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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 block a website: keep your kids off Facebook or other sites

Blocking websites to stop your kids (or even yourself) from wasting time or seeing inappropriate things is a tricky business. Here we outline all…

Features: 
How to enter the BIOS to change your PC or laptops settings

Accessing your PC’s BIOS is easily done, if you know which key to press. Here we tell you everything you need to know about entering the BIOS.

Features: 
iPhone 5C cases that are better than official Apple cases

The iPhone 5C has launched at last, and we’ve rounded up a selection of cases that will make the new phone look a lot better than Apple’s own…

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" review: a speedy, easy-to-use tablet

We take the new Kindle Fire HDX tablet for a spin, trying out the Mayday help feature. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for you.…

Features: 
How to close an ebay account: a step-by-step guide

Had enough of ebay? Closing down your account isn't the most straightforward of tasks, but we're on hand to walk you through the process.

Features: 
How to improve fps in PC games: 5 tips to get more frames per second

Want your games to run faster and smoother? Try these tips and tricks before shelling out on a new graphics card or other hardware.

Review: 
Train Simulator 2014 review: fulfil that boyhood dream of driving a train

The latest update brings new menus and a career system to this well-established series. Here’s our Train Simulator 2014 review

News: 
iPad mini with Retina display: release date and specifications in the UK

The iPad mini with Retina display has been launched at last. Here's everything you need to know about its updated specifications and release date…

Review: 
PayPal app review: New digital wallet aims to replace your cards and cash

The redesigned app now lets you see local stores which accept PayPal, and can be used to buy goods and services with a couple of taps. Here’s our…

Features: 
How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7

In iOS 7, you can't play audio from YouTube videos in the background using the official YouTube app. It is possible though. Here's how to listen…


 

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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