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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


Video: 
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ video review - 9in tablet with a stunning display

The Nook HD+ is a 9in tablet with a stunning full HD screen. It's thin and fairly light at just over 500g and, like Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets,…

Features: 
How to set up email on your iPhone

Find out how to get all your email including Gmail, contacts and calendars on your iPhone and customise how much email is synched and how often.

Features: 
How to get an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in and out of recovery mode

Sometimes, when an update or restore goes wrong, your iPhone or iPad is no longer recognised by iTunes and may continually restart, never showing…

Features: 
Wireless speakers buying guide: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay

Whether you're buying a portable or a mains-powered wireless speaker system, it's important to know what to look for. Our buyer's guide explains…

Features: 
How to turn off 3G and mobile data on an iPhone

Leaving 3G and mobile data enabled on your iPhone means you might go over your data limit. We explain how to turn off 3G and data, and disable…

Features: 
How to watermark batches of images for free without Photoshop

Not everyone owns a copy of Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, so here's how to add a watermark to batches of photos using the free uMark Lite…

Review: 
House of Marley Chant Bluetooth review: a portable wireless speaker for eco-warriors

This lightweight Bluetooth speaker also doubles as a speakerphone and is designed to live in its carry case. Here's our House of Marley Chant review.

Review: 
i-box Twist review: an inexpensive portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch

Wireless speakers are being launched at a rate of knots currently, and new British manufacturer i-box is no exception. Here's our review of the…

Features: 
Best PC tricks and pranks to play on your friends, family and colleagues

Everyone like to have a laugh and there's plenty of amusement to be had messing around with other people's PCs or laptops. Here are 10 harmless…

Features: 
How to set up a new PC: a beginner's guide

We explain step by step how to attach cables to your new PC and monitor


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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,…

Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

It won't use your mobile data if you download the video over Wi-Fi first. That's really the whole point of this article!

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

Now answered in the updated article above!

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…

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