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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: 
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,…

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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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,…

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