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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


Review: 
Doogee F1 Turbo Mini review: The best budget 4G phone of 2015

Doogee is another new name to us, but popular outside the UK. Its F1 Turbo Mini smartphone is a super-sleek, super-budget sub-£100 4G phone. In…

Features: 
How to fix WhatsApp: What to do when you can't connect to WhatsApp

You can't connect to WhatsApp. Here are some fixes to try. How to fix WhatsApp.

Review: 
Aukey PB-N30 3600mAh External Battery Charger review: First power bank to charge from Lightning is a must-have for iPhone owners

Aukey's 3600mAh External Battery Charger is the first power bank to charge from Lightning rather than Micro-USB, making it a must-have for iPhone…

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Aukey PB-C1 2-in-1 External Battery and Cigarette Lighter review: 4400mAh power bank charges your phone and lights your cigarettes

Now this what we call a gadget: this pocketable power bank from Aukey charges your phone and lights your fags. Read our Aukey 2-in-1 External…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What to expect from the smartphone market leaders in 2015

With only one of these phones making an appearance at MWC 2015, your decision between Sony Xperia Z4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 just got easier. Here…

Features: 
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet UK release date, price and specs: When is the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet coming out? Slimmer, lighter, brighter - Xperia Z4 specs - new features in Xperia Z4 Tablet

Xperia Z4 Tablet release date. Xperia Z UK price. Sony Xperia Z4 specs. PLUS: new features in Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. Everything you need to know…

Review: 
Inateck BTSP-10 Plus review: Cheap Bluetooth speaker boasts unique design and booming audio

Inateck's BTSP-10 Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker for your phone, tablet or laptop with a unique design and booming audio. Read our Inateck…

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Samsung Pay UK release date and features: When is Samsung Pay coming to the UK? Samsung Pay to take on Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Samsung has announced its new Samsung Pay mobile service, which will come to the UK later this year. Here we discuss the Samsung Pay UK release…

Review: 
Nokia 105 review: How to get a free phone (and play Snake!)

Even the cheapest smartphones aren't cheap enough for some people. Here we show you how to get a free phone in our Nokia 105 review.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's Galaxy S6 was announced at this year's MWC, but how does it differ to the Samsung Galaxy S5? We compare the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 to…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

We use Chrome to ensure a fair test across devices, but often find phones do better in SunSpider with their preinstalled browsers.

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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!

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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…

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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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Android M Developer Preview announced at Google I/O: Android M UK release date and new features. Wh?......

IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

IDG UK Sites

Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor