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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: 
Inside the Surface Pro 3: What the specs don't tell you

Microsoft says the new Surface Pro 3 is a tablet that can truly replace your laptop. A new teardown reveals that it's very hard to repair, so if…

News: 
Google Android Auto - a new operating system for your car

With the announcement of Android Auto, your next smartphone accessory could be... a car. Here's what we know about the new in-car Android system.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review – an Android smartphone married to a 10x zoom camera

Smartphone cameras are ever improving, but they lack one crucial feature: a zoom. Not so with the Galaxy K Zoom. This Android smartphone has a…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

So Samsung has announced its latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. How does the new tablet shape up against the iPad Air? We find out in…

Features: 
Best travel gadgets: Top tech to take on holiday with you this summer

Heading off on holiday this summer? We’ve rounded up the best accessories and gadgets that will make your time away even more fun.

News: 
Amazon Fire Phone release date, price and specs: smartphone launches in the US only

Amazon has launched the Fire Phone - the company's first smartphone - at an event in Seattle. Here's everything you need to know about the Amazon…

Review: 
Brydge+ with speakers review: this is the keyboard to buy for your iPad 2, 3 or 4.

If you want to use your iPad like a laptop for typing long documents there are plenty of Bluetooth keyboards around. Few come close to the…

Video: 
ZTE Open C review - Firefox Phone one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy

Strapped for cash and need a cheap unlocked smartphone? Find out if the ZTE Open C is the one for you in our video review.

Features: 
5 of the best online racing games: free driving games with online multiplayer

Racing games have been around ever since the first home computers were available, and these days there’s no shortage of great driving simulators.…

Features: 
Group test: What's the best laptop bag?

We round up and review 10 of the best laptop bags available to buy in the UK in 2014.


 

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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Miranda July's Somebody app offers a very unusual take on messaging

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The 7 most ridiculous iPhone 6 rumours: what Apple WON'T reveal on 9 September