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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 set up a new PC: a beginner's guide

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

Review: 
Nike+ Fuelband review: a motivational activity tracker

This activity tracker records your movements and estimates how far you walk, how many calories you burn and lets you compete with your mates.…

Video: 
Netatmo Urban Weather Station video review

Keep track of indoor and outdoor temperature and a lot more with this wireless weather station for iPhone and Android smartphones. Here's our…

Video: 
Pure Jongo S3 video review

A Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless speaker with 360-degree sound that's battery powered and weighs less than a laptop. Here's our Pure Jongo S3 video…

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: 
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…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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,…

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…

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