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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: 
Amazon Fire TV release date, UK price and features: Rival to Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku out today

Here's all you need to know about the Amazon Fire TV streaming box's release date and features. This rival to the Apple TV, Roku players and…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle (7th generation) review: the £59 eReader now has a touchscreen

We test out the new cheapest Kindle, which now has a touchscreen. Here's our 7th generation Kindle review.

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Amazon Fire HD 7 review: the 2014 tablet is overpriced compared to rivals

Amazon's 2014 Fire HD 7 is a gateway to Amazon's services, but although decent quality, has a few issues which make it overpriced. Here's our Fire…

Features: 
Motorola Moto X 2014 review: the second-generation Moto X is a brilliant smartphone with pure Android

The second-generation Moto X is much better than it's predecessor, but then again it's also more expensive. If you're after a custom smartphone,…

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of five different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini 3 or Air 2 is a tricky proposition. We offer a helping hand with our expert…

Features: 
How to back up a Windows Phone: backup and restore explained

Modern smartphones are easily damaged, or lost or stolen. Here's how to ensure you have a current backup of your Windows Phone, and how to restore…

Review: 
Amazon Fire HD 6 review: the 6in tablet that costs less than £80

Amazon's Kindle eReaders have long had six-inch screens, and now there's a 6in Fire tablet to match. But does it make for a good budget tablet?…

Features: 
iOS 8 new features and compatibility: iOS 8.1 available on 20 October

iOS 8 has arrived, bringing some great new features for iPhone and iPad users. Here are the new features, and which iPhones and iPads are…

News: 
iPad Air 2 release date, price, specs, new features: world's thinnest tablet also gets Touch ID

Here's everything you need to know about the next-generation iPad, the iPad Air 2, including its release date, price and new features.

Features: 
Nexus 5 vs Nexus 6 comparison: why Google's latest smartphone isn't necessarily a natural upgrade

It doesn't seem a year ago that Google announced the Nexus 5, but it was and now we have its successor: the Nexus 6. If you're looking to upgrade,…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

Features: 
How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

Review: 
Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

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How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

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Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

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

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

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

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

Features: 
Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

IDG UK Sites

Android M Developer Preview announced at Google I/O: Android M UK release date and new features. Wh?......

IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

IDG UK Sites

Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor