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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 use Find My iPhone: to track down a lost or stolen iPad or iPhone

Find my iPhone works with the iPad and iPod touch as well, and can be used to track down your missing iOS device. We show you step-by-step how to…

Features: 
The smartphone has changed the world

Thanks to their combination of mobility, cost and always-on internet, Smartphones are the one device we carry everywhere. They haven't replaced…

Features: 
Best phone camera: smartphone camera photos and videos tested

Which smartphone has the best camera? We test six of the best smartphones' cameras to find out.

Features: 
How to format a write-protected USB flash drive or memory card

If you’re stuck with a USB drive or memory card that can’t be formatted and to which you can’t copy any files, here are a few methods you can try…

Features: 
What's the best type of online map for cycling? Google, OpenCycleMap and more

Cycling's no fun when you don't know where you're going. Plan your ride in advance online using these websites and apps, and use the right satnav…

News: 
1&1 introduces new top-level domains including .london, .shop and .web

New domain names can be pre-ordered through new 1&1 portal and should prove attractive to new and existing businesses and website owners. The…

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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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,…

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