Set on buying an iPad 2, but not sure whether you need the 3G version? Have an iPhone? Then maybe you can save $130, plus $15/$25 every month. Here's how.
We knew that we'd get iPhone tethering on AT&T soon and now we finally know that it'll cost us an extra $20 per month. But there's a catch: We'll have to abandon our unlimited data plans for it.
What better way to kick off the week than with two questionably safe iPhone hacks, each of which scratches a particular nagging itch: the first being lack of MMS on 2G iPhones, and the second being tethering on OS 3.1.2.
iPhone 3.1 beta 2 now lets developers connect their phones to your development machine over Wi-Fi to run Instruments on; useful if you need to use your dock connector on the phone to connect to something else.
Here's an extremely easy way to enable tethering on your iPhone 3G and 3GS (even on AT&T!) by just visiting a site on your iPhone's Safari. No jailbreaking needed. Here's where you go:
The official script may have minimized it as a maintenance release, but some users are finding out that iPhone Beta 5 contains more than bugfixes. So far: YouTube's improved, and hacked MMS is no more.
Now you can focus your rage directly at AT&T for the lack of a legit tethering solution. In the Q+A, Apple's Scott Forstall put the onus on the carriers to come up with an official tethering solution (at extra cost, of course):
According to a MacBlogz source, AT&T's upcoming 3G iPhone tethering plan will run $30 a month over existing subscriptions and have a 5GB cap. That sounds about right to us, as the plan is identical to that which AT&T already offers to Blackberry users.They also explain that the connection will simply be cut if you go…
AT&T has confirmed what was once rumor. Laptop tethering is coming to the iPhone. At the Web 2.0 Summit today, AT&T Mobility President/CEO Ralph De La Vega has said that wireless modem tethering will be available "soon." That's all we know for now, but more details as they come in, of course. [Technologizer]
A few months ago we ran a rumor in which Steve Jobs had written a reader promising that Apple was working on iPhone tethering for 3G laptop browsing. Now, according to a MacBlogz, a reliable source from inside AT&T has informed them that iPhone tethering is being delayed because AT&T isn't prepared to meet the 3G…
Hanging out at sites like Giz may have instilled in you an insatiable, pocket-emptying gadget habit. But now we're entering a new era-the old guys on the TV are saying that soon we may not even have pockets, let alone money for them. Don't panic though: You've probably got a wealth of gadgetry sitting underutilized in…