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New System Brings Internet Over Obsolete TV Channel Frequencies In Rural Areas

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Since the deprecation of the analog TV Channels  in North America in favor a new digital standard, many were waiting what could be done with this unused frequency spectrum. Now, the first commercial service that use those frequencies begins its operation in rural California.

Cal.Net is offering a new High Speed Internet Service through equipment provided by  Carlson Wireless. For years, rural areas were strugglinh to get low cost and High Speed Internet services. The current offer seems very promising.

Carlson says its device can provide connection up to 16Mb/s and Low Latency on a range of 25 miles which is 5 times the range of long range Wifi.

Another interesting advantage of this technology is that it does not require a direct line of sight to the antenna which means the signal can penetrate foliage and travel over hills.

There’s no price tag yet on the service or the device, but you can contact cal.net for further information.

About Carlson

For more than a decade, Carlson has led the way in engineering high-speed wireless communication solutions for a broad spectrum of applications by using RF technology to deliver full voice and data connections, no matter how rugged the terrain.  More than 20 million people in nearly 200 communities worldwide rely on Carlson radios for their public safety communications needs.  Today, Carlson is considered a pioneer of the revolutionary new TV White Space broadband technology.

About Cal.Net

Cal.net is a premier northern-California based Internet service provider, offering services to meet the data communications needs of individuals and businesses since 1996. The company provides wired and wireless broadband Internet access, Web services, and a local co-location datacenter. Cal.net’s fixed-wireless broadband service provides quality high-speed Internet to thousands of rural subscribers in El Dorado and Amador Counties, California.

Source: http://www.carlsonwireless.com/press-releases/314-white-space-arrives-in-gold-country.html

Facebook Chat Heads Now On iPhone?

On april 16 2013, Facebook launched Chat Heads inside its iOS Facebook. This makes it much more limited compared to its Android variant that allow these little heads to pop above any other app.

However, a developer named Adam Bell was able to create a hack for jailbroken iPhone that allows Chat Heads to behave just like on Android. The Verge was able to confirm that the hack is real and working on a jailbroken iPhone 5.

Even if the hack seems very well done, it’s important to note that SMS and iMessages are not yet integreated. But hacker says he is working on it and he also hope to find a fix for the the few freezes that may hapen from time to time due to iOS limitations.

The app should be available for free in a few days on Cydia App Store and on his Github repository.

via The Verge

 

 

How To Hack Into Voicemail

Today, we’ll try to cover the techniques used by unscrupulous people to hack into mobile phone voicemail. Following the News of The World Phone hacking scandal, there’s a growing demand for people who are afraid of getting hacked.

Here’s a short report that shows how fast and easy it could be to get into your personal voicemail:

Too many mobile operators don’t even ask for a password when calling voicemail from client’s mobile phone numbers. So, malicious people via services like TeleSpoof or SpoofCard use a technique called “spoofing” that changes thiefs phone numbers to trick the cell phone company into making them think that the voicemail’s owners is calling.

Here’s another short video that details this technique and shows you how to prevent these kind of attacks on your privacy.

There’s even a step by step guide on how to successfully hack into a cell phone voicemail box. Warning: This is for your personal security and informational purposes only. Don’t try this for malicious usages. May not work with all cell phones.

For a more informations about these techniques, check out what the guys at cracked.com have done. It’s quite impressive.