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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: 
BT YouView+ box review (2014) – faster, smaller, quieter Humax DTR-T2100

BT has updated its YouView+ box to the Humax DTR-T2100. It offers exactly the same features and easy-to-use YouView interface as before but in a…

Features: 
How to set up and use a Google Chromecast in the UK – including BBC iPlayer

Google has finally launched its £30 video streaming dongle - the Chromecast - in the UK. Here’s how to set it up and turn any TV with an HDMI port…

Features: 
How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone the easy way: use iCloud Control Panel and My Photo Stream

We show you step-by-step how to transfer photos from your PC or laptop to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Apple's iCloud and Photo Stream.…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos - save to your PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device

Here’s how to download those YouTube videos that you want to watch when you don’t have an internet connection. Save videos to your PC, laptop,…

Features: 
How to reinstall Windows 8 - we explain the new Refresh and Reset options

If your Windows 8 PC isn't running well you can try the new Refresh feature which cleans up Windows without touching your documents, music, photos…

News: 
Freesat Freetime on-demand service will be available on new Panasonic smart TVs

On-demand TV shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be available on certain Panasonic TVs through the Freesat Freetime 'roll back' TV guide,…

Video: 
New Siri voice in iOS 7.1 - UK English gets a friendlier voice

With the iOS 7.1 update for iPhone and iPad, Apple has updated Siri with a completely new male voice, plus a female voice. Here are the old and…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013): an expensive but excellent ebook reader

Amazon has tweaked its excellent Paperwhite ereader with a better screen, faster processor and some new features. Read our review to find out if…

News: 
Whats new in iOS 7.1 – your guide to the new features and tweaks for iPhone and iPad

iOS 7.1 adds CarPlay, new Siri voices (and new ways to control Siri), plus many interface and app tweaks. Here's what you need to know about the…

Features: 
How to rotate screen on laptop or PC: rotate your screen 90 in Windows 7 and 8

Here’s where we show you how to rotate your laptop or PC screen 90° in Windows 7 or 8.


 

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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