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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


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…

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.…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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.

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

'Swap over them', technically.

Review: 
Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6 comparison review: Sony slaps Apple in a flagship smartphone face off - but both face challenges in a competitive market

Well if you think the other article is unbalanced (it isn't) I suggest you make that comment on that story.

Review: 
Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6 comparison review: Sony slaps Apple in a flagship smartphone face off - but both face challenges in a competitive market

Different audience. Apple fans on Macworld need a reason not to buy Apple. General tech users on PCA start with a more balanced view.

Review: 
Apple iPad mini 2 Retina vs iPad mini comparison review

Which of course you are entitled to do. If everyone blocks ads the site will quickly disappear, however.

News: 
Tesco to launch 'enhanced' Hudl 2 in 2014

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev... Sent from my iPad

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...'

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