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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


Review: 
Lumia 830 review: mid-priced 5in Windows smartphone offers good battery life, decent build and camera. But performance is poor

The Lumia 830 is a mid-priced 5in Windows smartphone, offering good battery life, decent build and camera, and mediocre performer. Find out more…

Features: 
Oculus Rift release date rumours, specs and features: Oculus Rift 'to launch in the middle of 2015', and to cost just $200

Oculus Rift release date and price in the UK, plus Oculus Rift specs, and what it is like to use Oculus Rift. We round up and analyse the latest…

Features: 
How to play poker online: How to use an online poker site. How to play Texas Hold 'Em, and what are the best hands in poker? Plus: the rules of poker

We explain how to play poker. How to use an online poker site. How to play Texas Hold 'Em, and what are the best hands in poker.

Review: 
Cybook Ocean review: well-built eReader offers huge 8-inch display, but costs too much for such a buggy device

The Cybook Ocean from Bookeen is an eReader with a difference: that difference being a large 8in display that makes it as big as a paperback book.…

Features: 
When will my phone get Android Lollipop? Android L upgrade news for Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Asus and more

Find out when your Android phone will get the Lollipop upgrade. Android Lollipop upgrade information for Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and more. When…

Features: 
LG G3 headphones/aux problem: Headphones volume keeps dropping out on LG G3 - 5 fixes for LG G3 headphones issue

We outline five fixes and workarounds for issues with the LG G3's headphones socket. Volume dropping out when using your LG G3 with headphones?…

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 review: a bigger screen makes this the best iPhone ever, but it's not the best smartphone you can buy

The iPhone 6 is a well-built, beautifully designed smartphone. It has a good - if not great - display, and is a top performer. Find out if you…

Review: 
OnePlus One review: bargain flagship Android is best deal smartphone of 2014, and now you can buy it without an invitation

The OnePlus One is a £229 smartphone with £600 specs. Is the OnePlus One a bargain? Read our OnePlus One review to find out. Features: OnePlus One…

Features: 
How to spot counterfeit gadgets: 5 ways to tell fake smartphones, tablets and laptops from the genuine article

How to tell if that smartphone, laptop or tablet is a fake. How to spot a counterfeit gadget, and how to avoid buying a dud.

Features: 
How to use a torrent site in the UK. How to access The Pirate Bay and blocked torrent sites: simple ways to use a VPN to get around ISP block

How to use a VPN to access blocked torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay. How to access The Pirate Bay in the UK. How to use a torrent site.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Group test: what's the best Android antivirus?

Then I can suggest only that you never use any smartphones or laptops.

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I was talking about the comment to which I initially responded.It's fair comment to say if you believe the article is biased. I don't believe it…

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Group test: what's the best laptop?

You win points for anonymous bravery and zany humour when selecting usernames. Laugh? I nearly did.

Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

Guess that makes two of us!

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

Interesting that you are so clear that Chris is somehow biased, when he isn't, whilst displaying such unmitigated bias yourself. Self knowledge is…

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

When it comes out. Not yet finished but probably the Autumn.

Features: 
Windows Phone 10 UK release date, price and new features rumours: New Windows Phone OS expected Wednesday

No. What was announced was the opportunity to upgrade will be free for one year. If you leave it for a year and a day you will have to pay…

Features: 
Windows Phone 10 UK release date, price and new features rumours: New Windows Phone OS expected Wednesday

Well it is what Microsoft has said. I'd imagine OEM's will have to pay a licence fee.

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CarPlay and Android Auto: only a stepping stone to a fully connected car

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Microsoft's HoloLens hands-on review

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