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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: 
Wireless speakers buying guide: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay

Whether you're buying a portable or a mains-powered wireless speaker system, it's important to know what to look for. Our buyer's guide explains…

Features: 
How to turn off 3G and mobile data on an iPhone

Leaving 3G and mobile data enabled on your iPhone means you might go over your data limit. We explain how to turn off 3G and data, and disable…

Features: 
How to watermark batches of images for free without Photoshop

Not everyone owns a copy of Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, so here's how to add a watermark to batches of photos using the free uMark Lite…

Review: 
House of Marley Chant Bluetooth review: a portable wireless speaker for eco-warriors

This lightweight Bluetooth speaker also doubles as a speakerphone and is designed to live in its carry case. Here's our House of Marley Chant review.

Review: 
i-box Twist review: an inexpensive portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch

Wireless speakers are being launched at a rate of knots currently, and new British manufacturer i-box is no exception. Here's our review of the…

Features: 
Best PC tricks and pranks to play on your friends, family and colleagues

Everyone like to have a laugh and there's plenty of amusement to be had messing around with other people's PCs or laptops. Here are 10 harmless…

Features: 
How to set up a new PC: a beginner's guide

We explain step by step how to attach cables to your new PC and monitor

Review: 
Nike+ Fuelband review: a motivational activity tracker

This activity tracker records your movements and estimates how far you walk, how many calories you burn and lets you compete with your mates.…

Video: 
Netatmo Urban Weather Station video review

Keep track of indoor and outdoor temperature and a lot more with this wireless weather station for iPhone and Android smartphones. Here's our…

Video: 
Pure Jongo S3 video review

A Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless speaker with 360-degree sound that's battery powered and weighs less than a laptop. Here's our Pure Jongo S3 video…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

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 :)

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