When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls.

Ted Grant

JoikuSpot

November 10th, 2010

I often find myself in a situation with my mobile phone (Nokia X-6) where a website I wish to access contains far too much javascript that it ends up crashing the browser and the ‘mobile’ version of the site just plain doesn’t cut the mustard. UK train operators seem to fall into this category and it’s a pain not being able to pop on and check times with any sense of ease.

Some of those times I have my laptop with me but no access to a wi-fi connection. At these times I wish I had something to bridge my 3G over to my laptop. Now I have…

JoikuSpot runs on the phone and creates a wi-fi access point out of your 3G (or 2.5G) internet connection. Simple as that. Run it, turn on your hotspot and then browse from the laptop, at not very good speeds admittedly but without having to find somewhere to buy a coffee or a pint in order to get some free wi-fi.

For £8 you can upgrade the application to allow you to provide security for the access point and use the full internet (I assume by this it means ports and protocols such as email and ftp) but for me to take 2 minutes to check the train times I wasn’t going to bother upgrading but it could be something I would look at in the future if I found myself using it frequently.

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