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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: 
Archos Weather Station: hands-on first look

Archos expands its Internet Of Things range with the Weather Station along with an optional Soil Sensor to monitor your favourite plant.

Features: 
Honestly, youll love Windows 8.1: Microsoft's desperate attempt to woo laptop and tablet buyers

Microsoft's latest advertising campaign is almost an admission it made a mistake with Windows 8's new interface.

Features: 
How to clean a laptop fan: make it run quieter and cooler

Laptops rely on small fans to keep cool, but it's all to easy for them to get clogged up with dust and dirt. Here's how to clean them.

Review: 
Parrot Asteroid Smart review: an Android infotainment system to make your dumb car smart

Want a modern infotainment system without having to buy a new car? The Asteroid Smart lets you do just that. Here’s our Parrot Asteroid Smart review.

Review: 
Wahoo Kickr review: an iPhone-powered bike trainer

The Kickr is unlike most bike trainers as it uses your iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac to control your training sessions. Find out more in our Wahoo Kickr…

Features: 
What is the ideal CPU temperature: how to check if your processor is too hot

We explain the acceptable temperature range for CPUs in laptops and PCs, and how you can monitor your processor to check if it’s getting too hot.

Review: 
Jawbone Up review: an easy-to-use activity tracker that lacks a display and wireless synching

Simple to use and easy to understand, the Up seems like a good fitness tracker, but it's let down by a lack of a display and a relatively high…

Review: 
Fitbit One review: a great activity tracker at a sensible price

If you need some motivation to get active, the Fitbit One will do the job. It tracks your steps, sleep and calories – all for a sensible price.…

Review: 
Fotor for Windows 8 review: a fast and fun way to edit photos whether or not you have a touchscreen

Designed for touchscreens, this basic photo editing app costs nothing and lets you apply effects to spruce up your snaps. Here's our Fotor for…

Features: 
How to sort lists in Microsoft Word: alphabetically and numerically

Don’t waste time manually sorting lists in your Word documents. Word has some reasonably powerful sorting tools like those in Excel, and it can…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

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

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

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

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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

Excellent question. In theory, you should get the updates, but I don't know for sure. I will try and find out.

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

Yes, now that people are saying the factory image is out, I will update the post to explain how to install it, whether you've got KitKat or the…

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

Yes, it has a notification LED, and yes, you can move apps to an SD card (and then back to the phone). I've actually done this, and it works.

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

In the camera app, swipe from the left-hand side of the screen to the right to display options. Swipe to rotate the carousel of options until you…

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