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
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.
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…
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…
1&1 has launched its first new domain extensions including .BIKE and .CLOTHING.
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…
An ideal gift: personalise an iPad keyboard case with one or more photos. We test out Photobox's latest printable accessory.
How to increase the idle time in Windows 8: stop screen turning off and prevent sleep mode
By default, Windows 8 is set to save power which means your PC screen turns off rather quickly. Here’s how to increase the idle time and stop your…
Here's where we bring to you 2014's 7 best compact system cameras available to buy in the UK for less than £500.
Archos expands its Internet Of Things range with the Weather Station along with an optional Soil Sensor to monitor your favourite plant.
Honestly, youll love Windows 8.1: Microsoft's desperate attempt to woo laptop and tablet buyers
Microsoft's latest advertising campaign is almost an admission it made a mistake with Windows 8's new interface.
Comments by Jim Martin
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…
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.
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…
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…
No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…
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...
I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…
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…
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.
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…
Mon Oct 27 16:49
So the new Fitbit Surge will cost £200. Wow. That's a lot. http://t.co/Q0nJXKqvtD http://t.co/hX8UxLANTe
Wed Oct 22 13:01
Did you know it was the year of the bus? Me either... http://t.co/lEWyGI7bex
Tue Oct 14 08:55
Here's why you get such a poor mobile signal on your commute: http://t.co/I6fIuNjyWq http://t.co/q5vHr1Y0nL
Mon Oct 13 09:00
Wow.. Apple is really bullying users into paying for iCloud storage now: #icloud http://t.co/Ix41cq8Fsq