Daniel Long

Daniel is a passionate writer who has travelled extensively around the world and Australia. He has written across a number of broad subjects (including food and dining) while working as an online journalist for a health related website in Sydney. He graduated with a degree in Communications and Business from Macquarie University.

Daniel has worked at several technology and internet companies, giving him valuable business and technical experience that he brings to PC Authority. He understands the needs of the everyday consumer and what excites the general public. Always on the lookout for the latest gadgets, he’s a keen futurist always looking towards the next 'big thing' as well as the latest in science and research from around the world.  However, he cautions the need to balance our technological fascination with a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

"The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
~Karl Marx

Recent articles by Daniel Long

Telstra flags new broadband bundles

Telstra flags new broadband bundles

Three new Telstra bundles on sale for T-Hub launch.
Jun 18 2010 3:56PM
Telstra's T-Box arrives for under $300

Telstra's T-Box arrives for under $300

Combines BigPond TV and HD digital TV channels with PVR functionality.
Jun 17 2010 5:38AM
Kaspersky critical of exploit publicity

Kaspersky critical of exploit publicity

Kaspersky Lab co-founder Eugene Kaspersky believes that the publication of security exploits often generates more harm that good overall
May 18 2010 9:46AM
Google reveals requests by Australian government to take down Internet content

Google reveals requests by Australian government to take down Internet content

New statistics released by Google show how many times Australian Government and police have asked the search engine to remove Internet content and get information about users
Apr 21 2010 5:13PM
Malware writers begin to target Google's Chrome browser

Malware writers begin to target Google's Chrome browser

Just because you're using Chrome doesn't mean you're necessarily immune to malware. An unsolicited email is circulating which prompts Google Chrome users to install a fake browser extension.
Apr 20 2010 4:40PM
Not in Australia, the innovative technologies you won't find here: paying with RFID

Not in Australia, the innovative technologies you won't find here: paying with RFID

Paying for our goods with RFID technology might seem risky, but in some countries it's already commonplace. Can RFID payments be more than just an e-toll solution in Australia?
Mar 18 2010 5:35PM
Exclusive First Look Review: Sony's Vaio X might be the thinnest and lightest notebook ever

Exclusive First Look Review: Sony's Vaio X might be the thinnest and lightest notebook ever

In a world first, we've managed to get our hands on a review unit of Sony's stunningly thin ultraportable. Most surprisingly, it sports the newest Atom chip from Intel - the Z550 2.0GHz and GMA 500 graphics.
Oct 12 2009 9:11AM
Review: Exclusive First Look Review: Sony's Vaio X might be the thinnest and lightest notebook ever

Review: Exclusive First Look Review: Sony's Vaio X might be the thinnest and lightest notebook ever

In a world first, we've managed to get our hands on a review unit of Sony's stunningly thin ultraportable. Most surprisingly, it sports the newest Atom chip from Intel - the Z550 2.0GHz and GMA 500 graphics.
Oct 12 2009 9:11AM
Fake Antivirus: 5 software titles you should definitely NOT install

Fake Antivirus: 5 software titles you should definitely NOT install

We take a closer look at some of the more common scareware traps; what to look out for, how to identify the fakes and 5 rogue security software packages you should try and avoid at all costs.
Oct 6 2009 2:04PM
Malware being distributed through eBay-style marketplace

Malware being distributed through eBay-style marketplace

Open source malware now accounts for as much as 10% of the overall malware marketplace as criminals cotton onto the many benefits of adaptable code.
Sep 23 2009 10:07AM
Google offers traffic maps to Aussie motorists

Google offers traffic maps to Aussie motorists

Snapshots of traffic on main and arterial roads available for free online.
Sep 16 2009 4:48PM
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, clearly gunning for Norton 360

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, clearly gunning for Norton 360

A few disappointing extras make this an unappetising upsell from the standard ZoneAlarm suite
Jul 17 2009 9:30AM
Review: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, clearly gunning for Norton 360

Review: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, clearly gunning for Norton 360

A few disappointing extras make this an unappetising upsell from the standard ZoneAlarm suite
Jul 17 2009 9:30AM
Hacking attacks work of individual group, not North Korea, says Finnish security expert

Hacking attacks work of individual group, not North Korea, says Finnish security expert

A major DDoS attack against US and South Korean government websites is not thought to be the work of North Korean interests, says a security expert
Jul 10 2009 10:17AM
PirateBay battle piracy laws with IPREDator

PirateBay battle piracy laws with IPREDator

PirateBay's IPREDator is a new P2P anonymizer designed to cloak the actions of downloaders and keep file logs and IP addresses hidden from the authorities.
Mar 26 2009 5:08PM
First Look: DualSim Slider - are two SIMs better than one?

First Look: DualSim Slider - are two SIMs better than one?

A phone with twin SIM card slots offers the convenience of two phone numbers, although the phone suffers from a couple of basic usability and performance problems.
Mar 23 2009 6:05PM
Review: First Look: DualSim Slider - are two SIMs better than one?

Review: First Look: DualSim Slider - are two SIMs better than one?

A phone with twin SIM card slots offers the convenience of two phone numbers, although the phone suffers from a couple of basic usability and performance problems.
Mar 23 2009 6:05PM
Review: First Look: HP Mini 2140, still the style king of netbooks?

Review: First Look: HP Mini 2140, still the style king of netbooks?

The HP Mini 2140 injects a little prestige back into netbooks, blending style with decent performance and respectable specs.
Mar 11 2009 10:13AM
First Look: HP Mini 2140, still the style king of netbooks?

First Look: HP Mini 2140, still the style king of netbooks?

The HP Mini 2140 injects a little prestige back into netbooks, blending style with decent performance and respectable specs.
Mar 11 2009 10:13AM
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38GU: a Blu-Ray class-act

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38GU: a Blu-Ray class-act

Sony’s new laptop sports a Blu-ray writer and one of Intel’s latest Penryn processors, but it’s overpriced.
Jul 18 2008 12:30PM

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