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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: 
Mobile phones in the air: plane madness

UK regulator Ofcom this week gave the go ahead for the use of mobile phones on planes flying in European airspace. And the world officially went mad.

Features: 
Angelic Apple apes Microsoft's bully-boy ways

It must be tough being Microsoft. No matter how shiny you make your OS, nor how much money your former figurehead doles out to the needy, geeks…

Features: 
Facebook settles Arab-Israeli conflict

Facebook has managed to annoy those lovable, cuddly Israeli settlers on the West Bank.

News: 
50% of UK broadband users unhappy with service

Half of the UK’s broadband users are unhappy with the service they receive from their internet service providers, according to a survey of nearly…

Features: 
London world's hottest spot for Wi-Fi

Yeah baby, we're number one. According to the iPass Mobile Broadband Index report, almost 30,000 Wi-Fi sessions were used in London in the second…

Features: 
My BT Broadband Hell

I'm currently trapped in BT Broadband call-centre Hell. Despite the appalling TV adverts with that annoying floppy-haired guy from 'My Family', I…

Features: 
CeBIT: Thermaltake's overclocked gaming PC

Thermaltake is one of those companies that has a perfect name: its products take heat away from your PC's innards. The complicated bits. And now…

Features: 
CeBIT: Qcharger laptop battery charger

Among the bombast, the tat and the endless supply of USB memory sticks (why always with the USB memory sticks?) it is possible at CeBIT to find…

Features: 
CeBIT: AMD comes out swinging

In recent years AMD has struggled to hang on to the coat-tails of Intel (or 'our rival') as AMD execs say, eschewing the 'I word'.

Features: 
CeBIT: XP-based Asus Eee PC - I WANT ONE

Note to Father Christmas: I realise that your big day is a ways off, but I am going to be a good boy, and I do want an Asus Eee PC. One with an…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Review: 
Sony Xperia Z Ultra preview: a 6.4-inch Android phablet

'Squinty little girl phones'? Let's avoid sexism if we can (although I understand that chicks really dig sexist geeks).

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

So any smartphone without an SD card slot should go to the bottom of the list?

Review: 
Nexus 10 vs Surface RT vs iPad 4 tablet comparison review

So, what - you accused us of corruption because you were annoyed with reviews on other sites? A little odd. (And unfair.)For what it is worth I…

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

It wasn't planned at all. I just like to talk!

Features: 
Samsung Galaxy S5: Price and where to buy in the UK

Ha! Just pointing out from where you can get the S5.

Features: 
5 of the best free antivirus programs for Windows PC, laptop or tablet

It's definitely not just you, but if we've missed anything please accept my apologies. I will now sacrifice my Friday night to hunt down the…

Features: 
What should XP users do when Microsoft ends support? Upgrade to Windows 8, buy a new PC, keep running XP?

It might go that way. They were definitely interested in buying Dell recently.

Features: 
What should XP users do when Microsoft ends support? Upgrade to Windows 8, buy a new PC, keep running XP?

'Frighten people away from XP'. A little less time trolling and some more time developing your reading and cognitive skills, I think. I am in no…

Features: 
What should XP users do when Microsoft ends support? Upgrade to Windows 8, buy a new PC, keep running XP?

I think we're talking at cross purposes. I would never suggest that any OS is completely secure, and if I have inadvertently done so I need to…

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