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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: 
Arcam rBlink review: add Bluetooth streaming to any hi-fi or dock

The Arcam rBlink is a Bluetooth receiver that lets you steam music from a smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth audio source to your Hi-Fi or any…

Features: 
How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8: install the slick, free Pokki

Pokki is one of the best free replacement start menus for Windows 8 users. Here's how to install and use it.

Features: 
How to remove HomeGroup icon from the Windows 8 desktop

If you like to keep your Windows desktop neat and tidy, you may not want the HomeGroup networking icon to be shown on your Windows 8 desktop.…

Features: 
Type faster on your iPhone by using shortcuts

The keyboard on the iPhone and iPod touch can be a bit fiddly to type on, and although the autocorrect system is remarkably good, you can still…

Review: 
Netatmo Urban Weather Station review: monitor temperature and more from your iPhone

Keep track of indoor and outdoor temperature and a lot more with this wireless weather station for iPhone and Android smartphones. Here's our…

Features: 
How to set the default language in Microsoft Word

If Word is set to a different language or region from the one you want to use, it will either try to autocorrect your 'mistakes' or underline what…

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 video comparison review

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is the latest in its line of Kindle Fire tablets. We compare the 7in Kindle Fire HD with the 8.9in device in our…

Features: 
How to improve smartphone battery life: 10 tips and tricks

Fed up with those low battery warning on your smartphone? We offer some simple tips and tricks you can use to eek out extra hours of use,…

Features: 
What to expect from the next version of Windows

No-one knows for sure when the next version of Windows will launch, nor what it will be like. Could Windows 9 ditch the old desktop?

Features: 
How to use an iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: configuring Personal Hotspot

Connect to the internet when you're on the go by using your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Learn how in our step-by-step guide.


 

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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