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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


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How to get iOS 8 beta 4 now: a beginner's step-by-step guide to installing iOS 8 today on iPhone and iPad

It's possible, and in fact relatively straightforward, to install iOS 8 beta 4 on any recent iPhone or iPad. Here's how to get iOS 8 now on iPhone…

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Samsung Galaxy Fame review: budget Android smartphone is cheap, not cheerful

The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a very cheap budget Android smartphone. Here's our Galaxy Fame review.

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How to become a LinkedIn Publisher: how to use long-form posts on LinkedIn to boost your professional profile

We explain how to become a LinkedIn Publisher, as well as why you might want to be a LinkedIn Publisher.

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Best free and cheap apps for kids, toddlers and teens: entertain children of all ages with these great apps for Android and iPhone

We pick out great free apps for children of all ages. Best fun apps, best educational apps. Best apps for kids. Great apps for babies, apps for…

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HTC One M9 release date, price, specs: what we expect to see from the HTC One M9 in 2015

This is the page on which we will gather together all the latest news and rumours about the HTC One M9 release date, price, specs.

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When is BBM coming to Windows Phone? BBM for Windows release date - How to get BBM for Windows Phone

BBM is coming to Windows Phone. Here we explain when BBM is coming to Windows Phone, how to get BBM for Windows Phone. We also explore some of the…

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Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014

We explain which laptop to buy. 2014 laptops buying advice - grab a bargain with the best budget laptops, best ultraportable laptops and more.…

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Why there won't be a Nexus 7 2014: What the Nexus 8 means for the Nexus 7

We all expect a Nexus 8 to launch at some stage this summer, and that is likely to mean curtains for the excellent Nexus 7 tablet. Here's why…

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What is GitHub? PLUS: the GIT revision-control system explained, and alternatives to GitHub

We explain what is GitHub, what GitHub is for, and why GitHub is great. Plus: alternatives to GitHub.

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UK's best 3G network 2014: best 3G, best 4G, best mobile networks revealed

We have tested every 3G- and 4G network in the UK. What's the UK's best mobile network in 2014? Read on to find out.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

But they also have to pay a fee for every transaction - as they do with any new payment system.

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Surface Pro hands-on review: can Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop?

Wrong on all counts! The Surface Pro 3 is an x86 PC that runs all standard Windows software.

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

My existence? Not at all. My existence is about a lot more than paying my mortgage. Why I do my job? It's certainly a big part of it!I was being…

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

'Contactless debit/credit cards use NFC, Oyster cards are NFC, Apple Pay is NFC and Google Wallet is NFC.' NFC is not the issue. Technical issues…

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

Well, as I believe I said in the piece, that is changing. And that is making the market more crowded, and reducing Google's chance of making…

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

But that person you know didn't make that physical purchase using contact less payment via a smartphone. That's precisely my point.

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

Of course. But you would accept that a group of users who spend more on digital products is more likely to spend a lot on physical products using…

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Why Google Wallet isn't coming to the UK any time soon: There is no Google Wallet UK release date

In terms of Android users spending less, it is a fact that Apple iOS users spend more on apps and media than do Android users. A lot more, as it…

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Google Nexus 9 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comparison: Which is best for you?

...that is also a tablet. The big challenge Microsoft has faced (and seems to be surmounting) is articulating the difference. Customers have been…

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Apple iPad Air 2 first-look review: initial impressions of a new reference point for tablets

That's live prices of what is available on the open market in the UK. You can buy the super expensive iPad direct from Apple for £659.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Great if you like big, expensive phones

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Why Sony's PS4 2.0 update is every gamer's dream (well, mine at least)

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This Grolsch ad combines stop-motion & CG for majestic results

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Apple rumours and predictions for 2015: What to expect from Apple in 2015