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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: 
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…

Review: 
Pure Jongo S3 review: a portable multiroom wireless speaker

A Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless speaker with 360-degree sound that's battery powered and weighs less than a laptop. Move over Sonos: it's the Pure…

Review: 
Arcam rBlink review: add Bluetooth streaming to any hi-fi or dock

The Arcam rBlink is a Bluetooth receiver that lets you steam music from a smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth audio source to your Hi-Fi or any…

Features: 
How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8: install the slick, free Pokki

Pokki is one of the best free replacement start menus for Windows 8 users. Here's how to install and use it.

Features: 
How to remove HomeGroup icon from the Windows 8 desktop

If you like to keep your Windows desktop neat and tidy, you may not want the HomeGroup networking icon to be shown on your Windows 8 desktop.…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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 :)

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

It's all there in step 3: listen to the song, and note down the start and stop times for the portion you want to be the ringtone. Enter those…

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

At least you owned up :) Made me chuckle!

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

Strange. I will see if I can replicate that.

Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

That's the maximum length for an iPhone ringtone, I'm afraid.

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