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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: 
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 guide… 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…

Features: 
Windows 10 screenshots: New features including Xbox, Cortana, Spartan browser, Task view, multiple desktops, Snap Assist

With excitement building about Windows 10 after the 21 January press conference that revealed more details about the upcoming operating system, we…

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: 
How to erase a write-protected USB stick and format a write-protected SD card

If you’re stuck with a USB drive or SD card that can’t be formatted and to which you can’t copy any files, here are a few methods you can try to…

Review: 
iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A7 comparison: battle of the 5.5in phablets

We compare the brand new Galaxy A7 with the iPhone 6 Plus: both have 5.5in full HD screens, but which should you choose? Our specs and features…

Features: 
9 Android apps that will make iPhone users jealous: utility and customisation apps you just can't get in Apple's App Store

From custom launchers to handy utilities that will help you get to sleep at night, we round up the best Android apps which are sure to make your…

Features: 
Best cases for the iPhone 5s: 17 cases for all tastes and budgets (and they also fit the iPhone 5)

Looking for a case for your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a selection of wonderful (and weird) cases and covers…

Features: 
How to delete past items in taskbar: clear the past items from notification area

Here's how to clear the Past Items list to remove outdated notification icons in Windows XP.

Features: 
VIDEO: Samsung does Android better than Google with the Note 4 - it's better than the Nexus 6

Google's Nexus 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 are two of the latest Android phablets on the market, but which is the best? Find out here.


 

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…

Features: 
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.

Features: 
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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