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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 restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office - extract your product key and download installation files

As long as you have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office, you should be able to reinstall it after you perform a system restore on your laptop or…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review: the 10-inch high-end Samsung tablet gets a little makeover

Samsung has updated its Galaxy Note 10.1 with an S-Pen and an excellent 10.1-inch and a 299 ppi screen. Here's our Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review.

Features: 
How to get Flappy Bird on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and your laptop / PC

Flappy Bird may have disappeared from the App Store and Google Play, but you can still get it: here’s how.

Features: 
7 best SLR cameras: the best interchangeable lens you can buy in 2014

Looking to buy an SLR camera? Here we hand pick the top 7, ranging from entry-level £250 models to semi-pro DSLRs for those with a bigger budget.

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition video review: one of the best 10 Android tablets around

The updated Note 10.1 is Samsung's flagship Android tablet and comes with an active stylus. It isn't cheap, but it's one of the best big Android…

Features: 
How to print postage stamps on your computer: avoid a trip to the Post Office

Run out of stamps? As long as your items will fit through a letterbox, there’s no need for a time-consuming trip to the Post Office. Here’s how to…

News: 
Seven new TLDs available to register including .bike .plumbing and ,clothing

1&1 has launched its first new domain extensions including .BIKE and .CLOTHING.

Features: 
How to wipe iPad and iPhone back to factory settings: erase all your content

If you're selling or giving away your iPhone or iPad, you'll want to wipe it clean of all your stuff, including email, photos, contacts plus all…

Review: 
Photobox iPad keyboard case review: personalise your tablet with a photo

An ideal gift: personalise an iPad keyboard case with one or more photos. We test out Photobox's latest printable accessory.

Features: 
How to increase the idle time in Windows 8: stop screen turning off and prevent sleep mode

By default, Windows 8 is set to save power which means your PC screen turns off rather quickly. Here’s how to increase the idle time and stop your…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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…

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