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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: 
Ultra HD explained: What tech you need to enjoy super-resolution 4K content

With CES 2015 in full swing, 4K and Ultra HD is back in the news. Here we explain what you need to know about the new high definition TV standard.

Features: 
Why the Fitbit Charge is the best new activity tracker

Thanks to call notifications and auto sleep tracking, the new Fitbit Charge is a great activity tracker.

Review: 
Belkin Wemo LED Lighting Starter Set review: smart bulbs you can turn on, off or dim from anywhere

Rather than buying basic LED bulbs, why not go for smart ones which you can control from your phone? The high price is one good reason but, for…

Features: 
Tech predictions: New tablets for 2015

Tablets will outsell PCs and laptops in 2015, but what's in store for tablets in the coming year? We reveal all you need to know about new tablets…

Features: 
Tech predictions: Windows 10 in 2015

There's a brand-new Windows operating system planned for 2015. We reveal what to expect from Windows 10 in the coming year.

Features: 
How to set up a new Windows Phone smartphone: get up and running in no time

If you've bought (or been given) a Windows Phone smartphone, here's how to get it set up with all your contacts, email, apps and more.

Features: 
How to set up a new iPhone or iPad: get up and running with our easy step-by-step guide

If you've just received an iPhone (or treated yourself), here's how to get it set up with all your contacts, email, apps and more.

Features: 
Is it illegal to watch TV shows and films from file-sharing sites or YouTube? We explain what you need to know

Netflix and other video streaming services have a monthly subscription fee but is it legal to stream videos from websites that offer the latest…

Review: 
The Crew review: a massively multiplayer racer that tries to do too much (but is still great fun)

More than most driving games, The Crew is a real Swiss Army Knife of racers. Find out whether that makes it a jack of all trades in our The Crew…

Features: 
Best Android apps: free Christmas apps (now including Google Santa Tracker)

We round up some great apps with a Christmas theme. From radio stations playing Christmas music to apps that will keep the kids amused, here are…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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 :)

Comment: 
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter 2.75

The program is exactly as we describe it. It IS free, but you will need to buy the PRO version if you want to distribute EXE files to another…

Features: 
How to refresh and reset Windows 8: give your PC a free speed boost

Sometimes - for no apparent reason - the reset process takes hours, but five hours is extreme. It's possible something has gone wrong and it will…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

You do realise you're referring to a comment that is *four* years old?

Features: 
Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Ok, let me explain. We don't only consider the AV Test score. Although BitDefender scores a point higher on AV Test, the overall Norton package…

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