In Pictures: 10 ways to make Android faster, more productive and more secure than iPhone

iPhone users love to brag about their phones. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform.

Tether your phone.

So you’ve signed up for an expensive all-you-can-eat data plan, yet when you try to tether your laptop to your phone to use that 4G connection you paid a premium for, you are stymied. Carriers will try to charge you $20 or $30 a month for tethering privileges. If you are using your laptop for business, wouldn’t it be smarter to stay on a 4G network rather than connecting to an open Wi-Fi one? On iPhone, tethering is a no-go. On Android, tethering may technically violate your user license, but you can do it with apps like Clockworkmod’s Tether. Tether costs $4.99, but one stay in a hotel that still charges for Wi-Fi will make this app a no-brainer.

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