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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: 
Jawbone Up3 release date, price and specs: still no display but the new fitness band can better monitor sleep and measure heart rate

Jawbone has unveiled its latest tracker with heart-rate monitoring. Here's everything you need to know about the Jawbone Up3 price, features and…

News: 
Hottest Snapchat photos leaked: Facebook users warned not to click

Facebook is full of scams at the moment, so it pays to be very careful what you click on. The latest is the "Hottest leaked Snapchats Ever" scam…

Features: 
Lumia 435 release date, price and specs. Microsoft announces cheapest ever Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone (but it won't sell the new Lumia 532 in the UK)

Microsoft has unveiled a new budget smartphone: the Lumia 435. Here's what you need to know about this Windows Phone device which will come in…

Features: 
Cant access 192.168.1.1: how to change router settings including Wi-Fi password

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…

Review: 
Kinetik Energy Fitness Tracker review: monitor your heart rate while exercising

If you want to burn fat, this fitness tracker will help. Here's our review of the Kinetik Energy heart-rate monitor.

Features: 
How to get maximum speed from BT Broadband and BT Home Hub 5

Here’s how to ensure you get the best performance from your BT broadband and the Home Hub 5.

Features: 
How to get 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 via HDMI: run a WQHD monitor from a laptop

A reader wrote to PC Advisor asking how he could connect a standard HDMI laptop to a WQHD (2560x1440) display. Here's how we fixed his problem.

Features: 
LG G Flex vs LG G Flex 2: second version of curved phone is smaller and more powerful

LG is back with an updated version of its curved smartphone. Here we explain the differences between the two devices.

Review: 
BT TV Starter review: broadband, YouView and phone for £5.99 per month

BT has launched a new budget package to compete with TalkTalk and Sky. Here’s our BT TV Starter package review.

Review: 
Sony SmartWatch 3 review: a good but not great Android Wear watch

We were hoping for big things with Sony's first Android Wear device, and in some respects it delivers. But in others it fails - read our Sony…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

We're about to add reviews of another six services, one of which is Copy. :)

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 release date, price and specs: Selfie smartphones for hipsters

It's actually 'soft pink' (better if you're searching online). They're not yet widely available, but you can get the A5 from Handtec:…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best PDF software?

Hi Enrique, I think you're right! I had to read it twice, but yes, it does seem to be on Matt's side. I'm apologising on his behalf as he's not…

Review: 
Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google's Chromebooks

It is not "utter nonsense". It is perhaps misleading to suggest that the resolution is "very low" when (as you correctly state) most laptops under…

Features: 
Should you buy grey market tech? The pros, cons and risks of buying cheap phones and other electronic goods from overseas markets. How to buy cheap phones from China

We didn't mention it because that's the first we've heard of a Chinese phone coming without Google Play. Every single phone we've tested from…

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Yes, it works on all iPhones from 4s onwards (it needs Bluetooth 4 or later)

Review: 
Fitbit Charge review – hands on with new activity tracker that shows stats on your wrist

Sure: it's the number of flights of stairs climbed.

Review: 
Google Nexus Player review: not a Chromecast beater, but Android TV shows promise

Mike, thanks for paraphrasing the review - all those points are discussed. However, you missed out the part about there not being many games.…

Features: 
How to rip a DVD to a computer

If you're having trouble with handbrake, why not try Freemake as we recommend in the video at the top of the page?

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

We're happy that you're happy :)

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