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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: 
GoClever DVR Sport Gold review: a cheap action cam and in-car recorder

This combined action cam and car DVR is cheaper than a GoPro and has a built-in colour touchscreen. But is it any good? Read our review to find out.

Review: 
Kindle Fire HD (2013) review: The Kindle Fire HD is Amazon's 7-inch budget Android tablet

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is an Android tablet with great price and specs, but its lack of access to Google's app store could be an issue…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids review: a decent but pricey children's tablet

Samsung has launched a kids' version of its Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, complete with an easy-to-use, colourful interface. Here's our Galaxy Tab 3 Kids review.

Features: 
How to update satnav maps: TomTom, Garmin and Navman charges

Here's how to update the maps on your TomTom, Garmin or Navman satnav, and roughly how much you can expect to pay.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in review - tablet with excellent performance and great screen

The Fire HDX is a great tablet with excellent performance and a great screen, but one that suffers from a couple of problematic flaws. Take a look…

Features: 
How to delete songs from your iPhone in iOS 7

iOS 7 isn’t just a different look for Apple’s mobile operating system: the way you accomplish tasks has changed in places, too. Here we explain…

Review: 
Angry Birds Go review: a free-to-play Mario Kart copy

Departing from the usual 2D catapult norm, the angry birds are now racing karts in this free-to-play game that's both fun and frustrating. Here's…

Features: 
How to get an iPhone 5 or 5s to appear in my computer and iTunes

If your iPhone isn’t being recognised by your PC, here are some tips which might cure the problem.

Features: 
How to label chart axes in Excel: add axis titles to graphs

When you create a chart in Excel 2007 or later, it isn’t obvious how to label the axes. Here we show you how it’s done.

Features: 
How to block a website: keep your kids off Facebook or other sites

Blocking websites to stop your kids (or even yourself) from wasting time or seeing inappropriate things is a tricky business. Here we outline all…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

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

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

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

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

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

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...