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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: 
Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Can Samsung do iPhone better than Apple?

Samsung hopes to appeal to the masses with its Galaxy Alpha, which is something of a cross between your typical Samsung Android phone and an…

News: 
Amazon's Fire Phone reduced to £99: The best smartphone deal you'll find all day

Amazon has reduced the price of its 32GB Fire Phone from £399 to just £99 for one day only. You will not find a better smartphone deal today.

Review: 
iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker review: Good looks, great sound and just £25

iClever's Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is one of the best cheap Bluetooth speakers we've tried. It sounds good, it looks great and it's affordable.…

Features: 
Xiaomi Mi Note and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro UK release date, price and specs: When is the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro coming out?

When is the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro coming out? Xiaomi might be yet to break the UK smartphone market, but outside our little island the Chinese firm…

Features: 
How to speed up a Mac: 14 tips to make a slow Mac run like new

Apple Macs are usually pretty efficient, but a Mac can slow down over time just like any PC. Here are 14 tips to help you speed up a Mac and make…

Review: 
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: LG and Samsung flagship smartphones go head to head

LG's G3 was one of the most impressive smartphone releases of 2014. We compare the specs to see how it stacks up against its Samsung rival, the…

Review: 
iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger review: Fast charging for all your USB devices

iClever's six-port USB Travel Wall Charger is a neat solution for reducing the number of USB chargers you need to carry on your travels, as well…

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

When is the Samsung Galaxy S6 mini coming out? With the Samsung Galaxy S6 pegged for March's MWC, Samsung will in typical fashion follow up that…

Features: 
Microsoft Lumia 940 Windows 10 phone UK release date, price and specs rumours: When is the Lumia 940 coming out?

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

Review: 
Anker Astro E5 15000mAh power bank review: Portable power for your phone or tablet that comes at a good price

Anker's Astro E5 is a dual-output power bank that'll keep your phone or tablet going for several days on the road. Read our Anker Astro E5…


 

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.

Features: 
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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