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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


Video: 
HP Chromebook 11 video review: a great-looking but flawed Google laptop

At £229 and weighing only a kilogram, the new HP Chromebook 11 looks like a tempting deal. Watch our video review to find out if it's the right…

Review: 
HP Chromebook 11 review: a decent screen but lacking in performance

Deciding whether to buy a Chromebook isn’t easy, but HP’s latest 11.6-inch beauty has a very tempting price. Find out how it fares in our HP…

Features: 
How to recover Office documents: tips for getting lost or deleted files back

Losing Word, Excel or PowerPoint files can be a painful experience, but there are a few things you can try before you give up all hope.

Features: 
How to install a new web browser: switch from Internet Explorer to Chrome or Firefox

Are you using the web browser that came with your computer? There are better, faster browsers you can download for free. Here’s how to install…

Features: 
How to take a picture with a webcam: save and share photos on Facebook and more

Did you know, you can take photos using your laptop or PC’s webcam? Here's how to capture and share fun pictures for free.

Review: 
iPhone 5S review: Apple's best iPhone yet

Apple’s latest smartphone marvel is packed with more features than ever and - for the first time - offered in gold. Read our iPhone 5S review to…

Features: 
Create a group of contacts on your iPhone: also send group texts

Creating groups of contacts isn't quite as easy as it should be on the iPhone or iPad. We explain how to do it. UPDATED: 9th October 2013

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD review: now cheaper but is it a good buy?

The 7in Kindle Fire HD now costs just £119, but is it a good budget tablet? Here's our updated Kindle Fire HD review. Updated: 4th October 2013

News: 
Did you know: youll spend 15 years of your life online

A study commissioned by BT shows half a million homes in the UK have more than 15 connected devices, and each person spends 4.2 hours online every…

Review: 
Everything Tablet 360 rotating case for new Nexus 7 review

The new Nexus 7 is a superb tablet, and one that’s worth protecting. The Everything Tablet 360 rotating case is practical and looks great too.…


 

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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