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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


Video: 
New Siri voice in iOS 7.1 - UK English gets a friendlier voice

With the iOS 7.1 update for iPhone and iPad, Apple has updated Siri with a completely new male voice, plus a female voice. Here are the old and…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013): an expensive but excellent ebook reader

Amazon has tweaked its excellent Paperwhite ereader with a better screen, faster processor and some new features. Read our review to find out if…

News: 
Whats new in iOS 7.1 – your guide to the new features and tweaks for iPhone and iPad

iOS 7.1 adds CarPlay, new Siri voices (and new ways to control Siri), plus many interface and app tweaks. Here's what you need to know about the…

Features: 
How to rotate screen on laptop or PC: rotate your screen 90 in Windows 7 and 8

Here’s where we show you how to rotate your laptop or PC screen 90° in Windows 7 or 8.

Review: 
Glympse review: share your location with whom you want, when you want

Share your location with friends or family for the amount of time you want to with this brilliant free app. Read our Glympse review to find out more.

Features: 
How to put an iPad or iPhone into recovery mode in iOS 7 – and out again

If your iPad or iPhone has a problem and needs to be restored from a backup, here’s how to put it into recovery mode and take it out of recovery…

Features: 
How to get cheap internet access abroad: roaming data and pre-paid SIM cards explained

Make sure you don't get stung with big bills when you use your smartphone outside the UK. We explain all you need to know about roaming charges,…

Features: 
How to make a great movie on your iPad: beginners guide to iMovie

Don’t let all that great iPhone and iPad video go to waste: spend a few minutes editing it in iMovie and you can get stunning results. We explain…

Review: 
Windows 8.1 review: improved but still an OS of two halves

The free update to Windows 8.1 addresses many of the problems users had with Windows 8, but it still feels like an operating system at war with…

Video: 
Nabi 2 video review - a kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

Looking for a kids' tablet? Thanks to a recent update, the nabi 2 now has Google Play and all of Google's apps, making it a great deal.


 

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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