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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


Review: 
WLtoys V666 review: a large entry-level FPV quadcopter with upgrade potential

At a glance, the V666 looks just like a Parrot AR.Drone, but this is a fully fledged starter FPV quadcopter that's ready to fly out of the box.…

Review: 
Hubsan X4 FPV review: a beginner quadcopter with first-person view - ready to fly

The H107D is a mini quadcopter with a built-in 640x480 camera that sends live video to the remote control for first-person view. Here's our Hubsan…

Review: 
Revell X-Spy review: a sub-£100 quadcopter with live video

The X-Spy is one of the smallest and cheapest quadcopters to offer first-person view (FPV). Here's our review of the Revell X-Spy.

Review: 
Lishitoys L6039 quadcopter review: a good-value starter drone

For around £40, it's hard to beat the L6039 quadcopter. It lacks features compared to more expensive drones, but this makes it ideal for starting…

Review: 
DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus V3.0 review: an expensive drone thats worth every penny

Usually, we’re not fans of expensive products when cheaper versions do the same thing. However the DJI is an absolutely fantastic drone which is…

Features: 
How to turn off predictive text on Android: plus other great keyboard tips for faster, more accurate typing

Here we explain how to turn off next word suggestions and make other changes to auto-correction and disable gesture typing (Swype) in Android

Features: 
New 12-inch MacBook release date, price and specs: 2015 MacBook is fanless and has a Retina display

Fans of the MacBook Air are in for a treat with the new 12in model. There's a completely redesigned chassis that's thinner and lighter than ever…

Features: 
How to unsubscribe from LinkedIn emails. PLUS: How to close a LinkedIn account

LinkedIn emails can be really annoying as there are so many different types of notification. Here we explain how to unsubscribe from LinkedIn…

Review: 
Huawei Ascend G7 review: a tempting combo: Android, 5.5in display and 4G all for less than £200

Huawei's Ascend G7 is a 5.5in mid-range Android smartphone with a metal chassis and decent specs. Here's our Huawei Ascend G7 review.

Features: 
Best satnavs 2015 UK: the best sat navs you can buy in the UK

With navigation apps now either free or very cheap, is there still a need for dedicated in-car satnavs? To find out, we took to the road to see…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comparison: What's the difference?

Well spotted. We'll fix that in a moment. I'd like to think it's just a typo. We all know it's supposed to say 389g. (Or 392g depending on your…

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