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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: 
Bonkers broadband and call centre hell

"If you know your account number, are calling from the moon, and can recite the words to the second verse of the national anthem, backwards, press…

Features: 
Technology helps us cheat smarter, not harder

Today's reports that almost two thirds of students copy work from the web fits nicely into the book of: 'Well, yeah'. It was ever thus - only the…

Features: 
How to secure your PC for free

Although you can never eradicate the threat of malware when probing the web's dark recesses, slapping on as many layers of security as possible…

Features: 
God bless ESD: get Windows 8 for just 1p

Picture the scene. October 2012, Moon Station 1: Steve Ballmer invites President Bill Gates on stage to launch Microsoft's next-gen desktop and…

Features: 
Does technology make us lonely? Anybody? Hello..?

Full disclosure: I am one of the 300,000 or so members of the PC Advisor forum (we're bigger than Slough), so I'm an unlikely opponent of online…

Features: 
If Vista's a fail, Windows 7 is a cash cow

I can't lie, I've grown fond of Windows Vista. Like the perfect life partner it's pretty, practical and mostly stable. Sure, it flakes out on…

News: 
Sony Ericsson Google Android phone revealed

An online retailer is listing a version of Sony Ericsson's Windows Mobile smartphone the Xperia, with one major difference. The new Xperia appears…

Features: 
Rumour: Toshiba to launch Blu-ray player?

Massive HD-DVD backer Toshiba, one of the biggest losers in the nascent high-definition disc format wars, will produce and launch a Blu-ray player…

Features: 
Microsoft to KO Google in (Windows) 7

Microsoft versus Google is a matchup pleasing to pugilists. In the Redmond corner: a grizzled, bruised old champ, with just one fight left in him.…

Features: 
Two thirds of PC Advisor readers still use Windows XP

In the final months of Windows Vista's reign as the top dog at Microsoft, around 64 percent of PC Advisor users are still running Windows XP on…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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

Brilliantly, your comment got caught in our offensive words filter, and I had to personally approve it!You find me that course and I will gladly…

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

Fair enough. We have plenty of other tablets charts that the PlayBook isn't in! For what it is worth, when it came out it was great hardware but…

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

Best *Android* tablets?

News: 
Facebook Messenger app isn't evil & it's not about to spy on you

A good question (and the reason I don't use Facebook chat). I know some people who use the mobile website for this. I just use WhatsApp more!

News: 
iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

Oh yeah. Good point. He did make a valid point. Just seemed an odd thing to get so angry about. Such is life.

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iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

It was meant to be a little tongue in cheek.

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iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

Calm down sweet cheeks. You should really find something more important than that if you want to vent righteous anger.

Review: 
Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) review: a decent tablet which lacks apps and storage

I'm not here to speak for any manufacturer, and I dislike the practice, but it has to be said that nobody sells a product on the basis of the…

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