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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: 
Simple.TV UK release date, price and features: watch live and recorded TV anywhere

Simple.TV has been available in the US for around a year now, and it’s coming to the UK. We've had our hands on it and here's what you need to know.

Features: 
How to undo updates on Android apps: no need to root your device

Here are a couple of different ways you can undo an Android app update and revert back to a previous version.

Video: 
Google Chromecast review - a cheap media streamer with huge potential

This £30 dongle makes any TV smart, as long as you have a spare HDMI input. Here's our video review of the Google Chromecast.

Features: 
The 7 best-value gadgets of 2014: tech bargains not to be missed

We’ve rounded up the best smartphones, tablets and other gadgets that have wowed us with their features and performance at surprisingly low prices.

News: 
LG announces £1,800 49in UHD 4K TV plus 55in OLED Gallery and 77in 4K OLED models

New 4K and OLED TVs offer more affordable ultra-high resolution sets as well as ultra-thin screens in 2014.

Features: 
How to turn a PC or laptop webcam into a CCTV system for free

Build your own surveillance system with your PC’s built-in or USB webcam. We explain how to use a webcam as a CCTV and motion detection recording…

Features: 
How to connect your iPad to an HD TV

See your photos, videos, websites and apps on the big screen. We show you how to connect your iPad to your TV.

News: 
Build a website with a personalised domain name for just £1.20: 1&1 launches MyWebsite Lite

Now you can get a web presence for a whole year for the price of a couple of 1st class stamps. 1&1's new MyWebsite Lite offers a personal domain…

Features: 
Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date and features: what you need to know

The free Windows 8.1 Update will be arriving in a few days. Find out what you can expect in terms of new features.

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs Google Nexus 5 comparison review: which is the best Android smartphone?

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to quality Android smartphones. Here we compare the new HTC One M8 with the Google Nexus 5 and tell you…


 

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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