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

Internode 3G wireless shapes up against Optus and Three

Internode 3G wireless shapes up against Optus and Three

The new kid on the wireless block increases its data quotas, and offers some handy advantages when compared against the likes of big guns like Optus and Three.
Jun 3 2009, 1:05PM
Microsoft confirms Windows 7 launch date, and "special deal" for a less-than ridiculously expensive upgrade

Microsoft confirms Windows 7 launch date, and "special deal" for a less-than ridiculously expensive upgrade

The Vista-killing OS is officially a go for launch on October 22 this year, as Microsoft promises an upgrade "deal" if you need to buy a PC or laptop in the meantime.
Jun 3 2009, 12:03PM
Symantec claims SMB version takes less than 20 minutes to install

Symantec claims SMB version takes less than 20 minutes to install

Looking for data security for your small business? Symantec has some interesting claims for its new EndPoint Protection Small Business Edition.
May 6 2009, 12:52PM
Is AAPT's unlimited plan the real deal?

Is AAPT's unlimited plan the real deal?

Reports that AAPT is planning to uncap its offpeak data sounds like good news, but plenty of questions remain.
May 1 2009, 1:58PM
Telstra's T-Suite $4 a month promise to solve your security nightmare

Telstra's T-Suite $4 a month promise to solve your security nightmare

We've reviewed the McAfee security package Telstra is pushing for an ultra-cheap $4 a month as part of the new T-Suite service.
Apr 1 2009, 1:53PM
The Dell Small Business Excellence Awards: your ticket to fame and fortune?

The Dell Small Business Excellence Awards: your ticket to fame and fortune?

Dell tells us they've kindly extended the deadline to enter the competition, which is good news if you've been slavering over the thought of up to $50,000 in Dell kit.
Mar 24 2009, 11:25AM
Travelling? Ditch your chargers with USB sleep-and-charge

Travelling? Ditch your chargers with USB sleep-and-charge

Toshiba's business notebooks now include 3 USB sleep-and-charge ports. Good news if you're looking to lighten your travel bag.
Mar 11 2009, 1:20PM
Vodafone pitches BlackBerry nirvana

Vodafone pitches BlackBerry nirvana

Looking for the ultimate Blackberry setup for your small business? Vodafone is pitching Business One as the ultimate one-stop shop.
Mar 9 2009, 4:39PM
Is Telstra about to do a Blackberry?

Is Telstra about to do a Blackberry?

All-you-can-eat email pricing is apparently on the way for Windows Mobile users along with a new "skin" for Windows Mobile phones.
Feb 19 2009, 10:30AM
Telstra's 21Mbps network - is actually 1Mbps for uploads

Telstra's 21Mbps network - is actually 1Mbps for uploads

Don't go expecting your upload speeds to go through the roof on Telstra's 21Mbps wireless broadband; they'll be more like 1Mbps for now.
Feb 17 2009, 2:37PM
Telstra's 21Mbps plan to lure you to wireless

Telstra's 21Mbps plan to lure you to wireless

Yup, we know they're expensive, but here's the thing: Telstra is doing stonkingly impressive things with their wireless, including today's announcement of 21Mbps.
Feb 17 2009, 10:21AM
How to avoid spending thousands on a mail server

How to avoid spending thousands on a mail server

Small businesses can have mail, calendar and contacts shared across phones and notebooks for less than $10 a month. Well, that's the sales pitch.
Feb 16 2009, 3:15PM
Dell XT2: Should your next business laptop be a tablet?

Dell XT2: Should your next business laptop be a tablet?

We can think of one reason a tablet is enticing - the 11 hours battery life on Dell's new multi-touch Latitude XT2 Tablet
Feb 11 2009, 1:33PM
Dell's offer to Australian small businesses: $50,000 in gear, plus Michael Dell

Dell's offer to Australian small businesses: $50,000 in gear, plus Michael Dell

Fresh from his frosty reception by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Michael Dell looks set for another interesting appointment - possibly in your office.
Feb 4 2009, 5:52PM
PC Authority launches business centre

PC Authority launches business centre

Whether you spend your days fiddling with Small Business Server, or you need help setting up your first small business network - our relaunched PC Authority Business technology centre has reviews, features, and advice you can use.
Feb 3 2009, 5:29PM

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