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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: 
Best satnavs 2015 UK: the best sat navs you can buy in the UK

With navigation apps now either free or very cheap, is there still a need for dedicated in-car satnavs? To find out, we took to the road to see…

Features: 
7 best e-readers of 2015 UK: The best e-book readers you can buy in the UK

With a e-reader, you'll never be stuck for something to read. We reveal the seven best e-readers you can buy in the UK in 2015.

Features: 
The 19 Best Activity Trackers 2015: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2015's best fitness activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories and…

Features: 
7 best budget (sub-£50) headphones 2015: What's the best cheap headphones you can buy in the UK?

Mobile music lovers have never had it so good. Here we rank and rate the best cheap headphones under £50 you can buy in the UK in 2015.

Features: 
5 reasons Facebook Messenger is terrible, and 5 reasons it's great

Facebook caused a storm a year ago when it announced it was pulling Messenger out of Facebook and making it a separate app. Here's why we still…

Review: 
Old Moto E vs New Moto E (2nd generation): Why the 2015 Moto E is the most smartphone you can buy for £109

For a long time now, Motorola has cornered the budget smartphone market with its great-value Android offerings. The new Moto E continues the…

Review: 
Microsoft Lumia 535 review: the £100 smartphone that's better than the Lumia 530 but still flawed

The new Lumia 535 addresses some of the criticisms of its predecessor - the 530 - but still fails to impress, even at this relatively low price.…

Features: 
BlackBerry Leap release date price, specifications: new budget smartphone is aimed at young professionals

BlackBerry has announced a brand new smartphone aimed at the entry-level: the professional on a budget. Here's what you need to know about the…

Features: 
Lenovo Tab 2 A8 release date, price and specs: budget Android tablet packs Dolby Atmos sound

Budget Android tablets aren't hard to come by, but those with good sound are. Lenovo hopes to appeal to those who appreciate high-quality audio…

Features: 
Microsoft Lumia 640 release date, price, specs. Plus: Lumia 640 XL release date, price, specs

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are new Windows Phones which will launch within weeks. Here's everything you need to know about the Lumia 640 and…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Yes, it works on all iPhones from 4s onwards (it needs Bluetooth 4 or later)

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Sure: it's the number of flights of stairs climbed.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

Mike, thanks for paraphrasing the review - all those points are discussed. However, you missed out the part about there not being many games.…

Features: 
How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

We're happy that you're happy :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

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