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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: 
Best cases and covers for the iPhone 5S - Belkin, Maroo, BookBook, Griffin and more

Looking for a case for your iPhone 5S? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a selection of wonderful (and weird) cases and covers that will…

Review: 
Glympse review: share your location with whom you want, when you want

Share your location with friends or family for the amount of time you want to with this brilliant free app. Read our Glympse review to find out more.

Features: 
How to put an iPad or iPhone into recovery mode in iOS 7 – and out again

If your iPad or iPhone has a problem and needs to be restored from a backup, here’s how to put it into recovery mode and take it out of recovery…

Features: 
How to get cheap internet access abroad: roaming data and pre-paid SIM cards explained

Make sure you don't get stung with big bills when you use your smartphone outside the UK. We explain all you need to know about roaming charges,…

Features: 
How to make a great movie on your iPad: beginners guide to iMovie

Don’t let all that great iPhone and iPad video go to waste: spend a few minutes editing it in iMovie and you can get stunning results. We explain…

Review: 
Windows 8.1 review: improved but still an OS of two halves

The free update to Windows 8.1 addresses many of the problems users had with Windows 8, but it still feels like an operating system at war with…

Video: 
Nabi 2 video review - a kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

Looking for a kids' tablet? Thanks to a recent update, the nabi 2 now has Google Play and all of Google's apps, making it a great deal.

Review: 
Fuhu nabi 2 review: a great kids' tablet now with Google Play and Jelly Bean

This Etch A Sketch lookalike is an Android-based kids tablet. A recent update brings Google apps and the Play store, making it a significantly…

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 new features and software: heart rate sensor, water resistant, fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S5 packs in a raft of new features, including an upgraded camera, fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and more. Here's what you need…

Features: 
How to put Gmail on an iPhone 5: get your Google email, contacts, calendar and notes

Adding your Gmail account to an iPhone 5 is easy. Here we explain what you need to do.


 

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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