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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 choose a new PC or laptop for the elderly: How to find the best replacement PC or laptop for your parents or grandparents

Some of us have been lucky enough to have access to computers all our lives, but for the older generation computing hasn't always been so easily…

Review: 
Google Chromecast vs Amazon Fire TV comparison: how to know which is best for you

Which media streamer should you buy? Google's Chromecast is cheap but needs a smartphone or tablet to control it, which Amazon's Fire TV is more…

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: the best and most expensive eReader you can buy

The tablet-like Voyage is an impressive eReader with some great features. However, it's also almost three times as expensive as the £59 Kindle.…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV review: set-top box is great if you buy your music and videos from Amazon

The Fire TV is a rival to the Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku's media streamers. Is this set-top box good enough to beat the established players?…

Features: 
How to know if a graphics card is compatible: How to know if a graphics card will fit inside your PC case

Upgrading your graphics card isn’t difficult, but buying the right one is crucial if it’s to work with your existing PC as well as physically…

Review: 
Jawbone Up Move review: the best budget activity tracker you can buy

Until the Jawbone Up Move arrived, the Fitbit Zip was our favourite budget activity tracker. But no more: the Up Move has usurped the Zip thanks…

Features: 
Broadwell vs Skylake: we explain the differences between Intel's next processor generations

In 2015 Intel will launch two new processor families: Broadwell and Skylake. It's unusual for two generations of CPUs to be released within months…

Features: 
How to format an SSD safely: don't perform a full format

Here we explain how to format an SSD for when you want to install a new operating system, sell it on, give it away or dispose of it.

Review: 
Nokia N1 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: Nokia's new tablet is like an iPad running Android Lollipop

Nokia's new N1 tablet has a 7.9in screen, just like an iPad mini. Here we look in detail at how the Android tablet compares with the latest…

Features: 
Best Gmail tips to manage your email: make email less of a chore

Here are 6 Gmail tips to manage your email better including using the full power of the search box, learning shortcuts and filtering emails into…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it has a notification LED, and yes, you can move apps to an SD card (and then back to the phone). I've actually done this, and it works.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

In the camera app, swipe from the left-hand side of the screen to the right to display options. Swipe to rotate the carousel of options until you…

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