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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 sort lists in Microsoft Word: alphabetically and numerically

Don’t waste time manually sorting lists in your Word documents. Word has some reasonably powerful sorting tools like those in Excel, and it can…

Features: 
How to get Google Play on your iPhone and iPad: Movies & TV come to Apple

Google has launched its Movies & TV app on iOS, but it’s not without its restrictions. Here’s how to get Google Play on your iPhone and iPad.

Video: 
Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 video review: flawed but still a great budget Android tablet

Is this the new benchmark in budget Android tablets? Almost. Watch our video review to find out if you should buy the new Advent Vega Tegra Note 7

Features: 
How to play AVI files in Windows: fix video playback problems

Windows Media Player should play .AVI files by default, but a variety of factors from installing other media players to Windows updates can cause…

Review: 
Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review: a powerful budget Android tablet

With performance to rival an iPad Air, this budget Android tablet punches well above its weight. It's by no means perfect, but it's a tempting…

Features: 
How to change the channel your Wi-Fi router uses

If you find your home Wi-Fi connection is slow or drops out, it's worth changing the channel your router uses: it will likely fix the problem.…

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: 
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…


 

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.

Review: 
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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