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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: 
Zendure 5-Port Turbo Desktop Charger review: The best way to charge all your gadgets quickly, easily and simultaneously

Desktop chargers such as this five-port Zendure Turbo Desktop Charger are becoming increasingly popular as consumers buy more and more mobile…

Features: 
Should you buy grey market tech? The pros, cons and risks of buying cheap phones and other electronic goods from overseas markets. How to buy cheap phones from China

If you're in the market for a cheap phone or other tech you may have noticed the crazy-cheap prices on sites such as Geekbuying, Coolicool and…

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

No longer exclusive to the Google Nexus line-up, Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out to 2014 flagships such as the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy…

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

In two weeks' time we'll be treated to the unveiling of the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z4. Here we compare the specifications…

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Windows 10 for phones UK release date, price and new features: When will my phone get Windows 10?

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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What is Tinder? How does Tinder work; Tinder FAQ. Find love this Valentine's Day with Tinder

With Valentine's Day approaching we explain what is Tinder, how Tinder works, why Tinder is so popular, and other Tinder FAQs.

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OnePlus 2 / OnePlus Two UK release date, price and specs rumours: When is the OnePlus 2 coming out? OnePlus 2 to run new OxygenOS

When is the OnePlus Two coming out? The OnePlus 2 (or OnePlus Two) has been confirmed for 2015, and it will run the brand-new OxygenOS. Here's…

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Best laptops of 2015: The 29 best laptops you can buy in the UK - best power laptops, best budget laptops, best ultraportable laptops

A list of the UK's best laptops available to buy in 2015. Keep reading to find out what are the best laptops of 2015 right now. Best laptop reviews.

Review: 
Etekcity Roverbeats T12 Wireless Mobile Speaker review: This stylish Bluetooth speaker is cheaper than it looks

Etekcity's 6W (2x 3W) Roverbeats T12 Wireless Mobile Speaker looks and sounds much better than it costs, making it a decent budget Bluetooth…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Note 4 comparison review: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was unveiled in September and remains one of the best phablets you can buy, but how does it compare to the Samsung…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Review: 
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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