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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: 
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…

News: 
By Royal appointment: the Queen joins Twitter

The Royal Family has joined micro-blogging site Twitter, according to Buckingham Palace officials. The Twitter.com/BritishMonarchy site went live…

Review: 
CMS BounceBack Ultimate review

CMS BounceBack Ultimate is simple-but-effective software that backs up your PC's entire contents to an external storage device.

News: 
Symantec's Norton 2010 betas go live

Symantec has released live betas of Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010. The updates to Symantec's flagship antimalware…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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

What? You've lost me now. First we are regurgitating Facebook press releases, and when I point out that we are on fact unaware of such press…

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

That's just the point John, we'd have to look them up. Or are you saying that we should go out of our way to avoid agreement with Facebook? Seems…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

Good spot. That is an error, I think. Need to check UK release but I am pretty confident it was the same as the US - January 2010.

Review: 
Wired2Fire VX-6 review: budget gaming PC offers decent performance, is a steal at only £549

Maybe so. As I say I am not here to defend or promote anyone. But I would say that I know a lot of PC makers, and very few of them make much…

News: 
Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

Ah, fair point. Didn't think about the newsletter.Excellent news. Let's get back on it!

Review: 
Wired2Fire VX-6 review: budget gaming PC offers decent performance, is a steal at only £549

You forgot to take off VAT, which takes the cost to 516 even with no profit at all. In fact - and I am not here to defend or promote anyone - when…

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

Hush now. Trolling I can take, poor-quality troll-bait wastes everyone's time. As I have stated several times on this thread: by all means…

News: 
Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

So, to be clear, on an unrelated story you criticised us for not covering this subject. And then on this story (which came out on the same day as…

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