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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 download YouTube videos - save to your PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device

Here’s how to download those YouTube videos that you want to watch when you don’t have an internet connection. Save videos to your PC, laptop,…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad: a beginner's guide to saving videos to watch offline

YouTube might have made it harder, but it's still possible to download videos from YouTube using an app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's a…

Features: 
How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone the easy way: use iCloud Control Panel and My Photo Stream

We show you step-by-step how to transfer photos from your PC or laptop to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Apple's iCloud and Photo Stream.…

Review: 
Microsoft Surface 3 review: cheaper but not better than the Surface Pro 3

With full Windows 8.1 and a lower price than the Pro version, the new Surface 3 could be the laptop / tablet hybrid you've been searching for.…

Features: 
The 21 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: 
11 best new tablets you should be most excited about in 2015: iPad, Nokia N1, Xperia Tablet Z4 and more

Compared to smartphones, it's looking quite a lean year for tablets in 2015. However, there will be new models from all the big names - here's 11…

Features: 
How to restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office - tips for finding your product key and downloading Office

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…

Features: 
How to get an iPhone 5 or 5s to appear in my computer and iTunes

If your iPhone isn’t being recognised by your PC, here are some tips which might cure the problem.

Features: 
Could Windows go open source? Yes, but it won't happen any time soon

Will Windows go open source? Now that Microsoft "isn't a software company" any more, it's possible that at least some parts will become open…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

Features: 
How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

Review: 
Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

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How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

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Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

Features: 
Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

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