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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.

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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.

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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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Apple's iOS 5 is currently jailbreakable, but only with a tethered jailbreak. That means if your phone ever crashes, or if you have to reboot it for any reason, you need to have it connected to a Mac or PC. That sucks! If someone ever wants to murder you they'd just reboot your phone and you'd have no way to call the cops. But ho! SemiTether solves this problem.

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If you've got a Wi-Fi-only iPad or iPad 2, you're generally unable to use GPS to get more accurate location pin-pointing. Unless you also happen to own an iPhone and use its Personal Hotspot feature to tether — which, it turns out, passes along GPS data.

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Dear Lifehacker, For Xmas I received an brand new iPad (with 3G), but I also have an iPhone 3GS with a data plan. I do not really want to go and get another data plan as I very rarely use all the allowance for the iPhone plan, as I mainly use them both at home or in the office. What I would love to do is ‘share’ the phone’s mobile broadband with the iPad. Any suggestions? Yours, SIM Sage

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Android (with Windows): To unofficially tether and use your Android's mobile web on your laptop, you previously had three options: rooting, wonky proxies and purchasing PDAnet. Now there's formerly BlackBerry-only Tether, at about the same price as PDAnet. What's the difference?