William Maher

William Maher has written extensively about PCs and technology since the early days of the dot com boom, including stories on hacking, the rise of Linux, special effects in Hollywood, and the evolution of portable computers and wireless. He has covered international technology events such as Intel IDF in Beijing and IBM Lotusphere in Florida and has worked in numerous print and online roles, including labs editor, news editor, features editor, and deputy editor. Prior to working at PC Authority he was deputy editor at APC Magazine, an online journalist for APC Newswire, as well as a contributor in the past to Money Magazine, 4W4 Australia, The Bulletin and Motor.

William studied journalism at Charles Sturt University, and has been nominated for many industry awards, including Winning the Most Entertaining Writer award (2004 Consensus IT Writers Awards), and being a Finalist for Most Controversial Writer in the same year.

Innovations like broadband and portable MP3 keep William excited about technology, though he wishes more tech companies understood the term "user-friendly". William believes the biggest story in consumer technology is the way the Internet is affecting our social interactions - from online gaming, forums, to mobile messaging and Facebook.

Recent articles by William Maher

SAP partners with IBM to accelerate HANA cloud

SAP partners with IBM to accelerate HANA cloud

Available via SoftLayer DCs in Sydney, Melbourne.
Oct 15 2014 1:36PM
DiData eyes Oakton in landmark deal

DiData eyes Oakton in landmark deal

Transaction valued at $171 million.
Aug 12 2014 11:30AM
Telstra launches Ultimate 3G hotspot modem

Telstra launches Ultimate 3G hotspot modem

Combines Wi-Fi and 3G for the world's fastest wireless hotspot, says Telstra.
Jun 21 2011 1:54PM
St George issues Windows Phone 7 app

St George issues Windows Phone 7 app

Optimised for Windows Phone 7 but with limited functions.
Mar 31 2011 1:30PM
Do tablets need antivirus?

Do tablets need antivirus?

It's probably the last thing on the minds of new tablet owners, but one antivirus company is preparing for the worst.
Mar 24 2011 3:31PM
PlayStation 3 jailbreak: Sony hunts for IP addresses, usernames, comments, tweets, server logs

PlayStation 3 jailbreak: Sony hunts for IP addresses, usernames, comments, tweets, server logs

The common practice of console hacking continues to land people in hot water. And this time Sony is looking for IP addresses.
Mar 8 2011 9:01AM
Vodafone gets first dibs on Google Nexus S

Vodafone gets first dibs on Google Nexus S

Latest Google phone coming to Australia... soon.
Feb 8 2011 2:53PM
Google blocks BitTorrent from search suggestions

Google blocks BitTorrent from search suggestions

Google adds to the naughty dictionary.
Feb 1 2011 6:00AM
Opinion: Is this apocalypse now for netbooks?

Opinion: Is this apocalypse now for netbooks?

Predictions the netbook is dead are a touch exaggerated.
Jan 20 2011 4:25PM
CES: ASUS launches hybrid Eee Pad tablet

CES: ASUS launches hybrid Eee Pad tablet

Part laptop, part touchscreen tablet.
Jan 5 2011 2:19PM
Telstra launches $299 T-Touch Tab

Telstra launches $299 T-Touch Tab

Budget-minded Android tablet introduced.
Oct 27 2010 3:48PM
Kogan Agora - a simpler, practical Google phone?

Kogan Agora - a simpler, practical Google phone?

The next Google phone will be Kogan's Agora and it's looking to be much more understated, but perhaps sensible, design than the flashier T-Mobile G1.
Dec 5 2008 2:06PM
Review: Kogan Agora - a simpler, practical Google phone?

Review: Kogan Agora - a simpler, practical Google phone?

The next Google phone will be Kogan's Agora and it's looking to be much more understated, but perhaps sensible, design than the flashier T-Mobile G1.
Dec 5 2008 2:06PM
Review: HTC Touch Pro unboxed

Review: HTC Touch Pro unboxed

HTC's new Blackberry killer arrives on our desk, and it's every bit the showoff we thought it would be - and that's mean as a compliment.
Oct 16 2008 3:39PM
HTC Touch Pro unboxed

HTC Touch Pro unboxed

HTC's new Blackberry killer arrives on our desk, and it's every bit the showoff we thought it would be - and that's mean as a compliment.
Oct 16 2008 3:39PM
Dell Inspiron Mini 9, not an Eee-killer but the price is right

Dell Inspiron Mini 9, not an Eee-killer but the price is right

Dell's long awaited entry into the Eee-class notebook market is a top effort, though not perfect.
Sep 16 2008 5:32PM
Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9, not an Eee-killer but the price is right

Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9, not an Eee-killer but the price is right

Dell's long awaited entry into the Eee-class notebook market is a top effort, though not perfect.
Sep 16 2008 5:32PM
Review: First Look: Nokia E71 faces off against iPhone 3G

Review: First Look: Nokia E71 faces off against iPhone 3G

One of the best combinations of design and function in a smartphone we've seen for some time.
Sep 3 2008 1:26AM
First Look: Nokia E71 faces off against iPhone 3G

First Look: Nokia E71 faces off against iPhone 3G

One of the best combinations of design and function in a smartphone we've seen for some time.
Sep 3 2008 1:26AM
First Look: MSI Wind, a mini-laptop with a screen that doesn't suck

First Look: MSI Wind, a mini-laptop with a screen that doesn't suck

Our pics and first impressions of the hotly anticipated ultra-cheapie, and yes, it's better than the Eee in several ways.
Jul 17 2008 2:57PM

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