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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: 
iPad mini review: the best 8 inch tablet around?

Apple's baby tablet has plenty of competition, notably from Amazon, Google and Nook. Is the iPad mini worth the extra money, and should you wait…

Features: 
How to use Audacity to edit audio files for free

Audacity is a free audio editing application that's available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It lets you record live audio, but you can also use…

Features: 
What's so great about Haswell? Battery life, that's what.

All's well that Haswell: Intel's new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors use less power than ever before, so we should start to see powerful laptops…

Features: 
How to change Apple ID on iPhone or iPad

Here's how to log in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you want to get a new Apple account or use multiple accounts on the…

Review: 
Barnes & Noble Nook HD review

The Nook HD is a cheap 7 inch tablet with a stunning HD screen. We take a closer look to find out how it stacks up against its rivals, including…

Features: 
Netbooks vs tablets: which is best?

If you're wondering whether to buy a netbook or tablet, wonder no more. We'll explain which is best, and what to avoid.

Review: 
Bose SoundLink II review: a portable Bluetooth speaker with big sound

Most portable speakers trade off sound quality for size and weight. Not the SoundLink II. It may be on the expensive side, but if you want…

Review: 
Bowers & Wilkins A5 review: an AirPlay wireless speaker

If you're happy to be limited to AirPlay, B&W's A5 is a great-quality compact wireless speaker. Here's our Bowers & Wilkins A5 review.

Review: 
Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 review: a Bluetooth and AirPlay wireless speaker

Wireless speakers tend to favour AirPlay or Bluetooth, but the Minx Air 100 caters for both. It has plenty of other tricks besides as well as…

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,…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, as our review (there's a link to it at the top) explains, the revised original Moto G has 4G LTE and a microSD slot. There are also dual-SIM…

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

For many people wanting a cheap Android phone, it won't matter. If you really need 4G, there's always the LTE version of the 'old' Moto G.

Review: 
Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone is now even better and has dual SIM slots

Yes, it does support OTG. I will update the review to mention that.

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,…

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