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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: 
Printer makers: give us cheap, high-quality prints

It was long a sacred truth among printer manufacturers: to part punter and cash, slash cost of hardware, stick impressive (and unrealistic) print…

Review: 
Datawind PocketSurfer2 R review

Datawind's PocketSurfer2 R is a contract-free mobile web-surfing device that works wherever there's GPRS coverage - but does nothing else.

Features: 
Nigerian 419 scammers ditch email for Facebook

So-called '419' email scams are a threat recognised by most, even in these cash-starved, dream-rich times. But the crooks behind the 'I'm a…

Features: 
After Vista and XP, what then?

And don't just scream ‘Windows 7', ladies, life's not that simple. There are many and several operating systems in our collective computing…

Review: 
WhiteSmoke General Writing 2009 review

WhiteSmoke General Writing 2009 aims to improve upon WhiteSmoke 2008 with a revamped user interface, updated style-checking engine and relevant…

Features: 
'Steve Jobs heart attack' report batters Apple shares

Apple's share price took a plunge last week, after rumours that Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack spread online. And now the US Securities…

Features: 
Harvard honours ridiculous research

The technology world lives and dies by the quality of R&D. Necessity may be the mother of invention, but researchers, beavering away in labs,…

Features: 
Your bank doesn't care if you get ripped off

Viewing your mortgage statement ankle deep in the debris of the world's banking 'system', you may have missed this little gem, but PC Advisor…

Features: 
What is most the important part of your security suite?

In a world where the number of individual pieces of malware is measured in the millions, security vendors and online crooks are involved in a…

Features: 
Security giants put their heads in the cloud

Autumn is upon us, and we're deep into the annual security software slugfest, where antimalware vendors large and small try to cram ‘new'…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Comment: 
My Family Tree 3.0.11.0 (32-bit)

It's not that sinister - we just take the same feed for some downloads. Beta news too, I think.

Comment: 
My Family Tree 3.0.11.0 (32-bit)

Yeah; we have done no such thing. And you should be really careful about accusing someone of plagiarism.

Features: 
How to speed up a computer; speed up any PC or laptop

We are building a new site to do exactly that. But it is worth me pointing out that the advertising pays for the website.

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on

Wow. Lot of opinion here, not a single inaccuracy that I can see. You like your phone, and that's great. But claiming that the Lumia 925 is the…

Review: 
iPhone 6 review: best ever iPhone is very good... but no longer the best phone you can buy

The live price is dictated by what is available on the market. Clearly third-party retailers aren't able to match Apple just yet! (The correct…

Review: 
iPhone 6 review: best ever iPhone is very good... but no longer the best phone you can buy

It's a video of the iPhone 6, on our iPhone 6 review. Surely that is relevant? (And it doesn't play on cellular connection.)

Review: 
Gigabyte P35W v2 review - slim and light laptop provides high-end gaming performance at accessible price

With respect Simon, we can publish only what happens during our tests. Perhaps the other site had a faulty unit? It seems odd that you would…

Features: 
How to sell on eBay: 30 tips and tricks for making more money

I'm not going to delete it, but I am going to suggest you prove it or withdraw the allegation.

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