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
We test out the second-generation FuelBand - the SE - to find out whether Nike has improved its activity tracker enough to warrant an upgrade.
It's more expensive, but the updated second-generation iPad mini is everything the original should have been. Watch our video review to find out why.
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.
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…
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.
Here's how to update the maps on your TomTom, Garmin or Navman satnav, and roughly how much you can expect to pay.
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…
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…
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…
If your iPhone isn’t being recognised by your PC, here are some tips which might cure the problem.
Comments by Jim Martin
I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…
This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.
We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…
No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…
No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…
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...
I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…
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…
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.
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…
Wed Oct 22 13:01
Did you know it was the year of the bus? Me either... http://t.co/lEWyGI7bex
Tue Oct 14 08:55
Here's why you get such a poor mobile signal on your commute: http://t.co/I6fIuNjyWq http://t.co/q5vHr1Y0nL
Mon Oct 13 09:00
Wow.. Apple is really bullying users into paying for iCloud storage now: #icloud http://t.co/Ix41cq8Fsq
Thu Oct 09 16:27
In other tech news, today was the first day I've ever seen the Nest in actual heating mode: http://t.co/JHpEyFn2Rb
Thu Oct 09 16:23
Finally! The Moto X is here and it is one fantastic smartphone. Not badly priced either. http://t.co/IWzEB6W9Zm