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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: 
Train Simulator 2013: London to Faversham High Speed review

Drive high-speed trains from St Pancras to Faversham on this standalone route from the creators of Train Simulator 2013.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review

Here's our review of the biggest Kindle Fire HD tablet, now available in the UK. Watch our Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review to find out if…

Features: 
Get fit with hi-tech kit: activity trackers, fitness apps, games and more

Need some motivation to get off the sofa and do some exercise? We investigate the latest fitness gadgets that can help. From Fitbit to Nike, we…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch review: cheap tablet locked into Amazon's world

Here's our review of the biggest Kindle Fire HD tablet, now available in the UK. Find out more in PC Advisor's Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" review.

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of four different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini, iPad 2, 'new' iPad 3 and the even newer iPad 4 with Retina display is a…

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad mini

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Features: 
How to set up a Google Alert: monitor the web for content you're interested in

Get email alerts when videos, news stories, blogs and other articles in which you're interested are posted online.

Review: 
Gemini Duo 7 3G review: cheap 3G Android tablet but battery life is short

Looking for the cheapest 3G tablet? This 7in Android device from Gemini lets you get online on the move, and also has plenty of other features,…

Features: 
How to edit photos on the iPad using Snapseed

Tablets, smartphones and even some desktop computers have touchscreens. Jim Martin explains how to use Snapseed, a photo editor that that's…

Review: 
Archos 80 Titanium tablet review

Archos' latest 8-inch tablet may look like a well-known rival but at £130 it's half the price. Read our review of the 80 Titanium to find out…


 

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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