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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: 
Samsung Gear Fit review: a smart watch and activity tracker in one

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a smart watch & activity tracker hybrid. Is it right for you? Find out in our Gear Fit review.

Features: 
How to fix an unrecognized USB drive: we help you find the cause of the problem

It’s never a good thing to see the message “USB Device Not Recognised” after plugging in a hard drive or thumb drive full of your precious files.…

Features: 
How to set up an email group: send messages to lots of people at once

Here we’ll show you how to set up an email group which saves time when you need to contact the same people regularly.

Review: 
Netatmo Urban Weather Station review: monitor conditions remotely - even rain - from your smartphone

Keep track of indoor and outdoor temperature and a lot more with this wireless weather station for iPhone and Android smartphones. Here's our…

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

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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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,…

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!

Features: 
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…

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