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.

1 day to go till the BIT Roadshow in Sydney!

1 day to go till the BIT Roadshow in Sydney!

Meet like-minded people, ask questions of IT vendors and get a crash course on a number of IT topics, from the NBN to the cloud.
By William Maher Oct 14 2013, 3:06PM
What if you say no when the NBN comes to your street?

What if you say no when the NBN comes to your street?

Australians can elect not to be connected, but a decision is yet to be made on whether you’ll have to pay if you want the NBN at a later date.
By William Maher Aug 13 2012, 11:15AM
NBN drops the compulsory battery box

NBN drops the compulsory battery box

It won’t be compulsory to have a battery backup box installed when you get the NBN, according to the new NBN Co Corporate Plan published today.
By William Maher Aug 9 2012, 11:13AM
Windows 8 Pro upgrade announced for less than $50

Windows 8 Pro upgrade announced for less than $50

A global announcement sets the starting upgrade price for Windows 8 Pro at $39.99, for the first few months at least.
By William Maher Jul 4 2012, 10:56AM
They’re coming: We look at 5 trends from Computex

They’re coming: We look at 5 trends from Computex

From touchscreen laptops to gigantic tablets, we look at five product innovations and whether they’re a good idea.
By William Maher Jun 5 2012, 3:26PM
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.
By Chris Jager, William Maher May 31 2012, 1:52PM
Seen our new web site? It’s BIT.com.au!

Seen our new web site? It’s BIT.com.au!

We have a brand spanking new sister site called BIT. To find out what BIT is all about, read on.
By William Maher May 7 2012, 2:29PM
Expect "hundreds" of Thunderbolt devices, says Intel

Expect "hundreds" of Thunderbolt devices, says Intel

Definitely something to look out for if a new laptop is in your future this year.
By William Maher Apr 12 2012, 2:16PM
Get off your moral high horses

Get off your moral high horses

The Chinese people making your phones and tablets don't work in sweatshops, says entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan.
By William Maher Apr 11 2012, 1:27PM
What has IT taught you?

What has IT taught you?

Maybe it's cynicism. Maybe it's patience. Tell us what you get from working with technology.
By William Maher Apr 10 2012, 12:41PM
The Facility: Photos inside high-tech factories

The Facility: Photos inside high-tech factories

From mechanisation to high-tech clean rooms, step inside the post-industrial environment of the high-tech facility. A selection of images from the last decade.
By William Maher Apr 5 2012, 2:25PM
Linux, the game

Linux, the game

Coding. It's arguably one of the quintessential geek skills.
By William Maher Apr 5 2012, 1:01PM
Mass Effect 3: how cheaply can you get it for PC?

Mass Effect 3: how cheaply can you get it for PC?

With game prices going haywire, we look at how much you pay for a blockbuster title like Mass Effect 3.
By William Maher Apr 4 2012, 10:55AM
Antivirus: If you're going to pay, you might as well pickup a deal

Antivirus: If you're going to pay, you might as well pickup a deal

Plenty of our readers swear by free antivirus. But for those that prefer to pay for a commercial product, here's an offer.
By William Maher Apr 4 2012, 10:31AM
Pickup the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DVD Family Pack for $148

Pickup the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DVD Family Pack for $148

Cheaper than retail. If you haven't made the switch yet, you can pickup this 3-user version on sale.
By William Maher Apr 4 2012, 10:07AM
Arthur C. Clarke's vision of the Internet, circa 1974

Arthur C. Clarke's vision of the Internet, circa 1974

Video shows Arthur C. Clarke waxing lyrical about "consoles" in homes, more than 35 years ago.
By William Maher Apr 3 2012, 9:38PM
What is happening in Minecraft?

What is happening in Minecraft?

This person has built what appears to be a working graphing calculator...inside the game.
By William Maher Apr 3 2012, 9:11PM
Nvidia gamers venture into "100,000 hairs" territory

Nvidia gamers venture into "100,000 hairs" territory

This leaked video shows off Nvidia's new GTX 680 GPU, including the "100,000 hairs" demo.
By William Maher Apr 3 2012, 8:54PM
SimCity's sandpit

SimCity's sandpit

Online play and microscopically detailed worlds. An old classic returns.
By William Maher Apr 3 2012, 8:37PM
We've upgraded - the new and improved PC & Tech Authority site

We've upgraded - the new and improved PC & Tech Authority site

Allow us to introduce something exciting – the new and improved PC & Tech Authority site!
By William Maher Apr 3 2012, 2:08PM