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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: 
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…

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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the most powerful phone in the world?

Last week Xiaomi unveiled its Mi Note Pro, a much cheaper rival to the Note 4 that it says is the most powerful phone in the world. We take a look…

Features: 
Minix Neo Z64 UK release date, price and specs: Sub-£100 mini PC runs Windows 8.1 or Android KitKat

Minix unveiled its Neo Z64 at CES 2015, a mini PC/media streamer that hooks up to any HDMI display and offers a full Windows 8.1 or Android KitKat…

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How to use a selfie stick without a remote control: How to use a selfie stick with a self-timer or gestures

Some of the cheapest selfie sticks are sold without a remote control or Bluetooth connectivity, but can still take great selfies. Here's how to…

Review: 
Snooper Ventura PB60 10400mAh power bank review: A rollable, rubberised portable charger for use in any weather condition

Snooper's Ventura PB60 looks quite unlike any power bank we've seen before, and it has some unique functionality. Read our Snooper Ventura PB60…

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How to install WhatsApp on iPad or Android tablet: use WhatsApp on a Wi-Fi-only tablet

According to WhatsApp, you can't install and use its instant-messaging service on a Wi-Fi-only iPad or Android tablet. Yes, you can. Here we show…

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How to put phone contacts on a PC: Access your Android phone contacts without your smartphone or add them to another application

If you lose your phone you needn't lose your friends too. Here's how to access your phone contacts on a PC, laptop or tablet signed into your…

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How to dry out an iPhone: how to fix water-damaged smartphone

Be as careful as you like, but it's all too easy to drop your iPhone in a bath, toilet or even a massive muddy puddle - especially now that its…

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What's the difference between free- and paid web hosting - Do I need to pay for web hosting?

Free web-hosting packages are attractive, especially for personal users, but they may not be the right fit for your business. Here we explain the…

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How to minimise mobile data usage on Android: stop going over your 3G/4G data limit

If you're not subscribed to an unlimited mobile data contract, or are not always in range of a Wi-Fi connection, it's easy to go over your monthly…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


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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…

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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…

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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?

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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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