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07-20-2010, 10:03 PM #1
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, à 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.
Update: Apple has removed Handy Light from the App Store. Well.... that didn't take 'em long, now did it?
Last edited by Michael Essany; 07-20-2010 at 10:07 PM.
07-20-2010, 10:07 PM #2
damn it's yanked from the store already, I get the 'The item you tried to buy is no longer available'...that was quick
07-20-2010, 10:07 PM #3
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...@iosalliance
07-20-2010, 10:08 PM #4
Drat. DAM YOU APPLE. Oh well, ill just have to stick to the jailbreak method.
07-20-2010, 10:08 PM #5
07-20-2010, 10:08 PM #6
Can anybody help set this up on Windows XP? I just need to know how to configure the proxy settings on the computer properly.
07-20-2010, 10:09 PM #7
I think they already pulled it.. :/ I just looked for it and can't find it.
07-20-2010, 10:09 PM #8
damn it i was like 5 mins too late
07-20-2010, 10:11 PM #9
lol dealing with apple is like the hot seat you got to be quick i guess i'll have to wait for JB
07-20-2010, 10:11 PM #10
07-20-2010, 10:11 PM #11
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.
07-20-2010, 10:12 PM #12
Once the ball starts rolling Apple jumps.
07-20-2010, 10:13 PM #13
07-20-2010, 10:14 PM #14
Damn guess i gotta wait for the jailbreak...patiently wait that is
07-20-2010, 10:15 PM #15
Too late. Damn
07-20-2010, 10:17 PM #16
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07-20-2010, 10:18 PM #17
It was a paid app. DO NOT POST LINKS TO THE CRACKED VERSION OR THE IPA FILE. You will recieve an infraction.
07-20-2010, 10:20 PM #18
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.
07-20-2010, 10:21 PM #19
07-20-2010, 10:22 PM #20
Says ... Not available in the US Store .. DAM YOU APPLE!!!!