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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: 
Jawbone Up3 release date, price and specs: still no display but the new fitness band can better monitor sleep and measure heart rate

Jawbone has unveiled its latest tracker with heart-rate monitoring. Here's everything you need to know about the Jawbone Up3 price, features and…

Features: 
How to stop nuisance calls: 3 ways to prevent cold callers and unwanted messages

Cold callers have always been a nuisance, but now you can use technology to banish them. We explain how to stop nuisance calls and block numbers.

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad mini: 12 iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 1 cases

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Features: 
How to find your IP address: get your computer, smartphone, tablet or broadband IP address

Here's how to find the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device quickly and easily.

Review: 
Nest learning thermostat review UK: a good smart heating system especially when paired with the smoke and CO detector

It took longer than expected for the Nest learning thermostat to arrive in the UK, but it's here and we've tested it. Here's our Nest UK review.

Review: 
iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: which is the best iPad?

We examine Apple's latest pair of iPads, explain their differences and tell you which to buy. Here's our iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 comparison.

Features: 
Why can't you give a Kindle book as a gift in the UK? Only US customers get the Give as a Gift button

The Kindle is the best-selling ebook reader, so it's odd that such a basic facility as sending an eBook as a gift remains unavailable to UK customers.

Video: 
Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 7 isn't. Amazon Fire HD 6 and Amazon Fire HD 7 review

The Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. And Amazon Fire HD 7 not so much. Here's why.

Features: 
New features in Yosemite: what's new in the latest version of OS X

Here's what's new in OS X Yosemite

News: 
Amazon Fire TV release date, UK price and features: Rival to Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku out today

Here's all you need to know about the Amazon Fire TV streaming box's release date and features. This rival to the Apple TV, Roku players and…


 

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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