Handy Light, a newly-available flashlight app for the iPhone, isn’t a flashlight app at all—it’s a tethering utility that lets you share your phone’s Internet connection with your laptop.
But hurry, pretty clear Apple will take it from the app store. Edit: Which actually was done when I was writing my blog.
It’s not surprising that Handy Light managed to trick its way past Apple’s App Store reviewers. To enable tethering, you need to configure an ad-hoc wireless network on your Mac, connect the iPhone to it, tweak some network and proxy settings, launch the app, and then literally tap a coded sequence of flashlight colors. No one could possibly discover the hack by exploring; you need to read detailed step-by-step instructions to get it to work.
Of course, the app is gone and not live anymore, like the $10 NetShare app—which was axed by Apple nearly two years ago, the $1 Handy Light would share your Internet connection without AT&T making money.
Handy Light requires an iPhone running iOS 4.0 or later.
- Posted using My iPad
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