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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: 
Hudl 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX comparison: we explain which of Tesco and Amazon's tablets is best

Which is the best tablet, the 8.3in Hudl 2 or the 7in Amazon Fire HDX? In this comparison we explain how they differ and which one you should buy.

Features: 
Best e-readers 2014/2015 UK: What's the best e-book reader you can buy in the UK?

Reading a book on an eReader is just like reading a real book, but most eReaders are smaller and lighter. They offer other benefits, too, such as…

Features: 
The 15 Best Activity Trackers 2014/2015: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2014/2015's best fitness activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories…

Features: 
Best Wi-Fi and networking products 2014/2015 UK: routers, range extenders, dongles and powerline adaptors

If you need to find the best wireless router, Wi-Fi dongle, range extender or powerline networking adaptors, you've come to the right place. Here…

Features: 
8 best budget (sub-£50) headphones 2014/2015: What's the best cheap headphones you can buy in the UK?

Mobile music lovers have never had it so good. Here we rank and rate the best cheap headphones under £50 you can buy in the UK in 2014/2015.

Features: 
Best PDF editor 2014/2015 UK: Acrobat Pro vs Nuance vs Foxit vs Nitro

We test and rate the best PDF editors for 2014/2015, including tools from Adobe, Foxit, Nuance, Nitro and more.

Features: 
Best satnavs 2014/2015 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…

Features: 
Best laptop bags of 2014/2015: the 10 best laptop bags you can buy in the UK

We review the best laptop bags you can buy in the UK. 2014/2015's best laptop bags for style, best laptop bags for comfort, best laptop bags for…

Features: 
How to take better photos on your iPhone: tips, apps and accessories for improving photos and videos

If you want to take better photos using your iPhone, we've got some great tips on how to do it. You don't have to spend any money, but if you can,…

Review: 
Kobo Aura H2O review: a waterproof eReader you can read at the beach or in the bath

A waterproof eReader that you can use in the bath, but one with a serious flaw. Here's our Kobo Aura H2O review


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

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

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

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

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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

Excellent question. In theory, you should get the updates, but I don't know for sure. I will try and find out.

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

Yes, now that people are saying the factory image is out, I will update the post to explain how to install it, whether you've got KitKat or the…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it has a notification LED, and yes, you can move apps to an SD card (and then back to the phone). I've actually done this, and it works.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

In the camera app, swipe from the left-hand side of the screen to the right to display options. Swipe to rotate the carousel of options until you…

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