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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: 
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…

Features: 
How to protect your laptop and data from thieves

As various civil servants know only too well, thousands of laptops are lost and stolen each year. Here, we'll show you how to enhance your chances…

Features: 
Symantec says 'Ola' to faster, lighter online security

Today I have been mostly watching Symantec launch Norton Internet Security 2009 in a lovely hotel in Madrid. Tough gig.

News: 
Symantec launches Norton Internet Security 2009

Symantec today launched Norton Internet Security 2009, and Norton AntiVirus 2009. The company claims that the updated internet security suite and…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
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…

Features: 
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.

Features: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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.

Features: 
Which laptop should I buy?

The publication date refers to the last time the article was updated.

News: 
Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

Not sure about that. It's there instead of ' is'.

Review: 
Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: which is the best flagship 9in tablet? It's Android vs iPad in our Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 shoot out

Based on only a short time with the device. I hope that was clear - this is a comparison mainly based on specs, price etc.

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3 comparison review: Xperia Z3 can't topple the cheaper Quad HD LG G3

It's not a contradiction to say 'there is a lot to like about product a, but we prefer product b'. And no, no we weren't 'bought by LG'. Grow up.

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Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 7 isn't. Amazon Fire HD 6 and...

IDG UK Sites

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

IDG UK Sites

ACLU's Halloween-themed animation warns of dangers of ignoring threats to your privacy

IDG UK Sites

20 lesser-known tips for Mac OS X Yosemite: use Yosemite like an expert