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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: 
PC Advisor's 10 most popular products of 2007

A year is a long time in technology, but little hype gets past PC Advisor readers. This year 10 product reviews have attracted more attention than…

Features: 
Ofcom wants more honest broadband advertising

Ofcom's consumer panel is (again) demanding that ISPs reduce the gap between 'theoretical' broadband speeds, and those achieved in practice. In an…

Features: 
Revealed: the solution to PC security

Yes, I inherited the PC-security beat by failing at ‘last one out of the office’, but malware writers do get the girls. And we cover…

News: 
1 in 5 PCs infected with silent rootkits

Malware researchers at Prevx today highlighted what they are calling a 'massive growth' in the number of PCs harbouring rootkit infections.

News: 
Microsoft demonstrates real online scams

Microsoft this week teamed up with Prevx and Get Safe Online to demonstrate the real-life, online scams that criminals use to steal from PC users.…

Features: 
BT offers movie downloads for free

BT has launched a service offering customers free film downloads. The catch? You'll have to watch adverts. (Personally, I go to the cinema only to…

Features: 
Antispyware: to buy or not to buy?

Recently my colleague Erik Larkin opined that dedicated antispyware applications are a waste of time and money. But while his argument is…

Features: 
McAfee: Governments under attack from cyber-spies

UK computer systems will be hit by political, military, economic and technical espionage in 2008. That's the warning from McAfee, which also says…

Features: 
Using Facebook to check job applicants 'illegal'

It's political correctness gone mad. These days, we're told, it's wrong to employ someone because they're wearing the right tie or the wrong (but…

Review: 
Auralog Tell me More 1 2 3 language-learning software

With its Vista-like sheen and soothing muzak, Auralog Tell me More feels a long way from learning in a draughty classroom. But learn you will.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
New Nexus 6 release date, rumoured specs and features: When is the new Nexus 6 coming out?

It's fair to say we know a lot more about the Nexus 6 than do you about our business model and remuneration practices.

Features: 
Android 4.5 release date and features: When will the next version of Android (Lollipop) come out?

(Editor in chief of a group of established magazines, Callum, get it right.) I accept that I/we don't always get the tone right in our moderation.…

Features: 
What's the fastest smartphone 2014: Processor, graphics, web performance comparison

Hardly the actions of someone on the take though, you'll accept. The difficult thing about being accused of corruption when you are entirely…

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

Indeed. I think that a consumer can get the gist however. The buying advice is correct. (And I know I can't talk on a subject for five minutes…

News: 
iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

Sadly, neither you nor sexism are funny in any way.

Review: 
Apple iPad mini 2 Retina vs iPad mini comparison review

Ah, sarcasm! Excellent. We appreciate that the site takes too long to load, and that is largely down to ad calls. We're in the process of…

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iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

Yes. Yes you do. You are truly a winner. A boy wonder. Congratulations.

News: 
iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

Maybe so. I guess a guy who trolls pointlessly using your username and image would know all about lame.

News: 
iPhone 6 release date: When will Apple's next iPhone arrive?

Going by your prose style I presume that what happens in school is something of a mystery to you.

Review: 
Chillblast Fusion Spartacus budget gaming PC review: inexpensive but fast gaming PC uses Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition chip

That's a particularly downbeat way of looking at it! I see where you are coming from, but it does rather depend on the way the warranty works.…

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