Thursday, December 6, 2007

Google iPhone optimized

Google has optimized its site to permit users of the iPhone and iPod Touch navigate between the different Google applications,ie. Calendar, Gmail etc.!

Great news! SV

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Iphone Stylus

Iphone, Ipod Touch Stylus.
Is it heresy or just an answer to people with large fingertips or long nails? SV

Pogo Stylus

Thursday, November 29, 2007

3G iPhone for Valentine's Day?

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. will introduce a version of the iPhone next year that can download from the Internet at a faster rate, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said.

The device will operate on third-generation wireless networks, Stephenson said today at a meeting of the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, California. San Antonio-based AT&T is the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the U.S.

``You'll have it next year,'' Stephenson said in response to a question about when the 3G iPhone would debut. He said he didn't know how much more the new version will cost than the existing model, which sells for $399. Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs ``will dictate what the price of the phone is,'' he said.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

iPhone Pogomd EMR viewer

The goal is to permit viewing of

lab results

Let us know of your experiences. SV

PogoMD is currently building interfaces to most major EMR's. Requirements include an ODBC compliant database along with an installed ODBC driver and either MSSQL or MySQL databases.

ODBC compliant database
ODBC drive
MSSQL or MySQL database


Epocrates iPhone option

Well we are one step closer to having Epocrates on the beloved iPhone.

This iPhone Epocrates website link is Safari friendly and will at least let you look up the medications monographs and pill photos.

Its a good start. SV

iPhone Epocrates link

Sunday, November 25, 2007

iPhone Intelligent notification

Here's an interesting article. SV

A new application from intelligent notification vendor MIR3 promises to enable IT administrators to use an iPhone to manage, send and receive notifications from anywhere there's connectivity. The move suggests Apple's mobile phone may break into enterprise applications sooner than expected.

"Lopez says the iPhone's UI could be particularly well suited to run applications that require users to fill out forms, close out help desk tickets, or retrieve information on clients or locations. Physicians or nurses could also benefit from an iPhone-based app that enables them to manage patient health records via an iPhone or iPod touch. "The iPhone could be treated like a tablet without the pen," Lopez says."


Sunday, November 11, 2007

iPhone remote desktop access

This is an amazing application. SV

Photos taken by Chris O'Connor, M.D., Ath. Tr., A.A.F.P.

Monday, October 22, 2007

iPhone GearJuice Charger now available

No spare battery, no problem. SV

Introducing the new ‘GearJuice™ - Mobile Pocket Power’ from IOGEAR. This ultra-slim, lightweight mobile power pack makes it easy to charge your portable devices on the go, eliminating the hassle of finding a power outlet and/or charger. Running out of battery power is often the worst thing that can happen to a mobile professional. Mobile Pocket Power allows you to charge your cell phone 3 to 5 times before re-charging, and with 6 interchangeable tips (included) you can charge any standard portable device on the market. Whether on the road, at the game, or in a meeting, the dependable GearJuice™ - Mobile Pocket Power provides the mobile power to keep your vital electronic devices energized. You’ll never have to worry about running out of battery again.

Available at
Use the link to the left to support the blog. SV

Saturday, October 20, 2007

iPhone epocrates, iPhone skyscape survey results

Well avid readers here are the final results:

151 votes total

4 votes supporting browser based applications
63 votes supporting applications running on directly on the iPhone
36 votes for iPhone supporting epocrates
88 votes for iPhone supporting skyscape

As previously noted, Apple has been feeling the "pulse" of the consumers and will be releasing the SDK kit in 2008. This should permit epocrates, skyscape, unbound medicine and others to write applications to run directly on the phone, turning it into a traditional PDA. Even without 3G, it will become even more desirable for the medical and non-medical communittes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

iPhone SDK kit available February 2008

Let the developers and owners rejoice!
Our requests have been heard in loft Cupertino.
Third party software is on the way probably using digital signatures the way Nokia/Symbian permits software to be distributed and installed.

Newton fans, we may finally get to use an Apple PDA again. SV

Steve Jobs's letter:

Third Party Applications on the iPhone
Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.


P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch. [Oct 17, 2007]



Thursday, October 11, 2007

iPhone Webapps list from Apple

371 apps and counting.
Arranged by alphabet, most popular and staff picks.

We also have a link for those of you who want to develop webapps for the iPhone SV

With web apps, the power of the Internet meets the brilliance of multi-touch. And suddenly, iPhone and iPod touch can do that much more.

