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

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

Review: 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
iPhone fairy arrives at midnight for Optus customers, sane hours for everyone else

iPhone fairy arrives at midnight for Optus customers, sane hours for everyone else

Optus is hoping to draw the faithful to an iPhone street celebration when they host a midnight in-store countdown to iPhone 3G sales on Thursday night. What, you're not planning on camping out?
Jul 9 2008 9:44AM
Wraps come off Sydney Apple store

Wraps come off Sydney Apple store

The blue hoardings have come off Apple's first retail store in Australia, revealing an airy glass box like exterior. Check out the pics here.
Jun 17 2008 4:14PM
FIRST LOOK: HP Mini-Note 2133, makes my leg feel like it's on fire

FIRST LOOK: HP Mini-Note 2133, makes my leg feel like it's on fire

We're worried about the damn hot operating temperature, but otherwise we're blown away by this mini notebook.
May 14 2008 2:36PM
Review: FIRST LOOK: HP Mini-Note 2133, makes my leg feel like it's on fire

Review: FIRST LOOK: HP Mini-Note 2133, makes my leg feel like it's on fire

We're worried about the damn hot operating temperature, but otherwise we're blown away by this mini notebook.
May 14 2008 2:36PM
Microsoft on IE8: we won’t break the Web

Microsoft on IE8: we won’t break the Web

No matter what you think about IE, you’ve got to feel sorry for the developers preparing the new IE8.
Feb 14 2008 2:58PM
Telstra opens floodgates on massive ADSL2+ upgrade

Telstra opens floodgates on massive ADSL2+ upgrade

370 telephone exchanges to be upgraded within the next week in giant rollout.
Feb 7 2008 9:28AM
Internode enters regional wireless broadband game

Internode enters regional wireless broadband game

It’s one of the next big hopes for broadband in regional Australia, and now Internode has beaten major carriers with a WiMax wireless broadband service.
Jan 29 2008 6:56AM
iPrimus to launch “naked” broadband

iPrimus to launch “naked” broadband

iPrimus is set to join other ISPs offering a way out for Internet users sick of line rental charges.
Jan 22 2008 3:32PM

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