Many Android phones can create handy hotspots to share your phone's internet connections, but they can be tedious to set up. Google wants to fix this with its new Instant Tethering feature.
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Windows/Mac: The iPhone jailbreak tool Redsn0w has been updated this morning to support a tethered jailbreak for the just released iOS 5.1.
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.
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.
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.
Windows: Remember Microsoft's Virtual Wi-Fi project for Windows 7? Well the project is officially dead, but the source code is still available, and free application Maryfi takes advantage of this to provide a software router that can share single-serve Wi-Fi networks such as those used at airports and hotels.
To say that Vodafone's decision to charge extra for if you use the data allowance on its Infinite plans for tethering was unpopular would be an understatement. So it's no big surprise that Vodafone has now backtracked on that proposal, and says that tethering won't attract additional fees.
In an interview/town hall session with Univision, President Obama reveals that he now owns an iPad, a device he somewhat derided as "a distraction" in a commencement speech last year.
Wi-Fi tethering is one of the most prominent features for iPhone users in the iOS 4.3 upgrade, and Australians don't have to pay extra to use it. But if you've been using the long-in-place Bluetooth tethering option, is switching to Wi-Fi a better bet? Nick at our sibling title Gizmodo investigated, and concluded "not really".
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