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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: 
10 of the strangest, most pointless Android apps you can download today: Our pick of the worst apps for Android

Is there anything a smartphone can't do these days? You won't believe what's at number one in our list of the 10 strangest, most pointless Android…

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active UK release date, price and specs: When is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active coming out?

Samsung's highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 will be joined by a number of smartphone variants, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung…

Review: 
Lava BrightSounds portable Bluetooth speaker & smart lamp review: One of the best gadgets you'll take camping this year

Smart lightbulbs are the latest addition to the smart home, but what about when you're away from home? We love this Lava BrightSounds smart lamp…

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Tronsmart Draco AW80 Android Media Player review: Android TV comes to any old TV via this octa-core set-top box

Tronsmart's Draco AW80 is an octa-core Android Media Player that turns any TV into an Android tablet. And now it supports Ubuntu 14.04 too. Read…

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HTC One M9 Plus / Ace Plus / Ultra / Prime UK release date, price and specs rumours: HTC has two M9 Hima handsets in development, including a 5.5in Quad HD phablet

Alongside the upcoming HTC One M9 smartphone, codenamed Hima, HTC is rumoured to be readying a phablet version known as the HTC One M9 Plus or HTC…

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

The Sony Xperia Z4 will be here within months, but how does it differ from the current Sony Xperia Z3? We compare what we know about the Z3 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…

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How to avoid the latest Facebook threat: New 'Magnet' Trojan attack targets users through porn

More than 110,000 Facebook users have fallen victim to a Trojan in two days, and that number is rising. Here's how to avoid the latest Facebook…

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

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is expected to be announced at this year's MWC, but how does it differ to the current Samsung Galaxy S5? We compare what we…

Features: 
Motorola Moto 360 UK release date, price and specs: Trio of new metal bands announced

Motorola has announced a trio of new Moto 360 models. Here we reveal the Motorola Moto 360 UK release date, price and specs.


 

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?

Review: 
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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