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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: 
How to spot counterfeit gadgets: 5 ways to tell fake smartphones, tablets and laptops from the genuine article

How to tell if that smartphone, laptop or tablet is a fake. How to spot a counterfeit gadget, and how to avoid buying a dud.

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32 useful things you can do in Android Developer Options: How to access Android Developer Options

We explain what are Android Developer Options, and show you how to access and enable Android Developer Options on any Android phone or Android…

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10 of the best Raspberry Pi projects for kids: How to teach kids to code, program and compute (and have a great time) with Raspberry Pi

Here are 10 great ways to use your Raspberry Pi with kids and for kids. 10 great projects for children that use the Raspberry Pi.

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What is Facebook Privacy Basics? - how to use Facebook Privacy Basics to untag posts, block Friends and share posts with only some people

Facebook Privacy Basics is a tool set up by Facebook designed to give you complete control over what information you share on Facebook, with whom,…

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Nexus 6 vs HTC One M8 comparison: Nexus 6 offers bleeding edge tech at a decent price - but the HTC One M8 is a great bargain these days

We compare Google's exciting new Nexus 6 with the outstanding HTC One M8. What's the best Android phone? Read our Nexus 6 vs HTC One M8 Android…

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Nokia N1 vs Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet comparison: Samsung Tab S 8.4 offers excellent power, storage and connectivity - but the Nokia N1 will be cheaper

The Nokia N1 is a worthy challenger to the Tab S 8.4 in the Android tablet world. The Samsung Tab is powerful, fully featured, and well priced,…

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Samsung Gear Live video review - cheap and well built Android Wear smartwatch offers array of features but terrible battery life

The Samsung Gear Live is a perfectly fair smartwatch, and it is reasonably inexpensive for an Android Wear device. But, really, what is the point?…

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How to use SHARE play on PlayStation 4: Use SHARE play on PS4 to share your gameplay, have a multiplayer game, or hand over the controller to a friend

We explain how to use SHARE play on your PS4. Use SHARE play to share your gameplay, have a multiplayer game, or hand over the controller to a friend.

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Tesco Hudl 2 vs Nexus 7 tablet comparison: the best cheap tablet you can buy

The Nexus 7 is still available to buy in the UK, and at current prices it's a great buy. But the Tesco Hudl 2 is a staggeringly good buy. What is…

Features: 
What happens to smart heating when the internet is broken, there's a power outage, or the batteries run out?

We explain what to happens to smart thermostats and zoned smart-heating when there is a power cut or the Wi-Fi breaks. Includes Nest, Hive, Tado,…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to use System Restore to fix a Windows 8 PC or laptop

This explains our position (which may change): http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

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How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media on web pages: stop videos autoplaying in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

Yes, we certainly do. This explains our current thinking, but it is constantly up for review: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

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Apple Watch vs Huawei Watch comparison preview: What's the difference?

Certain irony in the punctuation in this post.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What to expect from the smartphone market leaders in 2015

So we should never compare any products unless it is Samsung and Apple? Odd viewpoint.

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How to manually upgrade an Android smartphone or tablet

'Full of links to other parts of the site' is an odd criticism!

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Oculus Rift release date, specs and features: Oculus Rift set to change the way we play, how we experience events and places

No idea what that means. I'm gonna presume it was a compliment. Thanks!

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Group test: what's the best security software?

Which would be okay for most, and fine in your case because you understand what you are doing and can make an informed decision. But this list is…

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