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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


News: 
14 simple tips to improve your computing life

Just because PC software and hardware has the potential to make life easier, it doesn’t mean it always does. In this age of rapid technological…

Features: 
The web's credit crunch sucker punch

I'm beyond tired of hearing about ‘economic meltdown'. For those of us in a semi-permanent state of self-imposed penury (you know,…

Features: 
Security vendors predict malware armageddon

November 24 has been dubbed "black Monday" by security software firms, who reckon that day will see a peak in the spread of information-stealing…

Features: 
Printer makers: give us cheap, high-quality prints

It was long a sacred truth among printer manufacturers: to part punter and cash, slash cost of hardware, stick impressive (and unrealistic) print…

Review: 
Datawind PocketSurfer2 R review

Datawind's PocketSurfer2 R is a contract-free mobile web-surfing device that works wherever there's GPRS coverage - but does nothing else.

Features: 
Nigerian 419 scammers ditch email for Facebook

So-called '419' email scams are a threat recognised by most, even in these cash-starved, dream-rich times. But the crooks behind the 'I'm a…

Features: 
After Vista and XP, what then?

And don't just scream ‘Windows 7', ladies, life's not that simple. There are many and several operating systems in our collective computing…

Review: 
WhiteSmoke General Writing 2009 review

WhiteSmoke General Writing 2009 aims to improve upon WhiteSmoke 2008 with a revamped user interface, updated style-checking engine and relevant…

Features: 
'Steve Jobs heart attack' report batters Apple shares

Apple's share price took a plunge last week, after rumours that Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack spread online. And now the US Securities…

Features: 
Harvard honours ridiculous research

The technology world lives and dies by the quality of R&D. Necessity may be the mother of invention, but researchers, beavering away in labs,…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 hands-on review: High-res tablet takes aim at iPad mini 2 and Nexus 7

Fair enough. We're in the process of building a new site. Can't reduce the ads, but can improve the experience. And, for the record, we…

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Group test: what's the best antivirus?

Leaving all of that aside, because I have addressed it elsewhere and - honestly - I think this is a situation to which people bring prejudice. But…

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What is Black Friday: What you need to know about Apple and Amazon's Black Friday 2013

Usually pretty good. Depends on the individual deal, just keep an eye on the blog. It will be updated all week.

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Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6 comparison review: Sony slaps Apple in a flagship smartphone face off - but both face challenges in a competitive market

No. Because that is completely different, and would be an utterly facile thing to do.

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Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6 comparison review: Sony slaps Apple in a flagship smartphone face off - but both face challenges in a competitive market

Me; this website; this site's publishers IDG; Apple; or Sony? Exactly which of the above are you accusing of corruption and breaking UK law? I…

Features: 
10 best Facebook games of June 2014

Grow up Niall. Of course it was an accusation, and of course it was false. With monotonous regularity keyboard warriors see fit to accuse author…

Features: 
4 things we hate about Windows 10: The worst things about Microsoft's new Windows

We'll I presumed that if you dole it out as often as you do, you can also take it! Apologies though. I presume people know that because I am a mod…

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4 things we hate about Windows 10: The worst things about Microsoft's new Windows

Oh grow up. It says that I was moderating comments from my ipad.For the record I am writing this from my Android phone, and i generally work from…

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WIN: An amazing Christmas Gift bundle worth more than £500

Sorry! The point of the competition for us is to increase use of our social channels.

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