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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 install SATA hard drive as a slave where the master is also SATA

Want to add storage to your PC using a second SATA hard drive, or install a new SSD and make your old SATA drive the 'slave'? We explain…

Features: 
How to keep your kids safe online and block websites

Here's where we show you how to keep your children safe online and block websites. The internet is stuffed full of great resources and activities…

Features: 
How to set a photo from the internet as your iPad wallpaper

Seen a photo online that you want to be your wallpaper on your iPad? Here’s how to make it happen

Features: 
Google launches Chromecast TV dongle: a bit like Apple TV

Google has announced a low-cost HDMI dongle for your TV which lets you stream Netflix, YouTube, photos and the web from your smartphone, tablet…

Features: 
How to use Find My iPhone: to track down a lost or stolen iPad or iPhone

Find my iPhone works with the iPad and iPod touch as well, and can be used to track down your missing iOS device. We show you step-by-step how to…

Features: 
The smartphone has changed the world

Thanks to their combination of mobility, cost and always-on internet, Smartphones are the one device we carry everywhere. They haven't replaced…

Features: 
Best phone camera: smartphone camera photos and videos tested

Which smartphone has the best camera? We test six of the best smartphones' cameras to find out.

Features: 
How to format a write-protected USB flash drive or memory card

If you’re stuck with a USB drive or memory card that can’t be formatted and to which you can’t copy any files, here are a few methods you can try…

Features: 
What's the best type of online map for cycling? Google, OpenCycleMap and more

Cycling's no fun when you don't know where you're going. Plan your ride in advance online using these websites and apps, and use the right satnav…

News: 
1&1 introduces new top-level domains including .london, .shop and .web

New domain names can be pre-ordered through new 1&1 portal and should prove attractive to new and existing businesses and website owners. The…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

That was the aim, so glad it worked for you. I noticed that other articles all assume you already know how to flash a new image onto your device,…

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

Looks like you missed the part about enabling file extensions: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

It's all there in step 3: listen to the song, and note down the start and stop times for the portion you want to be the ringtone. Enter those…

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

At least you owned up :) Made me chuckle!

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

Strange. I will see if I can replicate that.

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

That's the maximum length for an iPhone ringtone, I'm afraid.

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