Mac only. The iPhone can be used to browse the Internet, write emails and do pretty much everything that one can do on the Internet. It is great for those quick activities that require little user input but writing articles for websites takes some time due to the way characters are input on the touch keyboard.
Many users prefer a keyboard anytime over the way the iPhone handles text input because that is what they are used to. The software iPhoneModem utilizes the iPhone as a modem for a computer so that the computer can go online.
There are several scenarios besides having to type more than a few paragraphs like running a software that is not available on the iPhone itself. iPhoneModem works with all jail broken iPhones 2G and 3G over EDGE and UMTS and Mac OS X 10.5.0 or higher with Mac OS X 10.5.4 recommended. Update: According to the developer page, it works fine with all iPhone and iOS devices since version 2.0.
Installing iPhone Modem on a Mac:
Setup the iPhone for iPhoneModem:
1. Click on Start Connection
2. Activate the iPhone's WLan as soon as the message Connect with iPhone WLan..
3. Start the SSH Server on the iPhone if it is not running already.
4. A message should appear telling you that your iPhone is now connected. Start Insomnia on the Iphone. Happy surfing!
Please note that this are screenshots from the German version but it seems that en English language version is available as well. It the application turns out to be popular it could very well be ported to Windows. No Windows version as of now.
Note: A Windows version is now also available. The program itself is not free anymore though, it is available for $9.99.
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