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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: 
Windows XP: the OS they couldnt kill

Like Michael Myers in the ‘Halloween' movie franchise (or the wasp of my nightmares) Windows XP refuses to go gently into the night. No…

Review: 
Humyo review

Launched a little over a year ago, Humyo.com is an online file-storage, -sharing and collaboration service that gives you a generous 10GB of…

Review: 
Clickfree Portable Backup HD225 review

The Clickfree Portable Backup is a USB hard drive promising hassle-free plug-and-go backup.

Features: 
Why the world needs Wikia Search

Wikia Search always seemed like a non starter. Expecting a community driven, open-source search engine to rival Google is a laudable aim, but it…

Features: 
All we are saying, is give Phorm a chance

Phorm. Phorm, Phorm. Where did it all go wrong?

Features: 
What could tempt you back to Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer 8.0 is now available and, by all accounts, it's a decent web browser. But really, who cares?

Features: 
Kids use the internet a lot, Pope a Catholic

So each month UK children spend an average of 43.5 hours online. And we're supposed to be surprised, even worried, by this? So it would seem,…

Review: 
Dane-Elec Zpen review

A digital pen with ICR software, the Dane-Elec Zpen captures handwritten notes, and converts them to word processor documents with the supplied…

Features: 
Twitter and the fear of digital exclusion

I resisted, I really did. But eventually Twitter got me. One Tweet and I was in.

News: 
MBS porn-billing firm ceases trading

Platte Media, the controversial pay-for-porn company formerly known as 'MBS', has ceased operating in the UK


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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...'

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...

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The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

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How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

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