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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: 
Tech predictions: New smartwatches for 2015

Smartwatches were the big new thing for 2014; in 2015 the Apple Watch will only increase their popularity. Here's what to expect from new…

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9 tech resolutions for 2015: Best practises for the New Year

You may already be feeling a sense of dread over some of the New Year's resolutions you've told everyone you're going to make. Have you pledged to…

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Secure your new phone, tablet, laptop or PC for free: How to install AVG Free antivirus

Got a new phone, tablet, PC or laptop for Christmas? Logging into Facebook or Twitter to tell the world? STOP. Install some antivirus software…

Review: 
Inateck BK1003E Ultra-slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard review: Stylish and great value, enhances productivity with Android tablets, Windows tablets and iPads

The BK1003E Bluetooth keyboard from Inateck is stylish, great value, and makes working on your Android tablet, Windows tablet or iPad a cinch.…

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Medion Life P4502 budget smartphone review: Is ALDI's £79 smartphone a deal or no deal?

ALDI is from today selling a budget smartphone in store as one of its Specialbuys, but at £79 is the Medion Life P4502 a deal or no deal? We…

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10 Biggest and best timewasting YouTube videos of 2014: What Apple's iPhone 6 Plus has in common with a mutant giant spider dog, a devil baby and Superman

Google has unveiled the most searched for terms in 2014, and among them the 10 biggest trending YouTube videos of the year. You guys wasted hours…

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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…

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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 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…


 

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…

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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…

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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?

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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…

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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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OnePlus 2 / OnePlus Two UK release date, price and specification rumours: When is the OnePlus 2...

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

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

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