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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: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review: barely an upgrade from the Tab 3 and overpriced to boot

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 range is the entry level and includes 7-, 8- and 10-inch screens. Here's our review of the Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi & 4G, which also…

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HTC Desire 816 review: a 5.5in Android smartphone that's cheap, but not cheap enough

Not everyone wants to shell out for a flagship smartphone, and HTC is aiming the new big-screened Desire 816 squarely at the mid-range buyer.…

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Belkin QODE Thin Type Keyboard Cover for iPad Air review: bad layout ruins a great keyboard

Despite being almost a year old, there aren't many keyboards for the iPad Air. Belkin's is one of the thinnest around. Here's our QODE Thin Type…

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Nokia Lumia 530 vs 520 comparison review: why the new Windows Phone is worse than the old one

Take a look at the spec sheet and you might think the Lumia 530 is a reasonable upgrade to the popular 520. Look again, though, as we explain why…

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

Our step by step guide explains how to find out the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

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Tylt Energi+ review: a backpack for charging your tablet and smartphone on the move

You may balk at the price, but this backpack is more convenient than simply sticking a USB battery in any old rucksack. Here's our Tylt Energi+ review

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Best smartphone for students 2014: How to choose the best smartphone

Need a new smartphone for college or university? We explain what to look for and how to get the best smartphone for students.

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Best printer for students 2014: How to choose the best printer

Printers are remarkably cheap to buy these days, and it's mighty convenient to have one in your room for printing those last-minute assignments.…

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Best tablet for students 2014: how to choose the best tablet for studying in the UK

It may still be summer but it's already time to start thinking of going back to school, college or university. Here we explain what to look for in…

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Best laptop for students 2014: How to choose the best laptop for school, college or university in the UK

It's the middle of summer, so any talk of education seems downright wrong. But now's the time to start thinking of the tech you're going to need…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

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New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

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Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

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Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

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Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...