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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 try out Windows 8.1 Preview in the UK

Eager to try out the new features in Windows 8.1 (or Windows Blue, as it has been known until now)? Here's how to update your UK English version…

Features: 
Apple iOS 7 vs Google Android Jelly Bean: the biggest mobile OSes compared

How does Apple's latest iOS 7 compare with Google's Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system? Read on to find out.

Review: 
iPad mini review: the best 8 inch tablet around?

Apple's baby tablet has plenty of competition, notably from Amazon, Google and Nook. Is the iPad mini worth the extra money, and should you wait…

Features: 
How to use Audacity to edit audio files for free

Audacity is a free audio editing application that's available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It lets you record live audio, but you can also use…

Features: 
What's so great about Haswell? Battery life, that's what.

All's well that Haswell: Intel's new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors use less power than ever before, so we should start to see powerful laptops…

Features: 
How to change Apple ID on iPhone or iPad

Here's how to log in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you want to get a new Apple account or use multiple accounts on the…

Review: 
Barnes & Noble Nook HD review

The Nook HD is a cheap 7 inch tablet with a stunning HD screen. We take a closer look to find out how it stacks up against its rivals, including…

Features: 
Netbooks vs tablets: which is best?

If you're wondering whether to buy a netbook or tablet, wonder no more. We'll explain which is best, and what to avoid.

Review: 
Bose SoundLink II review: a portable Bluetooth speaker with big sound

Most portable speakers trade off sound quality for size and weight. Not the SoundLink II. It may be on the expensive side, but if you want…

Review: 
Bowers & Wilkins A5 review: an AirPlay wireless speaker

If you're happy to be limited to AirPlay, B&W's A5 is a great-quality compact wireless speaker. Here's our Bowers & Wilkins A5 review.


 

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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