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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 get Windows 10 now: how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 from USB or DVD

You can download and try Windows 10 today. We show you how, and explain who should and shouldn't use it.

Review: 
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review: why you're better off with the smaller smartphone

If your iPhone is due for an upgrade, you're probably wondering whether to go for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Neither are cheap options, but both have…

Features: 
How to format a hard drive in Windows Vista, 7 or 8: plus how to format hard drive from BIOS

There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or…

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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

We're happy that you're happy :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comparison: What's the difference?

Well spotted. We'll fix that in a moment. I'd like to think it's just a typo. We all know it's supposed to say 389g. (Or 392g depending on your…

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