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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


Review: 
Glympse review: share your location with whom you want, when you want

Share your location with friends or family for the amount of time you want to with this brilliant free app. Read our Glympse review to find out more.

Features: 
How to get cheap internet access abroad: roaming data and pre-paid SIM cards explained

Make sure you don't get stung with big bills when you use your smartphone outside the UK. We explain all you need to know about roaming charges,…

Features: 
How to make a great movie on your iPad: beginners guide to iMovie

Don’t let all that great iPhone and iPad video go to waste: spend a few minutes editing it in iMovie and you can get stunning results. We explain…

Review: 
Windows 8.1 review: improved but still an OS of two halves

The free update to Windows 8.1 addresses many of the problems users had with Windows 8, but it still feels like an operating system at war with…

Video: 
Nabi 2 video review - a kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

Looking for a kids' tablet? Thanks to a recent update, the nabi 2 now has Google Play and all of Google's apps, making it a great deal.

Review: 
Fuhu nabi 2 review: a great kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

This Etch A Sketch lookalike is an Android-based kids tablet. A recent update brings Google apps and the Play store, making it a significantly…

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 new features and software: heart rate sensor, water resistant, fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S5 packs in a raft of new features, including an upgraded camera, fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and more. Here's what you need…

Features: 
How to put Gmail on an iPhone 5: get your Google email, contacts, calendar and notes

Adding your Gmail account to an iPhone 5 is easy. Here we explain what you need to do.

Features: 
How to make web browsing safe for kids using Google Chrome Supervised users

Google offers a few tools and options to make browsing the web safer, but a new feature – supervised users – introduced recently on Chromebooks…

Features: 
How to restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office - extract your product key and download installation files

As long as you have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office, you should be able to reinstall it after you perform a system restore on your laptop or…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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…

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