Flick through lists of news articles on Digg. Play games like Sudoku and Bejeweled with the touch of a finger. View movie times, train schedules, and blogs.

Apple WebApps

Developer link

Thursday, October 4, 2007

iPhone UpToDate compatiblity?

As of now the Safari browser is not supported. SV

Here's a quote:

"UpToDate has not tested, and does not support, the iPhone safari browser. However, we have heard reports from various subscribers that UpToDate does work on this browser. In theory, if the browser supports Java Script and allows cookies UpToDate should work as intended."

Let us know of your experiences with UpToDate. SV


Thursday, September 27, 2007

iPhone update 1.1.1. now available

We'd like to hear from the adventurous hackers, if "bricking" has occurred. SV

iPhone v1.1.1 Update



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3753

Impact: An attacker within Bluetooth range may be able to cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An input validation issue exists in the iPhone's Bluetooth server. By sending maliciously-crafted Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) packets to an iPhone with Bluetooth enabled, an attacker may trigger the issue, which may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of SDP packets. Credit to Kevin Mahaffey and John Hering of Flexilis Mobile Security for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3754

Impact: Checking email over untrusted networks may lead to information disclosure via a man-in-the-middle attack

Description: When Mail is configured to use SSL for incoming and outgoing connections, it does not warn the user when the identity of the mail server has changed or cannot be trusted. An attacker capable of intercepting the connection may be able to impersonate the user's mail server and obtain the user's email credentials or other sensitive information. This update addresses the issue by properly warning when the identity of the remote mail server has changed.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3755

Impact: Following a telephone ("tel:") link in Mail will dial a phone number without confirmation

Description: Mail supports telephone ("tel:") links to dial phone numbers. By enticing a user to follow a telephone link in a mail message, an attacker can cause iPhone to place a call without user confirmation. This update addresses the issue by providing a confirmation window before dialing a phone number via a telephone link in Mail. Credit to Andi Baritchi of McAfee for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3756

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to the disclosure of URL contents

Description: A design issue in Safari allows a web page to read the URL that is currently being viewed in its parent window. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker may be able to obtain the URL of an unrelated page. This update addresses the issue through an improved cross-domain security check. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Inc. and Secunia Research for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3757

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to unintended dialing or dialing a different number than expected

Description: Safari supports telephone ("tel:") links to dial phone numbers. When a telephone link is selected, Safari will confirm that the number should be dialed. A maliciously crafted telephone link may cause a different number to be displayed during confirmation than the one actually dialed. Exiting Safari during the confirmation process may result in unintentional confirmation. This update addresses the issue by properly displaying the number that will be dialed, and requiring confirmation for telephone links. Credit to Billy Hoffman and Bryan Sullivan of HP Security Labs (formerly SPI Labs) and Eduardo Tang for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3758

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to cross-site scripting

Description: A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in Safari that allows malicious websites to set JavaScript window properties of websites served from a different domain. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted website, an attacker can trigger the issue, resulting in getting or setting the window status and location of pages served from other websites. This update addresses the issue by providing improved access controls on these properties. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Inc. for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3759

Impact: Disabling JavaScript does not take effect until Safari is restarted

Description: Safari can be configured to enable or disable JavaScript. This preference does not take effect until the next time Safari is restarted. This usually occurs when the iPhone is restarted. This may mislead users into believing that JavaScript is disabled when it is not. This update addresses the issue by applying the new preference prior to loading new web pages.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3760

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may result in cross-site scripting

Description: A cross-site scripting issue in Safari allows a maliciously crafted website to bypass the same-origin policy using "frame" tags. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker can trigger the issue, which may lead to the execution of JavaScript in the context of another site. This update addresses the issue by disallowing JavaScript as an "iframe" source, and limiting JavaScript in frame tags to the same access as the site from which it was served. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Inc. and Secunia Research for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3761

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may result in cross-site scripting

Description: A cross-site scripting issue in Safari allows JavaScript events to be associated with the wrong frame. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker may cause the execution of JavaScript in the context of another site. This update addresses the issue by associating JavaScript events to the correct source frame.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-4671

Impact: JavaScript on websites may access or manipulate the contents of documents served over HTTPS

Description: An issue in Safari allows content served over HTTP to alter or access content served over HTTPS in the same domain. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker may cause the execution of JavaScript in the context of HTTPS web pages in that domain. This update addresses the issue by limiting access between JavaScript executing in HTTP and HTTPS frames. Credit to Keigo Yamazaki of LAC Co., Ltd. (Little eArth Corporation Co., Ltd.) for reporting this issue.

