How to Use the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a Personal Hotspot

Use a personal hotspot toggle widget to quickly turn your hotspot on or off.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is capable of sharing its connection with other devices like a laptop, tablet or portable gaming system thanks to a personal hotspot feature. When you use the Galaxy S5 as a personal hotspot you can connect other devices to the Internet anywhere you have a good cell phone signal. This technology […]

How to Make a WiFi Hotspot Widget on Android

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One of the many benefits of using Android is the mulitple different ways users can achieve certain tasks, and one in particular we’re focusing on today is sharing your data connection to a nearby tablet or laptop. Android’s WiFi Tether or Hotspot feature allows you to share and use your mobile phones data connection on […]

Sprint Novatel MiFi 500 LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

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Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 500 LTE for Sprint Corp.’s 4G LTE and 3G CDMA/EV-DO networks is a powerful device with a lot of flexibility, but one whose full potential is not quite realized yet given Sprint’s more limited 4G LTE footprint. At its heart, the MiFi 500 LTE doesn’t deviate from Novatel’s successful strategy with its […]

How to Use the Samsung Galaxy S4 as a Personal Hotspot

The Samsung Galaxy S4 can act as a personal hotspot to connect up to 10 devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 can act as a personal hotspot, a portable internet connection that can connect laptops, tablets and portable gaming devices to the Internet anywhere there is a cell phone signal. Thanks to 4G and 4G LTE coverage, the Galaxy S4 personal hotspot delivers connection speeds faster than many home connections. Whether you […]

Android Tethering At Risk in Patent Dispute With Nokia

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In a patent battle between Android smartphone-maker HTC and Nokia, the issue of tethering on one of the world’s most popular mobile platforms may be at risk. Likely, Nokia will seek an import ban on troubled smartphone-maker HTC, but the two companies will probably work out a licensing agreement that will allow both parties to […]

AT&T Unite Mobile LTE Hotspot Available Friday for Under $1

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After having launched the first touchscreen mobile hotspot unit in the form of the Novatel MiFi Liberate, U.S. carrier is back again with the second touchscreen mobile hotspot in the form of the AT&T Unite. The Unite is made by Sierra Wireless and will connect to AT&T’s HSPA+ and LTE networks for fast mobile broadband […]

FCC Tells Verizon It Can’t Block Tethering Apps

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Verizon isn’t allowed to block tethering apps anymore, thanks to the FCC. According to GigaOm, Verizon has to tell Google to allow tethering apps in the Google Play Store on Verizon phones once again. The ruling comes from an agreement Verizon made when it bought a block of 700 MHz from the FCC back in […]

Sprint Launches New Tethering Plans

Sprint Unveils New Tethering Plans

Sprint has rather quietly killed off its 5GB tethering plan and introduced two new tethering plans to customers on its network. In a post on its community forums, Sprint outlined the details. The 5GB for $29.99 a month plan has been sent off into the sunset and in its place, the carrier has introduced two […]

HTC Sensation 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Has a Catch

HTC Sensation 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Comes with a Catch

Tomorrow, T-Mobile will roll out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Sensation 4G. However, there might not be too much celebrating as T-Mobile has confirmed that this update will effectively end the free tethering that many users have enjoyed for quite some time. In a statement to PCMag, the carrier confirmed the bad […]

Tethering Support Coming to Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710

Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Will Get Tethering Support

Yesterday, it became apparent that Nokia’s low-end Windows Phone, the Lumia 610, would be arriving with tethering on- board at launch. Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 owners , were, needless to say, jealous because their phones do not possess that feature right now. Those who own those devices can rest easy though as Nokia has […]

Owners of AT&T’s New iPad Take Heed: Tether for iOS Has Returned

Owners of AT&T's New iPad Take Heed: iTether for iOS Has Returned

Back in November, a curious application called iTether snuck into the App Store and allowed iOS devices owners full USB tethering without requiring them to switch their data plans or sign up for an official tethering plan. Almost immediately, Apple pulled the application. However, Tether has made its triumphant return only this time, it’s not […]

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T LTE Confirmed with Tethering

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At CES, we caught up to the Nokia folks at breakfast, who confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 900 will debut on AT&T’s network with tethering, or Internet sharing, straight out of the box. The feature was notably absent on Nokia’s Lumia 800, but thanks to the additional time between the launch of the 800 and […]

Tether Your Android Without Root for Free with ClockworkMod Tether

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Tethering your Mac or PC to your Android phone for internet access just got a lot easier and safer with the release of ClockworkMod Tether for Android. This new app allows you to tether your Android smartphone, including the Galaxy Nexus, to your Windows, Mac or Linux computer to share your phone’s internet connection. Unlike […]

Sprint Brings Mobile Hotspot Capabilities to Latest BlackBerry OS 7 Devices

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U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is updating its latest BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphones to BlackBerry OS 7.1, which brings mobile hotspot capabilities to these new BlackBerry devices on Sprint’s 3G Now Network. Mobile hotspot capabilities would allow these BlackBerry phones to share their 3G mobile broadband connections over WiFi to other WiFi-capable […]

T-Mobile Radar 4G, HD7 to Get Update for Tethering, Other Features

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T-Mobile USA is preparing an update for its HTC Radar 4G Windows Phone 7 device that would bring a number of new features to the smartphone, including the much requested Internet sharing capability known as tethering. Though tethering was baked into Windows Phone 7 Mango, Microsoft had left the inclusion of such feature up to […]

iTether App Sneaks Into App Store, Brings Unlimited Tethering

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Those on AT&T’s network and are holding onto their grandfathered unlimited $30 per month data plan and dream of tethering may be happy to know that an app has snuck itself into Apple’s App Store to bring just that exact functionality. As AT&T requires grandfathered unlimited plan owners who wish to gain tethering capabilities to […]

Nokia to Enable Tethering on Lumia 800 Via Software Update

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Nokia has confirmed that although the high-end Lumia 800 Windows Phone Mango device will launch without tethering out of the box, tethering will be coming to the smartphone via a software update at a later date. Tethering has been a long requested feature since the debut of Windows Phone, and the inclusion of tethering may […]

Why Verizon’s 4G Limits May be the Droid Bionic’s Achilles Heel

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The Droid Bionic might be the best 4G LTE phone you can buy, but Verizon’s limits will prevent the device from living up to its full potential. Both Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Verizon’s 4G network are speed demons, but what’s the use if you have to worry about burning through your data allocation before the […]