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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: 
Bonkers broadband and call centre hell

"If you know your account number, are calling from the moon, and can recite the words to the second verse of the national anthem, backwards, press…

Features: 
Technology helps us cheat smarter, not harder

Today's reports that almost two thirds of students copy work from the web fits nicely into the book of: 'Well, yeah'. It was ever thus - only the…

Features: 
How to secure your PC for free

Although you can never eradicate the threat of malware when probing the web's dark recesses, slapping on as many layers of security as possible…

Features: 
God bless ESD: get Windows 8 for just 1p

Picture the scene. October 2012, Moon Station 1: Steve Ballmer invites President Bill Gates on stage to launch Microsoft's next-gen desktop and…

Features: 
Does technology make us lonely? Anybody? Hello..?

Full disclosure: I am one of the 300,000 or so members of the PC Advisor forum (we're bigger than Slough), so I'm an unlikely opponent of online…

Features: 
If Vista's a fail, Windows 7 is a cash cow

I can't lie, I've grown fond of Windows Vista. Like the perfect life partner it's pretty, practical and mostly stable. Sure, it flakes out on…

News: 
Sony Ericsson Google Android phone revealed

An online retailer is listing a version of Sony Ericsson's Windows Mobile smartphone the Xperia, with one major difference. The new Xperia appears…

Features: 
Rumour: Toshiba to launch Blu-ray player?

Massive HD-DVD backer Toshiba, one of the biggest losers in the nascent high-definition disc format wars, will produce and launch a Blu-ray player…

Features: 
Microsoft to KO Google in (Windows) 7

Microsoft versus Google is a matchup pleasing to pugilists. In the Redmond corner: a grizzled, bruised old champ, with just one fight left in him.…

Features: 
Two thirds of PC Advisor readers still use Windows XP

In the final months of Windows Vista's reign as the top dog at Microsoft, around 64 percent of PC Advisor users are still running Windows XP on…


 

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...

Features: 
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!

IDG UK Sites

Android M / Android 6.0 UK release date and new feature rumours: Android M live video stream -...

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Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

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Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

IDG UK Sites

Jony Ive 'semi-retired' into new role: kicked upstairs as Chief Design Officer