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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


Features: 
Microsoft phone scam: don't be a victim

Hey 'Truthman', I am nothing of the sort. Not least because I am nothing to do with the US, the .co.uk should tell you that. I'm a long way from…

Features: 
What's the best free email service? We compare the top five providers

It is in my profile, which is clearly marked as a Moderator. Or should I start every post with 'as editor in chief...'

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

Yup. And 15 million in September. You don't like our site, and you are entitled to say so. But lots of people love it.

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

It was actually 15 million in September. (Numbers 'made up' by Google.)

Review: 
HP Chromebook 14 review: the best way to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen

It's not ideal, but we can review only what manufacturers supply (and it is still on sale). As to 'disappearing', 15 million readers last month…

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

It's all good fun, thanks. And it pays my mortgage.

Review: 
iPhone 6 review: best ever iPhone is very good... but no longer the best phone you can buy

I have nothing but respect for our readers. Perhaps this helps explain the situation: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

A fair point of view, honestly expressed. Makes it tough for me to argue. Can't you just flame?

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

Great. I didn't understand that, but great.

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Nokia branding killed in place of 'Microsoft Lumia': Windows Phone moves into new era

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Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

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Halloween Photoshop tutorials: 13 masterclasses for horrifying art, designs and type

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Should you update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8? iOS 8.1 brings back Camera Roll, adds Apple Pay in...