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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: 
My BT Broadband Hell

I'm currently trapped in BT Broadband call-centre Hell. Despite the appalling TV adverts with that annoying floppy-haired guy from 'My Family', I…

Features: 
CeBIT: Thermaltake's overclocked gaming PC

Thermaltake is one of those companies that has a perfect name: its products take heat away from your PC's innards. The complicated bits. And now…

Features: 
CeBIT: Qcharger laptop battery charger

Among the bombast, the tat and the endless supply of USB memory sticks (why always with the USB memory sticks?) it is possible at CeBIT to find…

Features: 
CeBIT: AMD comes out swinging

In recent years AMD has struggled to hang on to the coat-tails of Intel (or 'our rival') as AMD execs say, eschewing the 'I word'.

Features: 
CeBIT: XP-based Asus Eee PC - I WANT ONE

Note to Father Christmas: I realise that your big day is a ways off, but I am going to be a good boy, and I do want an Asus Eee PC. One with an…

Features: 
Samsung unveils worlds smallest colour laser printers

Samsung Electronics yesterday here at CeBIT launched what it claims are the world's 'smallest and quietest colour printer and multifunction…

Features: 
CeBIT: Samsung wants your business

Samsung was quick out of the blocks here at CeBIT, yesterday announcing a raft of products before Hannover's uber tradeshow had even begun.

Features: 
Format war: what is it good for?

In the case of Blu-ray vs HD DVD, not a lot. Unless, that is, you have a vested interest in reducing consumer confidence, spending tech-company…

News: 
Hard disks vs flash drives: the verdict

According to Hitachi Global Storage director Larry Swezey, the future is bright for hard disk drives (HDDs) - despite the growing popularity of…

Features: 
Guardian blogger forced offline by boring idiots

Last week Max Gogarty, a 19-year-old gap-year student, had to shut down his backpacking blog on the Guardian, after users swamped his one and only…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to use Windows Live Family Safety

Give us a clue: what language is this?

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

'I'm not being biased in any way'. 'I hate Apple'. Erm...

Review: 
Android L vs iOS 8 comparison preview: Apple vs Google software showdown

Perhaps you'd like to educate us? Currently you've just copied and pasted a bit of an article.

News: 
Windows 8 'Threshold' update will be Windows 9

You're quite right. Apple used to do it semi deliberately, then Samsung took it to a whole new level with the Galaxy S3. Now all tech companies…

Video: 
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

A compelling argument. But PC users seem to understand apostrophes better.

Review: 
New Nexus 7 review; the best 7in tablet of 2013

Worth waiting until at least the end of the month I'd say. See what they come out with. Even if it isn't what you want it should make the Nexus 7…

Review: 
Lumia 520 vs Motorola Moto E comparison review: best cheap smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2014

It does not. But it does sell advertising that is targeted at you based on your personal behavioural data, which is harvested from a variety of…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No fighting spirit here. I'm just doing my job, which is - in part - dealing with trolls who post ridiculous statements such as 'the journalism…

Review: 
Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation

That sounds like a terrible experience and you have my sympathy. I'm not here to defend or promote anyone, but I will say that Dell has millions…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No Fraught. As you know - behind your anonymous username - that is the very opposite of what I am saying.

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