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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 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…

Review: 
Archos Activity Tracker review: a budget fitness monitor that lacks features

This £50 monitor is a cross between the Nike FuelBand and Fitbit One, and is almost what we wish the Fitbit Flex had been. Here's our Archos…

News: 
Linux for cars: Automotive Grade Linux rivals CarPlay and Android Auto

Car tech is exploding right now: Apple and Google are getting in on a game that Microsoft has tried to conquer for a while: infotainment systems.…

Review: 
Power Jacket for iPhone 5C review

The Power Jacket is a combined battery and case for the iPhone 5c, available in four colours from Mobile Fun. Here's our Power Jacket for iPhone…

Features: 
30 funny questions you should ask Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1 can sing to you

Microsoft has a sense of humour and has programmed plenty of funny responses into Cortana, so we’ve been playing with the new digital assistant in…

Features: 
How to buy the best digital camera: compact, bridge, CSC and DSLR explained

Choosing a digital camera is a tricky business. There hundreds of models to choose between and different types of camera to boot. Here we offer…

Features: 
How to wire an Ethernet wall socket: understand the two different wiring schemes

No matter how good Wi-Fi gets, in terms of range and throughput, you can’t beat good old-fashioned copper wire. It’s reliable and fast. Here we…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

This ‘family-sized’ USB charger can charge three smartphones and two tablets at once from a single mains socket. Here’s our Inateck 5-port USB…


 

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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