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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: 
Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison review: specifications and price

In this battle of the phablets, how does the new Nokia Lumia 1520 stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? We look at the specifications,…

Review: 
iPad Air vs iPad 2 comparison review: why wouldnt you buy an iPad Air or new mini?

If you’re in the market for a 10in tablet, Apple now offers either the new iPad Air or the old iPad 2. Read our comparison review to find out…

News: 
Apple iPad mini with Retina display: price in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display costs more than the first-generation model. Here's what you can expect to pay for the Wi-Fi and cellular LTE…

Features: 
Forcing the Modern UI on Windows 8 users was Microsoft's biggest mistake

Look at any advert for a Windows 8 PC and you won't see a trace of the old desktop. But it's there and in Windows 8.1 you can boot straight to it.…

Features: 
Nokia Lumia 1320 specifications, UK price, UK release date and pictures

Nokia increases screen size again: the 1320’s 6-inch screen makes it a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ rather than a smartphone. Here’s everything we…

Video: 
HP Chromebook 11 video review: a great-looking but flawed Google laptop

At £229 and weighing only a kilogram, the new HP Chromebook 11 looks like a tempting deal. Watch our video review to find out if it's the right…

Review: 
HP Chromebook 11 review: a decent screen but lacking in performance

Deciding whether to buy a Chromebook isn’t easy, but HP’s latest 11.6-inch beauty has a very tempting price. Find out how it fares in our HP…

Features: 
How to recover Office documents: tips for getting lost or deleted files back

Losing Word, Excel or PowerPoint files can be a painful experience, but there are a few things you can try before you give up all hope.

Features: 
How to install a new web browser: switch from Internet Explorer to Chrome or Firefox

Are you using the web browser that came with your computer? There are better, faster browsers you can download for free. Here’s how to install…

Features: 
How to take a picture with a webcam: save and share photos on Facebook and more

Did you know, you can take photos using your laptop or PC’s webcam? Here's how to capture and share fun pictures for free.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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

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…

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

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.

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

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…

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

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…

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