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AT&T GALAXY S 4 bug hits Wi-fi tethering: fix in the works

AT&T GALAXY S 4 bug hits Wi-fi tethering: fix in the works

This week the AT&T Samsung GALAXY S 4 has been discovered to have a bit of a bug in its build affecting users' ability to work with stock wi-fi hotspot and tethering. While some third-party services still work to allow tethering and wi-fi hotspot, AT&T's direct menu support is not appearing working on some (if not all) units at the moment. SlashGear has reported this issue to Samsung and they are currently looking into it.

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Porsche Communication Management System with Harman’s Aha hands-on

Porsche Communication Management System with Harman’s Aha hands-on

This week the folks at Harman have pushed their Aha system to several vehicle communications systems including Porsche, this system being the one we're having a peek at today. Porsche's Communication Management System is shown here working with the newly announced Aha integrated with vehicle systems. Here we're seeing the full 30,000 Aha internet-based stations in action, everything from internet radio to Facebook integration.

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Verizon no longer allowed to block tethering apps

Verizon no longer allowed to block tethering apps

This week Verizon has found itself under the legal gun for blocking tethering apps on Android and iOS devices, with the FCC fining them on top of it all for $1.25 million USD. This case appears to be forcing Verizon to adhere to Net Neutrality rules on its 700 MHz spectrum, thusly resulting in the company having to rescind its standing policy of blocking wireless tethering without an additional fee to its smart devices. The spectrum under investigation in this case is used to operate Verizon's 4G LTE network.

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iTether is back with HTML5 app skirting App Store

iTether is back with HTML5 app skirting App Store

If you're an iPhone or iPad user, you probably recall the app that was only App Store last year for about a day called iTether. The app was designed to allow you to tether your iPhone to a computer and use the iPhone as a modem without having to fork over extra fees carriers demand for tethering. Apple originally approved the app, only to turn around and kick it off App Store within a day.

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T-Mobile UK “Full Monty” plan offers true unlimited voice, calls, data, tethering

T-Mobile UK “Full Monty” plan offers true unlimited voice, calls, data, tethering

T-Mobile UK has announced a new, truly-unlimited plan - The Full Monty - with no "fair-use" restrictions for heavy voice, text and data users. Set to accept new subscribers from February 1, the 24-month agreement also includes unlimited tethering, allowing you to use your phone as a way to get your tablet or laptop online without paying extra or running into caps.

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iTether iPhone covert tethering tool hits App Store [Update: Pulled!]

iTether iPhone covert tethering tool hits App Store [Update: Pulled!]

Apple has approved a tethering app that allows iPhone users to share their smartphone's data connection via a USB hook-up with their laptop, even if they don't have a tethering plan with their carrier. The app, iTether, has prompted questions over why Apple approved the app in the first place and how long it might last in the App Store, given carriers are unlikely to be impressed at their tethering revenue stream being curtailed.

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Vodafone axes tethering fees

Vodafone axes tethering fees

Vodafone UK has announced that it is no longer differentiating between on-device and tethered data use, hopefully marking the start of a trend that will cross the Atlantic and be copied by North American carriers. Customers must be on one of a new set of price plans, launching today, though existing subscribers can shift to a new plan with no contract extension, assuming it costs at least the same as they're already paying.

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