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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 delete a corrupt file or a file that refuses to be deleted in Windows

Usually it's easy to delete files, and it's much more common to delete a file by accident. However, there are some files which pose a problem and…

Features: 
How to use a spare internal hard drive as an external hard drive in 5 easy steps

If you've upgraded to an SSD or replaced an old hard disk with a bigger capacity model, you probably have a spare drive doing very little. Why not…

Features: 
VR headset buying advice: which virtual reality goggles are best?

Unlike 3D, which appears to have died yet another death in the TV market, virtual reality (VR) is booming. Here, we explain exactly what virtual…

Features: 
Chromebook Pixel release date, price, specifications UK: The new Chromebook Pixel is coming soon

Google has launched a new Chromebook Pixel - and update of the original from two years ago. Here's everything you need to know about the 2015…

Review: 
Keecoo WiFi Sports Camera review: a GoPro Hero 4 clone for under £65

GoPro clones are widely available now. We take a look at the sub-£70 Hero 4 lookalike in our KeeCoo WiFi Sports Camera review.

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Surface Pro 3: which is the best tablet with a keyboard?

Sony recently announced the Xperia Z4 tablet, a relatively minor update to the Z2 tablet. With the keyboard dock, it's a cheaper rival to the…

Features: 
Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Wallet: mobile payments explained for UK users

Want to pay for goods and services with your smartphone? Apple, Samsung and Google all want your business, but they're not the only options. It's…

Review: 
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition review: now a great value 'smart' quadcopter for just £230

The original AR.Drone was ahead of its time, and the AR.Drone 2.0 has now spawned multiple versions and dropped in price considerably. Here's our…

Review: 
WLtoys V666 review: a large entry-level FPV quadcopter with upgrade potential

At a glance, the V666 looks just like a Parrot AR.Drone, but this is a fully fledged starter FPV quadcopter that's ready to fly out of the box.…

Review: 
Hubsan X4 FPV review: a beginner quadcopter with first-person view - ready to fly

The H107D is a mini quadcopter with a built-in 640x480 camera that sends live video to the remote control for first-person view. Here's our Hubsan…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

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

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

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

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

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

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

Features: 
5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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