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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 remove QuickShare: get rid of the widget from Windows

QuickShare is adware and it probably got installed on your computer when you installed or updated some other software. Here's how to remove…

Features: 
Cant access 192.168.1.1: how to connect to your router to change settings

Need to change some settings in your wireless router? If you can’t access 192.168.1.1 – or the IP address your router uses – here’s how to get…

Features: 
How to show or hide file extensions in Windows 7 and 8 (and Vista)

Windows hides file extensions by default in order to try and keep things simple. Here’s how to enable file extensions so you can change them.

Features: 
Best cases and covers for the iPad Air - Apple, Maroo, Snugg, Proporta and more

If you want to protect your iPad Air, we’ve rounded up a great selection of cases and covers that will keep your tablet safe from knocks and…

Features: 
How to mine Bitcoins: a beginner's guide

We explain how you might be able to earn money by running an application on your computer to earn coins in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Here's…

Video: 
VIDEO: Samsung Gear Fit review - can a single device be both a good smart watch and activity tracker?

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a combined smart watch and activity tracker. It works with a selection of Samsung’s own smartphones and…

Review: 
UCam247-HDO1080 review - a 1080p outdoor Wi-Fi security camera

At last: an affordable, easy to use security camera that offers excellent image quality. Here's our review of the UCam247-HDO1080.

News: 
Brand new domain names are coming: pre-register now for your .LONDON website

Can’t get the .com URL you wanted? Fear not as 700 new top-level domains are on the way from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist. Here’s what…

Features: 
How to shut down Windows 8 the easy way: get Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8 is awkward to shut down, but the latest 8.1 Update makes it much easier. Here are three different easy ways to shut down Windows 8…

Review: 
Samsung Gear Fit review: a smart watch and activity tracker in one

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s first attempt at a smart watch & activity tracker hybrid. Is it right for you? Find out in our Gear Fit review.


 

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!

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…

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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