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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: 
Best printer for students 2014: How to choose the best printer

Printers are remarkably cheap to buy these days, and it's mighty convenient to have one in your room for printing those last-minute assignments.…

Features: 
Best tablet for students 2014: how to choose the best tablet for studying in the UK

It may still be summer but it's already time to start thinking of going back to school, college or university. Here we explain what to look for in…

Features: 
Best laptop for students 2014: How to choose the best laptop for school, college or university in the UK

It's the middle of summer, so any talk of education seems downright wrong. But now's the time to start thinking of the tech you're going to need…

Features: 
How to remove HomeGroup network icon from the Windows 8 desktop

If you like to keep your Windows desktop neat and tidy, you may not want the HomeGroup networking icon to be shown on your Windows 8 desktop.…

Features: 
How to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: a guide to internet tethering

Connect your tablet (or laptop) to your smartphone and get internet access on the move. In this guide we explain how to use your phone as a…

Features: 
How to upgrade to Windows 8.1: you must install this important update

We explain all you need to know to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the latest features for free.

Features: 
How to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 8 (and XP, Vista and 7)

Windows Defender protects your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Here we explain how to turn it on in Windows 8, XP, Vista…

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 630 review and Lumia 635 review: an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

The Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone we've seen, and it appears a bargain at just £129. Here's our review of the Nokia Lumia 630.

Features: 
How to dispose of a laptop or PC: recycle, give away or sell

What do you do with a laptop or PC that’s come to the end of its life? We explain everything you need to know about recycling, selling and…

Features: 
21 brilliant tricks to search Google faster: flight times, unit converters and more

Unless you really know how to search Google, you're just scratching the surface. Find out how to get the information you need with these expert tips.


 

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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