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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


Features: 
Antispyware: to buy or not to buy?

Recently my colleague Erik Larkin opined that dedicated antispyware applications are a waste of time and money. But while his argument is…

Features: 
McAfee: Governments under attack from cyber-spies

UK computer systems will be hit by political, military, economic and technical espionage in 2008. That's the warning from McAfee, which also says…

Features: 
Using Facebook to check job applicants 'illegal'

It's political correctness gone mad. These days, we're told, it's wrong to employ someone because they're wearing the right tie or the wrong (but…

Review: 
Auralog Tell me More 1 2 3 language-learning software

With its Vista-like sheen and soothing muzak, Auralog Tell me More feels a long way from learning in a draughty classroom. But learn you will.

Features: 
Slack backup a symptom of malware apathy

Here's a couple of stats to make the old peepers water: because of hardware failure and malware, two out of every three PC users have lost…

Features: 
BBC HD channel excludes terrestrial viewers

The BBC Trust - the broadcaster's governing body - today gave BBC execs the green light to launch a high-definition (HD) channel. But terrestrial…

Features: 
Genuine police nab virtual hotel thief

A 17-year-old Dutch scally has been arrested for stealing from a hotel. So far so traditional. But this particular oik has been picked up by the…

Features: 
Poll: nine out of 10 voters say no to Apple iPhone

O2 and Apple claim the Apple iPhone is ripping up sales records, the ad campaign is in full swing and there's been a raft of generally positive…

Features: 
Heathrow T5: the world's first Web 2.0 car park

Never let it be said that PC Advisor leaves any stone unturned in the never-ending quest to unearth the latest hot technology stories. While…

Features: 
MyFootballClub website buys Ebbsfleet Utd

The MyFootballClub website, set up to allow its members to buy and run a professional football club, is about to realise its ambition and buy…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
What's the best free email service? We compare the top five providers

It is in my profile, which is clearly marked as a Moderator. Or should I start every post with 'as editor in chief...'

Features: 
Android 4.5 release date and features: When will the next version of Android (Lollipop) come out?

Yup. And 15 million in September. You don't like our site, and you are entitled to say so. But lots of people love it.

Features: 
Android 4.5 release date and features: When will the next version of Android (Lollipop) come out?

It was actually 15 million in September. (Numbers 'made up' by Google.)

Review: 
HP Chromebook 14 review: the best way to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen

It's not ideal, but we can review only what manufacturers supply (and it is still on sale). As to 'disappearing', 15 million readers last month…

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

It's all good fun, thanks. And it pays my mortgage.

Review: 
iPhone 6 review: best ever iPhone is very good... but no longer the best phone you can buy

I have nothing but respect for our readers. Perhaps this helps explain the situation: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

A fair point of view, honestly expressed. Makes it tough for me to argue. Can't you just flame?

News: 
HTC to make last Nexus tablet: Nexus 9 release date, price and specs

Great. I didn't understand that, but great.

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

I'm not going to get into a semantic argument. But I am pretty confident on this: a writer trades on his or her good name. A false accusation of…

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Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

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