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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: 
Kobo Aura H2O review: a waterproof eReader you can read at the beach or in the bath

A waterproof eReader that you can use in the bath, but one with a serious flaw. Here's our Kobo Aura H2O review

Features: 
How to fix msvcr100.dll is missing error: How to add this file to Windows in 4 easy steps

If you see the MSVCR100.DLL IS MISSING error in Windows, here's how to fix it in under two minutes.

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad: a beginner's guide to saving videos to watch offline

YouTube might have made it harder, but it's still possible to download videos from YouTube using an app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's a…

Review: 
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Surface Pro 3 is the better laptop, iPad Air 2 is the better tablet

Which should you buy: the Surface Pro 3 or an iPad Air 2? Here we compare these rivals and explain which is best for you.

Features: 
Best Advent calendar apps 2014: count down the days (or sleeps) until Christmas

Looking for an Advent calendar app for your smartphone or tablet? Try one of these. None are going to give you chocolate each day until Christmas,…

Features: 
How to choose a new PC or laptop for the elderly: How to find the best replacement PC or laptop for your parents or grandparents

Some of us have been lucky enough to have access to computers all our lives, but for the older generation computing hasn't always been so easily…

Review: 
Google Chromecast vs Amazon Fire TV comparison: how to know which is best for you

Which media streamer should you buy? Google's Chromecast is cheap but needs a smartphone or tablet to control it, which Amazon's Fire TV is more…

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: the best and most expensive eReader you can buy

The tablet-like Voyage is an impressive eReader with some great features. However, it's also almost three times as expensive as the £59 Kindle.…

Review: 
Amazon Fire TV review: set-top box is great if you buy your music and videos from Amazon

The Fire TV is a rival to the Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku's media streamers. Is this set-top box good enough to beat the established players?…

Features: 
How to know if a graphics card is compatible: How to know if a graphics card will fit inside your PC case

Upgrading your graphics card isn’t difficult, but buying the right one is crucial if it’s to work with your existing PC as well as physically…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

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

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

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

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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…

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