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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 install old games in Windows 7: Make Battlefield 2142 run under Windows 7

There are some classic Windows games which you might want to play on your PC or laptop running Windows 7 (or even Windows 8). Here's how to make…

Features: 
How to increase the maximum volume in Windows 8: make your audio louder

Sometimes your speakers aren't loud enough even when the volume is set to maximum in Windows. Here are a few ways you can boost audio levels and…

Features: 
How to set a GIF as your background in Windows 8: get animated wallpaper

If a pretty picture isn't enough as your desktop wallpaper, an animated GIF can liven things up (and drive you crazy). Here's how to set a GIF as…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV Stick review: a great media streamer if you're a Prime Video subscriber

The Fire TV Stick joins a growing number of media streamers which are small enough to hide away behind your TV, and cheap enough to buy alongside…

Features: 
Microsoft Lumia 640 release date, price, specs. Plus: Lumia 640 XL release date, price, specs

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are new Windows Phones which will launch within weeks. Here's everything you need to know about the Lumia 640 and…

Features: 
How to sign into a Wi-Fi network on Android: connect to secure and open hotspots

We explain how to connect to Wi-Fi networks on Android

Features: 
Why does my internet keep cutting out? How to fix broadband connection problems

If you're having problems with your internet connection we're here to help. Here are some reasons why your broadband might be dropping out, and…

Features: 
How Three knows you are tethering. Plus: how to bypass tethering blocks

Tethering is when you share the mobile internet connection from one device - a smartphone, say - with another, such as a tablet. We explain how…

Features: 
How to completely reset internet settings in Windows: Quick fixes for common internet connection problems

If you're having any trouble with Internet Explorer or your network connection, here's how to reset internet settings in Windows.

Features: 
HTC One M8s release date, UK price, specs: a new, slightly different and cheaper One M8 for those who can't afford the One M9

This is the new HTC One M8s, a new, cheaper phone for those that can't (or won't) stretch to the flagship HTC One M9. Here's what you need to know…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

I don't have the figures, but I'd be surprised if that many people use a TV without HDMI ports as their main set and want to mirror their Android…

Features: 
How to install Windows 7 without the disc. Plus: How to find a lost Windows product key

Sorry about that. The article was updated without my knowledge, and no-one checked the links still worked. I have now updated it as Microsoft uses…

Review: 
Android L vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review: What's the difference?

Yes. Just don't update Android when you're prompted and given the choice.

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How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

A very good point. As far as I know, there is no way to do this if your TV doesn't have HDMI. You may be able to get around it by using an AV…

Features: 
Group test: what are the best headphones?

Obviously there are a lot of headphone brands, and we can't review every single one. However, you're right, we should track down some audio…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Quite. You don't expect features to be removed. I find it particularly frustrating when you allow apps to automatically update, only to find…

Review: 
Nero 2015 Platinum review: All-round media manager focuses on disc burning and streaming

Ok, so it took a while, but we finally got a response (our contact was out of the office for three weeks). Unfortunately, it turns out that…

Features: 
Best free Windows software. Free alternatives to Photoshop, Office, Premiere Pro, Norton and more.

Well, someone's having a bad day... Yes, we know all about Mega and your suggestion that it could fold any minute is merely that. No-one should…

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

For the benefit of people reading these comments: SimpleTelly isn't free. It's $4 per month.

Features: 
How to get US Netflix in the UK

You don't need to sign in if you're using the Chrome or Firefox plugins, so which are you using? If it's the iOS one, that's not free: you get a 7…

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OnePlus 2 / OnePlus Two UK release date, price and specification rumours: When is the OnePlus 2...

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Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

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Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

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Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor