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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: 
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: 
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,…

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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…

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.…

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12 cheapest smartphones of 2015: The lowest-cost smartphones you can buy in the UK. Best budget phones under £50. Cheap smartphone buying advice

Need a cheap Android phone or Windows Phone? We round up the 12 best smartphones under £50 you can buy in the UK in 2015. Plus: cheap phones…

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18 best selfie phones of 2015: The best smartphones for taking selfies - best selfie phone reviews - the best smartphone selfie cameras

Best selfie smartphones of 2015: The 18 best phones for taking selfies - best selfie phone reviews - the best smartphone selfie cameras. Selfies…

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Microsoft Lumia 940 & Lumia 940 XL Windows 10 phones UK release date, price and specification rumours: When are the Lumia 940 & Lumia 940 coming out?

No longer just a desktop OS, Windows 10 will also run on phones and tablets - and the Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL will be among the first…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8in and Tab S 2 9.7in UK release date, price, specification rumours: When is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 coming out?

Successors to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 tablets have leaked as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8in and 9.7in. Here we reveal the 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…

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!

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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…

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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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Android M Developer Preview announced at Google I/O: Android M UK release date and new features. Wh?......

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

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Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

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Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor