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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: 
How to buy the best digital camera: compact, bridge, CSC and DSLR explained

Choosing a digital camera is a tricky business. There hundreds of models to choose between and different types of camera to boot. Here we offer…

Features: 
How to wire an Ethernet wall socket: understand the two different wiring schemes

No matter how good Wi-Fi gets, in terms of range and throughput, you can’t beat good old-fashioned copper wire. It’s reliable and fast. Here we…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

This ‘family-sized’ USB charger can charge three smartphones and two tablets at once from a single mains socket. Here’s our Inateck 5-port USB…

Features: 
My laptop wont boot: 6 tips for fixing a PC that won't start

If your laptop won’t start, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can deal with yourself.…

Features: 
Satnav buying advice: what to look for in a sat nav

Need some help choosing a satnav? We'll explain what to look for so you know which type is right for you.

Video: 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van: we take a look at the future of transport

The e-NV200 is the first all-electric van. It's a cross between Nissan's existing NV200 diesel van and the all-electric LEAF, which has been…

News: 
Ubuntu phone release date: on track for 2014 launch

Following the spectacular failure of the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign, Ubuntu phones are still in development. Here's what we know so far.

Features: 
How to watch the World Cup online

Coverage of the 2014 World Cup will be bigger and better than ever before. Here's everything you need to know about watching it on TV, online and…

Review: 
Y-cam HomeMonitor HD Pro review - a 720p outdoor camera you can view on your smartphone

Keeping an eye on your kids, pets or your property via an app on your smartphone is something most people would like to do, and now that's…

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom: a compact zoom camera with a built-in Android smartphone

The concept of bolting a huge zoom lens to the back of a smartphone isn’t new. Samsung has already had a couple of tries and must be hoping it’s…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

I suppose you could technically call this rooting, but all you're doing (if you follow the guide) is installing the official Google developer…

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

If you make sure that the files are extracted into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (leave the zip file alone), then flash-all should work just…

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

Not a stupid question at all. In fact, I don't know the answer as this is the first time I've installed an Android preview version.

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

The 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available in a few hours, but yes, this article was from July. Only the title was updated, and I've now added a…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

You're absolutely right. Honest mistake there by Chris. Now amended.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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

Since it seems to work for everyone else, I would suggest following the steps above to the letter. I'm not sure what you're missing out, but if…

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Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

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