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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 wipe iPad and iPhone back to factory settings: erase all your content

If you're selling or giving away your iPhone or iPad, you'll want to wipe it clean of all your stuff, including email, photos, contacts plus all…

Review: 
Photobox iPad keyboard case review: personalise your tablet with a photo

An ideal gift: personalise an iPad keyboard case with one or more photos. We test out Photobox's latest printable accessory.

Features: 
How to increase the idle time in Windows 8: stop screen turning off and prevent sleep mode

By default, Windows 8 is set to save power which means your PC screen turns off rather quickly. Here’s how to increase the idle time and stop your…

Features: 
The 7 best CSC: the best sub-£500 compact system cameras you can buy in 2014

Here's where we bring to you 2014's 7 best compact system cameras available to buy in the UK for less than £500.

Features: 
Archos Weather Station: hands-on first look

Archos expands its Internet Of Things range with the Weather Station along with an optional Soil Sensor to monitor your favourite plant.

Features: 
Honestly, youll love Windows 8.1: Microsoft's desperate attempt to woo laptop and tablet buyers

Microsoft's latest advertising campaign is almost an admission it made a mistake with Windows 8's new interface.

Features: 
How to clean a laptop fan: make it run quieter and cooler

Laptops rely on small fans to keep cool, but it's all to easy for them to get clogged up with dust and dirt. Here's how to clean them.

Review: 
Parrot Asteroid Smart review: an Android infotainment system to make your dumb car smart

Want a modern infotainment system without having to buy a new car? The Asteroid Smart lets you do just that. Here’s our Parrot Asteroid Smart review.

Review: 
Wahoo Kickr review: an iPhone-powered bike trainer

The Kickr is unlike most bike trainers as it uses your iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac to control your training sessions. Find out more in our Wahoo Kickr…

Features: 
What is the ideal CPU temperature: how to check if your processor is too hot

We explain the acceptable temperature range for CPUs in laptops and PCs, and how you can monitor your processor to check if it’s getting too hot.


 

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.

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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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