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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


Review: 
Dicota BacPac Challenge review: a well-designed gadget bag

The Challenge is a well-designed gadget bag that will keep your laptop, tablet and smartphone safe. Read our Dicota BacPac Challenge review to…

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the new iPad: protect your tablet in style

We've rounded up a huge selection of 34 cases for the new iPad that should suit all tastes, needs and budgets. UPDATED: 8th August 2013.

Features: 
Top tips for making your laptop battery last longer

Here, we share our top tips for squeezing precious extra minutes out of your laptop battery including turning off Wi-Fi and changing Windows power…

Features: 
How to transfer photos from your camera to a laptop

How do you put pictures from your camera to your laptop? We explain step by step what you need to do.

Features: 
How to install SATA hard drive as a slave where the master is also SATA

Want to add storage to your PC using a second SATA hard drive, or install a new SSD and make your old SATA drive the 'slave'? We explain…

Features: 
How to keep your kids safe online and block websites

Here's where we show you how to keep your children safe online and block websites. The internet is stuffed full of great resources and activities…

Features: 
How to set a photo from the internet as your iPad wallpaper

Seen a photo online that you want to be your wallpaper on your iPad? Here’s how to make it happen

Features: 
Google launches Chromecast TV dongle: a bit like Apple TV

Google has announced a low-cost HDMI dongle for your TV which lets you stream Netflix, YouTube, photos and the web from your smartphone, tablet…

Features: 
How to use Find My iPhone: to track down a lost or stolen iPad or iPhone

Find my iPhone works with the iPad and iPod touch as well, and can be used to track down your missing iOS device. We show you step-by-step how to…

Features: 
The smartphone has changed the world

Thanks to their combination of mobility, cost and always-on internet, Smartphones are the one device we carry everywhere. They haven't replaced…


 

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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