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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


Review: 
Pixum EasyBook Photo Book review

Pixum sets itself apart from other online photo-printing services with an awesome array of printing format options, and free, easy to use…

Features: 
Google: rival, partner, 'monopolistic newsstand'

Unless you're in the face-mask business, it probably hasn't escaped your attention that we're in a recession. It sucks. But it's also the first…

News: 
'Apple to buy Twitter' rumours rubbished

Internet hype suggests that Apple is in talks to buy micro-blogging site Twitter for $700m, but analysts are moving to quash the rumours. Neither…

Features: 
Infosec: Security sells

The first casualty of war is truth. Come the recession, the marketing budget is first out the door. But, unlike moribund tradeshows such as…

Features: 
LoJack for Laptops

Absolute Software this week at Infosec launched a product that will be a boon for drunken civil servants and businessmen the length and breadth of…

Features: 
Trend Smart Surfing for Mac, iPhone & iPod touch

Trend Micro has launched products to help protect Mac, Apple iPhone and iPod touch users when they are surfing the web.

News: 
AVG launches LinkScanner, free web security app

AVG today launched AVG LinkScanner as a free standalone product. AVG LinkScanner examines the web pages behind links and web addresses to assess…

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.


 

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

But they also have to pay a fee for every transaction - as they do with any new payment system.

Review: 
Surface Pro hands-on review: can Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop?

Wrong on all counts! The Surface Pro 3 is an x86 PC that runs all standard Windows software.

Features: 
How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media on web pages: stop videos autoplaying in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

My existence? Not at all. My existence is about a lot more than paying my mortgage. Why I do my job? It's certainly a big part of it!I was being…

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

'Contactless debit/credit cards use NFC, Oyster cards are NFC, Apple Pay is NFC and Google Wallet is NFC.' NFC is not the issue. Technical issues…

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.

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Microsoft Band UK release date and price rumours, features and specs: Microsoft smartwatch unveiled

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

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This Grolsch ad combines stop-motion & CG for majestic results

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Apple rumours and predictions for 2015: What to expect from Apple in 2015