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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: 
Amazon Kindle 2014 release date, price and specs UK: the £59 eReader gets a touchscreen and double the storage

Amazon has launched a new Kindle eReader with a touchscreen for £59. Here’s what you need to know.

Review: 
iOS 8 review: It's great. It's free. So download it today.

iOS 8 may not look any different from iOS 7, but it brings a host of new features for iPhone and iPad users. Here’s our iOS 8 review.

Features: 
How to update to iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad or iPod

iOS 8 is almost here. Here's everything you need to know about updating your iPhone 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina screen and fifth-generation…

Review: 
Kurio 10S review: a 10-inch Android kids' tablet now with Google Play

Most tablets aimed at kids have a 7in screen. Not the Kurio 10S. If you want a big-screen tablet for your child, the 10-inch Kurio could be what…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone gets a 5in screen but loses 4G

The second-generation of the popular Moto G is here, with a bigger screen, front speakers and dual SIM card slots. Here's our Moto G 2014 review.

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 video review: An overpriced upgrade to the Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung makes loads of tablets and here's one of them, the Galaxy Tab 4 in the 8in size.

Features: 
iOS 8 screenshots: how iOS 8 compares with iOS 7

Apple says iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever. It might look the same, but there are loads of new features and hundreds of tweaks. Here we…

Features: 
iOS 7 vs iOS 8 comparison review: the new features which make this free update a no-brainer

Unlike the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there’s very little in terms of visual changes. At a glance, you won’t know if an iPhone or iPad is running…

News: 
Amazon Fire Phone release date, price and specs: Amazon partners with O2 to bring Fire Phone to the UK

Earlier this year Amazon launched its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, but only to US customers. Today the Amazon Fire Phone comes to the UK via…

Review: 
Grid Autosport review: the best PC racer we've played in 2014

Here's our Grid Autosport review.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

Excellent question. In theory, you should get the updates, but I don't know for sure. I will try and find out.

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

Yes, now that people are saying the factory image is out, I will update the post to explain how to install it, whether you've got KitKat or the…

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

Yes, it has a notification LED, and yes, you can move apps to an SD card (and then back to the phone). I've actually done this, and it works.

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

In the camera app, swipe from the left-hand side of the screen to the right to display options. Swipe to rotate the carousel of options until you…

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…

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