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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 close running apps in iOS 7: iPhone now works like Android

iOS 7 isn’t simply a bunch of new icon designs. Apple changed the way quite a few features work, including multitasking. Here’s how to close apps…

Video: 
Apple iPhone 5C video review - Apple's most colourful iPhone is expensive. Why wouldn't you buy the iPhone 5s?

Apple's latest iPhone is the most colourful ever. Here's our iPhone 5C video review.

Features: 
Apple iOS 7 review: a worthwhile upgrade for your iPhone and iPad

This latest version of Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch represents the biggest change to its interface since the…

Features: 
How to clear unread Gmail emails in iOS 7: mark them all as read

Have you got 100s or 1000s of emails after upgrading to iOS 7? We show you how to fix the problem

Features: 
How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 7

iOS 7 is here. Here's everything you need to know about updating your iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina screen and fifth-generation iPod…

Features: 
Asus Transformer Book T100: first look

With the new-generation Intel Atom chip on-board, the new Asus T100 should have the power and battery life to make Windows 8 a viable option on a…

Features: 
Hands-on with the Dell Venue 8in Windows 8 Bay Trail tablet

Dell has resurrected the Venue name for its new range of Windows 8 tablets, running Intel Bay Trail processors. We get hands-on with the 8in model.

Features: 
Google launches new Haswell-based Chromebooks: new HP 14 and Acer C720

Today, Google announced three new Chromebooks and a Chromebox, all based on Intel’s new low-power fourth-gen Core processors, dubbed Haswell. We…

News: 
Intel unveils Quark: a tiny chip for wearable devices

Intel has announced its smallest-ever silicon to power the Internet of Things and wearable devices, plus a sneak peek of the 14nm Broadwell CPU

Video: 
Medion LifeTab E10310 review - £167 Android is decent cheap tablet

Medion's LifeTab is a 10-inch Android tablet which costs well under £200. Most of its big-name rivals cost more or have smaller screens, so if…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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,…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

It won't use your mobile data if you download the video over Wi-Fi first. That's really the whole point of this article!

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

Now answered in the updated article above!

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

Sorry to hear it. I've never had a problem with Special Delivery. Windows Phone is getting much better. Only this morning Fitbit announced its…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

That's not good at all. If it's a hardware issue, then I would expect Motorola to replace the handset under warranty, especially as the repair has…

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