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
Look at any advert for a Windows 8 PC and you won't see a trace of the old desktop. But it's there and in Windows 8.1 you can boot straight to it.…
Nokia increases screen size again: the 1320’s 6-inch screen makes it a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ rather than a smartphone. Here’s everything we…
At £229 and weighing only a kilogram, the new HP Chromebook 11 looks like a tempting deal. Watch our video review to find out if it's the right…
Deciding whether to buy a Chromebook isn’t easy, but HP’s latest 11.6-inch beauty has a very tempting price. Find out how it fares in our HP…
How to upgrade to Windows 8.1
We explain all you need to know to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the latest features for free.
Losing Word, Excel or PowerPoint files can be a painful experience, but there are a few things you can try before you give up all hope.
Are you using the web browser that came with your computer? There are better, faster browsers you can download for free. Here’s how to install…
Did you know, you can take photos using your laptop or PC’s webcam? Here's how to capture and share fun pictures for free.
Apple’s latest smartphone marvel is packed with more features than ever and - for the first time - offered in gold. Read our iPhone 5S review to…
Creating groups of contacts isn't quite as easy as it should be on the iPhone or iPad. We explain how to do it. UPDATED: 9th October 2013
Comments by Jim Martin
Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…
That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…
What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…
Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…
But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).
You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…
That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…
Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...
Sounds like I should update the intro :)
Why, thank you!
Wed Jul 30 08:53
It's Day 2 of the sugar and ground coffee shortage at IDG towers. @AshleighAllsopp has found a lone sachet. #firstworldproblems
Fri Jul 25 12:12
I've spent all morning playing with iOS 8. The pinnacle of my achievement (so far) is this video: http://t.co/zZsW3Jr4JT
Fri Jul 25 11:29
So in iOS 8, it seems that photos and videos DO count against your iCloud storage.
Thu Jul 24 16:31
Another black mark against Windows Phone 8's name - no Pocket app. Grrrrr.
Thu Jul 24 13:28
Great time catching up with @starhawke13 about all that @IntelUK is up to over a fine lunch at Gilbert Scott :) http://t.co/v13AniLfMV