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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: 
Lumia 435 release date, price and specs. Microsoft announces cheapest ever Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone (but it won't sell the new Lumia 532 in the UK)

Microsoft has unveiled a new budget smartphone: the Lumia 435. Here's what you need to know about this Windows Phone device which will come in…

Features: 
Cant access 192.168.1.1: how to change router settings including Wi-Fi password

Need to change some settings in your wireless router? If you can’t access 192.168.1.1 – or the IP address your router uses – here’s how to get…

Review: 
Kinetik Energy Fitness Tracker review: monitor your heart rate while exercising

If you want to burn fat, this fitness tracker will help. Here's our review of the Kinetik Energy heart-rate monitor.

Features: 
How to get maximum speed from BT Broadband and BT Home Hub 5

Here’s how to ensure you get the best performance from your BT broadband and the Home Hub 5.

Features: 
How to get 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 via HDMI: run a WQHD monitor from a laptop

A reader wrote to PC Advisor asking how he could connect a standard HDMI laptop to a WQHD (2560x1440) display. Here's how we fixed his problem.

Features: 
LG G Flex vs LG G Flex 2: second version of curved phone is smaller and more powerful

LG is back with an updated version of its curved smartphone. Here we explain the differences between the two devices.

Review: 
BT TV Starter review: broadband, YouView and phone for £5.99 per month

BT has launched a new budget package to compete with TalkTalk and Sky. Here’s our BT TV Starter package review.

Review: 
Sony SmartWatch 3 review: a good but not great Android Wear watch

We were hoping for big things with Sony's first Android Wear device, and in some respects it delivers. But in others it fails - read our Sony…

Video: 
Sony SmartWatch 3: the SWR50 runs Android Wear and has built-in GPS

The SmartWatch 3 is Sony's first Android Wear device, and in some respects it's a success. But in other areas it isn't. Should you buy one? Find…

Review: 
TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender review: the TL-WA860RE will double your Wi-Fi signal

TP-Links Wi-Fi extender promises to boost wireless signals in your home's Wi-Fi weak spots and dead zones. Here's our TL-WA860RE review.


 

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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