Google Glass ditches tether requirement for data sharing

Google Glass now makes it a little easier for wearers to transmit data.

Discovered over the weekend by Google Glass user Nick Starr and subsequently confirmed by several test users, the search company's eyeglasses can allow for data sharing without the need for a tethering connection to a smartphone. According to reports, the option was added in the latest update and requires the XE9 companion app to work.

Google Glass required a tethering plan in order for users to transmit data to and from the eyewear. With the update and XE9, however, Starr says that he was able to … Read more

Review: Discover the power of mobile Internet with ClockworkMod Tether

ClockworkMod Tether effectively allows users to access the data connection on their Android device through a USB connection and use it for a mobile Internet connection. While many similar applications exist, this one is superior because of its stability and effectiveness. Unfortunately, the free version places a 20MB limit on data transfers after the 14-day free trial. Unlimited access is granted following the upgrade to the Premium version.

Installation of this application goes easy, but some users may experience difficulties if their computer currently doesn't have an Internet connection. The user first needs to download the Android application to … Read more

Use your phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot with Android-Wifi-Tether

The task of tethering devices to your phone has never been easier. Operating efficiently and quickly, Android-Wifi-Tether takes all the guesswork out of setting up a portable network.

Setup for Android-Wifi-Tether is very easy. The overall layout of this app is very good, too. It is easy to read and simple to use. After a quick browse through the main setup menu you are able to select the proper phone from a list of compatible devices. Click on a large Wi-Fi icon and you'll be up and running. Tablets and PCs should have no problem seeing your new Android … Read more

Connect your Android device to the Internet via PC

The efficiency of USB Reverse Tethering lies in the fact that wireless may not be the most available form of Web communication at all times. If you need to update your device and there are only DSL connections around, for example, USB Reverse Tethering can provide the much-needed connection.

The interface of USB Reverse Tethering looks simple, since there are only the status graphics and connectivity buttons in the home area. The process of making it work is quite complex, though. First you'll have to configure the app properly to the PC, and the target PC must also be … Read more

iOS 6.0.1 already jailbroken -- for some devices

iOS 6.0.1 users can now jailbreak their devices, but there are some bumps in the road.

The latest version of the iPhone Dev Team's Redsn0w can jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 devices, Redmond Pie confirmed today after testing the update.

However, not everyone can take advantage of the effort at this point.

The jailbreak works only on iOS devices powered by an A4 chip or lower. People who own the iPhone 5, the newest iPads, or the latest iPod Touch are out of luck. The jailbreak takes advantage of the Limera1n exploit, which can't handle the … Read more

Six reasons why Bluetooth is your one-stop for car connectivity

I shouldn't really have to sell you on Bluetooth at this point. Bluetooth has already established itself as the de facto wireless connectivity standard for phones, cars, and a plethora of accessories. However, many users view Bluetooth as just the thing that lets you make calls in your car, the blinking blue light that lets you know the guy talking to himself on the sidewalk isn't crazy, yet another thing to distract you, or (for a surprising number of users) something to be completely ignored. So, I've presented below six reasons why Bluetooth in the car merits … Read more

Does HTC's sales shortfall spell trouble for customers?

Apple and Samsung are running away with the smartphone market, but does that mean that consumers should steer clear of all the other handset makers?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, I help one reader decide if he should take a gamble and ditch Apple for an HTC One X. Will he still get the same level of service he has had with Apple?

I also explain to another reader that the Wi-Fi hotspot feature is included in the price of the new family share plans.

Steer Clear of HTC because of its sales troubles?

Dear Maggie, I've been … Read more

What Verizon's FCC tethering settlement means to you (FAQ)

The Federal Communications and Verizon Wireless agreed to a $1.25 million settlement that will also allow Verizon subscribers to use their smartphones as Wi-Fi hotspots at no extra charge.

The agreement may save some Verizon Wireless subscribers $20 a month. But figuring out who exactly benefits isn't so straightforward. So we've put together this FAQ to help you understand what it means.

What did the FCC settle with Verizon Wireless?

On Tuesday the FCC and Verizon announced that they had agreed to settle a 10-month long investigation into Verizon's management of the 700 MHz wireless spectrum … Read more

Back to the drawing board for Nexus Q

We're annoying the IOC with Wednesday's top tech headlines:

Digg has been reborn under the Betaworks leadership. This first redesign simply highlights top stories and popular stories, and users can save articles to read later on the new Digg iPhone app. Betaworks says it will continue to roll out new features, including comments.

After tepid reviews, Google announced it wants to hold off on launching the $300 Nexus Q media-streaming device until it adds more features. But anyone who preordered will get the current model for free.

The Olympics have strict marketing rules, but Beats Audio found a wayRead more

The 404 1,100: Where we spoke in class today (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

On this day in 1992, "Jeremy" premiered on MTV.

Great collection of what Olympic divers look like mid-jump.

NASA to air Mars landing in Times Square.

Digg unveils revamped home page.

FCC to Verizon: You don't have a right to block tethering apps.

Direction of Justin Bieber documentary to reboot He-Man movie.… Read more