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  • Handy Light Hides a Free Tethering App



    We received a tip from a reader this evening about an app that was certainly worth looking in to. Introducing "Handy Light," an app that made it to the Apple App Store even though it is actually a tethering app. Yes, for once there's actually a flashlight app worth getting excited about. But this application is merely disguised as a flashlight, while all along providing tethering capacity for your iPhone to easily share your device's internet connection with your laptop.

    Nick Lee’s Handy Light app, which looks like any other flashlight app that uses the iPhone’s screen to provide illumination, actually camouflages a tethering feature using the SOCKS proxy, la Nullriver’s Software’s NetShare app that was available for a short time nearly two years ago. The app just hit the App Store a little while ago and costs a mere $.99.
    Of course, it's only a matter of time before this app is yanked, so get it while you can. Handy Light, which requires an iPhone running iOS 4.0 or later, already has available a video tutorial outlining the necessary steps to access the app's neat tethering ability. This thing is so sophisticated that it actually managed to sneak by Apple. Understandably, the suits in Cupertino - oops, I mean, the "jeans," since they don't own suits - will likely not appreciate the guise that got past them.



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    Update: Apple has removed Handy Light from the App Store. Well.... that didn't take 'em long, now did it?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Handy Light Hides a Free Tethering App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 134 Comments
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      damn it's yanked from the store already, I get the 'The item you tried to buy is no longer available'...that was quick
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Glad I got it this earlier this evening. Has to be set up, but works fairly well.

      It fakes a wi-fi signal so I wonder if Facetime will work... hm...
    1. ShadowDXDragon's Avatar
      ShadowDXDragon -
      Drat. DAM YOU APPLE. Oh well, ill just have to stick to the jailbreak method.
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      :-)
    1. OXxDiStUrBeDxXO's Avatar
      OXxDiStUrBeDxXO -
      Can anybody help set this up on Windows XP? I just need to know how to configure the proxy settings on the computer properly.
    1. wareagle5693's Avatar
      wareagle5693 -
      I think they already pulled it.. :/ I just looked for it and can't find it.
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      damn it i was like 5 mins too late
    1. PuPpYpWr's Avatar
      PuPpYpWr -
      lol dealing with apple is like the hot seat you got to be quick i guess i'll have to wait for JB
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      YEAH!!!!! STREET FIGHTER II- Ken's level hahaha one of the best games of all time!!
    1. Diefy's Avatar
      Diefy -
      Ouch, they ran this story almost and hour behind the power curve. With that said, I'm apparently not as skilled as I may have thought... does anyone know how to get this to work with Windows? I can't find where to edit the SOCKS Proxy settings anywhere. Sad Face.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Once the ball starts rolling Apple jumps.
    1. Diefy's Avatar
      Diefy -
      Quote Originally Posted by k.nitsua View Post
      Glad I got it this earlier this evening. Has to be set up, but works fairly well.

      It fakes a wi-fi signal so I wonder if Facetime will work... hm...
      Interesting point on that... mobile Facetime? lol
    1. dbizzy1's Avatar
      dbizzy1 -
      Damn guess i gotta wait for the jailbreak...patiently wait that is
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Too late. Damn
    1. LaZARuZ's Avatar
      LaZARuZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by k.nitsua View Post
      Glad I got it this earlier this evening. Has to be set up, but works fairly well.

      It fakes a wi-fi signal so I wonder if Facetime will work... hm...
      no it wont work cause the app stops working when closed, does not run in the background..
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      It was a paid app. DO NOT POST LINKS TO THE CRACKED VERSION OR THE IPA FILE. You will recieve an infraction.
    1. Chris3k2's Avatar
      Chris3k2 -
      Man that sucks. I swear I had just pulled this up when it was posted and it got removed so quick. Sometimes apple really pisses me off.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Says ... Not available in the US Store .. DAM YOU APPLE!!!!
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      Hopefully it will make it to Cydia. Or better yet I hope that Benm.at fixes 4.0 free is better