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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


Review: 
Amazon Fire phone review: 2014's quirkiest smartphone

It makes a lot of sense for Amazon to release a smartphone. After all, it wants hardware in as many hands as possible to sell its wide range of…

Video: 
New features in iOS 8: why Apple's latest update is the best ever

Look behind the scenes at iOS 8 and there are some great new features which will bring big rewards in the coming months.

Features: 
iOS 8 new features and compatibility: most people should upgrade, but older devices might have issues

iOS 8 has arrived, bringing some great new features for iPhone and iPad users. Here are the new features, and which iPhones and iPads are compatible.

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad: a beginner's guide to saving videos to watch offline

Due to a change in YouTube's copyright policy, it's not easy to download videos from YouTube any more using an app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's…

Review: 
TrackVue DV300 review: a sub £100 dash cam which records superb video

Dash cams are gaining popularity in the UK, and you might even get a discount on your car insurance if you install one. Here's our TrackVue DV300…

Features: 
How many MBs are in a GB? Kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes explained.

Storage and memory jargon can be confusing, and it’s easy to confuse megabytes with gigabytes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Features: 
Nokia Lumia 720 vs 730 comparison: whats the best Nokia Lumia?

Nokia is about to release the Lumia 730 and 735. How do they compare with the older 720? We explain everything you need to know in our Lumia 720…

Review: 
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: which new iPhone is best?

Now that Apple has unveiled the new iPhones, which should you buy? Neither are cheap options, but both have new features, including a bigger…

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Apple's biggest and best phone yet but it's not for everyone

The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's biggest smartphone yet, and also the fastest. Find out if it's right for you in our iPhone 6 Plus review.

Features: 
New iPhone 6 Plus cases: protect your new smartphone in style

The iPhone 6 Plus is here and to keep yours in pristine condition, you'll want a case. We round up the best of what's available to buy immediately…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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

You can have multiple custom ringtones, so I don't know why this is happening. Are you sure that you aren't accidentally removing the previous…

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

It needs to be the computer that you sync your phone with. The only exception - I think - is if you've chosen not to sync anything automatically…

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

The answer phone message is played by your mobile provider, not your iPhone. So, you would need to change your answer message by phoning them and…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

It depends on the app you're using to download the video. Make sure that you change the quality of the video BEFORE you download it. If there's no…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

These apps (not just this one) are sandboxed, which means they can't save videos - music or otherwise - to the native iPhone or iPad apps. So,…

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