By Christian Zibreg on Jun 19, 2013
You may want to reconsider using a default password iOS provides for hotspot functionality as researchers at a German university warn of the weaknesses that let attackers crack any default iOS hotspot password in under a minute. Although Windows Phone uses even weaker passwords and some Android vendors weaken their device’s security by modifying the Wi-Fi-related components, Apple’s problem is that iOS generates “random” hotspot passwords using a dictionary of only 1,842 different entries… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 26, 2012
When used as a personal hotspot only over Verizon’s 4G cellular connection, the new iPad gets more than 25 hours of run time, AnandTech found out in their battery life testing published this morning. This is better than your average MiFi device by at least a factor of five. Matter of fact, it gets exactly an hour less in hotspotting tests compared to WiFi benchmarks, which falls in line with Apple’s official specs.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime beats Apple’s third-generation tablet when hotspotting in Normal, Balanced and Power Saving profiles. With that in mind, the ability to use your iPad as a personal Verizon hotspot for more than 25 hours is certainly welcome news in a string of negative reports alleging issues with the tablet’s much-improved 42.5Wh battery. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 18, 2012
One of the best things about choosing a Verizon flavored iPad over its AT&T counterpart is the fact that Verizon makes tethering your data free.
Right out of the box you can start tethering your iPad’s fast LTE connection to another iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, whatever.
Inside we’ll take a look at how to setup the personal hotspot feature on your new iPad, along with a little test drive… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 8, 2012
There was certainly some confusion earlier today regarding what the carriers’ plans are for the new iPad’s hotspot feature. The tablet, for the first time, will be compatible with high-speed LTE networks. And it will be to share the connection with up to 5 other devices.
As of right now, AT&T, one of the largest carriers in the US, has no idea when or if it will support the feature. But Verizon, on the other hand, has confirmed that its four data plans, starting at $20 per month, will all include free hotspot support… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 8, 2012
Among the slew of new features Apple announced in its latest iPad yesterday was the personal hotspot. Just like with the iPhone, you’ll be able to use the new tablet to share an internet connection with up to 5 devices.
This becomes even more appealing when you consider that the new slate is capable of 4G speeds — which is up to 10 times faster than 3G. But don’t get too excited. It appears that there is confusion among the carriers… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 16, 2011
If you don’t pony up the cash for a 3G-enabled iPad 2, you won’t get the GPS capabilities of a carrier network connection. That means that, unless you are connected to a Wifi access point, the maps functionality of the iPad will not be able to track your location or give you live directions, etc.
The internal GPS is definitely one of the biggest pros for the 3G models of the iPad. With an internal GPS, the iPad can be a great navigation tool for your car’s dashboard. So, what can you do to get GPS on the iPad 2 without a 3G connection?
A new report claims that you can use the iPhone’s data connection through tethering to enable GPS functionality on the iPad…
By Kickstar13 on Mar 4, 2011
With Apple officially seeding iOS 4.3 GM to developers yesterday, Cupertino also updated its site with details regarding features the upcoming iOS 4.3 software brings. As we mentioned earlier this week, one of the features iOS 4.3 will finally bring is the long-awaited Personal Hotspot feature to AT&T iPhone 4 owners.
Although Verizon’s version of the iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot feature supports five simultaneous devices, once AT&T iPhone 4 owners get the iOS 4.3 update, they will only be able to connect three devices at once.
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 3, 2011
I think we all assumed that AT&T would support the iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature that comes bundled with iOS 4.3, but its availability has been confirmed by an AT&T spokesperson.
As we informed you yesterday, iOS 4.3 will makes its way to the public on the same day that the iPad 2 is released.
AT&T spokesperson Seth Bloom has confirmed that the company’s Personal Hotspot support will go live once Apple makes iOS 4.3 available on March 11…
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 2, 2011
At today’s iPad 2 media event, solid details were revealed about the upcoming iOS 4.3 release.
Unsurprisingly, iOS 4.3 will make its debut on the same day that the iPad 2 is officially available for sale; March 11th.
What’s interesting is that one notable Apple product in particular was left out of the iOS 4.3 goodness — the CDMA based Verizon iPhone 4…
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 24, 2011
If you’ve been looking forward to some of the goodies contained in iOS 4.3 — Apple’s latest firmware for the iPhone and other devices — then no doubt this will be music to your ears.
It appears that iOS 4.3 has finally gone gold, meaning that the firmware has been tested and finalized.
This indicates that we could see iOS 4.3 released to the public in the very near future — next week, even…
By Alex Heath on Feb 5, 2011
MyWi is an incredibly popular Cydia app that allows jailbreakers to have a heavily customizable mobile hotspot with their iPhone’s 3G connection. We here at iDB love MyWi, and it’s definitely been a staple of what the jailbreak scene has to offer for quite some time.
Intelliborn, the company behind MyWi, recently added a new feature to the popular hotspot app called “OnDemand.” The purpose of MyWi OnDemand is to create a smarter mobile hotspot on the iPhone.
MyWi OnDemand will study the behavior of the devices connected to your hotspot, and connect or disconnect when you need it to…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2011
More information is trickling in regarding the new features packed into iOS 4.3 beta, and for fans of AirPlay, it looks like we have a winner.
As you’re likely already aware of, Apple significantly gimped the functionality of AirPlay in their iOS 4.2.1 release, only allowing streaming from the iPod and YouTube apps. This led jailbreak developers to release tweaks like AllPlay and AirVideoEnabler to circumvent the lack of 3rd party app support.
The good news is that with iOS 4.3, these tweaks should no longer be necessary…