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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: 
First Android Lollipop screenshots: how the material design compares to KitKat

For the next version of Android, Google has made a number of visual changes: all part of its new ‘material’ design. We’ve taken a bunch of…

Features: 
10 things you didn't know you could do in iOS 8: new features you might have overlooked

iOS 8 is packed with new features, but some are less obvious than others. Here are 10 things you didn't know you could do in iOS 8

Review: 
Motorola Moto X review: the 2014 flagship Android smartphone you can personalise

We liked the original Moto X, but the Android smartphone didn't have all that much going for it. Now, with Moto Maker available in the UK and some…

Review: 
Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that's decent value - if you like the colours

Breaking from the tradition of small-screened Chromebook, Asus has launched the C300M with a 13in screen and some bright colours. Here's our big…

Features: 
How to archive video files: keep your videos safe and free up hard drive space

If scores of videos have filled up your hard drive, we offer some options for backing up and archiving those precious files.

Review: 
Tile review: the Bluetooth tag that helps you find lost items

Tile is a small Bluetooth gadget that you attach to anything that you don't want to lose, such as your house keys, a child - anything really.…

Features: 
Tesco Hudl 2 launch as it happened: re-read our live blog as the new Tesco Hudl 2 launches today

Tesco today launched its bigger, better Hudl Android tablet. We were there and you can find out all the details including new Tesco Hudl 2 specs,…

Features: 
VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review - a so-sweet gateway drug to Amazon Prime

Amazon is pinning its hopes on the Fire phone, but the smartphone's unique features may not be to everyone's liking. Gimmicks or not, we show you…

Features: 
New features in iOS 8: why Apple's latest update is the best ever

Look behind the scenes at iOS 8 and there are some great new features which will bring big rewards in the coming months.

Review: 
TrackVue DV300 review: a sub £100 dash cam which records superb video

Dash cams are gaining popularity in the UK, and you might even get a discount on your car insurance if you install one. Here's our TrackVue DV300…


 

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.

Features: 
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…

Features: 
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…

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