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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: 
Nokia Lumia 530 vs 520 comparison review: why the new Windows Phone is worse than the old one

Take a look at the spec sheet and you might think the Lumia 530 is a reasonable upgrade to the popular 520. Look again, though, as we explain why…

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

It's easy to download videos from YouTube so you can watch them on your iPhone or iPad later without a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Here's how to save…

Features: 
How to find your IP address: get your computer, smartphone, tablet or broadband IP address

Our step by step guide explains how to find out the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Review: 
Tylt Energi+ review: a backpack for charging your tablet and smartphone on the move

You may balk at the price, but this backpack is more convenient than simply sticking a USB battery in any old rucksack. Here's our Tylt Energi+ review

Features: 
Best smartphone for students 2014: How to choose the best smartphone

Need a new smartphone for college or university? We explain what to look for and how to get the best smartphone for students.

Features: 
Best printer for students 2014: How to choose the best printer

Printers are remarkably cheap to buy these days, and it's mighty convenient to have one in your room for printing those last-minute assignments.…

Features: 
Best tablet for students 2014: how to choose the best tablet for studying in the UK

It may still be summer but it's already time to start thinking of going back to school, college or university. Here we explain what to look for in…

Features: 
Best laptop for students 2014: How to choose the best laptop for school, college or university in the UK

It's the middle of summer, so any talk of education seems downright wrong. But now's the time to start thinking of the tech you're going to need…

Features: 
Best Wi-Fi and networking products 2014: routers, range extenders, dongles and powerline adaptors

If you need to find the best wireless router, Wi-Fi dongle, range extender or powerline networking adaptors, you've come to the right place. Here…

Features: 
How to remove HomeGroup network icon from the Windows 8 desktop

If you like to keep your Windows desktop neat and tidy, you may not want the HomeGroup networking icon to be shown on your Windows 8 desktop.…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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,…

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

It won't use your mobile data if you download the video over Wi-Fi first. That's really the whole point of this article!

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

Now answered in the updated article above!

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Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

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…

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