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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 minimise the data used on an iPhone - 5 ways to make your mobile data last longer

Unless you’re on an unlimited data plan, there’s always the possibility you’ll hit or go over your 3G or 4G allowance for the month. Here are some…

Features: 
New HTC One (m8) 2014 launch event as it happened: new HTC One has bigger display, duo camera and SD card slot

HTC today unveiled the successor to the popular One smartphone, the new HTC One for 2014 - aka the M8. We were there at the launch to bring you…

Features: 
Best apps for improving your iPhone photos: plus the free app that's better than iPhoto

There are photo-editing apps aplenty on the App Store, so which should you use to improve your iPhone photos? Here we offer a selection of those…

Review: 
BT YouView+ box review (2014) – faster, smaller, quieter Humax DTR-T2100

BT has updated its YouView+ box to the Humax DTR-T2100. It offers exactly the same features and easy-to-use YouView interface as before but in a…

Review: 
Google Chromecast review: £30 dongle to rival Apple TV

A low-cost competitor to Apple TV and Roku which allows you to stream online video and music to your TV using smartphones, tablets, PCs and…

Features: 
How to set up and use a Google Chromecast in the UK – including BBC iPlayer

Google has finally launched its £30 video streaming dongle - the Chromecast - in the UK. Here’s how to set it up and turn any TV with an HDMI port…

Features: 
How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone the easy way: use iCloud Control Panel and My Photo Stream

We show you step-by-step how to transfer photos from your PC or laptop to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Apple's iCloud and Photo Stream.…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos - save to your PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device

Here’s how to download those YouTube videos that you want to watch when you don’t have an internet connection. Save videos to your PC, laptop,…

Features: 
How to reinstall Windows 8 - we explain the new Refresh and Reset options

If your Windows 8 PC isn't running well you can try the new Refresh feature which cleans up Windows without touching your documents, music, photos…

News: 
Freesat Freetime on-demand service will be available on new Panasonic smart TVs

On-demand TV shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be available on certain Panasonic TVs through the Freesat Freetime 'roll back' TV guide,…


 

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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