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Marie Brewis

Marie Brewis

Marie is Group Managing Editor of PC Advisor and, with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree under her belt, a regular contributor of reviews, tips and tricks. Her speciality is Android, and what she doesn't know about phones and tablets isn't worth knowing. She's also our resident social media guru, and can regularly be found on Facebook spreading technology information to the masses. Or at least that's what she tells us.

 

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Articles by Marie Brewis


Features: 
Best free apps for Chromecast you don't know about

We all know Google's Chomecast supports a handful of great apps, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Vevo, Plex, Rdio and BT Sport, and that…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs new HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review: what is the best new Android smartphone of 2014?

2014 has been a busy year for Android smartphones so far. Here’s where we compare the three biggest smartphones that have launched this year. Keep…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Gear review: can this smartwatch replace your smartphone?

Samsung's Galaxy Gear has been poorly received by critics, not least because it's compatible with only the Galaxy Note 3, S4 and S4 Mini (even…

Features: 
The 12 best e-books to give as gifts this Christmas (2013): e-book buyer's gift guide

If you have a loved one is a bit of a book worm, then an e-book is the perfect gift idea this Christmas. Here is where we bring you the 12 best…

Review: 
Bitstrips review: Create your own Facebook comic strip and avatar

What better way to spend a morning hanging around a deserted train station in the aftermath of St. Jude than to create hilarious comics starring…

Features: 
How to take a screenshot on Android phones: including Galaxy S3/S4, Xperia Z, HTC One and Nexus 4

Here's where we show you how to take a screenshot on any Android phone, including the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, HTC One, Xperia Z/Z1 and many more.…

Features: 
How to set up parental control on Android: restrict Android app permissions

Kids are increasingly tech-savvy these days, and even a toddler will manage to use your Android smartphone or tablet in ways you didn't know were…

Features: 
How to upgrade the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Last week Google promised an update to its Android Jelly Bean OS that would roll out immediately. Nevertheless, many Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet,…

Features: 
Add Flash to Android

Adobe may have cut support for Flash in Android Jelly Bean, but the great many sites and services that continue to make heavy use of the standard…

Features: 
How to watch Wimbledon 2013 online: follow the tennis from your laptop or PC

You can now watch the entire Wimbledon tennis championships from your computer. Here's where we show you how to watch Wimbledon 2013 online.


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
How to upgrade the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 to Android 4.3

Try removing your Google account from Settings, Accounts, then re-adding it. Should do the trick.

Features: 
How to upgrade the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 to Android 4.3

Remove your Google account from the device, then re-add it. Apps should download after that.

Features: 
Cheap, but fast: Jelly Bean smartphones with dual-core processors

As I wrote at the beginning, we're often asked what is the cheapest dual-core smartphone. The S III mini might not be cheap in the true sense of…

Review: 
Google LG Nexus 4 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review

Fascinated by your comment.

Review: 
GoClever Tab A73 review

Sounds as though you'll have to do a hard reset, but you will lose any data on the tablet. Follow the instructions here: http://www.pcadvisor.co.u…

Features: 
How to factory reset an Android tablet

Here you go: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

Features: 
Do I need a TV Licence?

Actually, although just over £2 of your monthly TV Licence fee is spent on radio, you don't need a TV Licence to listen to radio. This is from…

Review: 
Google Nexus 10 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comparison review

You can read it now: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...

Review: 
Nexus 4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone comparison review

I should probably make it clear I was referring to the fact it is a Google-branded Android smartphone, rather than simply an Android smartphone.…

News: 
BBC confirms download service to rival iTunes

 Changed now, thanks guys.

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