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
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.
Here's our Grid Autosport review.
LeapFrog LeapTV hands-on preview: the first games console for kids with an Xbox Kinect-style sensor
Well-known for its child-friendly tablet, the LeapPad, LeapFrog has announced a brand new games console for kids: the LeapTV. Here's our hands-on…
You probably haven’t heard of British company RockJaw, but that doesn’t matter one jot. What matters is the quality of the headphones it produces,…
How much data do I need? What video, music, email and web browsing consumes over 3G and 4G
How much mobile data do you use per month? There's little point in paying over the odds for data you don't need. We look at how much mobile data…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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.
Comments by Jim Martin
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…
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.
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…
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…
No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…
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...
I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…
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…
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.
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…
Mon Oct 27 16:49
So the new Fitbit Surge will cost £200. Wow. That's a lot. http://t.co/Q0nJXKqvtD http://t.co/hX8UxLANTe
Wed Oct 22 13:01
Did you know it was the year of the bus? Me either... http://t.co/lEWyGI7bex
Tue Oct 14 08:55
Here's why you get such a poor mobile signal on your commute: http://t.co/I6fIuNjyWq http://t.co/q5vHr1Y0nL
Mon Oct 13 09:00
Wow.. Apple is really bullying users into paying for iCloud storage now: #icloud http://t.co/Ix41cq8Fsq