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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.


 

Articles by Marie Brewis


Features: 
40 best power banks 2015 UK: best portable chargers for smartphones and tablets

If you're going to be away from mains power for a few days or your smartphone or tablet's battery simply won't last a whole working day, a…

Review: 
Pipo X7 vs Pipo X7S comparison review: Turn your HDMI TV into a Windows 8 PC or Android TV for less than £80

Looking for a cheap PC? For less than £80 these tiny metal boxes can turn any HDMI TV into a full Windows 8 or Android PC. But which should you…

Review: 
OnePlus Power Bank review: A great companion for the OnePlus One - or any phone - this portable charger will keep it going all day, all night and beyond

Power banks or emergency chargers are becoming popular companion devices for phones (and tablets) that struggle to make it through the day.…

Features: 
What is eBay's Global Shipping Programme and how does it affect you?

eBay is automatically enrolling members into its Global Shipping Programme. But what is this, and what does it mean for you?

Features: 
How to block Candy Crush Saga and other app requests on Facebook: Stop Facebook app requests

Facebook games' tendency to send out notifications and requests on behalf of you or your friends is a constant irritation. Here we show you how to…

Features: 
What's the fastest phone? What's the best phone for games? What's the best phone for web browsing? Smartphone processor, graphics, web performance comparison 2015 UK

Which smartphone to buy is a highly personal choice: If you're after the fastest phone or the best phone for games or web browsing the answers you…

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16 best dual-SIM smartphones of 2015: The best phones into which you can put two SIM cards - best dual-SIM phone reviews - dual-sim phone buying advice

Best dual-SIM phones. Here's our list of the best dual-SIM smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2015. Best dual-SIM smartphones: best phones into…

Review: 
UMI Hammer review: Almost indestructible and with easily swappable ROMs, this 4G phone is a great buy at under £100

A virtually indestructible phone with 4G connectivity and easily swappable ROMs, the UMI Hammer is a bargain at under £100. Read our UMI Hammer…

Features: 
38 best laptops for 2015: The best laptop you can buy in the UK - best power laptops, best budget laptops, best ultrabooks

A list of the UK's best laptops available to buy in 2015. Keep reading to find out what is the best laptop of 2015. Best laptop reviews.

Review: 
Vinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank review: Excellent-value, high-capacity portable charger for your phone and tablet

An excellent-value, high-capacity portable charger from Vinsic, we review the Vinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank.


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

Well that's not an opinion we share. IMO 'careless' would be trying to pick faults that don't exist in an article that was neither written by nor…

Review: 
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 review: 15-inch budget laptop with full-HD display offers decent gaming, quality build and five-hour battery life

Just checked with Andrew and it was £379 from eBuyer, but this was at the end of 2014 so that exact spec model may well have sold out, especially…

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

The photos of the author and his family? Pretty sure. But why do you ask?

Review: 
Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review: Hands-on with new Windows 10 ready smartphones

New site coming very soon... should help with a lot of the user-friendliness issues. Please bear with us!

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 hands-on review: High-res tablet takes aim at iPad mini 2 and Nexus 7

Samsung claims 10 hours of online use. Obviously if you're taxing the hardware it won't last as long, but if your battery life is really poor then…

Review: 
New Moto G 4G 2015 review: Motorola's latest Moto G 4G is a poor successor to the best budget phone on the market and no match for the cheaper Moto E 4G

Or get out less and spend more time reviewing phones, no? It's my opinion, and you're entitled to your own - and I can't control the weather any…

Review: 
Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review: Hands-on with new Windows 10 ready smartphones

I feel your pain, but here's why we do it: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

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Microsoft Lumia 640 release date, price, specs. Plus: Lumia 640 XL release date, price, specs

On Microsoft's own store it's actually £169.99, but that's just an RRP - Microsoft also lists the current best prices, which atm is £129 SIM-free…

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Sony Xperia Z4 UK release date, price and specs rumours

Oh, true, but we all call him Matt.

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Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

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In defence of BlackBerrys

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Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

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Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 of price of Retina iMac with new model