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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


News: 
Seven new TLDs available to register including .bike .plumbing and ,clothing

1&1 has launched its first new domain extensions including .BIKE and .CLOTHING.

Features: 
How to wipe iPad and iPhone back to factory settings: erase all your content

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…

Review: 
Photobox iPad keyboard case review: personalise your tablet with a photo

An ideal gift: personalise an iPad keyboard case with one or more photos. We test out Photobox's latest printable accessory.

Features: 
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…

Features: 
The 7 best CSC: the best sub-£500 compact system cameras you can buy in 2014

Here's where we bring to you 2014's 7 best compact system cameras available to buy in the UK for less than £500.

Features: 
Archos Weather Station: hands-on first look

Archos expands its Internet Of Things range with the Weather Station along with an optional Soil Sensor to monitor your favourite plant.

Features: 
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.

Features: 
How to clean a laptop fan: make it run quieter and cooler

Laptops rely on small fans to keep cool, but it's all to easy for them to get clogged up with dust and dirt. Here's how to clean them.

Review: 
Parrot Asteroid Smart review: an Android infotainment system to make your dumb car smart

Want a modern infotainment system without having to buy a new car? The Asteroid Smart lets you do just that. Here’s our Parrot Asteroid Smart review.

Review: 
Wahoo Kickr review: an iPhone-powered bike trainer

The Kickr is unlike most bike trainers as it uses your iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac to control your training sessions. Find out more in our Wahoo Kickr…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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.

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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…

Comment: 
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...

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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.

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

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…

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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