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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: 
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.

Review: 
Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 review: a Bluetooth and AirPlay wireless speaker

Wireless speakers tend to favour AirPlay or Bluetooth, but the Minx Air 100 caters for both. It has plenty of other tricks besides as well as…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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…

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