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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: 
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.…

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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…

Review: 
Revell X-Spy review: a sub-£100 quadcopter with live video

The X-Spy is one of the smallest and cheapest quadcopters to offer first-person view (FPV). Here's our review of the Revell X-Spy.

Review: 
Lishitoys L6039 quadcopter review: a good-value starter drone

For around £40, it's hard to beat the L6039 quadcopter. It lacks features compared to more expensive drones, but this makes it ideal for starting…

Review: 
DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus V3.0 review: an expensive drone thats worth every penny

Usually, we’re not fans of expensive products when cheaper versions do the same thing. However the DJI is an absolutely fantastic drone which is…

Features: 
How to turn off predictive text on Android: plus other great keyboard tips for faster, more accurate typing

Here we explain how to turn off next word suggestions and make other changes to auto-correction and disable gesture typing (Swype) in Android


 

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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