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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: 
5 ways to shop smarter and beat online gripes

According to a survey from IMRG and Capgemini, which hoovered up data from 60 UK retail websites, Monday 8 December will be the biggest online…

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…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Windows 7 vs Windows 8: whats the best upgrade from XP?

Windows 8 is Windows 7 plus the aspects you describe. And measurably faster, with baked in AV.

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I just want to know what this comment is!

Features: 
Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I can assure that no comments have been deleted on this article, and there has been no site downtime today. Sounds like a local problem at your end.

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Group test: what's the best laptop?

To answer your points in order - we update this article several times a month as new laptops become available. So I'm not sure at what point we…

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HP Z1 G2 Workstation review: iMac rival is powerful all-in-one that can be easily opened and upgraded

Hi Phillip. The review is nearly a year old, so it's possible the product is no longer available. (I don't personally know this, but HP is not a…

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6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

Nah. Fair comment. And I haven't got time to sue everybody.

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Group test: what's the best Android antivirus?

Then I can suggest only that you never use any smartphones or laptops.

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Microsoft HoloLens is only good for two things: And they're not holograms

I was talking about the comment to which I initially responded.It's fair comment to say if you believe the article is biased. I don't believe it…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best laptop?

You win points for anonymous bravery and zany humour when selecting usernames. Laugh? I nearly did.

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