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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


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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