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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 get mobile internet on your laptop: 3G and 4G dongles, Mi-Fi and tethering explained

Need to get online with your laptop when you're out of Wi-Fi coverage? Here's everything you need to know about dongles, Mi-Fi and tethering.

Video: 
VIDEO: Nokia Lumia 630 - a budget smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1

The Lumia 630 is the first smartphone to launch with Windows Phone 8.1. It's a strong alternative to Android and iOS, but this budget handset…

News: 
Now you can use any music or radio app with Pure Jongo multiroom speaker thanks to Caskeid Bluetooth

With the introduction of Caskeid Bluetooth, you can now use your Pure Jongo multiroom speakers (see our Jongo S3 review) with any audio app,…

Features: 
How to format a hard drive in Windows Vista, 7 or 8: get ready for a fresh install

There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or…

Features: 
How to use the Samsung Gear Fit with a Google Nexus 5 or other non-Samsung Android smartphone

The Gear Fit, reviewed, is a great-looking fitness tracker and smart watch, but Samsung has restricted it to working with only 17 or so of its own…

Features: 
Windows users: how to protect your PC from Gameover ZeuS and Cryptolocker

The UK’s National Crime Agency along with the FBI, Europol and various tech firms have worked together to temporarily pause the attacks from the…

News: 
HTC One mini 2 release date, price and specs: A smaller version of the One M8

Almost a year on from the One mini, HTC has announced a successor: the One mini 2. With a new design and some uprated components, it could be the…

Video: 
Jawbone Up24 review: An easy to use activity tracker which lacks a display

We review the latest activity and fitness tracker from Jawbone, the Up24.

Features: 
Hive or Nest: which is the best smart thermostat?

There are lots of smart thermostats to choose between now, with Google’s Nest and British Gas’ Hive two of the best known and most popular. Here…

Features: 
How much data do I need? What does video, music and web browsing consume on 3G and 4G

Choosing a mobile tariff is difficult enough due to the sheer breadth of choice. But how much data do you need per month? There's little point in…


 

Comments by Jim Martin


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!

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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…

Features: 
Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

What are the problems you've had? Our own Moto G has been running fine, so we weren't aware of any problems. I can see from Google that there are…

Review: 
Inateck 5-port USB charger review: charge three smartphones and two tablets at once

Hi Cora, thanks for the question. I haven't heard of this company, but if I can find some contact details and get them to send one over, I'll…

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…

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