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QuasiDisk, Another Tethering App Sneaks Into The App Store

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QuasiDisk, Another Tethering App Sneaks Into The App Store
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It looks like another developer has managed to sneak a tethering app into the App Store. QuasiDisk is billed as a file management app, designed to allow users to quickly and easily transfer files to and from their iOS devices. Hidden in QuasiDisk, though, is the ability to tether a computer to your iPhone via a proxy. Though the setup is a little complicated, it allows you to share your iPhone’s 3G data connection with your computer.

QuasiDisk In The App Store

QuasiDisk is hardly the first tethering app to sneak past Apple’s notoriously finicky App Store approval process, and it certainly isn’t the last. It isn’t even the most blatant – that title probably belongs to iTether, which was launched then pulled in the space of a day late last year. Of course, neither Apple nor the carriers are ever happy about this sort of thing, so don’t expect QuasiDisk to be around for long. For the moment, though, it’s available in the App Store for $1.99 (iTunes Link). If you do manage to pick up a copy before it gets yanked, YouTube user Apoc269 has put together a video showing how to use the tethering feature.

It’s not clear how well the app actually works for transferring files. Not well, if the handful of reviews currently up in the App Store are to be believed. The interface is bare bones to say the least, and it’s a fair bet that the supposed file transfer functionality is just a smokescreen to sneak tethering back into the App Store. If you’ve got it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

QuasiDisk, Another Tethering App Sneaks Into The App Store
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  • Nick

    dose it also work for the iPhone 4?

    • Marc

      Yes

  • Natto

    I followed the steps over n over n over then asked someone else n the tried over n over n over. Bummer. Help!!!

    • Blake Scott

      ATTENTION:: those of you having trouble making the app work. You must turn off the Auto Proxy Discovery in the same menu that has the HTTP and SOCKS proxies. I have found that it WILL NOT WORK if you have this turned on. Works great now. When you switch back to regular Wifi you must uncheck the HTTP and SOCKS and recheck the Auto Proxy Discovery. Every time you must make that switch. Otherwise good to go

  • Blake Scott

    Got the app in time. However despite following the directions exactly for making and changing the settings on the adhoc network i am unable to connect. Also Quasidisk crashes sometimes when i turn on the ftp. Please offer any help.

  • http://steeky.com johnsie

    Don’t worry, the iPhone 5 will get tethering and Steve Jobs will make out that tethering is a revolutionary innovation.

    • Danny

      @ johnsie
      He can do that from beyond the grave ? revolutionary indeed !

  • Marc

    Works for me. Only thing is for the connection to work to leave the app open on the setting screen. Everytime i get a text connection goes down if i go look at it but comes right back up when i open the app back up. Not a big deal

    iPhone4 to Macbook pro

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