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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: 
10 best board games and family games apps to play at Christmas: old favourites and new games to enjoy during the holidays

We've rounded up some great board games - app versions of classics and some you might not have heard of, or long forgotten - which the whole…

Features: 
Celeron and Pentium vs Core i3, i5 and i7: why you don't need Intel's top-end processor

We frequently get questions asking "Do I need a Core i5 processor?" or "Should I buy a quad-core CPU?" Here we answer these and more queries.

Video: 
Amazon Fire TV video review: get internet video and play games on your TV

Should you buy Amazon's set-top box? In our Fire TV review we explain why this is the best option for watching Prime Instant Video as well as…

Features: 
Amazon Fire TV video review: get internet video and play games on your TV

Should you buy Amazon's set-top box? In our Fire TV review we explain why this is the best option for watching Prime Instant Video as well as…

Features: 
How to get an iPhone out of recovery mode: works with iOS 7 and iOS 8 and iPads too

If your iPhone has a problem and gets stuck in recovery mode, here's how to try and fix it without losing your data. Works in iOS 7 and 8, and…

Review: 
Huawei TalkBand B1 review: an activity tracker and Bluetooth earpiece in one

The B1 is Huawei's first wearable and tries to run before it can walk. This activity tracker doubles as a pop-out Bluetooth headset for hands-free…

Review: 
Hudl 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX comparison: we explain which of Tesco and Amazon's tablets is best

Which is the best tablet, the 8.3in Hudl 2 or the 7in Amazon Fire HDX? In this comparison we explain how they differ and which one you should buy.

Features: 
How to take better photos on your iPhone: tips, apps and accessories for improving photos and videos

If you want to take better photos using your iPhone, we've got some great tips on how to do it. You don't have to spend any money, but if you can,…

Review: 
Kobo Aura H2O review: a waterproof eReader you can read at the beach or in the bath

A waterproof eReader that you can use in the bath, but one with a serious flaw. Here's our Kobo Aura H2O review

Features: 
How to fix msvcr100.dll is missing error: How to add this file to Windows in 4 easy steps

If you see the MSVCR100.DLL IS MISSING error in Windows, here's how to fix it in under two minutes.


 

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…

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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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