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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: 
BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review

The Z10 is BlackBerry's first full touchscreen smartphone. One of its biggest rivals is Apple's iPhone 5. But which should you buy? Well, you'll…

Review: 
Nike+ Fuelband vs Fitbit One comparison review

We test out two of the best fitness gadgets to find out which is best. Here's our Nike+ Fuelband vs Fitbit One comparison review

Features: 
How to play any video format on your iPhone or iPad

Download an inexpensive - or even free - app and you can play any video format on your iPad or iPhone. Forget all that time-consuming transcoding…

Features: 
Things to download on a new laptop

Just bought a new laptop? Here's what you need to download to make the most of it. From Skype and LibreOffice to AVG antivirus and 7-zip, we show…

Features: 
How to jailbreak iOS 6.1

With every new iOS release, a jailbreak isn't far behind. Using a new untethered jailbreaking tool, evasi0n, this is how to jailbreak your iPhone…

Features: 
How to convert videos to different formats

Convert your videos to the right formats for all your devices including TVs, tablets, smartphones, iPods, media streamers and more. Here's all you…

Video: 
Nokia Lumia 820 video review

The Nokia Lumia 820 is the middle child of the Nokia Windows Phone 8 family. Find out what it's like in this Nokia Lumia 820 video review.

Features: 
Automatically sync iPhone and iPad videos with your computer

Photo Stream is great, but it doesn't work with videos. Here's how to transfer and sync your iOS videos wirelessly from your device to your PC or…

Review: 
Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad review

Got Windows 8 but no touchscreen? The Logitech T650 Touchpad is here to help. This big touchpad lets you use gestures to get things done in…

Features: 
How to use the Windows 8 Task Manager

Task Manager has had a big overhaul in Windows 8. It's now easier to understand and has new features. Here's how to use it.


 

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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