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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


Video: 
Why you should buy the OnePlus One (if you can): OnePlus One video review

We put the OnePlus One through its paces in our OnePlus One video review.

Features: 
12 most useless gadgets of all time: nauseating, crappy and downright silly technology

We love gadgets. Tech can be great. But all too often the latest gadget is a solution looking for a problem. We've rounded up the 12 most useless…

Video: 
How to install Boot Camp: run Windows 8 or Windows 7 on any Apple Mac

A step-by-step guide to running Windows on any Mac. Here's how to install Boot Camp to run Windows on the Mac.

Features: 
4 of the best Chromebooks of 2014: thin and light, cheap laptops - but which Chromebook should you buy?

Chromebooks are inexpensive laptops with a difference: they run Google's Chrome OS instead of Windows or OS X. Here we review four of the best…

Features: 
Best backup software 2014: 13 best file- and system backup utilities of 2014

Best backup software reviews. The best free and low-cost backup utilities you can buy in the UK right now.

Features: 
5 most exciting new features in Android L: why Android Lollipop will be a gamechanger for Google

We're excited about Android L. Very excited. Here are five of the most important and cool features of Android L for which we just can't wait. The…

Features: 
The 5 most exciting announcements from Google I/O 2014: Android L, Android Wear news, Android Auto, Chromebooks, and Android TV

We round up the best things we learned at Google I/O 2014 including new Android L, Android Wear news, Google Fit, Android Auto, Chromebooks and…

Features: 
Why TrueCrypt 7.1a is safe to use - Why you can still useTrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive data

Recent events at TrueCrypt.org have led to panic and confusion as to the security of using TrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive files and folders. But…

Features: 
How to listen live to FIFA World Cup 2014: best apps and websites for listening to the World Cup

Where to find the best audio commentaries for the FIFA World Cup. How to listen live to World Cup commentaries via laptop or PC, or on your…

News: 
Android TV release date & new features: What is Android TV? Plus - new features in Android TV

Google TV is dead. Long live Android TV. At the Google I/O 2014 keynote today Google unveiled Android TV. Here's everything you need to know about…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to use Windows Live Family Safety

Give us a clue: what language is this?

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

'I'm not being biased in any way'. 'I hate Apple'. Erm...

Review: 
Android L vs iOS 8 comparison preview: Apple vs Google software showdown

Perhaps you'd like to educate us? Currently you've just copied and pasted a bit of an article.

News: 
Windows 8 'Threshold' update will be Windows 9

You're quite right. Apple used to do it semi deliberately, then Samsung took it to a whole new level with the Galaxy S3. Now all tech companies…

Video: 
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

A compelling argument. But PC users seem to understand apostrophes better.

Review: 
New Nexus 7 review; the best 7in tablet of 2013

Worth waiting until at least the end of the month I'd say. See what they come out with. Even if it isn't what you want it should make the Nexus 7…

Review: 
Lumia 520 vs Motorola Moto E comparison review: best cheap smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2014

It does not. But it does sell advertising that is targeted at you based on your personal behavioural data, which is harvested from a variety of…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No fighting spirit here. I'm just doing my job, which is - in part - dealing with trolls who post ridiculous statements such as 'the journalism…

Review: 
Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation

That sounds like a terrible experience and you have my sympathy. I'm not here to defend or promote anyone, but I will say that Dell has millions…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No Fraught. As you know - behind your anonymous username - that is the very opposite of what I am saying.

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LG G Watch review: Android Wear smartwatch is the best around, so far

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How to join Apple's OS X Beta Seed Program: Get OS X Yosemite on your Mac before public release

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Why the BBC iPlayer outage was caused by a DDoS attack: Topsy and Tim isn't *that* popular

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See Glasgow 2014 in UHD as history is made