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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 improve fps in PC games: 5 tips to get more frames per second

Want your games to run faster and smoother? Try these tips and tricks before shelling out on a new graphics card or other hardware.

Review: 
Train Simulator 2014 review: fulfil that boyhood dream of driving a train

The latest update brings new menus and a career system to this well-established series. Here’s our Train Simulator 2014 review

News: 
iPad mini with Retina display: release date and specifications in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display has been launched at last. Here's everything you need to know about its updated specifications and release date…

Review: 
PayPal app review: New digital wallet aims to replace your cards and cash

The redesigned app now lets you see local stores which accept PayPal, and can be used to buy goods and services with a couple of taps. Here’s our…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire vs Kindle Fire HD comparison review

Trying to choose between a Kindle Fire and Fire HD? Read our Kindle Fire vs Kindle Fire HD comparison review to find out which is the best tablet.…

Review: 
Hill Climb Racing review: a fun, addictive mobile physics-based game

An addictive mobile game in the vein of Tiny Wings, Hill Climb Racing should appeal to kids and adults alike.

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison review: specifications and price

In this battle of the phablets, how does the new Nokia Lumia 1520 stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? We look at the specifications,…

Review: 
iPad Air vs iPad 2 comparison review: why wouldnt you buy an iPad Air or new mini?

If you’re in the market for a 10in tablet, Apple now offers either the new iPad Air or the old iPad 2. Read our comparison review to find out…

News: 
Apple iPad mini with Retina display: price in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display costs more than the first-generation model. Here's what you can expect to pay for the Wi-Fi and cellular LTE…

Features: 
Forcing the Modern UI on Windows 8 users was Microsoft's biggest mistake

Look at any advert for a Windows 8 PC and you won't see a trace of the old desktop. But it's there and in Windows 8.1 you can boot straight to it.…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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…

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