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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: 
Nokia 105 review: How to get a free phone (and play Snake!)

Even the cheapest smartphones aren't cheap enough for some people. Here we show you how to get a free phone in our Nokia 105 review.

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What's new in Sony's latest Z-series flagship?

The Sony Xperia Z4 was a no-show at MWC 2015, but it is on its way. Here we look at how the new Sony Xperia Z4 will differ from the current Sony…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's Galaxy S6 was announced at this year's MWC, but how does it differ to the Samsung Galaxy S5? We compare the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 to…

Review: 
Motorola Moto E 4G review: With 4G and a speed boost the new Motorola Moto E budget phone is a better buy than the Moto G 4G

Motorola has upgraded its super-budget Moto E smartphone for 2015. The new Motorola Moto E has received some useful hardware upgrades for faster…

Review: 
Xiaomi Mi Band review: Best value fitness band offers class-leading battery life

Xiaomi is not a well-known brand in the UK, but outside our little island it's huge. Bigger than huge. Offering top-quality devices at amazing…

Review: 
Elephone P5000 review: This Samsung Galaxy lookalike promises best battery life and will even charge other phones

On paper the Elephone P5000 is unlike any phone we've ever seen before, with a huge 5350mAh battery that can keep going four days or, thanks to…

Features: 
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…

News: 
HTC Petra (aka HTC One Wear) smartwatch UK release date, price and specs rumours: MWC is here, but where is the HTC smartwatch?

HTC has long been rumoured to be developing a smartwatch, previously known as the HTC One Wear and now known as the Petra. HTC has launched its…

Features: 
Motorola confirms new Moto E and Moto E 4G: 2015 Moto E UK release date, price and specs

Motorola has updated its budget Android phone and introduced a 4G version. Here's everything you need to know about the new Moto E and Moto E 4G,…

Features: 
'Unfortunately Samsung Galaxy has stopped': How to fix app crashes and clear an app's cache in Android

If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone you may well have seen an error message flash up reporting that 'Unfortunately Samsung Galaxy has stopped'.…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


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

Hopefully Samsung will re-think those decisions with its Galaxy S7, but I don't want to wait a year to upgrade.Clearly I have wrongly assumed that…

Features: 
The 11 Best smartwatches 2014: what is the the best smartwatch or activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now

It's because our review of the Gear S is only a hands-on from IFA: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev...Until we've thoroughly tested it we aren't…

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6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

Glad it was useful to you. You can find some more tips on adding storage to Android here: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how...

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10 best new phones you should be most excited about in 2014: best new phones coming from Apple, Samsung, Sony, Motorola, LG and others

Eventually we'd like to be able to do that, but right now we haven't tested enough of them to do so.

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

Prices change on a daily basis, Zack. At the time of writing the Moto E was £89 at Amazon. Phones (with the exception of iPhones) very rarely sell…

Features: 
How to connect Android to TV: see your phone or tablet apps on the big screen

Unfortunately not. Sky Go is incredibly picky and won't let you view the feed on anything other than the phone or tablet on which the app is…

Features: 
Amazon Fire TV Stick release date, price and specs: Take on Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick

Yes, but new Prime members will get a £12 refund between 11-25th May, taking the price to £7.

Features: 
Huawei Watch release date, price and specs UK: Pre-order now

Fact is there is no information on a Huawei Watch UK release, other than the news that MobileFun is taking pre-orders and expecting stock any day…

Features: 
Block Candy Crush Saga requests and notifications on Facebook

Yes. The screenshots are taken from a desktop browser. Once you've blocked an app it won't be able to bother you on any platform.

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