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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


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Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that's decent value - if you like the colours

Breaking from the tradition of small-screened Chromebook, Asus has launched the C300M with a 13in screen and some bright colours. Here's our big…

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How to archive video files: keep your videos safe and free up hard drive space

If scores of videos have filled up your hard drive, we offer some options for backing up and archiving those precious files.

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Tile review: the Bluetooth tag that helps you find lost items

Tile is a small Bluetooth gadget that you attach to anything that you don't want to lose, such as your house keys, a child - anything really.…

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Tesco Hudl 2 launch as it happened: re-read our live blog as the new Tesco Hudl 2 launches today

Tesco today launched its bigger, better Hudl Android tablet. We were there and you can find out all the details including new Tesco Hudl 2 specs,…

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VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review - a so-sweet gateway drug to Amazon Prime

Amazon is pinning its hopes on the Fire phone, but the smartphone's unique features may not be to everyone's liking. Gimmicks or not, we show you…

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New features in iOS 8: why Apple's latest update is the best ever

Look behind the scenes at iOS 8 and there are some great new features which will bring big rewards in the coming months.

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TrackVue DV300 review: a sub £100 dash cam which records superb video

Dash cams are gaining popularity in the UK, and you might even get a discount on your car insurance if you install one. Here's our TrackVue DV300…

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How many MBs are in a GB? Kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes explained.

Storage and memory jargon can be confusing, and it’s easy to confuse megabytes with gigabytes. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Nokia Lumia 720 vs 730 comparison: whats the best Nokia Lumia?

Nokia is about to release the Lumia 730 and 735. How do they compare with the older 720? We explain everything you need to know in our Lumia 720…

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VIDEO: Motorola Moto G (5 inch) review - a great-value Android smartphone

With a bigger 5in screen and stereo speakers on the front, the second-generation Moto G is a worthy upgrade from the original. Here's our video review


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

Thanks for the suggestion. Next time we update this article, we'll explain how to create video playlists. Many third-party video player apps let…

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Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

We'll look into this, as removing features is something Nero should be up front about.

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Surface 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Microsoft's new, powerful Windows 8 tablet & Apple's slim, speedy flagship compared

The Surface 3 doesn't come with a keyboard either. Hard to believe, I know, but it's a £109.99 optional extra, just like it is with the Surface Pro 3.

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How to factory reset a laptop with a recovery partition

It's very unlikely, but you can try some free file recovery software as a last resort. You'll find our guide here: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

As always, appreciate the feedback. Happy it was useful for you :)

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Best video editing software: make great home videos using free software

MovieMaker is certainly limited. If you want to trim and re-save a video, try AnyVideoConverter by Freemake.

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Microsoft Band review: useful features make Microsoft Band a worthy rival to Apple Watch and Android Wear... clunky design makes it unlovable

Unless you've already tried out the Microsoft Band then, with respect, you don't know what you're talking about. This is way more bulky (and…

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How to dry out an iPhone: how to fix water-damaged iPhone

Best thing to do is to get a pentalobe screwdriver and open up your phone to see if it has dried out. If it has, try turning it on and see if it…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

The reason is that we update the article regularly. We are planning to add a 'publish date' in addition to 'last updated' for all articles. We…

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Huawei P8 max review: Hands-on with the 6.8in giant phone

Good to know. The general consensus - not just from reviewers - is that this is too big for most people. Clearly it's going to be appealing for a…

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