Tylt Energi+ review

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.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Yes, it works on all iPhones from 4s onwards (it needs Bluetooth 4 or later)

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Sure: it's the number of flights of stairs climbed.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

Mike, thanks for paraphrasing the review - all those points are discussed. However, you missed out the part about there not being many games.…

Features: 
How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

We're happy that you're happy :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

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

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

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

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

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