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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: 
Phoney 'AntiVirus 2008' codec blackmails users

Security software firm PC Tools is reporting that 'surprisingly high numbers' of users have been duped by a dodgy codec named: …

Features: 
Windows 7 screenshots: look, but don't get excited

Despite Microsoft's desires and best efforts, screenshots of Microsoft Windows 7, M3 Build 6780, just keep on popping up on the internet.

Features: 
Eugene Kaspersky: 'no such thing as 100% secure software'

Despite being the co-founder of one the decade's most successful security software vendors, Eugene Kaspersky doesn't think software alone can…

Features: 
Traditional antivirus will die in the next two years

For the vast majority of users, at least, the current model of paying for and installing separate online security software products for each…

Review: 
Papershow review

Papershow is a presentational tool with a difference - it comprises a big fat ball point pen that doubles as a Bluetooth pointer, a Bluetooth…

Features: 
How to protect your laptop and data from thieves

As various civil servants know only too well, thousands of laptops are lost and stolen each year. Here, we'll show you how to enhance your chances…

Features: 
Symantec says 'Ola' to faster, lighter online security

Today I have been mostly watching Symantec launch Norton Internet Security 2009 in a lovely hotel in Madrid. Tough gig.

News: 
Symantec launches Norton Internet Security 2009

Symantec today launched Norton Internet Security 2009, and Norton AntiVirus 2009. The company claims that the updated internet security suite and…

Features: 
Post office to launch mobile phone network?

Multiple reports today suggested that her majesty's Post Office is contemplating following up its broadband success with a mobile phone network.

Review: 
iRiver Lplayer review

iRiver's Lplayer is an 8GB portable media player so small and cute you'll want to take it home and adopt it. And at 41g, it's no heavyweight, either.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Review: 
Motorola Moto G hands-on review: A mid-range smartphone at a budget price

Certainly. Any smartphone will be Wi-Fi enabled, and can connect to your home network just as does your laptop. It will also log on to other…

Review: 
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S comparison review: big, brash Android vs slight, beautiful iPhone - which one are you?

I'm not sure it is relevant, but I use both an iPhone 5 and a BlackBerry Z10. Both work supplied. The last two phones I purchased were a Moto G…

Review: 
Lexmark C522n

Not sure I understand the criticism. Should we take it down?

Features: 
What is Google Glass? Everything you need to know

Point 'em out and we'll change them. Msitakes happen.

Review: 
Sennheiser Momentum Black review: bloated bass-focused headphone

Well Andrew has more than 20 years' experience in Hi-Fi and audio. So I'm gonna go with him.

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

Not yet available in the UK, so we haven't had opportunity to do proper testing, and we don't do guess work.

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

No meds but I *have* had two coffees this morning. That could be it. (I have no intention of quitting, BTW, although in this game you are only…

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

Give me a clue. What language is this?

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5 comparison review: New flagship only adds a few features

('Chris' friend' from the same IP address as 'Chris'. If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.)

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