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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: 
Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that's decent value - if you like the colours

Breaking from the tradition of small-screened Chromebook, Asus has launched the C300M with a 13in screen and some bright colours. Here's our big…

Features: 
How to archive video files: keep your videos safe and free up hard drive space

If scores of videos have filled up your hard drive, we offer some options for backing up and archiving those precious files.

Review: 
Tile review: the Bluetooth tag that helps you find lost items

Tile is a small Bluetooth gadget that you attach to anything that you don't want to lose, such as your house keys, a child - anything really.…

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Apple's biggest and best phone yet but it's not for everyone

The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's biggest smartphone yet, and also the fastest. Find out if it's right for you in our iPhone 6 Plus review.

Features: 
How to get Windows 10 now: how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview from USB or DVD

You can download and try Windows 10 today. We show you how, and explain who should and shouldn't use it.

Features: 
Tesco Hudl 2 launch as it happened: re-read our live blog as the new Tesco Hudl 2 launches today

Tesco today launched its bigger, better Hudl Android tablet. We were there and you can find out all the details including new Tesco Hudl 2 specs,…

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VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review - a so-sweet gateway drug to Amazon Prime

Amazon is pinning its hopes on the Fire phone, but the smartphone's unique features may not be to everyone's liking. Gimmicks or not, we show you…

Features: 
Windows 10 screenshots: new features including Task view, multiple desktops, snap assist

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is here: we show the new features in a series of screenshots

Review: 
Amazon Fire phone review: 2014's quirkiest smartphone

It makes a lot of sense for Amazon to release a smartphone. After all, it wants hardware in as many hands as possible to sell its wide range of…

Video: 
New features in iOS 8: why Apple's latest update is the best ever

Look behind the scenes at iOS 8 and there are some great new features which will bring big rewards in the coming months.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…

Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

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