Get This iPhone App With Secret Tethering Powers While You Can

FlashArmyKnife in the iOS App Store has secret built-in powers that will allow you to tether you iPhone to a computer for no extra charge. The app costs $2, while using your iPhone's data connection on a separate device would cost you a monthly fee. » 12/26/12 7:19pm 12/26/12 7:19pm

Download This iPhone Tethering App Before It Gets Pulled from the App…

If you want an iPhone tethering app, go download DiscoRecorder, a $2 'voice recorder' app that 9to5Mac says comes with a hidden tethering feature. Yep, that means you can get your computer onto the Internet with your iPhone's data connection. Sweet. » 8/10/12 10:02pm 8/10/12 10:02pm

FCC Tells Verizon It Can't Force You To Pay $20 For Tethering Anymore

The FCC and Verizon put an ongoing dispute to rest today when the carrier agreed to allow is customers to use tethering apps with its data plans. You're damn right! Until now, Verizon worked with Google to block tethering apps from being downloaded to Android devices from Google Play. The company instead demanded that… » 7/31/12 5:01pm 7/31/12 5:01pm

Download This iPhone Tethering App Before It Gets Pulled

Need an iPhone tethering app? For $2 (and likely a very limited time only), you can download QuasiDisk, a file viewing app that can also share a connection over a proxy. TheNextWeb says it takes a fair amount of tweaking to get it working, but it does work. [iTunes via TheNextWeb] » 1/30/12 10:08am 1/30/12 10:08am

Tethering App Slips Into the iOS App Store (Updated)

File this one under "get it while you can". An app that provides free USB tethering between your iPhone and your laptop has somehow made its way through Apple's approval process and snuck into the App Store. Cue feeding frenzy. » 11/29/11 9:36am 11/29/11 9:36am

Sprint's Capping Tethered Data on October 2nd (Updated)

Sprint's about to make its first step to distance itself from unlimited data. Starting October 2nd, mobile hotspot customers will have a 5GB cap, with a 5 cent per MB charge after that. » 9/22/11 8:09am 9/22/11 8:09am

Verizon Is Cracking Down on Jailbreak Tetherers

Starting today, tethering your Verizon iPhone using MyWi, or another Jailbreak app, will land you on a webpage prompting you to sign up for the official $20/month tethering package. As with all things iPhone, Verizon's many months behind AT&T's.[Forbes] » 8/08/11 6:36pm 8/08/11 6:36pm

Verizon Unlimited Data Dies for Good July 7

Well we knew it was coming, but now we have a date: Verizon is moving to tiered data plans starting July 7th. The prices are $30/50/80 for 2GB/5GB/10GB plans, and bump up to $50/70/100 for 4GB/7GB/12GB for tethered plans. » 6/20/11 4:33pm 6/20/11 4:33pm

Is Verizon Trying to Block Third-Party Tethering on LTE?

The advocacy group Free Press issued a complaint with the FCC yesterday, stating that Verizon is blocking tethering choices on their LTE phones. Verizon has remained cagey on the subject, but if that's true sparks are gonna fly. » 6/07/11 5:40pm 6/07/11 5:40pm

The Jig Is Up for Android Tethering Apps

Bet you thought you were pretty slick there, using a tethering app to turn your Android phone into a mobile hot spot while sidestepping the additional carrier charges. What, you thought your carrier wouldn't notice? Well, you're not, they did, and now the free-mobile-hot-spot party is over. So far, AT&T, Verizon, and… » 5/02/11 6:04pm 5/02/11 6:04pm

AirLocation Lets the Wi-Fi iPad Really Use the iPhone's GPS Signal

AirLocation in an app that sends your iPhone's GPS signal to your Wi-Fi iPad. All you need to do is tether your iPad to your iPhone and flip on the AirLocation app on both devices. We've previously reported that the Wi-Fi iPad 2 gained GPS powers when tethered to an iPhone but we were wrong. You'll need an app like… » 4/28/11 12:40pm 4/28/11 12:40pm

AT&T Isn't Letting Users Download BlackBerry Bridge, Here's How to Get…

For some silly reason, AT&T is not supporting BlackBerry Bridge—the lifeline of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Remember, in order for the PlayBook to access email, contacts, and calendars, it needs to be "bridged" to a BlackBerry via the BlackBerry Bridge app. Without access to BlackBerry Bridge, AT&T is effectively… » 4/19/11 10:40am 4/19/11 10:40am

AT&T Tells Jailbroken iPhone Tetherers To Pay Up

You think you're a real smooth criminal, don't you, using the Cydia app MyWi to tether your jailbroken iPhone free of charge? Well, it looks like your joy ride might be over. AT&T has apparently been sending MyFi users texts telling them to pay up or fall back: » 3/18/11 12:07pm 3/18/11 12:07pm

Want a 3G iPad 2 and Own an iPhone? Here's How You Save $130

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. » 3/07/11 7:40pm 3/07/11 7:40pm

You Can Only Tether Three Things To Your iPhone 4 Over Wi-Fi

The personal hotspot feature in iOS 4.3 lets you tether only three things over Wi-Fi. If you want to go up to the advertised five devices, you'll have to use Bluetooth and USB and pretty much quintuple-team your iPhone in a way that's rather unseemly. [Engadget] » 3/04/11 4:39pm 3/04/11 4:39pm

Redsn0w 0.9.7 Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 Beta Available for…

Want to test out the brand spankin' new Redsn0w 0.9.7 Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 beta that just arrived this wintery weekend? Here's how: » 12/26/10 12:00pm 12/26/10 12:00pm

Turn Your iPhone Into a WiFi Router Without Jailbreaking

It may not always be the most reliable, but that iPhone in your pocket is a viable internet connection, anywhere you go. So use it! The Nexaira BC2 will turn the thing into a full wireless router, no jailbreaking required. » 11/19/10 4:40pm 11/19/10 4:40pm

The iPad 3G Might Get A Tethering Feature?

When we tried out iOS 4.2 Beta 2 on our iPads, we didn't spot anything of interest. But when some European iPad 3G owners took a close look at their settings menus, they saw something very curious: A tethering option. » 9/29/10 10:04pm 9/29/10 10:04pm

Windows Phone 7 Won't Tether

BGR just got the official word from Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 won't support tethering. Earlier in the week WP7 director Brandon Watson had suggested that the decision might be up to carriers, but now it's confirmed that WP7, at least right out of the gate, won't be nice and share its signal. [BGR] » 9/24/10 1:39pm 9/24/10 1:39pm