If your device, your carrier, and your data plan allows it, you can turn your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your laptop online. But just because it’s a hotspot doesn’t mean the rules of data uses don’t apply. You’ll still want to keep data usage down to a minimum. Here’s how you can enjoy all the perks of a…
Google Glass seems to no longer require a tethering plan to share data with a smartphone—which, uh, saves a tiny proportion of the cost of the device as it stands. Great!
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.