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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: 
Wowee One Slim review: a portable battery-powered speaker that turns surfaces into sound

Want a portable speaker that punches above its weight for bass? With the right surface, this battery-powered speakers does just that. Here's our…

Review: 
Train Simulator 2013: London to Faversham High Speed review

Drive high-speed trains from St Pancras to Faversham on this standalone route from the creators of Train Simulator 2013.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review

Here's our review of the biggest Kindle Fire HD tablet, now available in the UK. Watch our Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review to find out if…

Features: 
Get fit with hi-tech kit: activity trackers, fitness apps, games and more

Need some motivation to get off the sofa and do some exercise? We investigate the latest fitness gadgets that can help. From Fitbit to Nike, we…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch review: cheap tablet locked into Amazon's world

Here's our review of the biggest Kindle Fire HD tablet, now available in the UK. Find out more in PC Advisor's Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" review.

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of four different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini, iPad 2, 'new' iPad 3 and the even newer iPad 4 with Retina display is a…

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad mini

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Features: 
How to set up a Google Alert: monitor the web for content you're interested in

Get email alerts when videos, news stories, blogs and other articles in which you're interested are posted online.

Review: 
Gemini Duo 7 3G review: cheap 3G Android tablet but battery life is short

Looking for the cheapest 3G tablet? This 7in Android device from Gemini lets you get online on the move, and also has plenty of other features,…

Features: 
How to edit photos on the iPad using Snapseed

Tablets, smartphones and even some desktop computers have touchscreens. Jim Martin explains how to use Snapseed, a photo editor that that's…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…

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

That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…

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

Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

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