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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: 
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'…

Features: 
120 idiots give up password for £5 M&S voucher

Don't believe a word about the world-weary, cynical ways of Londoners. When an independent research company this week approached 200 random people…

Features: 
80% of UK users don't trust businesses with data

Nearly four out of five people in Britain believe their personal information is unsafe with commercial websites and businesses. And they think…

Features: 
Phoney 'AntiVirus 2008' codec blackmails users

Security software firm PC Tools is reporting that 'surprisingly high numbers' of users have been duped by a dodgy codec named: …

Features: 
Windows 7 screenshots: look, but don't get excited

Despite Microsoft's desires and best efforts, screenshots of Microsoft Windows 7, M3 Build 6780, just keep on popping up on the internet.

Features: 
Eugene Kaspersky: 'no such thing as 100% secure software'

Despite being the co-founder of one the decade's most successful security software vendors, Eugene Kaspersky doesn't think software alone can…

Features: 
Traditional antivirus will die in the next two years

For the vast majority of users, at least, the current model of paying for and installing separate online security software products for each…

Review: 
Papershow review

Papershow is a presentational tool with a difference - it comprises a big fat ball point pen that doubles as a Bluetooth pointer, a Bluetooth…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


News: 
Facebook Messenger app isn't evil & it's not about to spy on you

What? You've lost me now. First we are regurgitating Facebook press releases, and when I point out that we are on fact unaware of such press…

News: 
Facebook Messenger app isn't evil & it's not about to spy on you

That's just the point John, we'd have to look them up. Or are you saying that we should go out of our way to avoid agreement with Facebook? Seems…

Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

Good spot. That is an error, I think. Need to check UK release but I am pretty confident it was the same as the US - January 2010.

Review: 
Wired2Fire VX-6 review: budget gaming PC offers decent performance, is a steal at only £549

Maybe so. As I say I am not here to defend or promote anyone. But I would say that I know a lot of PC makers, and very few of them make much…

News: 
Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

Ah, fair point. Didn't think about the newsletter.Excellent news. Let's get back on it!

Review: 
Wired2Fire VX-6 review: budget gaming PC offers decent performance, is a steal at only £549

You forgot to take off VAT, which takes the cost to 516 even with no profit at all. In fact - and I am not here to defend or promote anyone - when…

News: 
Facebook Messenger app isn't evil & it's not about to spy on you

Hush now. Trolling I can take, poor-quality troll-bait wastes everyone's time. As I have stated several times on this thread: by all means…

News: 
Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

So, to be clear, on an unrelated story you criticised us for not covering this subject. And then on this story (which came out on the same day as…

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