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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


Review: 
Lumia 830 review: mid-priced 5in Windows smartphone offers good battery life, decent build and camera. But performance is poor

The Lumia 830 is a mid-priced 5in Windows smartphone, offering good battery life, decent build and camera, and mediocre performer. Find out more…

Features: 
Oculus Rift release date rumours, specs and features: Oculus Rift 'to launch in the middle of 2015', and to cost just $200

Oculus Rift release date and price in the UK, plus Oculus Rift specs, and what it is like to use Oculus Rift. We round up and analyse the latest…

Features: 
How to play poker online: How to use an online poker site. How to play Texas Hold 'Em, and what are the best hands in poker? Plus: the rules of poker

We explain how to play poker. How to use an online poker site. How to play Texas Hold 'Em, and what are the best hands in poker.

Review: 
Cybook Ocean review: well-built eReader offers huge 8-inch display, but costs too much for such a buggy device

The Cybook Ocean from Bookeen is an eReader with a difference: that difference being a large 8in display that makes it as big as a paperback book.…

Features: 
When will my phone get Android Lollipop? Android L upgrade news for Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Asus and more

Find out when your Android phone will get the Lollipop upgrade. Android Lollipop upgrade information for Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and more. When…

Features: 
LG G3 headphones/aux problem: Headphones volume keeps dropping out on LG G3 - 5 fixes for LG G3 headphones issue

We outline five fixes and workarounds for issues with the LG G3's headphones socket. Volume dropping out when using your LG G3 with headphones?…

Review: 
Apple iPhone 6 review: a bigger screen makes this the best iPhone ever, but it's not the best smartphone you can buy

The iPhone 6 is a well-built, beautifully designed smartphone. It has a good - if not great - display, and is a top performer. Find out if you…

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…

Features: 
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.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Top 10 Android Lollipop tips, tricks and hidden features: The best bits of Android L

'Click bait', that's debatable but your opinion to which you are entitled.'People from countries whose names we can't spell are hired to write…

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...

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

Certain irony in the punctuation in this post.

Review: 
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.

Features: 
How to manually upgrade an Android smartphone or tablet

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

Features: 
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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How to get a free EE Power Bar: Mobile and broadband customers eligible for free smartphone charger

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Why Netflix won't terminate your account for using a VPN, probably

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Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe, Autodesk and Corel software, accuses companies of 'bullying'

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New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: Apple's WWDC invite shows Apple TV