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

Photos: The Samsung Galaxy S III up close at the Sydney launch

Photos: The Samsung Galaxy S III up close at the Sydney launch

Launched today in Australia, the Samsung Galaxy S III is generating a lot of buzz among smartphone enthusiasts. So what does the phone look like up close? See our photos.
May 31 2012, 2:05PM
 Top 10 gadgets for going back to work or uni

Top 10 gadgets for going back to work or uni

From sarcastic t-shirts to anti-social gadgets for the bus and train, here are 10 things to make going back to work or uni bearable
Jan 24 2012, 12:42PM
Small business tech: Free Office 365 ebook for download

Small business tech: Free Office 365 ebook for download

The answer to your server nightmares, or waste of time? Judge for yourself.
Aug 24 2011, 2:52PM
Video: How the cloud can get you out of the office

Video: How the cloud can get you out of the office

It's one of the hottest issues in computing right now. In this video we show you how a small business can use cloud products like Office 365.
Jun 17 2011, 2:39PM
Video: How the cloud can protect your small business data

Video: How the cloud can protect your small business data

It's one of the hottest issues in computing right now. In this video we show you how the cloud could give you some peace of mind by saving your small business from a server nightmare
Jun 10 2011, 5:11PM
Video: How can the cloud make your small business money?

Video: How can the cloud make your small business money?

It's one of the hottest issues in computing right now. In this video we show you how the cloud could save your small business money, and maybe even make money
Jun 3 2011, 5:05PM
Video: Should your small business be in the cloud?

Video: Should your small business be in the cloud?

It's one of the hottest issues in computing right now, but what actually is the cloud and can it help your small business?
May 26 2011, 8:00PM
Get ready for "high definition voice"

Get ready for "high definition voice"

It's still possible to find people complaining about some VOIP services. Now Telstra is going to offer what is claims is a VOIP first in Australia for small business.
May 3 2011, 6:17PM
The times they are changin', for business laptops

The times they are changin', for business laptops

Even serious business laptops are no longer immune from fancy keyboard designs, with HP unveiling new Probook and Elitebook business laptops with "chiclet" style layouts.
Mar 25 2011, 3:52PM
Video: How to cut your office printing costs in half

Video: How to cut your office printing costs in half

You might be surprised at how easy it is to slash your office printing bill. This video, brought to you in association with Oki, introduces you to a few basic concepts
Mar 24 2011, 12:08PM
11 gadgets and apps that put a silver lining on going back to work

11 gadgets and apps that put a silver lining on going back to work

From scan-pens to a deluxe mesh ergonomic chair, these are the gadgets to put some fun back into going to work or uni.
Jan 27 2011, 12:05PM
Pocket WiFi all the rage with big ISPs

Pocket WiFi all the rage with big ISPs

Now Optus pre-paid customers can connect their laptops, phones and tablets with these pocket modems. So should you pickup one of these little gadgets?
Dec 9 2010, 4:59PM
Data roaming still horrendous, though less so in New Zealand

Data roaming still horrendous, though less so in New Zealand

Vodafone's move to drop data roaming charges for customers travelling to New Zealand makes us wonder if travelers should bother
Nov 5 2010, 5:52PM
Steal this: Desire HD's remote locking feature

Steal this: Desire HD's remote locking feature

It's the new flagship Android phone, and the Desire HD comes with some interesting tricks up its sleeve, even if it's lying in the backseat of a taxi. 
Oct 26 2010, 7:08PM
Telstra logs in . . . to your phone

Telstra logs in . . . to your phone

One of the big complaints we hear about mobile phone services providers, apart from the value for money, is customer service. Now Telstra customers will be able to invite helpdesk staff to setup their phone
Oct 26 2010, 12:30PM
Office bragging rights: Lenovo unleashes Core i7 option on suit brigade

Office bragging rights: Lenovo unleashes Core i7 option on suit brigade

Are your office desktop PCs past their prime? Lenovo has added a dose of grunt to its mainstream business desktop lineup, as well as an AMD option
Oct 22 2010, 6:17PM
Could this iPhone and Android app save you money?

Could this iPhone and Android app save you money?

We've always been a little underwhelmed by the official apps from phone carriers. But amidst the Celebrity Charts, Vodafone has unloaded something that looks quite a bit more useful
Aug 3 2010, 2:29PM
It's 'not perfect', but the iPhone 4 is about to arrive in Australia

It's 'not perfect', but the iPhone 4 is about to arrive in Australia

Will free "Bumpers" be enough to convince Australians to jump on the iPhone 4 bandwagon? We'll know soon enough, with Apple's new baby going on sale on July 30.
Jul 17 2010, 10:24AM
 HTC Desire vs iPhone: how the Desire bucks Apple's approach

HTC Desire vs iPhone: how the Desire bucks Apple's approach

Arriving on April 27, the HTC Desire is earning praise as one of the best Android phones yet. Best thing of all, it has absolutely ridiculous levels of customisation
Mar 30 2010, 5:32PM
Lenovo bucks tradition, ditches SysRq button on some keyboards

Lenovo bucks tradition, ditches SysRq button on some keyboards

Ever wondered what the SysRq key on your keyboard does? Lenovo has decided it's so rarely used that it has started removing the key from some new laptops.
Jan 14 2010, 4:25PM

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