Installation note:

This update is only available through iTunes, and will not appear in your computer's Software Update application, or in the Apple Downloads site. Make sure you have an internet connection and have installed the latest version of iTunes from

iTunes will automatically check Apple's update server on its weekly schedule. When an update is detected, it will download it. When the iPhone is docked, iTunes will present the user with the option to install the update. We recommend applying the update immediately if possible. Selecting "Don't install" will present the option the next time you connect your iPhone.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Truphone to demonstrate first VoIP-over-WiFi call on Apple's iPhone

Truphone breaks new ground. SV

Key facts

iPhone demonstration

1. Many people have called for true VoIP calling on Apple's iPhone. Truphone will today prove that it is possible using the iPhone's in-built Wi-Fi capability.
2. Truphone's demonstration will comprise two iPhones connected to Wi-Fi on the DEMOfall 07 stage. A VoIP call will be initiated from one handset, routed via Wi-Fi and the Internet to Truphone's servers, and then back again to the access point and onwards to the destination handset - a 100% IP phone call.
3. Today's event will be a live demonstration only and is not a commercial launch of Truphone on the iPhone.
4. Truphone does not need to unlock the SIM in order to operate its service for the iPhone.

Facebook demonstration

1. The company will also give a demonstration today of an application that mashes up social networking site Facebook with traditional telephony. The big differentiator between Truphone's demonstration and other applications for Facebook is that Truphone is the only one to embed an actual phone into the very heart of Facebook.
2. Facebook users will be able to drop their Truphone 'Call Me' button onto their friends' Walls and also embed it into Facebook messages. People will be able to allow other people to call them, while keeping their actual number confidential.
3. The Truphone 'Call Me' button for Facebook to be demonstrated today showcases the potential for additional innovative services enabled by Truphone's all-IP internet telephony infrastructure.
4. Truphone's Facebook application is currently in development.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Unlocked iPhone Warranty voiding

Hacking can be a risky business. SV

Saying it had found that many of the unlocking programs "cause irreparable damage to the iPhone's software," Apple spelled out the policy. "Users who make unauthorized modifications to the software on their iPhone violate their iPhone software license agreement and void their warranty," the company said in a statement. "The permanent inability to use an iPhone due to installing software is not covered under the iPhone's warranty."


Saturday, September 22, 2007

iPhone AutoSync

Making life a little less stressful, one product at a time. SV

iPhone AutoSync, What is it?

Out of the box, the iPhone does a great job of synchronizing with the Mac’s built in PIM applications, Address Book and iCal, and bookmarks, courtesy of Safari.
Enter iPhone AutoSync! iPhone AutoSync monitors your three synced applications, and, when changes are made, makes a note. After a few minutes, if no more changes have been made, it triggers a sync with your phone. Thus all your information in up to date in both places, pretty much all the time.


Apple's iPhone France: Launch November 29th

Mais oui, Apple et l'Orange.

Who said you can't talk about Apples and Oranges at the same time?
Orange has 2000 WiFi hotspots in Paris! SV



Monday, September 10, 2007

iPhone accessories: a watch?

Timex has a watch, iControl, which lets you have remote control capability with iPods.
It might actually work with the iPhone.
Let us know if you have tried it. SV



Sunday, September 9, 2007

iPhone JAVA programs:bookmarklets

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Here is the explanation by Steve Kangas.
Many can be used with Safari.
Let us know which are your favorites. SV

How do they work?
Each bookmarklet is a tiny program (a JavaScript application) contained in a bookmark (the URL is a "javascript:" URL) which can be saved and used the same way you use normal bookmarks. The idea was suggested in the Netscape JavaScript Guide.

JavaScript has been used by page authors on millions of webpages; Bookmarklets allow anybody to use JavaScript - on whatever page you choose (not just your own page).

Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Netscape and Explorer web browsers.

Bookmarklets are free.

Bookmarklets allow you to:

* Modify the way you see someone else's webpage.
* Extract data from a webpage.
* Search more quickly, and in ways not possible with a search engine.
* Navigate in new ways.

...and more. Over 150 bookmarklets are available.

Bookmarklets work on all platforms (Windows, Macintosh, Unix,...)

