Smartphones

Must-have Android apps, according to Donovan Colbert

PdaNet

"PdaNet by Junefabrics is a modem-tethering application. At this point, I'm not sure how it violates Verizon terms of service, but none-the-less, the kings of greed claim that they can detect unauthorized modem-tethering and will cancel your account if you are caught using these kind of applications.

"At the very least, they can exist and Verizon can't just banish them from the market. No need to hide modem-tethering apps as flashlight apps in the Android marketplace.

"With PdaNet, you can hook up your Droid to your laptop via USB or Bluetooth, open up the client software there, click Enable, and ride the information super-highway like a lawless Hell's Angel, thumbing your nose at the man. When you get caught and they shut you down, switch to Sprint."

Image credit: Donovan Colbert

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

11 comments
AMusnikow
AMusnikow

Is there a typo in "Donovan Colbert (aka dcobert)", which includes an "l" in "Colbert" but not in "dcobert"?

jinxygirl
jinxygirl

This was a pathetic article. Obviously, you are not an Android fan, go back to your iOS.

dadonaldd
dadonaldd

If you download MP3's that you haven't paid for, it's stealing. Wake up, kiddies.

dcolbert
dcolbert

But I am dcoLbert... And I pronounce the hard T at the end, like "col-Bert & Ernie"... unlike certain celebrities who insist on Frenchifying the surname. ;)

seanferd
seanferd

Whatever. I'm not interested in any stupid phones at all. Makes you pathetic, right?

seanferd
seanferd

Even if you were to download music that is not made freely available, it is copyright infringement, not stealing. So, how do you find that dcolbert has advocated copyright infringement here?

zclayton2
zclayton2

What are you some RIAA hack?

huggiemonster
huggiemonster

Except for when its from new artists, or artists who have allowed you to download samples or tracks where you choose the value. Simplifying it that far is just misleading.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

you're usually smart enough not to dig up year-old zombie. Just now getting caught up on your backlog?

santeewelding
santeewelding

Can you? You probably made her no-read list.

dcolbert
dcolbert

I stumble across something I've completely missed - usually while doing a Google Search for something else. This is how I discovered that I was being accused of being Loverock Davidson on ZD-Net. Better late than never, huh?