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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: 
Nike FuelBand SE review: a decent activity tracker but lacking in features

We test out the second-generation FuelBand - the SE - to find out whether Nike has improved its activity tracker enough to warrant an upgrade.

Video: 
Apple iPad mini 2 - a Retina screen arrives on the littlest iPad

It's more expensive, but the updated second-generation iPad mini is everything the original should have been. Watch our video review to find out why.

Review: 
GoClever DVR Sport Gold review: a cheap action cam and in-car recorder

This combined action cam and car DVR is cheaper than a GoPro and has a built-in colour touchscreen. But is it any good? Read our review to find out.

Review: 
Kurio 10S review: a 10-inch Android kids' tablet with poor performance and battery life

Most tablets aimed at kids have a 7in screen. Not the Kurio 10S. If you want a big-screen tablet for your child, the 10-inch Kurio could be what…

Review: 
Kindle Fire HD (2013) review: The Kindle Fire HD is Amazon's 7-inch budget Android tablet

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is an Android tablet with great price and specs, but its lack of access to Google's app store could be an issue…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids review: a decent but pricey children's tablet

Samsung has launched a kids' version of its Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, complete with an easy-to-use, colourful interface. Here's our Galaxy Tab 3 Kids review.

Features: 
How to update satnav maps: TomTom, Garmin and Navman charges

Here's how to update the maps on your TomTom, Garmin or Navman satnav, and roughly how much you can expect to pay.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in review - tablet with excellent performance and great screen

The Fire HDX is a great tablet with excellent performance and a great screen, but one that suffers from a couple of problematic flaws. Take a look…

Features: 
How to delete songs from your iPhone in iOS 7

iOS 7 isn’t just a different look for Apple’s mobile operating system: the way you accomplish tasks has changed in places, too. Here we explain…

Review: 
Angry Birds Go review: a free-to-play Mario Kart copy

Departing from the usual 2D catapult norm, the angry birds are now racing karts in this free-to-play game that's both fun and frustrating. Here's…


 

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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How Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and others have let us down over UltraHD and hiDPI screens

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Do you have the X-Factor too? Mix Off app puts fans in the frame

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iPad Pro release date, rumours and leaked images - 12.9 screen 'coming in 2015'