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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 enter the BIOS to change your PC or laptops settings

Accessing your PC’s BIOS is easily done, if you know which key to press. Here we tell you everything you need to know about entering the BIOS.

Features: 
iPhone 5C cases that are better than official Apple cases

The iPhone 5C has launched at last, and we’ve rounded up a selection of cases that will make the new phone look a lot better than Apple’s own…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" review: a speedy, easy-to-use tablet

We take the new Kindle Fire HDX tablet for a spin, trying out the Mayday help feature. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for you.…

Features: 
How to close an ebay account: a step-by-step guide

Had enough of ebay? Closing down your account isn't the most straightforward of tasks, but we're on hand to walk you through the process.

Features: 
How to improve fps in PC games: 5 tips to get more frames per second

Want your games to run faster and smoother? Try these tips and tricks before shelling out on a new graphics card or other hardware.

Review: 
Train Simulator 2014 review: fulfil that boyhood dream of driving a train

The latest update brings new menus and a career system to this well-established series. Here’s our Train Simulator 2014 review

News: 
iPad mini with Retina display: release date and specifications in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display has been launched at last. Here's everything you need to know about its updated specifications and release date…

Review: 
PayPal app review: New digital wallet aims to replace your cards and cash

The redesigned app now lets you see local stores which accept PayPal, and can be used to buy goods and services with a couple of taps. Here’s our…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire vs Kindle Fire HD comparison review

Trying to choose between a Kindle Fire and Fire HD? Read our Kindle Fire vs Kindle Fire HD comparison review to find out which is the best tablet.…

Features: 
10 best tablets to gift for Christmas 2013

Here's where we tall you what you need to look out for if you're thinking about giving a tablet to someone this Christmas. Keep reading to find…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

But then you won't be able to sync an iPhone. One decent reason to stick with Windows for any iPhone (or iPad owner).

Features: 
Best free programs to for Windows 8: personalise Windows 8 with these cool free programs

You've got the wrong end of the stick. This article isn't about upgrading to Windows 8. It's about living with a new laptop or PC that comes with…

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