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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


Review: 
Pioneer SPH-DA120 Apple CarPlay review: first-look preview of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is available at last, and you don't need to buy a brand new car to get it. We get our hands on the Pioneer SPH-DA120 which you can…

Review: 
Google Nexus 9 review: HTC's tablet is great but as expensive as an iPad Air

A new Google tablet has been a long time coming and the 8.9in Nexus is finally here, and it's built by HTC. Here's our Nexus 9 review.

Features: 
Microsoft Lumia 535 release date, price and specs in the UK: no more Nokia brand on Windows Phones

Microsoft has launched the first Lumia without the Nokia brand. Here's everything you need to know about the Microsoft Lumia 535, an entry-level…

Review: 
Android Lollipop review: the sweetest Google OS you should get as soon as you can

Announced back in June at Google's I/O developer conference, Lollipop is version 5 of Android and it's the best yet. Find out why in our Android…

Features: 
How to get out of fullscreen mode in Windows 8: Google Chrome and the Modern UI

We explain why Google Chrome and other apps are switching to fullscreen and how to fix it. Here's how to get out of fullscreen in Windows 8

Features: 
32-bit vs 64-bit: x86 vs x64 explained - why your next computer should be 64-bit

Tech jargon can be confusing, and 32-bit vs 64-bit is no exception. We explain why you would want a computer or smartphone with a 64-bit processor…

Features: 
What processor do I need for games and video editing? The best CPU for gaming and editing video

How powerful does a CPU need to be for editing video and playing games? We explain everything you need to know to buy the right computer with the…

Features: 
How to generate Bitcoins: a beginner's guide to mining, and why you probably shouldn't

We explain how you might be able to earn money by running an application on your computer to earn coins in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Here's…

Review: 
iPad mini 3 review: New iPad gets Touch ID but not much more

A minor update no doubt, but does the addition of Touch ID make the new baby iPad worth buying? Find out in our iPad mini 3 review.

Features: 
Jawbone Up Move release date, price and specs: the sub-£40 rival to the Fitbit Zip fitness tracker

Jawbone has announced a brand new entry-level activity tracker for under £40. Here's everything you need to know about the Jawbone Up Move price,…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

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

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

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

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

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

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

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…

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