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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: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Review: 
Zendure A5 review: High-capacity and great build, but can this power bank live up to Zendure's Gold award-winning A2?

Zendure's A5 power bank is identical to the PC Advisor Gold award-winning Zendure A2, but higher in capacity and with an additional USB output. We…

Features: 
How to charge your smartphone or tablet faster: Get the fastest charger for your phone or tablet

With so many phones and tablets not supplied with USB chargers these days, it's possible that your current charger isn't charging your phone or…

Features: 
Best SIM-only deals 2014/2015 UK: cheapest tablet and smartphone SIM-only and Data SIM deals

Monthly contracts are great, letting you take home a high-end smartphone without handing over any cash. But if you stop to work out just how much…

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Best smartwatches for Christmas 2014: Best wearable tech to gift this Xmas

Smartwatches are the latest trend, with wearable tech set to feature heavily on Christmas wish lists in 2014. Here we reveal the best smartwatches…

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Best activity trackers for Christmas 2014: Best fitness bands to gift this Xmas

With so many of us pledging to lose weight in the new year, a fitness- or activity tracker is an ideal Christmas gift. Here we round up the best…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


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.

Features: 
Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch release date, price and specs UK: first smartwatch to work without a smartphone

I think Shane means you can get two SIMs for the same number, which is different to what we think of as dual-SIM - being able to put two different…

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