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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: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch review: cheap tablet locked into Amazon's world

Here's our review of the biggest Kindle Fire HD tablet, now available in the UK. Find out more in PC Advisor's Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" review.

Features: 
Which iPad should I buy? We tell you which is the best iPad for you

With a choice of four different iPads, choosing between the iPad mini, iPad 2, 'new' iPad 3 and the even newer iPad 4 with Retina display is a…

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad mini

The iPad mini is the most affordable iPad yet, but you'll still want to protect it with a case or cover. Here's our roundup of cases and covers…

Features: 
How to set up a Google Alert: monitor the web for content you're interested in

Get email alerts when videos, news stories, blogs and other articles in which you're interested are posted online.

Review: 
Gemini Duo 7 3G review: cheap 3G Android tablet but battery life is short

Looking for the cheapest 3G tablet? This 7in Android device from Gemini lets you get online on the move, and also has plenty of other features,…

Features: 
How to edit photos on the iPad using Snapseed

Tablets, smartphones and even some desktop computers have touchscreens. Jim Martin explains how to use Snapseed, a photo editor that that's…

Review: 
Archos 80 Titanium tablet review

Archos' latest 8-inch tablet may look like a well-known rival but at £130 it's half the price. Read our review of the 80 Titanium to find out…

Video: 
Archos 80 Titanium tablet video review

Archos' latest 8-inch tablet may look like a well-known rival but at £130 it's half the price. Watch our video review of the 80 Titanium to find…

Review: 
Let's create! Pottery HD review

A little different from your typical mobile game, but making virtual pots is more fun than you might expect. Here's our Let's create! Pottery HD…

Review: 
Go Baby Mobile Power Pack review

Charge two USB gadgets at once with this portable battery. Here's our Go Baby Mobile Power Pack review.


 

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…

Features: 
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,…

Features: 
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...

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

Sounds like I should update the intro :)

Features: 
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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