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TripMode Restricts Data Usage On OS X When You're On A Mobile Hotspot

Mac: When you’re tethering your Mac to your phone, you usually want to make sure you’re using the least amount of data as possible. TripMode is an app that allows you to quickly and easily block specific apps the second you connect to a hotspot.

Ask LH: Can I Get Around Overseas Tethering Bans?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m going overseas soon, and am considering picking up a local SIM in my destination country. The only problem is tethering is explicitly prohibited by the plan I want to use.

Tether Your Raspberry Pi To Your Smartphone

The Raspberry Pi is a powerful device, but many of its benefits rely on being connected to the internet. If you want to take your Pi with you on the go, try this method of tethering it to your smartphone to get it online.

Tether Your Phone Over Bluetooth For Less Battery Drain

You have three choices when it comes to tethering your smartphone’s internet connection to your laptop: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB. It turns out there’s a bigger difference between them than you might expect.

Open Garden Shares Your Mobile Internet With Your Laptop And Tablet

Android/Windows/Mac: Open Garden is both a Wi-Fi tethering app and a mesh network. Install it on your Android phone and you can use your mobile data wirelessly on your Windows or Mac laptop, as well as Android tablets. Not only that — you can piggyback on other people’s mobile connections.

iOS 5.1 Tethered Jailbreak Available

Windows/Mac: The iPhone jailbreak tool Redsn0w has been updated this morning to support a tethered jailbreak for the just released iOS 5.1.

Download This Tethering App Before It Gets Pulled

Need an iPhone tethering app? For $1.99 (and likely a very limited time only), you can download QuasiDisk, a file-viewing app that can also share a connection over a proxy.

ClockworkMod Tether Tethers Android For Free

Android and Windows/Mac/Linux: Most tethering apps require root, or at the very least cost a fair amount of money. ClockworkMod Tether is a completely free wired tether app for unrooted Android phones.

App Directory: The Best Tethering App For Android

Unlike iOS, there are plenty of tethering options for Android, and most of them work well, depending on what you’re trying to do and the type of user you are. Some are wired, some are wireless, some require root, others don’t. We found that for most people not using built-in functions, PdaNet is the best tethering option because it’s reliable, accessible, easy to install and use, and easy to troubleshoot.

App Directory: The Best Tethering App For iPhone

There are no perfect tethering options for iPhone. All come with some sort of drawback. That said, among your limited options we feel the best is PDANet for its simple configuration, versatility and its ability to hide the fact that you’re tethering from your carrier.

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