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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: 
How to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: a guide to internet tethering

Connect your tablet (or laptop) to your smartphone and get internet access on the move. In this guide we explain how to use your phone as a…

Features: 
How to upgrade to Windows 8.1: you must install this important update

We explain all you need to know to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the latest features for free.

Features: 
How to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 8 (and XP, Vista and 7)

Windows Defender protects your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Here we explain how to turn it on in Windows 8, XP, Vista…

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 630 review and Lumia 635 review: an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

The Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone we've seen, and it appears a bargain at just £129. Here's our review of the Nokia Lumia 630.

Features: 
How to dispose of a laptop or PC: recycle, give away or sell

What do you do with a laptop or PC that’s come to the end of its life? We explain everything you need to know about recycling, selling and…

Features: 
How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone. Plus: how to get a custom text tone

Bored of the standard iPhone ringtones and text message alerts? We explain how to turn any song you own into a tone on your iPhone. Follow our…

Features: 
21 brilliant tricks to search Google faster: flight times, unit converters and more

Unless you really know how to search Google, you're just scratching the surface. Find out how to get the information you need with these expert tips.

News: 
Official Fitbit app comes to Windows Phone 8.1 with continuous Bluetooth synching

Windows Phone and Fitbit users rejoice! The official app with Bluetooth synching is here at last. But, don’t get too excited: although the free…

News: 
15 strangest smartphone deaths: gadget disasters involving microwaves, wasps, shotguns and cleavage

We take our smartphones everywhere, so it’s no wonder that they end up in all manner of sorry states when we drop them, leave them in a taxi or…

Features: 
How to get OS X Yosemite now: paid or free - join Apple's open beta program

Can't wait until October? Here are a few ways you can try out the new features in OS X Yosemite right now.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

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…

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

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.

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

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…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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

Since it seems to work for everyone else, I would suggest following the steps above to the letter. I'm not sure what you're missing out, but if…

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