You do not have to download or install software to use Bookmarklets.



iPhone Medical Software/Reference survey results

As of September 09, 2007, we have 41 votes for an application running on the device vs 3 votes for a Web 2.0 application accessible via Edge or WiFi.
We have 40 days left to this voting cycle, so tell your peers and friends to visit and be heard. Speaking of which, feel free to add comments to explain your decision. SV

Click here to join the survey

Share your iPhone insights with us

We can't review all the great sites out there.
If you are an iPhone user or iPhone (software/accessory) vendor, add a comment and share.

We will all benefit. SV

Saturday, September 8, 2007

iPhone: Germany, T-Mobile

Here is an ad posted on the Net.

Upgraded memory and Broadband access!
Christmas is coming soon. SV


Thursday, September 6, 2007

iPhone 100 dollars "refund"

Yep, you got to hand it to Mr Jobs.
No other major manufacturer in recent history has done this.
A $100 store credit is not the same as cash, but better than anyone else would have done.

Having purchased technology often considered bleeding edge, I too have a little "buyer's remorse" as prices dropped or the edge moved faster than I anticipated.
I did however enjoy and benefit from the use of these products and that more than offset the inevitable price drop and technology advancement.

Now both early adoptors and frugal buyers win.

Thanks Mr Jobs.

P.S. If you used a credit card with a price protection option, you may be able to get the full $200 cash, American money. SV

Apple letter

iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store

We can access the iTunes store via Wi-Fi
:sample music, make purchases.

Free access at Starbucks too. SV


Cell phones in hospitals

According to the Mayo Clinic, it may be okay to use your newly discounted iPhone at the hospital. SV

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Calls made on cellular phones have no negative impact on hospital medical devices, dispelling the long-held notion that they are unsafe to use in health care facilities, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

In a study published in the March 2007 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers say normal use of cell phones results in no noticeable interference with patient care equipment. Three hundred tests were performed over a five-month period in 2006, without a single problem incurred.

Mayo Clinic

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

iPhone Nano on the way?

According to the Washington Post, it may be sooner than 2008. SV

Washington Post

Monday, August 27, 2007

iPod and iPhone compatible internet kiosk, digital diner

"What is the Digital Diner 9 ?

The Digital Diner9 is the world's first third-party iPod and iPhone compatible internet kiosk. It runs our purposely built extension that allows Apple iTunes® and Safari™ to be used securely in a public environment.

Proudly driven by the latest available release of Apple OS X and an powered by an iMac 20", we believe this is one the most advanced internet kiosk of it kind."


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

iPhone in Europe

European medical personnel rejoice!
According to Apple Insider, England, France and Germany are due soon for a delivery. SV


iPhone $100 discount

Save $100, if you don't mind a refurbished phone.
Limited time offer. SV


Monday, August 20, 2007

More iPhone books

Harper Collins also provides thousands of titles. SV

Harper Collins

Books on iPhone

Over 20,000 titles now available for free!

iPhone books

Install 3rd party programs/applications on the iPhone

As long as you don't mind risking,

1) turning your phone into a brick or pretty paperweight
2) voiding your warranty

Here's the link.
Let us know how it works. SV


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Audi iPhone Music Interface

Yes it works.
No, not via Bluetooth but with a cable.
Let's hope a Bluetooth update is in the works from Apple. SV


MEEBO IM for iPhone now available

Here's another IM (instant messaging) option. SV


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

iPhone Skype IM

Here you go, Skype users. SV

IM+ for Skype is a fully mobile application that enables voice and text communication with other Skype users and provides cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles. No huge traffic for calls! No huge traffic for calls! For any voice communications with IM+ for Skype SkypeOut is necessary.

Skype for iPhone

Monday, August 13, 2007

Veterinary Medicine on the iPhone

Skyscape has titles for you too! SV


Skyscape on the iPhone now available!

Medical professionals rejoice!
Your requests have been heard via Web 2.0. SV

Skyscape transforms your iPhone into a robust medical decision support resource! Skyscape products have a characteristically intuitive interface that makes it quick and easy to navigate and find exactly the information you are looking for. Skyscape resources offer exceptional multimedia capabilities, including images, photos, graphs, diagrams, flowcharts and more!

Here is a representative portfolio of Skyscape resources, immediately available on the iPhone. As you navigate through extensive Skyscape products portfolio, watch for the icon that says "Now on iPhone" to identify compatible products.

