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Aussie iPhone Tethering Guide – All Carriers

One of the most talked about features of the new iPhone 3.0 software update is internet tethering, or being able to use your iPhone as a mobile modem for your laptop. Both Optus and Vodafone have announced they’ll support the service, although Optus has stated that they’ll be charging you for the privilege. Telstra, Three and Virgin are all yet to publicly announce support for the feature, but thanks to some enterprising people, you can get your iPhone tethered to your laptop for free, today, regardless of carrier. Here’s how.


Jailbroken 1st-Gen iPhone Now Gets Vodafone's Visual Voicemail

Remember a couple of years ago when Apple launched the first iPhone in the US and neglected Australia? Remember how heaps of people couldn’t wait to get their hands on the so-called ‘Jesus-phone’ so bought it on the grey market, then jailbroke it so it would work in Australia? Well, reader Andrew was one of those people, and after some playing around with the new 3.0 OS and downgrading back to the current 2.2 software, he discovered that he suddenly had Vodafone’s visual voicemail working.


How To: Install Windows Mobile 6.5 Right Now

The bad news: Windows Mobile 6.5 won’t be coming out for a while, and you’ll be expected to buy a whole new phone to get it. The good: You can actually install it today, on your HTC phone. Here’s how.


Windows 7: The Complete Guide (Now With RC1!)

We’ve covered Windows 7 from rumour to release candidate, which you can currently download and install for free. Now, it’s enchilada time: Here’s everything of value that we learned about Win 7, packed in a complete, easy-to-read guide.


How To Install Windows 7 On Almost Any Netbook

Windows 7 is free for now, and works extremely well on netbooks. That said, installing the OS on these tiny laptops—especially low-end models—can be daunting. Here’s how to do it, the easy way:


How To Tether Your iPhone To Your Laptop Over Bluetooth With The iPhone 3.0 Software

One of the much wanted features to be made available with the iPhone 3.0 software beta – alongside MMS – is tethering via USB and Bluetooth. Reader Jennifer from Axiom software has sent us a pretty awesome guide to tethering your iPhone to your laptop via Bluetooth for Australians. While we haven’t tried it ourselves (no iPhone 3.0 beta to play with, unfortunately), she claims that it’s pretty stable and works well. Here’s how to do it:


How To: Calibrate Your Turntable For the Best Possible Sound

Did our Listening Test week light up the fire inside to dust off some old records and whip a turntable back into shape to start enjoying them again? It’s really easy, and cheap. Here’s how.


How To: Manage An All-Lossless Music Library With iTunes

Do you love music? Have a giant hard drive? Maybe two? I’m guessing that might be the case, and here’s what you should do: give up lossy audio compression for good for pristine lossless files.


How to Enable MMS in iPhone 3.0 Right Now

The first beta of iPhone 3.0 wasn’t fit for everyday use, but for me, beta 2 is solid enough. And there’s even more reason to go for it: You can use MMS! It’s easy.


How To Quick Tip: Give Your Home Network Some Free, Permanent Real Estate on the 'Net With DynDNS

Bigup to everyone who recommended the venerable DynDNS free service last weekend for making it even easier to connect to your home computer from anywhere. Here’s how to do it.