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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


News: 
Xbox One without Kinect to go on sale in June at the same price as PS4

Microsoft has announced a cheaper Xbox One without Kinect. Here are all the details

Features: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys: disable the Ease of Access feature

When you hit one of your keyboard’s Shift keys five times in a row, a pop-up will ask if you want to enable Sticky Keys. Here’s how to turn off…

Features: 
How to remove QuickShare: get rid of the widget from Windows

QuickShare is adware and it probably got installed on your computer when you installed or updated some other software. Here's how to remove…

Features: 
Cant access 192.168.1.1: how to connect to your router to change settings

Need to change some settings in your wireless router? If you can’t access 192.168.1.1 – or the IP address your router uses – here’s how to get…

Features: 
How to show or hide file extensions in Windows 7 and 8 (and Vista)

Windows hides file extensions by default in order to try and keep things simple. Here’s how to enable file extensions so you can change them.

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad Air - Apple, Maroo, Snugg, Proporta and more

If you want to protect your iPad Air, we’ve rounded up a great selection of cases and covers that will keep your tablet safe from knocks and…

Features: 
How to mine Bitcoins: a beginner's guide

We explain how you might be able to earn money by running an application on your computer to earn coins in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Here's…

Video: 
VIDEO: Samsung Gear Fit review - can a single device be both a good smart watch and activity tracker?

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a combined smart watch and activity tracker. It works with a selection of Samsung’s own smartphones and…

Review: 
UCam247-HDO1080 review - a 1080p outdoor Wi-Fi security camera

At last: an affordable, easy to use security camera that offers excellent image quality. Here's our review of the UCam247-HDO1080.

News: 
Brand new domain names are coming: pre-register now for your .LONDON website

Can’t get the .com URL you wanted? Fear not as 700 new top-level domains are on the way from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist. Here’s what…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…

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

That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…

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

Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

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