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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


News: 
15 strangest smartphone deaths: gadget disasters involving microwaves, wasps, shotguns and cleavage

We take our smartphones everywhere, so it’s no wonder that they end up in all manner of sorry states when we drop them, leave them in a taxi or…

Features: 
How to get OS X Yosemite now: paid or free - join Apple's open beta program

Can't wait until October? Here are a few ways you can try out the new features in OS X Yosemite right now.

Review: 
Group Gear USB charging plate review: get USB sockets in your wall

Fed up of a shortage of sockets and chargers to recharge your USB-powered gadgets? Group Gear has a novel solution: ditch the chargers and plug…

Features: 
How to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android phone or tablet

Ubuntu Touch is a mobile operating system which is currently in beta. However, if you own a supported Android device, you can try it out right…

Features: 
iOS 8 release date, new features in iOS 8: Apple unveils iOS 8 with new features & HealthKit

iOS 8 has been unveiled by Apple at WWDC 2014. It comes with lots of new features, including improved Notification Centre, better communication…

Features: 
iOS 9: 9 things we want to see in the next version

Apple has unveiled iOS 8, which includes a raft of improvements over iOS 7. However, it doesn’t address some of the criticisms we’ve levelled at…

Features: 
The 11 Best Activity Trackers 2014: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2014's best activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories and even sleep…

Review: 
Archos Activity Tracker review: a budget fitness monitor that lacks features

This £50 monitor is a cross between the Nike FuelBand and Fitbit One, and is almost what we wish the Fitbit Flex had been. Here's our Archos…

Features: 
LeapFrog LeapTV: the first games console for kids with an Xbox Kinect-style sensor

Well-known for its child-friendly tablet, the LeapPad, LeapFrog has announced a brand new games console for kids: the LeapTV. Here's what you need…

News: 
Linux for cars: Automotive Grade Linux rivals CarPlay and Android Auto

Car tech is exploding right now: Apple and Google are getting in on a game that Microsoft has tried to conquer for a while: infotainment systems.…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…

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

That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…

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

Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

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

It's all there in step 3: listen to the song, and note down the start and stop times for the portion you want to be the ringtone. Enter those…

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

At least you owned up :) Made me chuckle!

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

Strange. I will see if I can replicate that.

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