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Verizon signal-boosters hacked to allow spying on phone calls and more

Two security experts have recently blown the whistle on a rather simple hack that is causing quite a stir as of late. While hacking smartphones in nothing new, this is something completely different. Research has revealed that cheap $250 range low-power cell signal-boosters called femtocells have been able to hack into mobile phones for years, and can be used to spy on calls, text messages and even photos. Scary stuff.

Signal issues arrive after Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update

Last week Google released the latest version of Android, version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to multiple devices. One of those, the Galaxy Nexus, appears to be having problems. We are now starting to see and hear multiple reports that users are experiencing signal problems and loss of signal since accepting the official OTA update. Below are multiple screenshots and links with all the information.

AT&T to provide free WiFi zones and boost network in Indianapolis for Super Bowl

Recently reports suggest Verizon spent an upwards of $69 million to boost their network in preparation for the big game, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. They've been getting all the airtime but they aren't the only ones going big for my favorite day of the year. AT&T has made huge improvements in downtown Indianapolis for the visitors not to mention huge increases around the stadium. AT&T is aiming to offer their subscribers the perfect day full of football, beer, and a few signal bars too.

ASUS Transformer Prime GPS issues still evident after update

The ASUS Transformer Prime has just started arriving at the doorsteps of those lucky enough to pre-order before Christmas, but already has an evident issue with its GPS capabilities. A thread over at XDA-Developers claims that not only does the GPS have a hard time locking onto satellite signals, but some claim it doesn't work at all. And as a precaution before you try this on your own Transformer Prime - set your device to 'Airplane Mode' (or simply disengage from data) to ensure the GPS can lock your position without the help of WiFi.