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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: 
iPad Air vs iPad 2 comparison review: why wouldnt you buy an iPad Air or new mini?

If you’re in the market for a 10in tablet, Apple now offers either the new iPad Air or the old iPad 2. Read our comparison review to find out…

News: 
Apple iPad mini with Retina display: price in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display costs more than the first-generation model. Here's what you can expect to pay for the Wi-Fi and cellular LTE…

Features: 
Forcing the Modern UI on Windows 8 users was Microsoft's biggest mistake

Look at any advert for a Windows 8 PC and you won't see a trace of the old desktop. But it's there and in Windows 8.1 you can boot straight to it.…

Features: 
Nokia Lumia 1320 specifications, UK price, UK release date and pictures

Nokia increases screen size again: the 1320’s 6-inch screen makes it a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ rather than a smartphone. Here’s everything we…

Video: 
HP Chromebook 11 video review: a great-looking but flawed Google laptop

At £229 and weighing only a kilogram, the new HP Chromebook 11 looks like a tempting deal. Watch our video review to find out if it's the right…

Review: 
HP Chromebook 11 review: a decent screen but lacking in performance

Deciding whether to buy a Chromebook isn’t easy, but HP’s latest 11.6-inch beauty has a very tempting price. Find out how it fares in our HP…

Features: 
How to upgrade to Windows 8.1

We explain all you need to know to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the latest features for free.

Features: 
How to recover Office documents: tips for getting lost or deleted files back

Losing Word, Excel or PowerPoint files can be a painful experience, but there are a few things you can try before you give up all hope.

Features: 
How to install a new web browser: switch from Internet Explorer to Chrome or Firefox

Are you using the web browser that came with your computer? There are better, faster browsers you can download for free. Here’s how to install…

Features: 
How to take a picture with a webcam: save and share photos on Facebook and more

Did you know, you can take photos using your laptop or PC’s webcam? Here's how to capture and share fun pictures for free.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

Which operating system are you running?

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

I explain this in step 3. You cannot make the ringtone longer, otherwise it will not sync to your iPhone. It's a restriction imposed by Apple and…

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

Are you using a Mac? I will update the article, since lots of people are having this problem. There are two things to try. 1- delete the…

Features: 
New HTC One (m8) launch event: live blog, video stream

No news on o2 as of right now, but it will be on EE, 3 and Vodafone.

Features: 
How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows 7 and Vista: The User Profile Service failed the logon

Sorry - the broken link is now fixed. There was an errant space in front of the URL.

Features: 
How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows 7 and Vista: The User Profile Service failed the logon

If those files don't appear when Explorer is set to show hidden files, then no, they don't exist. I think that if you copy them across, you end up…

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

As above, try deleting the entry in your music library.

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

It appears that in the latest iTunes for Mac, you need to delete the newly created song (not the original) from your music library before it will…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your PC for watching later

Now added ChrisPC to the article following several requests and recommendations :)

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your PC for watching later

This isn't easy without editing the video after downloading. However, You might be able to use KeepVid. Before you copy the YouTube video URL,…

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