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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: 
My laptop wont boot: 6 tips for fixing a PC that won't start

If your laptop won’t start, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can deal with yourself.…

Features: 
Satnav buying advice: what to look for in a sat nav

Need some help choosing a satnav? We'll explain what to look for so you know which type is right for you.

News: 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van: we take a look at the future of transport

The e-NV200 is the first all-electric van. It's a cross between Nissan's existing NV200 diesel van and the all-electric LEAF, which has been…

Features: 
How to watch the World Cup online

Coverage of the 2014 World Cup will be bigger and better than ever before. Here's everything you need to know about watching it on TV, online and…

Review: 
Y-cam HomeMonitor HD Pro review - a 720p outdoor camera you can view on your smartphone

Keeping an eye on your kids, pets or your property via an app on your smartphone is something most people would like to do, and now that's…

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom: a compact zoom camera with a built-in Android smartphone

The concept of bolting a huge zoom lens to the back of a smartphone isn’t new. Samsung has already had a couple of tries and must be hoping it’s…

Features: 
Inside the Surface Pro 3: What the specs don't tell you

Microsoft says the new Surface Pro 3 is a tablet that can truly replace your laptop. A new teardown reveals that it's very hard to repair, so if…

News: 
Google Android Auto - a new operating system for your car

With the announcement of Android Auto, your next smartphone accessory could be... a car. Here's what we know about the new in-car Android system.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review – an Android smartphone married to a 10x zoom camera

Smartphone cameras are ever improving, but they lack one crucial feature: a zoom. Not so with the Galaxy K Zoom. This Android smartphone has a…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

So Samsung has announced its latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. How does the new tablet shape up against the iPad Air? We find out in…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

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

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

Review: 
Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

Features: 
Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

Features: 
Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

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In defence of BlackBerrys

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Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

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