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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 update satnav maps: TomTom, Garmin and Navman charges

Here's how to update the maps on your TomTom, Garmin or Navman satnav, and roughly how much you can expect to pay.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in review - tablet with excellent performance and great screen

The Fire HDX is a great tablet with excellent performance and a great screen, but one that suffers from a couple of problematic flaws. Take a look…

Features: 
How to delete songs from your iPhone in iOS 7

iOS 7 isn’t just a different look for Apple’s mobile operating system: the way you accomplish tasks has changed in places, too. Here we explain…

Review: 
Angry Birds Go review: a free-to-play Mario Kart copy

Departing from the usual 2D catapult norm, the angry birds are now racing karts in this free-to-play game that's both fun and frustrating. Here's…

Features: 
How to get an iPhone 5 or 5s to appear in my computer and iTunes

If your iPhone isn’t being recognised by your PC, here are some tips which might cure the problem.

Features: 
How to label chart axes in Excel: add axis titles to graphs

When you create a chart in Excel 2007 or later, it isn’t obvious how to label the axes. Here we show you how it’s done.

Features: 
How to block a website: keep your kids off Facebook or other sites

Blocking websites to stop your kids (or even yourself) from wasting time or seeing inappropriate things is a tricky business. Here we outline all…

Features: 
How to enter the BIOS to change your PC or laptops settings

Accessing your PC’s BIOS is easily done, if you know which key to press. Here we tell you everything you need to know about entering the BIOS.

Features: 
iPhone 5C cases that are better than official Apple cases

The iPhone 5C has launched at last, and we’ve rounded up a selection of cases that will make the new phone look a lot better than Apple’s own…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" review: a speedy, easy-to-use tablet

We take the new Kindle Fire HDX tablet for a spin, trying out the Mayday help feature. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for you.…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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…

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