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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: 
Amazon Kindle (7th generation) review: the £59 eReader now has a touchscreen

We test out the new cheapest Kindle, which now has a touchscreen. Here's our 7th generation Kindle review.

Review: 
Amazon Fire HD 7 review: the 2014 tablet is overpriced compared to rivals

Amazon's 2014 Fire HD 7 is a gateway to Amazon's services, but although decent quality, has a few issues which make it overpriced. Here's our Fire…

Video: 
Motorola Moto X 2014 review: the second-generation Moto X is a brilliant smartphone with pure Android

The second-generation Moto X is much better than it's predecessor, but then again it's also more expensive. If you're after a custom smartphone,…

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of five different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini 3 or Air 2 is a tricky proposition. We offer a helping hand with our expert…

Features: 
How to back up a Windows Phone: backup and restore explained

Modern smartphones are easily damaged, or lost or stolen. Here's how to ensure you have a current backup of your Windows Phone, and how to restore…

Review: 
Amazon Fire HD 6 review: the 6in tablet that costs less than £80

Amazon's Kindle eReaders have long had six-inch screens, and now there's a 6in Fire tablet to match. But does it make for a good budget tablet?…

Features: 
iOS 8 new features and compatibility: iOS 8.1 available on 20 October

iOS 8 has arrived, bringing some great new features for iPhone and iPad users. Here are the new features, and which iPhones and iPads are…

News: 
iPad Air 2 release date, price, specs, new features: world's thinnest tablet also gets Touch ID

Here's everything you need to know about the next-generation iPad, the iPad Air 2, including its release date, price and new features.

Features: 
Nexus 5 vs Nexus 6 comparison: why Google's latest smartphone isn't necessarily a natural upgrade

It doesn't seem a year ago that Google announced the Nexus 5, but it was and now we have its successor: the Nexus 6. If you're looking to upgrade,…

Features: 
First Android Lollipop screenshots: how the material design compares to KitKat

For the next version of Android, Google has made a number of visual changes: all part of its new ‘material’ design. We’ve taken a bunch of…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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…

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