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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: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Video: 
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.

News: 
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…

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…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

Well, as I believe I said in the piece, that is changing. And that is making the market more crowded, and reducing Google's chance of making…

Features: 
Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

But that person you know didn't make that physical purchase using contact less payment via a smartphone. That's precisely my point.

Features: 
Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

Of course. But you would accept that a group of users who spend more on digital products is more likely to spend a lot on physical products using…

Features: 
Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

In terms of Android users spending less, it is a fact that Apple iOS users spend more on apps and media than do Android users. A lot more, as it…

Review: 
Google Nexus 9 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comparison: Which is best for you?

...that is also a tablet. The big challenge Microsoft has faced (and seems to be surmounting) is articulating the difference. Customers have been…

Review: 
Apple iPad Air 2 first-look review: initial impressions of a new reference point for tablets

That's live prices of what is available on the open market in the UK. You can buy the super expensive iPad direct from Apple for £659.

Features: 
Which laptop should I buy?

The publication date refers to the last time the article was updated.

News: 
Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

Not sure about that. It's there instead of ' is'.

Review: 
Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: which is the best flagship 9in tablet? It's Android vs iPad in our Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 shoot out

Based on only a short time with the device. I hope that was clear - this is a comparison mainly based on specs, price etc.

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3 comparison review: Xperia Z3 can't topple the cheaper Quad HD LG G3

It's not a contradiction to say 'there is a lot to like about product a, but we prefer product b'. And no, no we weren't 'bought by LG'. Grow up.

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Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 7 isn't. Amazon Fire HD 6 and...

IDG UK Sites

Why Sony's PS4 2.0 update is every gamer's dream (well, mine at least)

IDG UK Sites

ACLU's Halloween-themed animation warns of dangers of ignoring threats to your privacy

IDG UK Sites

20 lesser-known tips for Mac OS X Yosemite: use Yosemite like an expert