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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: 
iRiver Lplayer review

iRiver's Lplayer is an 8GB portable media player so small and cute you'll want to take it home and adopt it. And at 41g, it's no heavyweight, either.

Review: 
International Cricket Captain 2008 review

The sports side of resource management games has long been sewn up by soccer-management sims such as Championship Manager and Football Manager.…

Features: 
Muslim Massacre game: tasteless beyond parody

It's one of those 'write-by-numbers' stories: über-violent/raunchy/politically incorrect game appears, and the Right-Thinking Majority rush…

Features: 
Firefox rival, Vista killer... what is Google Chrome?

On the face of it, the answer is simple: Google Chrome is an open-source web browser and, as such, will be aiming to blow Mozilla Firefox out of…

Review: 
BT Total Broadband with BT ToGo review

People are more likely to change spouse (okay, bank) than ISP, so ISPs need their existing customers to cough up for more services - enter BT's…

Features: 
Microsoft slaps Google with IE8: the 'porn browser'

You remember Internet Explorer, right? Rubbish web browser used only by people who clung to AOL dialup until someone told them t'interweb lives in…

Features: 
In space, no-one can hear you scream: 'malware!'

A password-stealing worm is leaping out of the distended hard drives of PCs on board NASA's International Space Station, according to the space…

Features: 
Relax, it's the Gates and Seinfeld show

Jerry Seinfeld was once a very funny and popular man. Bill Gates... not so much.

Review: 
Orange Mobile Broadband review

Orange Mobile Broadband costs £15 a month for up to 3GB. You have to sign up for 18 months.

Review: 
Three Broadband Lite review

Three is into mobile broadband in a big way, offering 18 different 18-month plans - three levels of usage and six dongles.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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

A compelling argument. But PC users seem to understand apostrophes better.

Review: 
New Nexus 7 review; the best 7in tablet of 2013

Worth waiting until at least the end of the month I'd say. See what they come out with. Even if it isn't what you want it should make the Nexus 7…

Review: 
Lumia 520 vs Motorola Moto E comparison review: best cheap smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2014

It does not. But it does sell advertising that is targeted at you based on your personal behavioural data, which is harvested from a variety of…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No fighting spirit here. I'm just doing my job, which is - in part - dealing with trolls who post ridiculous statements such as 'the journalism…

Review: 
Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation

That sounds like a terrible experience and you have my sympathy. I'm not here to defend or promote anyone, but I will say that Dell has millions…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No Fraught. As you know - behind your anonymous username - that is the very opposite of what I am saying.

News: 
No Man's Sky release date, gameplay features & trailers

A fair point. But also where it gets a bit tricky: can websites publish news only immediately when it happens? We cover all sorts of products, and…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best Android antivirus?

That is terrible advice.

Review: 
OnePlus One review: hands-on with the customisable Android phone that has top specs and a great price

For one thing, I'm not here to defend- or speak for OnePlus. I'm sure there is an element of hype by scarcity. I am no expert, but it don't think…

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Nokia replaces budget Lumia 520 with 530: Release date, price and specs

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Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone Camera in iOS 8

IDG UK Sites

Why you shouldn't trust password managers

IDG UK Sites

How to make an 'Apple iWatch' using an iPod nano and a 3D printer