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):
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…