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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


News: 
By Royal appointment: the Queen joins Twitter

The Royal Family has joined micro-blogging site Twitter, according to Buckingham Palace officials. The Twitter.com/BritishMonarchy site went live…

Review: 
CMS BounceBack Ultimate review

CMS BounceBack Ultimate is simple-but-effective software that backs up your PC's entire contents to an external storage device.

News: 
Symantec's Norton 2010 betas go live

Symantec has released live betas of Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010. The updates to Symantec's flagship antimalware…

News: 
BT drops Phorm WebWise system

BT has dropped the controversial internet tracking ad-delivery system WebWise, dealing out a huge blow to its developer Phorm.

Features: 
How to secure your PC: pile on the layers

It used to be so simple. To secure your PC, you simply shelled out 30 or 40 notes for an internet security suite, it checked your system's files…

News: 
O2 to cut off unauthorised iPhone web tetherers

iPhone owners who've upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0 have been told by O2 not to tether their phones to laptops in order to enjoy free 3G connectivity…

Features: 
iPhone, Pre or netbook? One device to rule them all

So Apple's latest iPhone walks among us and, as a plethora of Android mobiles prepare for launch, the Palm Pre looks like it could be the iPhone…

Review: 
e-pens Mobile Notes review

Mobile Notes is an electronic pen from e-pens, and one of the better examples of the breed.

Features: 
How to remove Mikeyy and Conficker

Malware is increasing exponentially, but nobody does it for fun. Getting into your PC is big business and, when a virus starts to make headlines,…

Features: 
No broadband? Support the digital TV switchover

We live in a country where 65 percent of people are unaware about the ongoing digital TV switchover (aka: analogue TV switch off), and 3 million…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Windows 7 vs Windows 8: whats the best upgrade from XP?

Windows 8 is Windows 7 plus the aspects you describe. And measurably faster, with baked in AV.

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I just want to know what this comment is!

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I can assure that no comments have been deleted on this article, and there has been no site downtime today. Sounds like a local problem at your end.

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

To answer your points in order - we update this article several times a month as new laptops become available. So I'm not sure at what point we…

Review: 
HP Z1 G2 Workstation review: iMac rival is powerful all-in-one that can be easily opened and upgraded

Hi Phillip. The review is nearly a year old, so it's possible the product is no longer available. (I don't personally know this, but HP is not a…

Features: 
6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

Nah. Fair comment. And I haven't got time to sue everybody.

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

Then I can suggest only that you never use any smartphones or laptops.

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I was talking about the comment to which I initially responded.It's fair comment to say if you believe the article is biased. I don't believe it…

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

You win points for anonymous bravery and zany humour when selecting usernames. Laugh? I nearly did.

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Sky to offer mobile phone contracts with O2: Will Vodafone make a move?

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Windows 10: a guaranteed success. Probably.

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Do we need to fight the government again over design and art education?

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How to make money selling books on the iBookstore, publish your book in Apple's book store