Julian van der Merwe

Tshwane University Of Technology, Pretoria
Computer Hardware, Smartphone Hardware, Software How-to Guides
  • Julian has been a freelance tech writer since late 2021, writing news, guides, and features that help people get the most out of their tech.
  • Between smartphones, desktop PCs, laser cutters, and 3D printers, he has spent the majority of his youth either fixing, overclocking, tinkering, or breaking something expensive in an effort to make it better.
  • Julian also writes about tech and gaming for Notebookcheck and Android Police.


While Julian only started his writing career in his late twenties, his obsession with technology goes back to his early teens. His gateway into tech was pulling all-nighters either overclocking a 1st-Gen Core i7 PC or rooting, flashing, and modding his Android devices, and he hasn't stopped breaking expensive hardware since. This obsession with tinkering and technology led Julian to study Industrial Design, which refined his eye for detail and turned him into a stickler for details.


Julian studied Industrial Design at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa.
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