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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: 
Microsoft Lumia 640 review: The Moto G of the Windows world, Microsoft proves just how well it can do budget phones

Microsoft does budget phones incredibly well, and with almost an identical spec this Lumia 640 is the Moto G of the Windows world. Find out why…

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…

Features: 
24 best new phones you should be most excited about in 2015: best new phones coming from Apple, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, HTC, LG, Xiaomi and others

We're only in May, but already we have details on some of the best new phones of 2015. Here we reveal the 24 upcoming smartphones that you should…

Features: 
New Nexus 2015 phone UK release date, price, specification and feature rumours: When is the new Nexus 5 coming out? Who will make the new Nexus 5 2015? New Nexus phone confirmed by LG

Google unveils a new Nexus phone every year, and a 2015 Nexus phone is already in the works. But with the names Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and…

Features: 
How to use WhatsApp on the web: Get WhatsApp on your phone, tablet, laptop AND PC

WhatsApp is now available on the web, meaning it's possible to simultaneously access your WhatsApp account on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC…

Features: 
How to install Adobe Flash on an Android smartphone or tablet: Get Flash on Android

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,…

Features: 
How to take a screenshot on Android phones and tablets: including Galaxy S3/S4/S5, Xperia Z2, HTC One and Nexus 5

Here's where we show you how to take a screenshot on any Android phone, including the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, HTC One, Xperia Z/Z1/Z2 and many…

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Android M release date and new feature rumours and speculation: Likely to be unveiled at Google I/O this month

Android Lollipop is now in use, but we're looking forward to Android M. Here's everything we've heard so far about Android M, including release…

Review: 
Kingzone Z1 review: The fastest phone you'll find below £200

Kingzone isn't a mobile phone brand we've heard of in the UK before, but we definitely want to hear more about it. Find out why in our Kingzone Z1…

Features: 
Best phablets of 2015: the 17 best big-screen phones you can buy - best phablet reviews - best Android phablets, iPhone 6 Plus, Windows phablets

Best phablets of 2015: the 17 best big-screen phones you can buy - best phablet reviews - best Android phablets, iPhone 6 Plus, Windows phablets.…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
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…

Features: 
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!

Review: 
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...

Features: 
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…

Features: 
Sony Xperia Z4 UK release date, price and specs rumours

Oh, true, but we all call him Matt.

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LG G4 Note UK release date and specification rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer could be the LG 3......

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In defence of BlackBerrys

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Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

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Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 off Retina iMac with new model