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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: 
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…

News: 
1&1 SiteLock keeps websites more secure

1&1 customers can use SiteLock to check for vulnerabilities in scripts to enhance their website security.

Features: 
How to Deal With Panda, Penguin and Other Google Algorithm Changes

In an effort to improve search result quality and punish black-hat SEO, Google has been making big changes to its algorithms, and more updates are…

Review: 
F1 2012 review

F1 2012 is a simulation of the 2012 Formula 1 season, complete with all 20 tracks, 24 drivers and 12 teams. Here's our F1 2012 review

Features: 
Customise the Windows 7 logon screen

In Windows 7, it's relatively easy to change the default background to have your own photo on the logon screen. With a quick registry tweak, your…

Features: 
Best Christmas gifts: 2012 Christmas gift guide

Treat the gadget lovers in your life with this selection of 50 Christmas gifts to suit any budget.

Features: 
NEC Lavie Z Ultrabook first look

We take a look at the world's lightest Ultrabook, the NEC Lavie Z which weighs just 875g - not much more than an iPad.

Review: 
Asus Taichi Ultrabook hands-on review

We test out the two-screened 11.6in Asus Taichi Ultrabook to see if it's any good


 

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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