Following on from the recently released, and quickly pulled, Quasidisk app, which brought tethering of iOS devices to the Mac, another app which allows tethering has slipped into the iOS App Store. The app, called iRandomizer Numbers enables users to generate random numbers (via InformationWeek, TNW). However, if a user decides to enter ’1984′ as the minimum number and ’31337′ as the maximum number, then tethering is enabled.
Last week it emerged that another app called Quasidisk hit the App Store which also allowed users to enable tethering, circumventing the regulations of their carrier. As apps with hidden tethering features are against the App Store T & C, the app was rapidly pulled from the App Store, but not before the app had hit the top seller list in the App Store as a result of high demand.
Tethering, the process of opening up the 3G connection of an iPad or iPhone and allowing a Mac to utilize it, tends to be strictly regulated by carriers. Frequently, carriers choose to charge consumers for the ability to tether their iOS device to their Mac, despite the fact that the user has already paid for their data allowance. These types of app allow the user to utilize the data that they have already paid for but, obviously, don’t appear on the App Store for very long.
If you want to have the ability to tether your data connection without having to jailbreak your device, then head over to the iOS App Store now as the app ‘iRandomizer Numbers’ will likely be pulled very soon. It’s available for $4.99 right now.