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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: 
ZTE Open C review - Firefox Phone one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy

Strapped for cash and need a cheap unlocked smartphone? Find out if the ZTE Open C is the one for you in our video review.

Features: 
5 of the best online racing games: free driving games with online multiplayer

Racing games have been around ever since the first home computers were available, and these days there’s no shortage of great driving simulators.…

Features: 
4 OS X Yosemite features we'd love to see in Windows: MailDrop, AirDrop, notification centre and more

Apple has just announced the latest update to OS X, called Yosemite. A few of the new features are already built into Windows 8.1, such as the…

Features: 
How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

If you’ve lost your Windows DVD, or you never had one, you can still reinstall Windows without it. Here’s how.

Review: 
ZTE Open C Firefox Phone review: £60 phone runs Mozilla Firefox OS but can't compete with budget Androids

The ZTE Open C is a £60 smartphone aimed at those on a tight budget upgrading from a feature phone. It runs the new Firefox OS, based on HTML 5.…

Review: 
Jabra Solemate Max review - a portable Bluetooth speaker that's big on price and lacking in bass

We really liked the original Solemate, which means the Max has big boots to fill. It's massive, but can the sound quality match expectations? Find…

Features: 
How to get mobile internet on your laptop: 3G and 4G dongles, Mi-Fi and tethering explained

Need to get online with your laptop when you're out of Wi-Fi coverage? Here's everything you need to know about dongles, Mi-Fi and tethering.

Features: 
VIDEO: Nokia Lumia 630 - a budget smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1

The Lumia 630 is the first smartphone to launch with Windows Phone 8.1. It's a strong alternative to Android and iOS, but this budget handset…

News: 
Now you can use any music or radio app with Pure Jongo multiroom speaker thanks to Caskeid Bluetooth

With the introduction of Caskeid Bluetooth, you can now use your Pure Jongo multiroom speakers (see our Jongo S3 review) with any audio app,…

Features: 
How to use the Samsung Gear Fit with a Google Nexus 5 or other non-Samsung Android smartphone

The Gear Fit, reviewed, is a great-looking fitness tracker and smart watch, but Samsung has restricted it to working with only 17 or so of its own…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

Features: 
5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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