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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: 
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…

News: 
BT drops Phorm WebWise system

BT has dropped the controversial internet tracking ad-delivery system WebWise, dealing out a huge blow to its developer Phorm.

Features: 
How to secure your PC: pile on the layers

It used to be so simple. To secure your PC, you simply shelled out 30 or 40 notes for an internet security suite, it checked your system's files…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to watch the Windows 9 launch event: no live video stream so catch our Windows 9 launch live blog

Do me a favour. Check out the URL of this page. It ends in .co.uk. Now tell me, should we post the time in every time zone on the planet, or just…

Features: 
AMD vs Intel: which processor is best?

Not really. This is our site and we set the rules. One of which is that we don't tolerate baseless and defamatory accusations of corruption. So…

News: 
HTC to make last Nexus tablet: Nexus 9 release date, price and specs

It's not correct even in the US Sheldon, and this *is* a UK website. But I don't suppose it really matters.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

Sorry to disappoint you! There's little more annoying nor unfair than someone with a clear bias accusing us of bias. I call it when I see it.

Features: 
Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift comparison: Gear VR vs Oculus Rift (DK2) display, design, UK price, availability and more

I'm not sure we suggest anyway that the dk2 isn't available? Talking about a future consumer release in 2015. Incidentally, I'd be delighted to…

News: 
Windows 8 'Threshold' update will be Windows 9

Not to butt in, but if I want the calculator I just hit Windows, Q and type 'calc'. Searching for programs is fast and intuitive. But the oddness…

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Windows 9 and the death of the OS as a must-have product

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Video trends: 4K is here – HDR video, VR and 3D audio is coming

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