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
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.
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…
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.
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…
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
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
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…
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.…
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
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
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