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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: 
Best Gmail tips to manage your email: make email less of a chore

Here are 6 Gmail tips to manage your email better including using the full power of the search box, learning shortcuts and filtering emails into…

Features: 
How to get Windows 10 now: how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 from USB or DVD

You can download and try Windows 10 today. We show you how, and explain who should and shouldn't use it.

Review: 
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review: why you're better off with the smaller smartphone

If your iPhone is due for an upgrade, you're probably wondering whether to go for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Neither are cheap options, but both have…

Features: 
How to format a hard drive in Windows Vista, 7 or 8: plus how to format hard drive from BIOS

There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or…

Review: 
Amazon Fire phone review: the quirkiest smartphone you can buy - a decent deal but not for everything

Amazon's late to the smartphone party but the Fire phone has some nifty tricks up its sleeve. Are they good enough to woo first-time smartphone…

Review: 
NZXT Doko review: stream games from your PC to your TV

The Doko is a tiny box that lets you do (almost) everything you can do on your PC, on your TV. Here's our NZXT Doko review.

Features: 
How to reset your router to rid it of malware. PLUS: How to check your DNS servers

How to check if your router is infected with malware, and how to fix it if it is.

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy A7 UK release date, price and specifications: When is the Samsung Galaxy A7 coming out?

When is the Samsung Galaxy A7 coming out? Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A7 smartphone with a 5.5in screen, a 64-bit octa-core…

News: 
Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 release date, features and where to download it

Anyone eager to see some of the new features in Ubuntu 15.04 can try the alpha 2 version now, but not the Unity desktop. Here's what you need to know.

Features: 
Windows 10: the complete guideā€¦ so far

Windows 10 has to succeed for Microsoft and it's making some radical changes in order to keep the operating system relevant in today's…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

Features: 
5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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