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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: 
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…

Features: 
How to change Apple ID on iPhone or iPad

Here's how to log in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you want to get a new Apple account or use multiple accounts on the…

Review: 
Barnes & Noble Nook HD review

The Nook HD is a cheap 7 inch tablet with a stunning HD screen. We take a closer look to find out how it stacks up against its rivals, including…

Features: 
Netbooks vs tablets: which is best?

If you're wondering whether to buy a netbook or tablet, wonder no more. We'll explain which is best, and what to avoid.

Review: 
Bose SoundLink II review: a portable Bluetooth speaker with big sound

Most portable speakers trade off sound quality for size and weight. Not the SoundLink II. It may be on the expensive side, but if you want…

Review: 
Bowers & Wilkins A5 review: an AirPlay wireless speaker

If you're happy to be limited to AirPlay, B&W's A5 is a great-quality compact wireless speaker. Here's our Bowers & Wilkins A5 review.

Review: 
Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 review: a Bluetooth and AirPlay wireless speaker

Wireless speakers tend to favour AirPlay or Bluetooth, but the Minx Air 100 caters for both. It has plenty of other tricks besides as well as…

Video: 
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ video review - 9in tablet with a stunning display

The Nook HD+ is a 9in tablet with a stunning full HD screen. It's thin and fairly light at just over 500g and, like Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets,…

Features: 
How to set up email on your iPhone

Find out how to get all your email including Gmail, contacts and calendars on your iPhone and customise how much email is synched and how often.

Features: 
How to get an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in and out of recovery mode

Sometimes, when an update or restore goes wrong, your iPhone or iPad is no longer recognised by iTunes and may continually restart, never showing…


 

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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