Tethering App Disguised As Drawing App Pulled From The App Store

A new app called Artist Canvas hit the App Store last night. Cleverly disguised as a drawing app, the app’s real purpose was to allow users to connect a tethered laptop or desktop computer to your iPhone’s data plan for free. Now the app has been pulled from the App Store less than 24 hours after arriving.

The $0.99 app actually did function as a drawing app, but by following a few steps it let your tether your iPhone without having to pay additional carrier fees.

Artist Canvas isn’t the first app to try this trick. Previously a flashlight app made it to the App Store that hid tethering abilities, but that one was also quickly pulled by Apple.

Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.