Review – Telstra prepaid HTC Wildfire S

I get asked – almost on a daily basis – what mobile phone and plans I recommend. There seem to be two camps emerging in the mobile phone world – those who love iPhones and those that don’t. I am firmly in the second camp. I know I have raved about Mac OS X recently but I . . . → Read More: Review – Telstra prepaid HTC Wildfire S

Decoding mobile phone plans in Australia

I lived in the US for three years where mobile phone plans are simple and easy to compare. For starters they sell plans by the minute. When you sign up for a plan you agree to pay for number of minutes per month. Go over your plan allocation and they charge you a nominal amount extra . . . → Read More: Decoding mobile phone plans in Australia

Smart phone spending gone mad in Government

This article posted on smh.com.au just irritates me and it should outrage every voter in Australia.

According to the article, in just one month last year the office of the Minister for Agriculture spent $12,565.72 on their 11 Blackberries and 2 iPads. Thats around $1,000 per device per month! Granted, Blackberries are stupidly expensive to run – but . . . → Read More: Smart phone spending gone mad in Government

Gmail – The ultimate portable email solution

A recent post by Cringely about the problems he has experienced with his Email service made me very thankful for the ever reliable Gmail service.

Have you moved Internet Service Providers (ISPs) recently? Do you recall the hassle of changing your Email address and getting your correspondents to use your new email address? I suspect many people . . . → Read More: Gmail – The ultimate portable email solution

Megabits and Gigabytes – Understanding broadband plans in Australia

All Australian broadband plans (including mobile wireless) have both speed and monthly download limits.

Many consumers have no idea how the speed or limits are measured or what they mean in everyday terms. As a result many get slugged with massive excess usage costs and have no idea why.

In this post I explain the terms used in . . . → Read More: Megabits and Gigabytes – Understanding broadband plans in Australia