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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: 
New 12-inch MacBook release date, price and specs: 2015 MacBook is fanless and has a Retina display

Fans of the MacBook Air are in for a treat with the new 12in model. There's a completely redesigned chassis that's thinner and lighter than ever…

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How to unsubscribe from LinkedIn emails. PLUS: How to close a LinkedIn account

LinkedIn emails can be really annoying as there are so many different types of notification. Here we explain how to unsubscribe from LinkedIn…

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5 reasons Facebook Messenger is terrible, and 5 reasons it's great

Facebook caused a storm a year ago when it announced it was pulling Messenger out of Facebook and making it a separate app. Here's why we still…

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Old Moto E vs New Moto E (2nd generation): Why the 2015 Moto E is the most smartphone you can buy for £109

For a long time now, Motorola has cornered the budget smartphone market with its great-value Android offerings. The new Moto E continues the…

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Microsoft Lumia 535 review: the £100 smartphone that's better than the Lumia 530 but still flawed

The new Lumia 535 addresses some of the criticisms of its predecessor - the 530 - but still fails to impress, even at this relatively low price.…

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BlackBerry Leap release date price, specifications: new budget smartphone is aimed at young professionals

BlackBerry has announced a brand new smartphone aimed at the entry-level: the professional on a budget. Here's what you need to know about the…

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Lenovo Tab 2 A8 release date, price and specs: budget Android tablet packs Dolby Atmos sound

Budget Android tablets aren't hard to come by, but those with good sound are. Lenovo hopes to appeal to those who appreciate high-quality audio…

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How to download video from Twitter including Vine and YouTube videos

If you see a video on Twitter - or Vine - that you want to keep, here's how to download it.

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Best tech deals this weekend: Don't miss these great tech deals this weekend

We've rounded up the best deals on tech that you can buy right now.

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How to activate a SIM card in the UK. Plus: SIM card sizes explained

Activating a SIM card is usually a quick, painless process, but here's everything you need to know about getting SIM cards working in the UK, and…


 

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.

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Group test: what's the best laptop?

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

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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…

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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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