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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 write-protected USB flash drive or memory card

If you’re stuck with a USB drive or memory card that can’t be formatted and to which you can’t copy any files, here are a few methods you can try…

Features: 
What's the best type of online map for cycling? Google, OpenCycleMap and more

Cycling's no fun when you don't know where you're going. Plan your ride in advance online using these websites and apps, and use the right satnav…

News: 
1&1 introduces new top-level domains including .london, .shop and .web

New domain names can be pre-ordered through new 1&1 portal and should prove attractive to new and existing businesses and website owners. The…

Features: 
How to try out Windows 8.1 Preview in the UK

Eager to try out the new features in Windows 8.1 (or Windows Blue, as it has been known until now)? Here's how to update your UK English version…

Features: 
Apple iOS 7 vs Google Android Jelly Bean: the biggest mobile OSes compared

How does Apple's latest iOS 7 compare with Google's Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system? Read on to find out.

Features: 
How to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: a guide to tethering

Connect your tablet (or laptop) to your smartphone and get internet access on the move. In this guide we explain everything you need to know to…

Review: 
iPad mini review: the best 8 inch tablet around?

Apple's baby tablet has plenty of competition, notably from Amazon, Google and Nook. Is the iPad mini worth the extra money, and should you wait…

Features: 
How to use Audacity to edit audio files for free

Audacity is a free audio editing application that's available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It lets you record live audio, but you can also use…

Features: 
11 brilliant tricks to search Google faster: flight times, unit converters and more

Google has introduced many search 'widgets' recently, so you can get a weather forecast, check what's on at the cinema or even find a hotel…

Features: 
What's so great about Haswell? Battery life, that's what.

All's well that Haswell: Intel's new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors use less power than ever before, so we should start to see powerful laptops…


 

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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