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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: 
PNY PowerPack M3000 review: Ultra-portable power bank is perfect for charging Android phones on the go

There's a lot to like about PNY's ultra-portable M3000 PowerPack. This power bank slips virtually unnoticed into a pocket or bag, and its built-in…

Features: 
Best tech gifts for Christmas 2014 UK: Best technology Xmas presents to gift this year

It's not just geeks who love tech: your mum, dad, partner, child, best friend and even your gran would love to receive some of the gifts in our…

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Best power banks for Christmas 2014: Best phone and tablet chargers to gift this Xmas

What do you give the tech lover who has everything? An accessory. And what better phone- and tablet accessory than a power bank. Keeping your…

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How to install Adobe Flash on an Android smartphone or tablet

Adobe may have cut support for Flash in Android Jelly Bean and beyond, but it's not dead yet. Here's how to add Flash to Android Jelly Bean,…

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How to convert YouTube video to MP3: download YouTube audio for offline listening

Music videos are frequently posted on YouTube, and converting them to MP3 lets you listen to them offline on your phone or tablet. Here's how to…

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What is Bumble? Tinder lovers meet Bumble, a new dating app that lets the girls chase the guys

By now everyone's heard of Tinder. The swipe-based dating app has taken the singles market by storm, but it now has some competition. Bumble is…

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How to remove Samsung region locking: Use your Samsung phone in any country you like

Have you got a Samsung phone and you're planning to use it abroad? Here's how to remove Samsung's region locking.

Review: 
APC M5 5000mAh Mobile Power Pack review: Portable power for your phone or tablet you can carry all day

APC's M5 5000mAh Mobile Power Pack is an easily portable, slim and light power bank that's easy on the eye and on your pocket. Read our APC M5…

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How to add microSD support to your phone or tablet: Add storage to Android phones, tablets

More and more phones and tablets now come with support for microSD, but we're a long way off from being in a situation in which all do. You're not…

Review: 
Inateck BK1002E Bluetooth keyboard for iPad review: turn your iPad into a laptop

Inateck's BK1002E in essence turns your iPad into a laptop, offering a desktop keyboard for more comfortable typing. It's a great productivity…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


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

I spoke with Zendure about this a couple of weeks ago. It is currently being redesigned and a new and improved version will go on sale within the…

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Best dual SIM smartphones 2014: best phones you can put two SIM cards into

You are correct about the UK market for dual-SIM phones being rubbish, and that some more in the way of buying advice is in order. It's on our list.

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Best dual SIM smartphones 2014: best phones you can put two SIM cards into

We have updated our chart so it includes only phones that are sold dual-SIM as standard and that we have seen in the flesh and reviewed. We think…

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

Oh Cameron, if only I had a cat I could do that. In the meantime, perhaps you could enlighten us with some unique power saving tips?

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

I didn't mention the fact it could wake up your phone - partly because I don't have a Xiaomi phone on which to try it (unfortunately we can't get…

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

It does, but perhaps I brushed over it too quickly. It's particularly interesting here actually because it's rumoured that Samsung will remove…

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