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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


Features: 
How to recover Office documents: tips for getting lost or deleted files back

Losing Word, Excel or PowerPoint files can be a painful experience, but there are a few things you can try before you give up all hope.

Features: 
How to install a new web browser: switch from Internet Explorer to Chrome or Firefox

Are you using the web browser that came with your computer? There are better, faster browsers you can download for free. Here’s how to install…

Features: 
How to take a picture with a webcam: save and share photos on Facebook and more

Did you know, you can take photos using your laptop or PC’s webcam? Here's how to capture and share fun pictures for free.

Review: 
iPhone 5S review: Apple's best iPhone yet

Apple’s latest smartphone marvel is packed with more features than ever and - for the first time - offered in gold. Read our iPhone 5S review to…

Features: 
Create a group of contacts on your iPhone: also send group texts

Creating groups of contacts isn't quite as easy as it should be on the iPhone or iPad. We explain how to do it. UPDATED: 9th October 2013

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD review: now cheaper but is it a good buy?

The 7in Kindle Fire HD now costs just £119, but is it a good budget tablet? Here's our updated Kindle Fire HD review. Updated: 4th October 2013

News: 
Did you know: youll spend 15 years of your life online

A study commissioned by BT shows half a million homes in the UK have more than 15 connected devices, and each person spends 4.2 hours online every…

Review: 
Everything Tablet 360 rotating case for new Nexus 7 review

The new Nexus 7 is a superb tablet, and one that’s worth protecting. The Everything Tablet 360 rotating case is practical and looks great too.…

Video: 
iPhone 5S review - fast and well built, small and expensive

Apple's latest iPhone features a 64-bit processor and a fingerprint scanner. Should you upgrade to this smartphone? Find out in our video review

Features: 
How to close running apps in iOS 7: iPhone now works like Android

iOS 7 isn’t simply a bunch of new icon designs. Apple changed the way quite a few features work, including multitasking. Here’s how to close apps…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

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…

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

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.

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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…

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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