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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: 
Amazon Fire phone review: the quirkiest smartphone you can buy - a decent deal but not for everything

Amazon's late to the smartphone party but the Fire phone has some nifty tricks up its sleeve. Are they good enough to woo first-time smartphone…

Review: 
NZXT Doko review: stream games from your PC to your TV

The Doko is a tiny box that lets you do (almost) everything you can do on your PC, on your TV. Here's our NZXT Doko review.

Features: 
How to reset your router to rid it of malware. PLUS: How to check your DNS servers

How to check if your router is infected with malware, and how to fix it if it is.

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy A7 UK release date, price and specifications: When is the Samsung Galaxy A7 coming out?

When is the Samsung Galaxy A7 coming out? Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A7 smartphone with a 5.5in screen, a 64-bit octa-core…

News: 
Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 release date, features and where to download it

Anyone eager to see some of the new features in Ubuntu 15.04 can try the alpha 2 version now, but not the Unity desktop. Here's what you need to know.

Features: 
Windows 10: the complete guide… so far

Windows 10 has to succeed for Microsoft and it's making some radical changes in order to keep the operating system relevant in today's…

Features: 
Windows 10 screenshots: New features including Xbox, Cortana, Spartan browser, Task view, multiple desktops, Snap Assist

With excitement building about Windows 10 after the 21 January press conference that revealed more details about the upcoming operating system, we…

Features: 
How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone. Plus: how to get a custom text tone

Bored of the standard iPhone ringtones and text message alerts? We explain how to turn any song you own into a tone on your iPhone. Follow our…

Features: 
How to erase a write-protected USB stick and format a write-protected SD card

If you’re stuck with a USB drive or SD card that can’t be formatted and to which you can’t copy any files, here are a few methods you can try to…

Review: 
iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A7 comparison: battle of the 5.5in phablets

We compare the brand new Galaxy A7 with the iPhone 6 Plus: both have 5.5in full HD screens, but which should you choose? Our specs and features…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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…

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