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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 make web browsing safe for kids using Google Chrome Supervised users

Google offers a few tools and options to make browsing the web safer, but a new feature – supervised users – introduced recently on Chromebooks…

Features: 
How to restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office - extract your product key and download installation files

As long as you have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office, you should be able to reinstall it after you perform a system restore on your laptop or…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review: the 10-inch high-end Samsung tablet gets a little makeover

Samsung has updated its Galaxy Note 10.1 with an S-Pen and an excellent 10.1-inch and a 299 ppi screen. Here's our Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review.

Features: 
How to get Flappy Bird on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and your laptop / PC

Flappy Bird may have disappeared from the App Store and Google Play, but you can still get it: here’s how.

Features: 
7 best SLR cameras: the best interchangeable lens you can buy in 2014

Looking to buy an SLR camera? Here we hand pick the top 7, ranging from entry-level £250 models to semi-pro DSLRs for those with a bigger budget.

Video: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition video review: one of the best 10 Android tablets around

The updated Note 10.1 is Samsung's flagship Android tablet and comes with an active stylus. It isn't cheap, but it's one of the best big Android…

Features: 
How to print postage stamps on your computer: avoid a trip to the Post Office

Run out of stamps? As long as your items will fit through a letterbox, there’s no need for a time-consuming trip to the Post Office. Here’s how to…

Features: 
How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone. Plus: how to get a custom text tone

Bored of the standard iPhone ringtones and text message alerts? We explain how to turn any song you own into a tone on your iPhone. Follow our…

News: 
Seven new TLDs available to register including .bike .plumbing and ,clothing

1&1 has launched its first new domain extensions including .BIKE and .CLOTHING.

Features: 
How to wipe iPad and iPhone back to factory settings: erase all your content

If you're selling or giving away your iPhone or iPad, you'll want to wipe it clean of all your stuff, including email, photos, contacts plus all…


 

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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