In Pictures: Android tethering apps, 6 excellent options

Want to use your Android phone to get your tablet or PC online? Here are five apps that'll let you share your data connection in no time.

EasyTether

EasyTether is an alternative to PdaNet that works in the same basic way: You install the app on your smartphone, then install companion software on your Windows PC or Mac and connect the devices via USB.

Like PdaNet, EasyTether limits what you can do with its free version; the basic app blocks computer-based access to secure sites, instant messenger utilities, and game console applications. For access to those types of content, you'll have to upgrade to the full version of EasyTether, which currently costs $10.

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