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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: 
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.…

Features: 
Type faster on your iPhone by using shortcuts

The keyboard on the iPhone and iPod touch can be a bit fiddly to type on, and although the autocorrect system is remarkably good, you can still…

Features: 
How to set the default language in Microsoft Word

If Word is set to a different language or region from the one you want to use, it will either try to autocorrect your 'mistakes' or underline what…

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 video comparison review

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is the latest in its line of Kindle Fire tablets. We compare the 7in Kindle Fire HD with the 8.9in device in our…

Features: 
How to improve smartphone battery life: 10 tips and tricks

Fed up with those low battery warning on your smartphone? We offer some simple tips and tricks you can use to eek out extra hours of use,…

Features: 
What to expect from the next version of Windows

No-one knows for sure when the next version of Windows will launch, nor what it will be like. Could Windows 9 ditch the old desktop?

Features: 
How to use an iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: configuring Personal Hotspot

Connect to the internet when you're on the go by using your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Learn how in our step-by-step guide.


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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…

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 :)

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