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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: 
Vinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank review: Excellent-value, high-capacity portable charger for your phone and tablet

An excellent-value, high-capacity portable charger from Vinsic, we review the Vinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank.

Features: 
Windows 10 for phones UK release date, price and new features: When will my phone get Windows 10? Preview Build 10080 now available

Windows Phone is no more! For the first time full-blown Windows will run on phones, tablets and PCs. Here's everything you need to know about…

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How to transfer files between PC, Mac and phone: Easy cross-platform file sharing between Windows, OS X and Android

There are several ways to transfer files between PC, Mac and Android, but for a simple hardware solution we like this Inateck HB4009 three-port…

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How to back up Android for free: Back up your phone or tablet - back up photos, video, app data, contacts and more

A simple guide on how to back up your Android phone or tablet, including how to back up photos, video, app data, contacts and more.

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How to remove a virus from Android: Delete a virus from your Android phone or tablet

If you believe your Android phone or tablet has a virus then the good news is it's really easy to delete. Here's how to remove a virus from Android.

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How to stop Facebook automatically playing videos: Stop autoplaying videos in Facebook for Android and iOS

One of the most commonly shared type of posts, video is huge on Facebook. Video also autoplays on Facebook's mobile apps, which is irritating.…

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How to set any song as a ringtone on an Android phone: Plus create custom ringtones

Setting a ringtone on your Android phone is easy: you simply open Settings, Sound, Ringtones and add one from the list. But what if you want to…

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How to set up parental control on Android: restrict Android app permissions

Kids are increasingly tech-savvy these days, and even a toddler will manage to use your Android smartphone or tablet in ways you didn't know were…

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How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 smartphone

Taking a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone is a simple task, but it's a question we're asked time and again. Whether you've got a Samsung…


 

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…

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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?

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…

Review: 
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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What is Google Photos? How to back up and share all of your photos for free

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

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Swatch launches a colourful smartwatch

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