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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: 
80% of UK users don't trust businesses with data

Nearly four out of five people in Britain believe their personal information is unsafe with commercial websites and businesses. And they think…

Features: 
Phoney 'AntiVirus 2008' codec blackmails users

Security software firm PC Tools is reporting that 'surprisingly high numbers' of users have been duped by a dodgy codec named: …

Features: 
Windows 7 screenshots: look, but don't get excited

Despite Microsoft's desires and best efforts, screenshots of Microsoft Windows 7, M3 Build 6780, just keep on popping up on the internet.

Features: 
Eugene Kaspersky: 'no such thing as 100% secure software'

Despite being the co-founder of one the decade's most successful security software vendors, Eugene Kaspersky doesn't think software alone can…

Features: 
Traditional antivirus will die in the next two years

For the vast majority of users, at least, the current model of paying for and installing separate online security software products for each…

Review: 
Papershow review

Papershow is a presentational tool with a difference - it comprises a big fat ball point pen that doubles as a Bluetooth pointer, a Bluetooth…

Features: 
How to protect your laptop and data from thieves

As various civil servants know only too well, thousands of laptops are lost and stolen each year. Here, we'll show you how to enhance your chances…

Features: 
Symantec says 'Ola' to faster, lighter online security

Today I have been mostly watching Symantec launch Norton Internet Security 2009 in a lovely hotel in Madrid. Tough gig.

News: 
Symantec launches Norton Internet Security 2009

Symantec today launched Norton Internet Security 2009, and Norton AntiVirus 2009. The company claims that the updated internet security suite and…

Features: 
Post office to launch mobile phone network?

Multiple reports today suggested that her majesty's Post Office is contemplating following up its broadband success with a mobile phone network.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

Yes, but as I know you know, they are also large, spread out places that are far from major conurbations. (That is why they are marvellous places…

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The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

You weren't deliberately excluded. We can test only what resources allow, so we traveled for two days in the direction that allowed us to cover…

Features: 
The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

Wonder no more. Of course this article isn't funded by Three, or anyone. To suggest otherwise is to accuse my publisher, Three, and me of…

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The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

No, you should explain. Tell me more!

Features: 
The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

Ah, I see. Interesting point, which I now take. Is it possible to have a 4G connection that doesn't do that? I'm not being facetious: we based our…

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The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

Clearly I am not required here :-)

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The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

I have a great sympathy for your experience if it's been bad. But - with respect - I am going to trust our two-day, length-of-the-country test…

Features: 
The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

But that's just the point. We spent two days testing in real-world conditions, the length and breadth of the country. We wilfully ignored all the…

Features: 
The UK's best mobile networks revealed: mobile broadband group test

We justify it purely on the basis of the data we gathered. Our methodology is not perfect, none is, but we went to a lot of effort and expense to…

Video: 
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

That is an advantage for Macs. I expect in many occasions it will be a killer advantage. If I was a true believer I would argue that Mac running…

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