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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 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.

Review: 
Group Gear USB charging plate review: get USB sockets in your wall

Fed up of a shortage of sockets and chargers to recharge your USB-powered gadgets? Group Gear has a novel solution: ditch the chargers and plug…

Features: 
How to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android phone or tablet

Ubuntu Touch is a mobile operating system which is currently in beta. However, if you own a supported Android device, you can try it out right…

Features: 
iOS 9: 9 things we want to see in the next version

Apple has unveiled iOS 8, which includes a raft of improvements over iOS 7. However, it doesn’t address some of the criticisms we’ve levelled at…

Features: 
The 11 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2014's best activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories and even sleep…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I should have cropped the address bar out of the screenshot as it's misleading. I took that screenshot when I'd temporarily unzipped the files in…

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

This is one of the big benefits of buying a Google device... or another device which basically uses plain Android such as the Moto G.

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

We've had no issues with connecting to our Wi-Fi hotspot here, but as the warning says: this is still beta, unfinished, unstable software. The…

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

No, this is not rooting. (I've done more research so I know for sure now). Unlocking the bootloader is merely turning off the 'security flag' so…

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

No, it looks as if you'll have to either flash back to the official KitKat image, or download the final Lollipop one and install it the same way…

Comment: 
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra

This isn't a review! It's our download section. Have you seen our comparison review with Adobe Premiere Elements 13? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

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…

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