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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


News: 
Xbox One without Kinect to go on sale in June at the same price as PS4

Microsoft has announced a cheaper Xbox One without Kinect. Here are all the details

Features: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys: disable the Ease of Access feature

When you hit one of your keyboard’s Shift keys five times in a row, a pop-up will ask if you want to enable Sticky Keys. Here’s how to turn off…

Features: 
How to remove QuickShare: get rid of the widget from Windows

QuickShare is adware and it probably got installed on your computer when you installed or updated some other software. Here's how to remove…

Features: 
How to show or hide file extensions in Windows 7 and 8 (and Vista)

Windows hides file extensions by default in order to try and keep things simple. Here’s how to enable file extensions so you can change them.

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad Air - Apple, Maroo, Snugg, Proporta and more

If you want to protect your iPad Air, we’ve rounded up a great selection of cases and covers that will keep your tablet safe from knocks and…

Video: 
VIDEO: Samsung Gear Fit review - can a single device be both a good smart watch and activity tracker?

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a combined smart watch and activity tracker. It works with a selection of Samsung’s own smartphones and…

Review: 
UCam247-HDO1080 review - a 1080p outdoor Wi-Fi security camera

At last: an affordable, easy to use security camera that offers excellent image quality. Here's our review of the UCam247-HDO1080.

News: 
Brand new domain names are coming: pre-register now for your .LONDON website

Can’t get the .com URL you wanted? Fear not as 700 new top-level domains are on the way from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist. Here’s what…

Features: 
How to shut down Windows 8 the easy way: get Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8 is awkward to shut down, but the latest 8.1 Update makes it much easier. Here are three different easy ways to shut down Windows 8…

Review: 
Samsung Gear Fit review: a smart watch and activity tracker in one

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a smart watch & activity tracker hybrid. Is it right for you? Find out in our Gear Fit review.


 

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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Windows 10: a guaranteed success. Probably.

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Do we need to fight the government again over design and art education?

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How to make money selling books on the iBookstore, publish your book in Apple's book store