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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: 
Lumia 435 release date, price and specs. Microsoft announces cheapest ever Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone (but it won't sell the new Lumia 532 in the UK)

Microsoft has unveiled a new budget smartphone: the Lumia 435. Here's what you need to know about this Windows Phone device which will come in…

Features: 
Cant access 192.168.1.1: how to change router settings including Wi-Fi password

Need to change some settings in your wireless router? If you can’t access 192.168.1.1 – or the IP address your router uses – here’s how to get…

Review: 
Kinetik Energy Fitness Tracker review: monitor your heart rate while exercising

If you want to burn fat, this fitness tracker will help. Here's our review of the Kinetik Energy heart-rate monitor.

Features: 
How to get maximum speed from BT Broadband and BT Home Hub 5

Here’s how to ensure you get the best performance from your BT broadband and the Home Hub 5.

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How to get 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 via HDMI: run a WQHD monitor from a laptop

A reader wrote to PC Advisor asking how he could connect a standard HDMI laptop to a WQHD (2560x1440) display. Here's how we fixed his problem.

Features: 
LG G Flex vs LG G Flex 2: second version of curved phone is smaller and more powerful

LG is back with an updated version of its curved smartphone. Here we explain the differences between the two devices.

Review: 
BT TV Starter review: broadband, YouView and phone for £5.99 per month

BT has launched a new budget package to compete with TalkTalk and Sky. Here’s our BT TV Starter package review.

Review: 
Sony SmartWatch 3 review: a good but not great Android Wear watch

We were hoping for big things with Sony's first Android Wear device, and in some respects it delivers. But in others it fails - read our Sony…

Features: 
Sony SmartWatch 3: the SWR50 runs Android Wear and has built-in GPS

The SmartWatch 3 is Sony's first Android Wear device, and in some respects it's a success. But in other areas it isn't. Should you buy one? Find…

Review: 
TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender review: the TL-WA860RE will double your Wi-Fi signal

TP-Links Wi-Fi extender promises to boost wireless signals in your home's Wi-Fi weak spots and dead zones. Here's our TL-WA860RE review.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

You're not a moderator, at least you're not showing as a mod to us. If you are on your system, let us know.

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

Not quite following this. Reply to what?

Features: 
How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

It's a fair point, and we probably should have said "spare router and powerline adaptors" since, as has been pointed out, it can be cheaper to…

Review: 
McAfee LiveSafe 2015 review: internet security suite offers good value protection for PCs, laptops and mobile

If we had unlimited resources and budget, we would be able to review every single AV program. As you can imagine, we don't.However, we are…

Features: 
The 8 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

These aren't really available in the UK yet, but we will attempt to track one down and review it. Moov PR, feel free to get in touch with us if…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Rishabh, we can only comment on software we've tested. To answer your other question, you would need to buy your own copy.

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

We'll look into doing a review on ZoneAlarm.

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

I think you mean BIAS. And in what way? This is a chart of the benchmark scores. So are you accusing the benchmarks of being anti-Nokia and…

Features: 
5 best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 from damage

Correct - the back cover is not removable. We were given bad information. The S View Cover just clips over the phone like a case. It doesn't…

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