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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: 
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…

Features: 
How to protect Android from the WebView bug: Prevent hackers taking control of your mobile device

A WebView bug that could allow a hacker to take control of a device and affects 60 percent of Android phones and tablets will not be patched by…

Review: 
Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison: What's the best Android phablet?

Google's Nexus 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 are two of the latest Android phablets on the market, but which is the best? Here we compare Samsung…

News: 
WhatsApp, Snapchat and iMessage could be banned in the UK: Should you be worried and what you can do about it

Following the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, if the Conservatives win the next election PM David Cameron could ban your favourite instant…

Review: 
UMI Zero smartphone review: World's thinnest dual-SIM, octa-core phone costs just £134

We've all heard of Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola and LG. UMI? Nope. But this Chinese smartphone manufacturer sells the octa-core Zero, the world's…

Review: 
EC Technology Backlit Keyboard review: Multicoloured backlight lets you work in the dark on Android, iPad or Windows tablet

EC Technology's Backlit Keyboard is a useful tool for Android-, iPad- and Windows tablet users who want to type long documents and emails on their…

Review: 
Anker Astro Mini 3200mAh power bank review: Anker's portable charger is an Amazon bestseller for good reason

Anker's Astro Mini power bank is a bestseller at Amazon, and for good reason. Read our Anker Astro Mini 3200mAh portable charger review.

Features: 
Toshiba Chromebook 2 UK release date, price and specs: How to buy the Toshiba Chromebook 2 in the UK today

Toshiba's second-generation Chromebook, the Chromebook 2, is a big hit in the US, but this laptop still isn't available to buy in the UK. Here we…

Features: 
Nokia N1 release date, price and specs UK: Strong demand causes the N1 to sell out within minutes

Nokia's N1 Android tablet went on sale in China yesterday and sold out in four minutes. Here we reveal the UK release date, price and specs to…

Review: 
EC Technology Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard review: Ultimate in portability for working on the move

For the ultimate in portability, EC Tech's Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard closes up into a tiny 146x17x93mm package for easy transportation, making…


 

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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