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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: 
Plasma vs LED: which TV tech is best?

Can't decide whether an LED TV or a plasma panel is right for you? We lay out the pros and cons of each technology.

Features: 
How to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 8 (and XP, Vista and 7)

Windows Defender protects your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Here we explain how to turn it on in Windows 8, XP, Vista…

Features: 
Whats best for gaming: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Which OS is best for gaming? Windows 7 or Windows 8? There’s plenty of heated debate on the subject, but the answer is fairly straightforward.

Features: 
How to check your CPU temperature: use the free SpeedFan utility

We explain how to use the free SpeedFan utility to check your CPU temperature, as well as other temperatures in your PC and monitor fan speeds.

Features: 
PC sales are on the wane but the personal computer isn't dead.

People may be buying fewer laptops and desktops than ever before, but the humble PC certainly isn’t being ousted by the upstart tablet

Review: 
STM Impulse review: feature rich laptop bag

The STM Impulse offers good protection for a laptop, tablet and smartphone, but its price tag is pretty steep. Read our STM Impuslse laptop bag…

Review: 
Dicota BacPac Challenge review: a well-designed gadget bag

The Challenge is a well-designed gadget bag that will keep your laptop, tablet and smartphone safe. Read our Dicota BacPac Challenge review to…

Features: 
Top tips for making your laptop battery last longer

Here, we share our top tips for squeezing precious extra minutes out of your laptop battery including turning off Wi-Fi and changing Windows power…

Features: 
How to transfer photos from your camera to a laptop

How do you put pictures from your camera to your laptop? We explain step by step what you need to do.

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…


 

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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