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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: 
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…

Features: 
BBC to put TV shows on iTunes

The BBC will this week start offering BBC TV shows on the iTunes Store.

Features: 
16 percent of Xbox 360 consoles will fail

Microsoft's Xbox 360 games console has a staggering 16.4 percent chance of breaking down. The failure rate for PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles, by…

Features: 
5,000 patient records on stolen hospital laptop

A laptop which held the private records of more than 5,000 hospital patients has been stolen. And no, you haven't read this story before. That was…

Features: 
MoD goon leaves secret data laptop in pub

Stop me if you've heard this before: an MoD laptop with top secret, unencrypted data about the movements of British troops has been found in a…

Features: 
Illegal downloaders face UK internet ban

The government wants to ban from the web internet users who illegally download music and films.

Features: 
47% of men 'would give up sex for a 50in plasma TV'

According to a Comet poll that questioned 2,000 people, 47 percent of UK men would give up sex for six months to bag a 50in plasma TV set.

News: 
PC Advisor's 30 great Valentine's day gifts

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got…


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
Microsoft phone scam: don't be a victim

Hey 'Truthman', I am nothing of the sort. Not least because I am nothing to do with the US, the .co.uk should tell you that. I'm a long way from…

Features: 
What's the best free email service? We compare the top five providers

It is in my profile, which is clearly marked as a Moderator. Or should I start every post with 'as editor in chief...'

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

Yup. And 15 million in September. You don't like our site, and you are entitled to say so. But lots of people love it.

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

It was actually 15 million in September. (Numbers 'made up' by Google.)

Review: 
HP Chromebook 14 review: the best way to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen

It's not ideal, but we can review only what manufacturers supply (and it is still on sale). As to 'disappearing', 15 million readers last month…

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

It's all good fun, thanks. And it pays my mortgage.

Review: 
iPhone 6 review: best ever iPhone is very good... but no longer the best phone you can buy

I have nothing but respect for our readers. Perhaps this helps explain the situation: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/o...

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

A fair point of view, honestly expressed. Makes it tough for me to argue. Can't you just flame?

News: 
HTC to make last Nexus tablet: Nexus 9 release date, price and specs

Great. I didn't understand that, but great.

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Nokia branding killed in place of 'Microsoft Lumia': Windows Phone moves into new era

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Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

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Halloween Photoshop tutorials: 13 masterclasses for horrifying art, designs and type

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Should you update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8? iOS 8.1 brings back Camera Roll, adds Apple Pay in...