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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: 
Robocops to clean the streets by 2084

A Sheffield academic believes that robot police will be patrolling the streets of Britain within 75 years.

Review: 
ALLCapture 3.0 review

ALLCapture 3.0 is screen-recording software that offers full-featured functionality and idiot-proof ease of use. But it comes at a hefty price.

Features: 
Monks get superfast broadband upgrade

Dialup is so slow it exhausts the patience even of saints. Well, monks.

News: 
Online crime maps live 'by the end of 2008'

Online maps showing detailed crime patterns in communities across the UK will be available to residents by the end of the year. Web users will be…

Features: 
Microsoft Mojave better than Windows Vista

Microsoft is going public with the results of its operating system Pepsi Challenge. The software giant asked XP-using Vista nay-sayers in San…

Features: 
18-rated PlayStation games banned in prisons

Prisoners in England and Wales will, from 30 September, no longer be allowed to play PlayStation games rated 18.

Video: 
Windows 7 and the enterprise

The benefits to business of upgrading to Windows 7. How network admins can use Microsoft's upcoming OS to improve efficiency and protect data.

Review: 
Siber Systems GoodSync Pro review

GoodSync from Siber Systems is one of the nicest-looking and easiest-to-use file- and folder-synchronisation programs we've seen.

Features: 
Hallmark email threat on the loose

Security vendor PC Tools is warning users about a round of malicious "hallmark.exe" files. The files are distributed by email and have been…

Review: 
Ability Office Business 5.0 review

Ability Office Business is not so much an alternative to Microsoft Office as an homage. An inexpensive option which closely resembles the original.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to use Windows Live Family Safety

Give us a clue: what language is this?

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

'I'm not being biased in any way'. 'I hate Apple'. Erm...

Review: 
Android L vs iOS 8 comparison preview: Apple vs Google software showdown

Perhaps you'd like to educate us? Currently you've just copied and pasted a bit of an article.

News: 
Windows 8 'Threshold' update will be Windows 9

You're quite right. Apple used to do it semi deliberately, then Samsung took it to a whole new level with the Galaxy S3. Now all tech companies…

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.

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Motorola Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 530 comparison: What's the best budget smartphone

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

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Why you shouldn't trust password managers

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