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Matt Egan

Matt Egan

Matt Egan is editor-in-chief of PC Advisor, having worked for the UK's best-read technology magazine and website since 2003. A passionate technology fan who writes on subjects as diverse as internet security, social media and Windows, in his spare time Matt enjoys playing football (badly) and singing in a band (also badly).


 

Articles by Matt Egan


News: 
Windows 7 and the enterprise

The benefits to business of upgrading to Windows 7. How network admins can use Microsoft's upcoming OS to improve efficiency and protect data.

Review: 
Siber Systems GoodSync Pro review

GoodSync from Siber Systems is one of the nicest-looking and easiest-to-use file- and folder-synchronisation programs we've seen.

Features: 
Hallmark email threat on the loose

Security vendor PC Tools is warning users about a round of malicious "hallmark.exe" files. The files are distributed by email and have been…

Review: 
Ability Office Business 5.0 review

Ability Office Business is not so much an alternative to Microsoft Office as an homage. An inexpensive option which closely resembles the original.

News: 
Ofcom tells BT: 'Invest in broadband, reap the rewards'

Ofcom yesterday told BT that in exchange for greater investment, the ISP could have fuller control over next-generation UK broadband infrastructure.

News: 
Google made to hand over YouTube user details

A US court today forced Google to hand over details of the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube.

Features: 
Use email? You get 70 spam emails a day

A study has found that the UK is a ripe, juicy target for dodgy organisations offering pre-approved loans and credit cards.

Review: 
Techsmith SnagIt 9.0 review

Techsmith SnagIt 9.0 is a powerful screen-capture application, that allows much more than simple screenshots.

Features: 
Bill Gates and the art of the big exit

Well he's gone. Bill Gates has left the building. Except he's still the chairman, but you know what I mean.

Review: 
Siber Systems RoboForm review

Siber Systems RoboForm is a great tool for storing usernames, passwords and other data you regularly need to submit to e-commerce or members-only…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to use System Restore to fix a Windows 8 PC or laptop

This explains our position (which may change): http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

Features: 
How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media on web pages: stop videos autoplaying in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

Yes, we certainly do. This explains our current thinking, but it is constantly up for review: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

Review: 
Apple Watch vs Huawei Watch comparison preview: What's the difference?

Certain irony in the punctuation in this post.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What to expect from the smartphone market leaders in 2015

So we should never compare any products unless it is Samsung and Apple? Odd viewpoint.

Features: 
How to manually upgrade an Android smartphone or tablet

'Full of links to other parts of the site' is an odd criticism!

Features: 
Oculus Rift release date, specs and features: Oculus Rift set to change the way we play, how we experience events and places

No idea what that means. I'm gonna presume it was a compliment. Thanks!

Features: 
Group test: what's the best security software?

Which would be okay for most, and fine in your case because you understand what you are doing and can make an informed decision. But this list is…

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Three of the most expensive Limited Edition games ever made: Who's buying a $1,000,000 game?

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The future of Microsoft Surface: What to expect from the Surface Pro 4

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