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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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3 of the best portable chargers: a solar power charger, a hand-cranked charger, and how to charge your phone by fire

How to keep your smartphone and tablet charged when you are away from the mains. Three great portable chargers that keep smartphones charged when…

Features: 
What is Google Domains? How to get a Google Domain - Google's domain-name registration service

What is Google Domains? How to get a Google Domain. Google Domains launches as invite-only domain-registration service.

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Why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS: iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS buying advice

We examine the value of iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS smartphones. Is it still worth buying an old iPhone? Here's our iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS buying…

Review: 
iT7s2 review: wireless Bluetooth headset offers acceptable audio - great for working out, cycling and running

The iT7s2 is a Bluetooth headset designed for listening to music when you work out. If you need headphones for running or cycling, check out the…

Review: 
Nexus 5 vs OnePlus One comparison: the best budget phones you can buy in 2014 - but which is the biggest bargain smartphone?

The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two brilliant smartphones that offer excellent value, performance and build quality. But which is the best value…

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Smartphones are evil: 11 weird Google Suggest results, and what they tell us about tech in 2014

Google Suggest is a feature that sees the search engine trying to complete a search query as you type words into the search engine's text box.…

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Road trip! We travel the length of the country to find out the UK's best mobile networks of 2014

We took to the road to test mobile broadband under real-world conditions over the length of the UK. We traveled from London to Edinburgh to…

Features: 
Oculus Rift release date, specs and features: Oculus Rift will change the way we play, experience events, visit places

Oculus Rift release date and price in the UK, plus Oculus Rift specs, and what it is like to use Oculus Rift.

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How to get iOS 8 beta 4 now: a beginner's step-by-step guide to installing iOS 8 today on iPhone and iPad

It's possible, and in fact relatively straightforward, to install iOS 8 beta 4 on any recent iPhone or iPad. Here's how to get iOS 8 now on iPhone…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Fame review: budget Android smartphone is cheap, not cheerful

The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a very cheap budget Android smartphone. Here's our Galaxy Fame review.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

Well, as I believe I said in the piece, that is changing. And that is making the market more crowded, and reducing Google's chance of making…

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

But that person you know didn't make that physical purchase using contact less payment via a smartphone. That's precisely my point.

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

Of course. But you would accept that a group of users who spend more on digital products is more likely to spend a lot on physical products using…

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

In terms of Android users spending less, it is a fact that Apple iOS users spend more on apps and media than do Android users. A lot more, as it…

Review: 
Google Nexus 9 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comparison: Which is best for you?

...that is also a tablet. The big challenge Microsoft has faced (and seems to be surmounting) is articulating the difference. Customers have been…

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Apple iPad Air 2 first-look review: initial impressions of a new reference point for tablets

That's live prices of what is available on the open market in the UK. You can buy the super expensive iPad direct from Apple for £659.

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Which laptop should I buy?

The publication date refers to the last time the article was updated.

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Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

Not sure about that. It's there instead of ' is'.

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Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: which is the best flagship 9in tablet? It's Android vs iPad in our Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 shoot out

Based on only a short time with the device. I hope that was clear - this is a comparison mainly based on specs, price etc.

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Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3 comparison review: Xperia Z3 can't topple the cheaper Quad HD LG G3

It's not a contradiction to say 'there is a lot to like about product a, but we prefer product b'. And no, no we weren't 'bought by LG'. Grow up.

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Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 7 isn't. Amazon Fire HD 6 and...

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Why Sony's PS4 2.0 update is every gamer's dream (well, mine at least)

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ACLU's Halloween-themed animation warns of dangers of ignoring threats to your privacy

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20 lesser-known tips for Mac OS X Yosemite: use Yosemite like an expert