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
Which OS is best for gaming? Windows 7 or Windows 8? There’s plenty of heated debate on the subject, but the answer is fairly straightforward.
We explain how to use the free SpeedFan utility to check your CPU temperature, as well as other temperatures in your PC and monitor fan speeds.
People may be buying fewer laptops and desktops than ever before, but the humble PC certainly isn’t being ousted by the upstart tablet
The STM Impulse offers good protection for a laptop, tablet and smartphone, but its price tag is pretty steep. Read our STM Impuslse laptop bag…
The Challenge is a well-designed gadget bag that will keep your laptop, tablet and smartphone safe. Read our Dicota BacPac Challenge review to…
How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone.
Here, we share our top tips for squeezing precious extra minutes out of your laptop battery including turning off Wi-Fi and changing Windows power…
How do you put pictures from your camera to your laptop? We explain step by step what you need to do.
Want to add storage to your PC using a second SATA hard drive, or install a new SSD and make your old SATA drive the 'slave'? We explain…
Here's where we show you how to keep your children safe online and block websites. The internet is stuffed full of great resources and activities…
Comments by Jim Martin
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…
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.
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…
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…
No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra
This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...
I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…
If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…
Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.
The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…
Wed Oct 22 13:01
Did you know it was the year of the bus? Me either... http://t.co/lEWyGI7bex
Tue Oct 14 08:55
Here's why you get such a poor mobile signal on your commute: http://t.co/I6fIuNjyWq http://t.co/q5vHr1Y0nL
Mon Oct 13 09:00
Wow.. Apple is really bullying users into paying for iCloud storage now: #icloud http://t.co/Ix41cq8Fsq
Thu Oct 09 16:27
In other tech news, today was the first day I've ever seen the Nest in actual heating mode: http://t.co/JHpEyFn2Rb
Thu Oct 09 16:23
Finally! The Moto X is here and it is one fantastic smartphone. Not badly priced either. http://t.co/IWzEB6W9Zm