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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: 
Xiaomi Mi 4i launch video stream & blog - Xiaomi event as it happened - New i is announced at Xiaomi Global Mi Phone Premiere - watch Xiaomi unveil new Mi 4i phone, with video stream & commentary

A new i is here. At 11.30am (UK time) on Thursday 23 April at its Global Mi Phone Premiere event Xiaomi unveiled a new i phone, the new Xiaomi Mi…

Features: 
How to set a song from Google Play Music as your ringtone: Use your purchased music as a ringtone on Android

If you're using an Android phone you have several ways of purchasing and downloading new tunes, but Google Play Music is often one of the easiest…

Review: 
Intocircuit Power Castle PC13000 and PC15000 review: Great-value, high-capacity power banks with LCD displays

Larger-capacity, upgraded versions of the PC Advisor Recommended PC11200, the Intocircuit Power Castle just got even better with the PC13000 and…

Features: 
How to record screen in Android Lollipop: Make a screencast in Android Lollipop without rooting your phone or tablet

Screencasts are incredibly useful for troubleshooting, allowing you to show someone the steps they need to take to solve a technical glitch…

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Xiaomi Mi Note, Mi Note Pink Edition and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro UK release date, price and specs: When is the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro coming out? Mi Note Pink Edition unveiled. Mi Note Pro on sale date confirmed

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…

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OnePlus 2 / OnePlus Two UK release date, price and specs rumours: When is the OnePlus 2 coming out? OnePlus 2 to run new OxygenOS and invites confirmed

When is the OnePlus Two coming out? The OnePlus 2 (or OnePlus Two) has been confirmed for 2015, and it will run the brand-new OxygenOS and you'll…

News: 
OnePlus One release date, price, specs UK: No invite needed any longer

The OnePlus One is now available to buy without an invite every Tuesday, but it's about to go up in price. Here we reveal everything you need to…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The best Android phone of 2015. The S6 is Samsung's best-looking Galaxy yet, losing some features but adding so much more

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the company's best-looking yet, with Samsung tackling key concerns such as build quality and software. Sure, it's lost a…

Features: 
ZTE Blade S6 Plus UK release date, price and specs: Excellent value Android Lollipop phablet available to preorder

A larger 'phablet' version of excellent-value iPhone 6-lookalike the ZTE Blade S6 Android Lollipop smartphone is now available to buy. Here we…

Review: 
ZTE Blade S6 review: This dual-SIM iPhone 6 lookalike runs Android Lollipop and offers 4G LTE at a great price

ZTE's Blade S6 is a desirable mid-range Android Lollipop phone with 4G LTE connectivity and some smart features. At a quick glance you might even…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
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!

Review: 
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...

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

Oh, true, but we all call him Matt.

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LG G4 Note UK release date and specification rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer could be the LG 3......

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In defence of BlackBerrys

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Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

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Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 off Retina iMac with new model