An ad that recently started airing claims that Verizon’s 4G LTE network is twice as fast as AT&T’s by testing phones from both carriers against each other. The ad, which I saw yesterday, simulates a rescue team’s process of rescuing. In other words, two people, each with phones from ATT
For the past few days and even weeks, AT&T and Verizon have both been releasing ads to criticize one another and show their network as the superior one. Only time will tell if this sparring will go beyond the CDMA iPhone release, Febrary 10th. Yesterday Verizon launched an ad which
As thrilled as we were to see an app that allowed the iPhone to share it's 3G network with a laptop, Apple and AT&T weren't crazy about the idea. Now, however, it looks like Apple may have an alternative solution in the works that may or may not involve the iPhone.
Nullriver has confirmed today that Apple will not be allowing NetShare to return to the App Store. After being briefly allowed for sale, Apple pulled the application with no indication of why. Although it was only available for a short time, many users were able to purchase the application and are still able to use it to this day. NetShare is a tethering application which allows you to share your iPhone's Internet access with other devices over WiFi.
The reason NetShare was so great was that for the first time it was possible for people who don't hack their iPhone to share its "unlimited" internet capabilities with a laptop in the absence of a Wi-Fi. But, now that it's gone, it can only be done by jailbreaking, and the ones playing it safe are left in the dark. One user decided to share this information with Steve Jobs, and it looks like he got a reply.
It was a little discouraging (but not surprising) when Nullriver's NetShare tethering app was pulled from the App Store once, let alone twice, but their news that they were working with Apple to try to get it back in the App Store was encouraging. Unfortunately it looks like it's chances of making a return are pretty unlikely.
NetShare, the app for tethering your iPhone to your laptop for use as a wireless modem, was removed yet again, but NullRiver, Inc is making progress to try and get it back up. They announced on their website that they are actively working with Apple to try and get it available to the public again.
We're not sure why, but as mysteriously as it left last night, Nullriver Inc.'s NetShare is back on the App Store and available for download once again. Strangely, it's only available via this direct link here- NetShare- App Store, and it will not show up in searches. At first glance at it's iTunes page, it does not appear to have any noticeable differences and it still says it's version 1.0, so we don't think they edited it in any way to comply with demands from Apple. Let us know if it works for you in the comments.
In an unexpected twist of events, Nullriver has officially released NetShare, an Apple-approved iPhone tethering application, onto the App Store. The purpose of the application is to share an iPhone's Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi, essentially making the iPhone into an on-the-go Wi-Fi hotspot. A similar solution exists for hacked iPhones, although it requires jailbreking and Terminal knowledge to implement.