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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: 
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…

Review: 
Hill Climb Racing review: a fun, addictive mobile physics-based game

An addictive mobile game in the vein of Tiny Wings, Hill Climb Racing should appeal to kids and adults alike.

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison review: specifications and price

In this battle of the phablets, how does the new Nokia Lumia 1520 stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? We look at the specifications,…

Review: 
iPad Air vs iPad 2 comparison review: why wouldnt you buy an iPad Air or new mini?

If you’re in the market for a 10in tablet, Apple now offers either the new iPad Air or the old iPad 2. Read our comparison review to find out…

News: 
Apple iPad mini with Retina display: price in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display costs more than the first-generation model. Here's what you can expect to pay for the Wi-Fi and cellular LTE…

Features: 
Forcing the Modern UI on Windows 8 users was Microsoft's biggest mistake

Look at any advert for a Windows 8 PC and you won't see a trace of the old desktop. But it's there and in Windows 8.1 you can boot straight to it.…

Features: 
Nokia Lumia 1320 specifications, UK price, UK release date and pictures

Nokia increases screen size again: the 1320’s 6-inch screen makes it a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ rather than a smartphone. Here’s everything we…

Video: 
HP Chromebook 11 video review: a great-looking but flawed Google laptop

At £229 and weighing only a kilogram, the new HP Chromebook 11 looks like a tempting deal. Watch our video review to find out if it's the right…


 

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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Miranda July's Somebody app offers a very unusual take on messaging

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The 7 most ridiculous iPhone 6 rumours: what Apple WON'T reveal on 9 September