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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: 
Windows 8: two OSes in one

Windows 8 on the desktop is really two separate operating systems bolted together. It didn't have to be this way though.

News: 
1&1 launches app for monitoring website stats

Check your 1&1 website's visitor stats from your smartphone with the new Web Analytics iOS and Android app

Features: 
How to resize images in Windows Explorer

Want an easy, quick way to lower the resolution of your photos to get a more manageable file size for emailing or uploading online? We explain how…

Features: 
Kids' tablets buying advice: choose a tablet PC for your children

If you don't want your children hogging your iPad or Nexus 7, there are tablets out there designed specifically for a younger audience. These…

Review: 
Oregon Scientific Meep kids tablet review

The market for kids' tablets is exploding. Oregon Scientific's Meep is the latest to arrive on shelves and competiting for your cash. Here we take…

Review: 
Cisco Linksys EA6500 review

The Cisco Linksys EA6500 is an excellent 802.11ac router, but it isn't the cheapest. Read our Cisco Linksys EA6500 review to find out more.

Review: 
D-Link DIR-865L review

The D-Link DIR-865L reviewed here is a user-friendly, dual-band 802.11n/802.11ac router. It's relatively inexpensive, too. Here's our D-Link…

Review: 
Belkin AC 1200 DB review

The Belkin AC 1200 DB router costs less than many 802.11ac routers, but it delivers a whole lot less, too. Here's our Belkin AC 1200 DB review.

Review: 
Griffin Crayola DigiTools Ultra for iPad review

Looking for a way to keep the kids quiet with your iPad? Here's our review of Griffin's Crayola DigiTools Ultra colouring pack

Review: 
BT YouView Humax DTR-T1000 review

YouView is a subscription-free TV service that combines Freeview HD with on-demand catchup TV from the last seven days. Here's our review of BT's…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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

Which operating system are you running?

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

I explain this in step 3. You cannot make the ringtone longer, otherwise it will not sync to your iPhone. It's a restriction imposed by Apple and…

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

Are you using a Mac? I will update the article, since lots of people are having this problem. There are two things to try. 1- delete the…

Features: 
New HTC One (m8) launch event: live blog, video stream

No news on o2 as of right now, but it will be on EE, 3 and Vodafone.

Features: 
How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows 7 and Vista: The User Profile Service failed the logon

Sorry - the broken link is now fixed. There was an errant space in front of the URL.

Features: 
How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows 7 and Vista: The User Profile Service failed the logon

If those files don't appear when Explorer is set to show hidden files, then no, they don't exist. I think that if you copy them across, you end up…

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

As above, try deleting the entry in your music library.

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

It appears that in the latest iTunes for Mac, you need to delete the newly created song (not the original) from your music library before it will…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your PC for watching later

Now added ChrisPC to the article following several requests and recommendations :)

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your PC for watching later

This isn't easy without editing the video after downloading. However, You might be able to use KeepVid. Before you copy the YouTube video URL,…

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