You wanted the most value for your 3G broadband, the best Android software and tips galore for re-using hard drives. Kick off your week by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia over the last seven days:
- Planhacker: What You Pay Per Megabyte For Postpaid 3G Broadband
If you’re on a postpaid 3G broadband plan, then it’s always tempting to go for the biggest possible download limit. However, that can prove expensive if you don’t use most of that data. Planhacker analyses the real cost of choosing a higher download limit by calculating the real per-megabyte cost for different usage levels.
- Lifehacker Pack For Android: Our List Of The Best Android Apps
The Android Market isn’t always an easy place to get around. Our first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Android rounds up essential Android apps — our personal favourites for productivity, multimedia, internet life, and just plain usefulness.
- Top 10 External Hard Drive Tricks
So you’ve been computing for quite a few years now, and you’ve built a nice collection of hard drives, internal or external, collecting dust in the corner. Here’s how to put them to good use.
- What Can I Do With A Dead Hard Drive?
Dear Lifehacker, I have a dead hard drive that is out of warranty. Is there anything I can do besides recycle it?
- Repurposing An Old Computer For Any Room In The House
Most of us have our computers on our desks or our laps, but there are so many other places in and out of our homes that can make a great spot for an old PC.
- Road Worrier Tries Out Swype
Slide-to-type input system Swype is proving increasingly popular with Android phone manufacturers. How well does it perform under Road Worrier’s demanding (and touch-screen-unfriendly) fingers?
- Deconstructing Dodo’s ‘Unlimited’ Broadband Plan
The word ‘unlimited’ should be treated with scepticism in any broadband advertising. Dodo should be treated with extreme scepticism at all times. Put the two of them together and the only sensible option is to look elsewhere.
- Why We Can’t Easily Get Uncapped Online TV
Let’s face it: you’re much more likely to watch catch-up TV on your PC if you know that doing so isn’t going to eat into your precious download limits. So why are our options for viewing mainstream TV networks and not having it count against our metered total so limited?
- Telstra Previews Windows Phone 7 Apps
Telstra has long made a habit of customising phone interfaces with its own specific applications. That hasn’t always proved popular with users who would prefer the native interface, but judging from an early look at its Telstra One Hub application for Windows Phone 7, it’s done a pretty good job of adding its own content in a way that’s sympathetic to the Microsoft phone OS’s design.
- How To Tell When Your Boss Is Lying
Two researchers at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business pored through 30,000 conference calls made by CEOs and CFOs over a period of four years, studying each for word choice and delivery. The result: They figured out common tells for lying bosses.