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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 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.

Review: 
iPhone 5S review: Apple's best iPhone yet

Apple’s latest smartphone marvel is packed with more features than ever and - for the first time - offered in gold. Read our iPhone 5S review to…

Features: 
Create a group of contacts on your iPhone: also send group texts

Creating groups of contacts isn't quite as easy as it should be on the iPhone or iPad. We explain how to do it. UPDATED: 9th October 2013

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD review: now cheaper but is it a good buy?

The 7in Kindle Fire HD now costs just £119, but is it a good budget tablet? Here's our updated Kindle Fire HD review. Updated: 4th October 2013

News: 
Did you know: youll spend 15 years of your life online

A study commissioned by BT shows half a million homes in the UK have more than 15 connected devices, and each person spends 4.2 hours online every…

Review: 
Everything Tablet 360 rotating case for new Nexus 7 review

The new Nexus 7 is a superb tablet, and one that’s worth protecting. The Everything Tablet 360 rotating case is practical and looks great too.…

Video: 
Apple iPhone 5S video review - the most future-proof smartphone you can buy

Apple's latest iPhone features a 64-bit processor and a fingerprint scanner. Should you upgrade to this smartphone? Find out in our video review


 

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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