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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


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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.…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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32 useful things you can do in Android Developer Options: How to access Android Developer Options

We explain what are Android Developer Options, and show you how to access and enable Android Developer Options on any Android phone or Android…

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10 of the best Raspberry Pi projects for kids: How to teach kids to code, program and compute (and have a great time) with Raspberry Pi

Here are 10 great ways to use your Raspberry Pi with kids and for kids. 10 great projects for children that use the Raspberry Pi.

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What is Facebook Privacy Basics? - how to use Facebook Privacy Basics to untag posts, block Friends and share posts with only some people

Facebook Privacy Basics is a tool set up by Facebook designed to give you complete control over what information you share on Facebook, with whom,…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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Windows 7 vs Windows 8: whats the best upgrade from XP?

Windows 8 is Windows 7 plus the aspects you describe. And measurably faster, with baked in AV.

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

I just want to know what this comment is!

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

I can assure that no comments have been deleted on this article, and there has been no site downtime today. Sounds like a local problem at your end.

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Group test: what's the best laptop?

To answer your points in order - we update this article several times a month as new laptops become available. So I'm not sure at what point we…

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HP Z1 G2 Workstation review: iMac rival is powerful all-in-one that can be easily opened and upgraded

Hi Phillip. The review is nearly a year old, so it's possible the product is no longer available. (I don't personally know this, but HP is not a…

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

Nah. Fair comment. And I haven't got time to sue everybody.

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Group test: what's the best Android antivirus?

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

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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.

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