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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 clean your PC, smartphone and tablet

When was the last time you cleaned your keyboard or disinfected your smartphone? Jim Martin explains how to safely sanitise all your gadgets.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best PDF editor? Acrobat Pro vs Nuance vs Foxit vs Nitro

We test and rate the best PDF editors including tools from Adobe, Foxit, Nuance, Nitro and more.

Video: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 - Ease of Access Center settings

Here's how to enable and disable Sticky Keys in Windows

Features: 
How to turn off Sticky Keys: disable the Ease of Access feature

When you hit one of your keyboard’s Shift keys five times in a row, a pop-up will ask if you want to enable Sticky Keys. Here’s how to turn off…

Video: 
How to download YouTube videos - watch videos offline later

We explain how to use your browser or a standalone application to download YouTube videos and other streaming video on the web.

Features: 
How to put films on an iPad: with or without iTunes

It’s easy to put films on an iPad to watch on the move, and here we’ll explain how to do it.

Review: 
Garmin Vivofit review: a good activity tracker with more to come

Garmin has launched its first activity tracker, available on its own or with a heart-rate monitor. Is it the right one for you? Find out in our…

Features: 
Simple.TV UK release date, price and features: watch live and recorded TV anywhere

Simple.TV has been available in the US for around a year now, and it’s coming to the UK. We've had our hands on it and here's what you need to know.

Features: 
How to undo updates on Android apps: no need to root your device

Here are a couple of different ways you can undo an Android app update and revert back to a previous version.

Video: 
Google Chromecast review - a cheap media streamer with huge potential

This £30 dongle makes any TV smart, as long as you have a spare HDMI input. Here's our video review of the Google Chromecast.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

Which operating system are you running?

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

I explain this in step 3. You cannot make the ringtone longer, otherwise it will not sync to your iPhone. It's a restriction imposed by Apple and…

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

Are you using a Mac? I will update the article, since lots of people are having this problem. There are two things to try. 1- delete the…

Features: 
New HTC One (m8) launch event: live blog, video stream

No news on o2 as of right now, but it will be on EE, 3 and Vodafone.

Features: 
How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows 7 and Vista: The User Profile Service failed the logon

Sorry - the broken link is now fixed. There was an errant space in front of the URL.

Features: 
How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows 7 and Vista: The User Profile Service failed the logon

If those files don't appear when Explorer is set to show hidden files, then no, they don't exist. I think that if you copy them across, you end up…

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

As above, try deleting the entry in your music library.

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

It appears that in the latest iTunes for Mac, you need to delete the newly created song (not the original) from your music library before it will…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your PC for watching later

Now added ChrisPC to the article following several requests and recommendations :)

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your PC for watching later

This isn't easy without editing the video after downloading. However, You might be able to use KeepVid. Before you copy the YouTube video URL,…

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