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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: 
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…

Video: 
Barnes & Noble Nook HD video review

The Nook HD is a cheap 7in tablet with a brilliant HD screen. Here's our video review of Barnes & Noble's rival to the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7.

Features: 
EE 4G data allowances are too small

4G lets you do everything you'd normally reserve for when you have a Wi-Fi connection, but EE's tariffs say different.

Features: 
Best place to buy an iPad mini

Whether you're after the lowest price, the longest warranty or the best after-sales support, here's our expert advice on buying an iPad mini - the…

Features: 
How to choose parental control software

As well as keeping your kids safe from internet nasties, parental control software also lets you specify when kids can use the computer, and…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

We take a look at Amazon's new higher-resolution, front-lit eReader. Here's our Kindle Paperwhite review

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD video review

The Kindle Fire HD is as much an over developed eReader as it is a cut-down, 7in Android tablet. Here's our Kindle Fire HD review.

Video: 
iPad mini video review

The iPad mini sees Apple entering the fiercely contested 7in tablet market. Here's our iPad mini video review.

Video: 
Microsoft Surface RT video review

The Surface RT is Microsoft's own-brand Windows 8 tablet running on an Arm processor. It's well constructed, performs well and is packed with…


 

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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