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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: 
Best free Chromecast apps 2015 UK

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…

Features: 
Best apps for Google Glass 2015 UK: The best Google Glassware shows exactly what you can do with Google Glass

Google may have taken Google Glass offsale for now, but for those who have already bought a pair the best Google Glass apps will help you make the…

Features: 
11 best Google Cardboard apps 2015 UK: Best apps for Google Cardboard virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is a wicked toy and a brilliant gift idea, allowing you to turn any Android 4.1+ phone into a virtual-reality headset for a…

Features: 
5 best Nexus 6 cases 2015 UK: Protect your Nexus 6 from damage

If you've just bought a Nexus 6 you'll know Google has gone for the premium end of the market with its latest Android smartphone. Costing from…

Features: 
Best Chromecast tips and tricks: What else can Chromecast do?

Chromecast is a super-cool, super-affordable gadget, but if all you're using it for is a wireless replacement for an HDMI cable then you just…

Features: 
10 of the strangest, most pointless Android apps you can download today: Our pick of the worst apps for Android

Is there anything a smartphone can't do these days? You won't believe what's at number one in our list of the 10 strangest, most pointless Android…

Review: 
Lava BrightSounds portable Bluetooth speaker & smart lamp review: One of the best gadgets you'll take camping this year

Smart lightbulbs are the latest addition to the smart home, but what about when you're away from home? We love this Lava BrightSounds smart lamp…

Review: 
Tronsmart Draco AW80 Android Media Player review: Android TV comes to any old TV via this octa-core set-top box

Tronsmart's Draco AW80 is an octa-core Android Media Player that turns any TV into an Android tablet. And now it supports Ubuntu 14.04 too. Read…

Features: 
How to use WhatsApp on the web: Get WhatsApp on your phone, tablet, laptop AND PC

WhatsApp is now available on the web, meaning it's possible to simultaneously access your WhatsApp account on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC…

Features: 
How to avoid the latest Facebook threat: New 'Magnet' Trojan attack targets users through porn

More than 110,000 Facebook users have fallen victim to a Trojan in two days, and that number is rising. Here's how to avoid the latest Facebook…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
Sony Xperia Z4 UK release date, price and specs rumours

Oh, true, but we all call him Matt.

Features: 
9 best portable USB chargers 2014: best portable smartphone and tablet chargers

Through eBay in the UK. It has a 10W input for charging itself, and 10.5/5W outputs for charging your devices. Haven't tried it out yet, though.

Review: 
Xiaomi Mi Band review: Best value fitness band offers class-leading battery life

I had the exact same problem over the weekend, but in Android. It's working fine now, though, and still collected the data over those days when I…

Features: 
9 best portable USB chargers 2014: best portable smartphone and tablet chargers

We'll be reviewing the Vinsic and adding it to the round-up within the next few weeks.

Features: 
Android update battery problems: How to fix poor battery life following Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Sticking up for myself is now classed as rude? Well I apologise for not crying into my keyboard. I also apologise for not agreeing with your…

Review: 
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review: Hands-on with the reversible smartphones

You are correct. It is a HANDS-ON review, aka a preview. Once Chris has had a little longer to play with the Alcatel he will update this article…

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

The article was written six months ago when the GSP was announced, and thanks for drawing it to my attention because it probably is in need of an…

Features: 
Android update battery problems: How to fix poor battery life following Android 5.0 Lollipop update

If you hadn't started out by calling me a corporate shill I might have been more inclined to come up with a decent response.

Review: 
Kingzone Z1 review: The fastest phone you'll find below £200

Got anything to back up those claims?

Features: 
Android update battery problems: How to fix poor battery life following Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Oh wow. Next time ask your wife to help you come up with a better put down.

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