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Tethering's the talk of the town in the smartphone world these days, and Android is no exception. With the introduction of Sprint's mobile hotspot option for its HTC EVO 4G -- not to mention the newly unveiled $20-a-month tethering plan for that other smartphone platform -- there's a lot of confusion over what you can and can't do when it comes to Android and tethering. Tethering, in case you aren't familiar with the term, is using your Android phone to provide Internet connectivity for your computer. You connect the computer to the phone, then harness its 3G or 4G connection to surf the Web from the PC.
As we all know, the beauty of Android stems from the fact that you get a wide variety of choices when it comes to devices and interface, though the latter can sometimes be a double-edged sword . Luckily, users who are fed up with their bloated Android UI but don't want to (or can't) mess around with ROMs now have another easy solution. Joining the handful of Android launchers is SPB's Shell 3D app, which installs as a replacement (but removable) home screen that comes with some nifty widgets (radio switches, backlight dimmer, weather forecast with a 3D chart, clock with over 60 skins, world time with a 3D globe, etc.) and resizeable folders. As you can see above, the highlight of the show here is a cool-looking 3D carousel for switching between up to 16 panels, and you can trigger it by either tapping or horizontally dragging the bottom-center button. Whilst in carousel mode, you can also rearrange the panels, change their colors, or flick away excess panels.
I was finally able to set this up on my EVO, but two major problems exist, and I'm unable to fix either. Unlike the stock Email app settings, I cannot change this in the exchange settings. 1. I'm unable to view HTML Emails. They all come in as plain text, and the setting that allows one to toggle between plain text and HTML is grayed out and unable to be changed from its default setting of plain text. 2.