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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: 
Group Gear USB charging plate review: get USB sockets in your wall

Fed up of a shortage of sockets and chargers to recharge your USB-powered gadgets? Group Gear has a novel solution: ditch the chargers and plug…

Features: 
How to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android phone or tablet

Ubuntu Touch is a mobile operating system which is currently in beta. However, if you own a supported Android device, you can try it out right…

Features: 
iOS 9: 9 things we want to see in the next version

Apple has unveiled iOS 8, which includes a raft of improvements over iOS 7. However, it doesn’t address some of the criticisms we’ve levelled at…

Review: 
Archos Activity Tracker review: a budget fitness monitor that lacks features

This £50 monitor is a cross between the Nike FuelBand and Fitbit One, and is almost what we wish the Fitbit Flex had been. Here's our Archos…

News: 
Linux for cars: Automotive Grade Linux rivals CarPlay and Android Auto

Car tech is exploding right now: Apple and Google are getting in on a game that Microsoft has tried to conquer for a while: infotainment systems.…

Review: 
Power Jacket for iPhone 5C review

The Power Jacket is a combined battery and case for the iPhone 5c, available in four colours from Mobile Fun. Here's our Power Jacket for iPhone…

Features: 
30 funny questions you should ask Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1 can sing to you

Microsoft has a sense of humour and has programmed plenty of funny responses into Cortana, so we’ve been playing with the new digital assistant in…

Features: 
How to buy the best digital camera: compact, bridge, CSC and DSLR explained

Choosing a digital camera is a tricky business. There hundreds of models to choose between and different types of camera to boot. Here we offer…

Features: 
How to wire an Ethernet wall socket: understand the two different wiring schemes

No matter how good Wi-Fi gets, in terms of range and throughput, you can’t beat good old-fashioned copper wire. It’s reliable and fast. Here we…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

This ‘family-sized’ USB charger can charge three smartphones and two tablets at once from a single mains socket. Here’s our Inateck 5-port USB…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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…

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