tethering paint app

Here’s a nice little surprise to cap off your Memorial Day weekend. A new app has been discovered in the App Store that has a hidden tethering feature that will allow you to share your iPhone’s internet connection with your computer.

The fact that an app like this has made its way into Apple’s heavily guarded App Store isn’t the least bit surprising, as it’s happened several times now. And it also won’t be surprising when Apple pulls it in the next few days, or sooner…

The app is called Little Artist Canvas and it was developed by FoolishSleuth. On the surface, it appears to be a lightweight paint or drawing app. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find it’s much more than that.

Admittedly, the whole process is a little insipid. But hey, it allows you to access the internet on your computer, using your iPhone, without having to enable the hotspot feature with your carrier. In many cases, that can cost you your rate plan.

At the time of this writing, the app is still available on the App Store. But again, given Apple’s track record, we don’t imagine it will be around much longerโ€”even if it is a holiday weekend. So if you’re thinking about checking it out, don’t wait on it.

You can find Little Artist Canvas in the App Store, for both the iPhone and iPad, for $0.99.

Update: as expected, it’s gone.

  • I still have flasharmyknife. Not needed. (:

    • I still have Quasidisk which is a good thing since one thing I’ve noted is that when Apple pulls an app they completely pull it. It does not even show under your purchased list anymore…

    • i did the video on that one too.

    • Gabriel Thadarkone Sudlow

      Can you send the IPA?

      • Ian Jackson

        It’s posted, but needs to be approved because of the link restriction on iDB comments.

      • Trudy Howard

        Doesn’t work with ios7 ๐Ÿ™

  • You guys still paying a separate fee to tether your data from your mobile phone? Talk about anti-freedom…

    • 9JordanMiller2

      Well ya see I have unlimited data through Verizon on my iPhone 5 ๐Ÿ˜€ so yeah they don’t want me to tether. So if I wasn’t jailbroke this app would be useful instead of paying twenty a month or whatever mine would be.

    • thecrud

      How Americans allow them to tell you how you can use your own data is beyond me.

  • these guys are smart, probably making huge profits in a few days lol

    • you’d think. they’re complaining already that it doesn’t work. follow the instructions and it works perfectly.

      • William

        How can I use my Iphone as the tether with this app but connect to my ipad?

  • Osama Muhammed

    this is the nowadays trend to make infinite money

  • Gurudas G

    Funny thing is, when you go look at the screenshots of this app, you can tell that the ipod used in the screenshot is jailbroke by looking at the status bar ๐Ÿ™‚

    • yeah it’s jailbroken. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • RarestName

      Not surprising since the developer is also the developer of Binary Clock on Cydia.

  • Parveen

    Haha lucky me I don’t have worry any of this shit, since I switched to t-mobile. Tethering is free. And there’s not data limit.

    Hate u AT&T u suck big time. Never gonna do business with u again EVER

    • T.LIN

      you’re wrong i’m using t-mobile and the tethering on t-mobile isn’t free.

      • Jacob S

        Mobile hotspot is available on tmobile for free upto 500mb 4g/LTE and then at 2G unlimited.

      • thecrud

        Cant wait till I can get out of sprint this pithiness rubs me wrong. I have a cheap walmart throwaway and it has tether/hotspot no extra charge.

  • Does this work on NON jailbroken phones?

    • Ryan James Christensen

      Yes. It doesn’t even require a jailbreak.

  • The screen shor in the appstore is a jailbroken ipod hahahaha. Btw i dint get it why you people need the app? Like you guys pay if you theter your device?

  • Rodel De vera

    How do you do this on Windows?

  • Brandon Higgins

    So this will hide tethering correct?

  • JoshuaHulgan

    Got this earlier today.
    As of 3am central time, that sucker has been pulled lol

  • Josh

    Why can’t you just tether your own data using personal hotspot?? Couldn’t we do it anyway without apps?

    • Josh

      Ohhhhh, do some have to pay extra to be able to tether?

  • BBL

    I wish any developer can do the same and release an apps that have a hidden option to enable toggles from notification center… That will be just great ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • That’s like sneaking a 2 ton nuke into an airport. It just wouldn’t be possible. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • NanamiAsuri

        3 years later, a Jailbreak loader sneaks into the App Store LOL

      • Ian Jackson

        Apple has been crap over the last 2 years, getting messy. I’m honestly not shocked

  • Eric Van Laarhoven

    what horrible video quality….