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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: 
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…

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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,…

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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?

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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.

Review: 
Wowee One Slim review: a portable battery-powered speaker that turns surfaces into sound

Want a portable speaker that punches above its weight for bass? With the right surface, this battery-powered speakers does just that. Here's our…

Review: 
Train Simulator 2013: London to Faversham High Speed review

Drive high-speed trains from St Pancras to Faversham on this standalone route from the creators of Train Simulator 2013.

Video: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review

Here's our review of the biggest Kindle Fire HD tablet, now available in the UK. Watch our Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review to find out if…

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Get fit with hi-tech kit: activity trackers, fitness apps, games and more

Need some motivation to get off the sofa and do some exercise? We investigate the latest fitness gadgets that can help. From Fitbit to Nike, we…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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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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,…

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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...

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How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

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How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

It's all there in step 3: listen to the song, and note down the start and stop times for the portion you want to be the ringtone. Enter those…

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

At least you owned up :) Made me chuckle!

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

Strange. I will see if I can replicate that.

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

That's the maximum length for an iPhone ringtone, I'm afraid.

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