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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


Video: 
VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review - a so-sweet gateway drug to Amazon Prime

Amazon is pinning its hopes on the Fire phone, but the smartphone's unique features may not be to everyone's liking. Gimmicks or not, we show you…

Features: 
Windows 10 screenshots: new features including Task view, multiple desktops, snap assist

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is here: we show the new features in a series of screenshots

Review: 
Amazon Fire phone review: 2014's quirkiest smartphone

It makes a lot of sense for Amazon to release a smartphone. After all, it wants hardware in as many hands as possible to sell its wide range of…

Video: 
New features in iOS 8: why Apple's latest update is the best ever

Look behind the scenes at iOS 8 and there are some great new features which will bring big rewards in the coming months.

Review: 
TrackVue DV300 review: a sub £100 dash cam which records superb video

Dash cams are gaining popularity in the UK, and you might even get a discount on your car insurance if you install one. Here's our TrackVue DV300…

Features: 
How many MBs are in a GB? Kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes explained.

Storage and memory jargon can be confusing, and it’s easy to confuse megabytes with gigabytes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Features: 
Nokia Lumia 720 vs 730 comparison: whats the best Nokia Lumia?

Nokia is about to release the Lumia 730 and 735. How do they compare with the older 720? We explain everything you need to know in our Lumia 720…

News: 
iPhone 6 UK release date, price, specs and new features: New iPhone on sale today

Apple has launched the iPhone 6. Here we explain everything you need to know about the new smartphone.

Video: 
VIDEO: Motorola Moto G (5 inch) review - a great-value Android smartphone

With a bigger 5in screen and stereo speakers on the front, the second-generation Moto G is a worthy upgrade from the original. Here's our video review

Features: 
Amazon Kindle Voyage release date, price and specs UK: a high-end eReader with Amazons best-ever screen

The all-new Kindle Voyage is aimed at dedicated readers who want the best reading experience. Here’s everything you need to know about the Kindle…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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…

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