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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 format a hard drive in Windows Vista, 7 or 8

There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or…

Features: 
How to close running apps in iOS 7: iPhone now works like Android

iOS 7 isn’t simply a bunch of new icon designs. Apple changed the way quite a few features work, including multitasking. Here’s how to close apps…

Video: 
Apple iPhone 5C video review - Apple's most colourful iPhone is expensive. Why wouldn't you buy the iPhone 5s?

Apple's latest iPhone is the most colourful ever. Here's our iPhone 5C video review.

Features: 
Apple iOS 7 review: a worthwhile upgrade for your iPhone and iPad

This latest version of Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch represents the biggest change to its interface since the…

Features: 
How to clear unread Gmail emails in iOS 7: mark them all as read

Have you got 100s or 1000s of emails after upgrading to iOS 7? We show you how to fix the problem

Features: 
How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 7

iOS 7 is here. Here's everything you need to know about updating your iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina screen and fifth-generation iPod…

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: 
Asus Transformer Book T100: first look

With the new-generation Intel Atom chip on-board, the new Asus T100 should have the power and battery life to make Windows 8 a viable option on a…

Features: 
Hands-on with the Dell Venue 8in Windows 8 Bay Trail tablet

Dell has resurrected the Venue name for its new range of Windows 8 tablets, running Intel Bay Trail processors. We get hands-on with the 8in model.

Features: 
Google launches new Haswell-based Chromebooks: new HP 14 and Acer C720

Today, Google announced three new Chromebooks and a Chromebox, all based on Intel’s new low-power fourth-gen Core processors, dubbed Haswell. We…


 

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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