Lunchtime Wrap: Per-Megabyte Plans & Hard Drives

Didn't catch Lifehacker over the weekend? Learn how to get the most from your external hard drive and how much your broadband is really costing you.

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.

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.

How To Run Windows, Mac, Linux Side By Side With VirtualBox Running multiple operating systems side-by-side gives you the chance to test applications, run platform-specific software, and tons more without ever rebooting. It’s also extremely cool. Here’s how to run Windows, Mac and Linux simultaneously and pain-free as possible.

Why Are Workplace Help Desk Systems So Rarely Used? When something goes wrong with the PC in your office, there’s meant to be an defined process for getting things fixed — but the reality is often rather different. Even when online systems are set up to speed up the process, they frequently fail to deliver.


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