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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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How Windows 7 benefits IT admins

Windows 7 and the enterprise. How IT admins can use Windows 7 to improve security for end users.

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How to use Windows 7 to improve network security

End users are the biggest security risk in any enterprise. Here's how network admins can use Windows 7 to secure their data.

Features: 
Web 3.0: the shopping centre web

If Web 2.0 was the two-way, user generated, cool internet, Web 3.0 will be the era of post-search rationalisation. The shopping centre web. The…

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Windows 7: consumer heaven?

Kudos to Microsoft: Windows Vista is iconic. Even outside the confines of the tech ghetto, Vista is now a byword for failure, recently appearing…

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How green IT can save your business money

10 ways in which your business can save money and help the environment by creating and implementing a green IT policy.

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AVG launches AVG 9.0 Free and Anti-Virus

AVG today launched the latest version of its family of free and paid-for internet security products. AVG Anti-Virus 9.0 is available now for £39…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch

Pointing out problems is, of course, important and appreciate. And if I am 'snotty' I'd hope it was only in response to rudeness encountered.…

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

I've tried to converse with you rationally. You are a boring trouble causer and your username is offensive. So I'm going to ban you. Life is too…

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Windows Phone: The best platform you should never use

I think nothing of the sort. I just presumed that when you said goodbye several crushingly boring posts ago you were going to do the decent thing…

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

The suggestion that the author was paid to write this article on behalf of Facebook is 100 percent the suggestion that she is corrupt. She is paid…

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

'Not a direct one'. Hardly the point. Dissension and disagreement are entirely welcome. The lazy suggestion that someone is on the take is not…

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

But I haven't, at any point, said there is nothing to worry about. For what it is worth, I personally don't use Facebook Messenger. I commented on…

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Windows Phone: The best platform you should never use

Still here? One thing I've learnt over the years is that if you are going to flounce out, it is best to close the door behind you. As to the…

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Android 4.5 release date and features: When will the next version of Android (Lollipop) come out?

I think we're in different countries Robert (not many NASA employees in the UK), but we take and appreciate your point!

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What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/new... http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/new... We publish dozens of stories every day. The most popular ones are about…

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

No, I am saying nothing of the sort. I merely objected to the suggestion that the author of this story was somehow in the pay of Facebook.

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Swatch to release its own line of smartwatches to rival iWatch

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From the iPhone 6 to the iWatch and a new Apple TV we look at the products Apple is set to launch...

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Miranda July's Somebody app offers a very unusual take on messaging

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The 7 most ridiculous iPhone 6 rumours: what Apple WON'T reveal on 9 September