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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: 
10 things you didn't know you could do in iOS 8: new features you might have overlooked

iOS 8 is packed with new features, but some are less obvious than others. Here are 10 things you didn't know you could do in iOS 8

Review: 
Motorola Moto X review: the 2014 flagship Android smartphone you can personalise

We liked the original Moto X, but the Android smartphone didn't have all that much going for it. Now, with Moto Maker available in the UK and some…

Review: 
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review: which new iPhone is best?

Now that Apple has unveiled the new iPhones, which should you buy? Neither are cheap options, but both have new features, including a bigger…

Review: 
Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that's decent value - if you like the colours

Breaking from the tradition of small-screened Chromebook, Asus has launched the C300M with a 13in screen and some bright colours. Here's our big…

Features: 
How to archive video files: keep your videos safe and free up hard drive space

If scores of videos have filled up your hard drive, we offer some options for backing up and archiving those precious files.

Review: 
Tile review: the Bluetooth tag that helps you find lost items

Tile is a small Bluetooth gadget that you attach to anything that you don't want to lose, such as your house keys, a child - anything really.…

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Apple's biggest and best phone yet but it's not for everyone

The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's biggest smartphone yet, and also the fastest. Find out if it's right for you in our iPhone 6 Plus review.

Features: 
How to get Windows 10 now: how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview 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.

Features: 
Tesco Hudl 2 launch as it happened: re-read our live blog as the new Tesco Hudl 2 launches today

Tesco today launched its bigger, better Hudl Android tablet. We were there and you can find out all the details including new Tesco Hudl 2 specs,…

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VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review - a so-sweet gateway drug to Amazon Prime

Amazon is pinning its hopes on the Fire phone, but the smartphone's unique features may not be to everyone's liking. Gimmicks or not, we show you…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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

I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…

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

This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.

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

We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…

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

No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…

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