Alex Kidman

Recent articles by Alex Kidman

HP's Touchpad fire sale: Is this a weak chink in Apple's armour?

HP's Touchpad fire sale: Is this a weak chink in Apple's armour?

Drop the price of tablets and people will not only turn up, the stores will flood with people eager to buy.
Alex Kidman Aug 24 2011, 7:57AM Hardware
Tested: 4 wireless broadband laptop bundles worth considering

Tested: 4 wireless broadband laptop bundles worth considering

Need a laptop and a wireless broadband connection?
Alex Kidman May 7 2010, 4:46PM Hardware
Aussie iPhone Traffic App launched

Aussie iPhone Traffic App launched

Avoiding traffic snarls should now be easier for iPhone users, with a downloadable app providing traffic alerts straight to your iPhone screen.
Alex Kidman Mar 27 2009, 9:55AM Mobility
Vodafone 3G network goes national

Vodafone 3G network goes national

Vodafone announces that 94% of the population will have 3G coverage by August 1. And interestingly, the new Vodafone upgrades will cover exactly those places that 3's modem and phones divert to using Telstra
Alex Kidman Mar 26 2009, 12:10PM Mobility
3 launches the "social mobile"

3 launches the "social mobile"

3 offers a low-cost phone alternative to the iPhone or Blackberry for Facebook, Skype and Windows Live junkies.
Alex Kidman Nov 19 2008, 7:58AM Mobility
Move over Hef - Asus moves into the Bunny Girl market

Move over Hef - Asus moves into the Bunny Girl market

ASUS unveils a rather risque advertisement for the Eee PC on YouTube, featuring short skirts and sexy women. Cheeky viral marketing -- but there's no Bunny Boy on the way.
Alex Kidman Nov 8 2008, 9:24AM Hardware
Xbox 360 vs PS3: new prices compared

Xbox 360 vs PS3: new prices compared

Can price cuts make the difference for Microsoft's console? Does Blu-Ray still count? See how the console prices stack up.
Alex Kidman Sep 4 2008, 7:57AM Hardware
XP Pirates, Microsoft is watching you

XP Pirates, Microsoft is watching you

Have you ever sat back and thought to yourself "Self -- why doesn't Microsoft accuse me of being a thief more often?". You may think this is a thought pattern that's never crossed your mind, but according to Microsoft, you're wrong.
Alex Kidman Aug 30 2008, 8:32AM Security
ICE adds the iPhone to its EPG arsenal

ICE adds the iPhone to its EPG arsenal

Next trick for iPhone users - check tonight's TV guide, and program your PVR to record your show by remote.
Alex Kidman Aug 11 2008, 1:27PM Mobility
Gulf widens for ADSL and ADSL2+ users

Gulf widens for ADSL and ADSL2+ users

iiNet's bigger download quotas don't solve the big catch for those stuck on plain ADSL, and wanting big download quotas on faster plans.
Alex Kidman Jul 4 2008, 1:20PM Collaboration
Optus announces iPhone plan pricing

Optus announces iPhone plan pricing

Essentially, Optus hasn’t changed its data prices to accommodate the iPhone, but bolted on the existing plan structure around it.
Alex Kidman Jul 4 2008, 8:30AM Collaboration
One in five Australian households has HD TV

One in five Australian households has HD TV

At least according to Sony. And they'd very much like to market to the other four houses.
Alex Kidman Jun 14 2008, 10:43AM Hardware
Head to head: Blackberry Bold vs iPhone

Head to head: Blackberry Bold vs iPhone

We put the two smartphones head to head on specs, but which one is actually the smarter choice?
Alex Kidman May 17 2008, 10:35AM Mobility
G9 Crew Ready Their Troops

G9 Crew Ready Their Troops

The anti-Telstra team bolstered their political firepower today with the addition of ex-NSW Treasurer Michael Egan.
Alex Kidman May 17 2008, 10:30AM Collaboration
Fixed phone lines to go way of the dodo?

Fixed phone lines to go way of the dodo?

New report from ACMA indicates pent-up interest in dropping fixed telephone line services. Could this be the big break Naked DSL's been waiting for?
Alex Kidman May 10 2008, 9:03AM Collaboration
Nokia unveils new Fold and Slide phones

Nokia unveils new Fold and Slide phones

The flip-phone was once our weapon of choice, but the slide is looking better by the day. Check out Nokia's new handsets for both camps.
Alex Kidman Apr 30 2008, 6:12AM Mobility
PC vs Apple: The Value Battle

PC vs Apple: The Value Battle

Are Apple computers worse value than Windows PCs? Alex Kidman does the sums, and finds the truth about which platform is the better deal.
Alex Kidman Apr 29 2008, 7:07AM Hardware

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