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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 update to iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad or iPod

iOS 8 is almost here. Here's everything you need to know about updating your iPhone 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina screen and fifth-generation…

News: 
iPhone 6 UK release date, price, specs and new features: Record pre-orders mean long delays

Apple has launched the iPhone 6. Here we explain everything you need to know about the new smartphone.

Review: 
Kurio 10S review: a 10-inch Android kids' tablet now with Google Play

Most tablets aimed at kids have a 7in screen. Not the Kurio 10S. If you want a big-screen tablet for your child, the 10-inch Kurio could be what…

Features: 
Best laptop bags of 2014: the 10 best laptop bags you can buy in the UK

We review the best laptop bags you can buy in the UK. 2014's best laptop bags for style, best laptop bags for comfort, best laptop bags for value…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone gets a 5in screen but loses 4G

The second-generation of the popular Moto G is here, with a bigger screen, front speakers and dual SIM card slots. Here's our Moto G 2014 review.

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 video review: An overpriced upgrade to the Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung makes loads of tablets and here's one of them, the Galaxy Tab 4 in the 8in size.

Review: 
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review: 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…

Features: 
iOS 8 release date, new features and compatibility: Free to download on 17 September

iOS 8 will arrive with the iPhone 6 today (9 September). It comes with lots of new features, including improved Notification Centre, better…

Features: 
iOS 8 screenshots: how iOS 8 compares with iOS 7

Apple says iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever. It might look the same, but there are loads of new features and hundreds of tweaks. Here we…

Features: 
iOS 7 vs iOS 8 comparison review: the new features which make this free update a no-brainer

Unlike the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there’s very little in terms of visual changes. At a glance, you won’t know if an iPhone or iPad is running…


 

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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