Clinical Guides
Skyscape's 5-Minute Clinical Consult
Harrison's Manual of Medicine
The Washington Manual® of Medical Therapeutics
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Treatment Guidelines
ACLS-PALS-AHA Guidelines

Drug Guides
DrDrugs®: Drug Guide for Physicians
A to Z Drug Facts
Intravenous Medications

Laboratory Guide
Labs 360°

Nursing-Specific Titles
Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses
RNotes - Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide
Nurse's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Nursing I.V. Drug Handbook
Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

The Harriet Lane Handbook
The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult

Emergency Medicine
Rosen and Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult

Sota Omoigui's Anesthesia Drugs Handbook
Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Veterinary Medicine
5 Minute Veterinary Consult - Canine and Feline


Monday, August 6, 2007

iPhone Medical Software/Reference Survey results

As of August 6, 2007, we have 17 votes for an application running on the device vs 1 vote for a Web 2.0 application accessible via Edge or WiFi.
We have 73 days left to this voting cycle, so tell your peers and friends to visit and be heard. Speaking of which, feel free to add comments to explain your decision. SV

Survey Comment section

Sunday, August 5, 2007

MedeFile Medical records system compatible with the iPhone

This can be very useful for patients who still belong to paper-based practices.
In the years to come, with the growing adoption of PHR (Personal Health Records), Physician Portals and EHRs this type of off-site storage may not be necessary. SV

Every MedeFile account contains a Digital Health Profile (DHP), which contains information about the member's physicians, Insurance, emergency contacts, medical conditions, medications, allergies, and family history. The member's MedeFile also contains all the records sent by physicians, other healthcare providers and hospitals. A member may also store copies of living wills, healthcare durable power of attorneys, authorizations to treat a minor and organ donor forms along with any other documents you might feel are needed.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Glide Mobile provides iPhone With Media Sharing and Collaboration Tools

More Web 2.0 potential uses for the iPhone being explored! SV

Watch Windows Media Videos and Listen to Windows Media Audio on Your iPhone

Today Glide Mobile greatly expanded file format support for the iPhone including Windows Media Video and Audio. Glide now supports the following video formats for the iPhone: .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .divx, .mov, .mp4 and .3gp. Glide supported audio formats for the iPhone include: .wma .wav, .au, .mp3, .m4a, .aiff, .aac and .ac3.

With Glide Mobile, you can email any number of files of any size from your iPhone. You can control how recipients access your files by assigning view only, download and/or modify access rights and even determine the number of times a recipient can view a file and the time period a user can access a file.

Edit your photos, convert to JPGs, GIFs and TIFFs and order prints all from your iPhone.

Create and edit documents and convert to PDF, Word and RTF all from your iPhone.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Streaming video content for the iPhone, WiFiTV

This could prove an effective means of broadcasting medical content to iPhone and other broadband devices.
They are currently offering several video streaming examples for the iPhone. SV


Wednesday, August 1, 2007


August 2007 is a good month for traveling and iPhone owners. SV

To enjoy complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi on the iPhone, follow these four easy steps:

Connect to the “concourse” SSID with an iPhone in any of the identified airports;
Launch your iPhone Safari™ browser and connect to a web page on the Internet;
Enter your e-mail address in the special promotional page;
Click on “Go!”


Extended life battery for the iPhone

The R08-IV "iZAP".

Well, actually its an accessory that attaches to the iPhone to give it extended running time. We called an confirmed that it was compatible. You may want to do the same before ordering. SV


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

iPhone security update version 1.01 now available!

"Click on Get iPhone Software Version 1.0.1" SV

Apple support

iPhone v1.0.1 Update

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2400

Available for: iPhone v1.0

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may allow cross-site scripting

Description: Safari's security model prevents JavaScript in remote web pages from modifying pages outside of their domain. A race condition in page updating combined with HTTP redirection may allow JavaScript from one page to modify a redirected page. This could allow cookies and pages to be read or arbitrarily modified. This update addresses the issue by correcting access control to window properties. Credit to Lawrence Lai, Stan Switzer, and Ed Rowe of Adobe Systems, Inc. for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3944

Available for: iPhone v1.0

Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted web page may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Heap buffer overflows exist in the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) library used by the JavaScript engine in Safari. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker may trigger the issue, which may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of JavaScript regular expressions. Credit to Charlie Miller and Jake Honoroff of Independent Security Evaluators for reporting these issues.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2401

Available for: iPhone v1.0

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may allow cross-site requests

Description: An HTTP injection issue exists in XMLHttpRequest when serializing headers into an HTTP request. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker could trigger a cross-site scripting issue. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of header parameters. Credit to Richard Moore of Westpoint Ltd. for reporting this issue.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-3742

Available for: iPhone v1.0

Impact: Look-alike characters in a URL could be used to masquerade a website

Description: The International Domain Name (IDN) support and Unicode fonts embedded in Safari could be used to create a URL which contains look-alike characters. These could be used in a malicious web site to direct the user to a spoofed site that visually appears to be a legitimate domain. This update addresses the issue by through an improved domain name validity check.



CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2399

Available for: iPhone v1.0

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An invalid type conversion when rendering frame sets could lead to memory corruption. Visiting a maliciously crafted web page may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. Credit to Rhys Kidd of Westnet for reporting this issue.

iPhone software update is coming soon

Let's hope their heard our requests.
Let us (and them know what would be on your wishlist. SV

Speaking to analysts for RBC Capital Markets this week, Apple's Vice President of iPod Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak, said the first software update for his company's iPhone handset is due to arrive shortly.


Iphone keyboard patent application

For the technically oriented. SV


Surgery by cell phone "light"

While this is not a documented feature, the larger screen of the iPhone probably would have cast more light for the appendectomy. Thank goodness for some quick thinking family members. SV


Saturday, July 28, 2007

Home owner or renter's insurance for the iPhone

Consider calling your insurance broker and see if they'll cover the iPhone.May be as little as $10 or $20 per year.
Apparently ATT has restrictions on smartphones like the iPhone.
Here's a link to State Farm. SV

State Farm

Friday, July 27, 2007

LyteMeister by MeisterMed for the iPhone

Another Medical publisher has optimized its product for the iPhone.SV

LyteMeister Online is a handheld medical reference designed to help the user understand the diagnosis and management of common electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities. It is an e-book containing nearly 600 pages intricately woven together with more than 4000 hyperlinks to make navigation easy. It is an educational tool suitable for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. LyteMeister and other Meister programs are available at the MeisterMed website (, formerly The Meister series is produced by Andrew Schechtman, MD, a family physician on the faculty of the San Jose-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency, with the goal of improving point-of-care access to information essential for clinical decision making.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Shure Music Phone Adapter (MPA) for the iPhone

Should be able to make your current headphones compatible with the iPhone.SV

This sleek modular accessory converts your Shure earphones into a stereo mobile headset for music phones, allowing you to switch easily between music and calls. Three versions will be available based on your phone's compatibility.

The low-profile VoicePort™ Microphone is tuned to optimize intelligibility, ensuring callers hear you clearly even in noisy environments.
The control button enables you to send and end calls—without touching your phone.
Two-Year Limited Warranty

Coming Soon: $49.99 MSRP


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

iPhone AppleCare Protection Plan available

Adds one extra year of coverage for $69. SV

Comprehensive repair coverage

Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage and up to two years of technical support.(1) The AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone extends your repair coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone.(2) Whether you use iPhone with a Mac or a PC, just one phone call can help resolve most issues.


Monday, July 23, 2007

iPhone remote file access

Here are two applications. SV

Box Business lets you easily supervise projects in a shared workspace with partners and clients — whether they're in the next room or the next hemisphere. Manage your business's data and leverage the applications that plug into it. There is no setup cost, no equipment to manage, and no software required. Anyone with a computer can hook into instant, on-demand collaboration.

iPhone for Business Users
SoonR’s iPhone users can access the content they need from their computer, anytime and anywhere. Documents, spreadsheets and presentations are rendered especially for the iPhone screen. Over 40 document types can be viewed in an easy-to-use slideshow-style interface that lets the user page through files either to read or present content.

SoonR’s Microsoft Outlook integration provides email, contact, and calendar supporting multiple email boxes, user rules, personal folders, and spam filters.

Mac users can remotely access their Mail files, mailboxes and contacts on their computer from the iPhone or from any smartphone.

iPhone hacked and controlled via a web page

According to the NY Times.
iPhone's popularity cuts both ways: sales and hacker interest. SV

You may have to register to read the article.

NY Times

Sunday, July 22, 2007

NetSuite Announces SuitePhone, Bringing On-Demand Business Application Suite to the iPhone

Larger physician groups willing to think outside the box may want to look into this application. SV

NetSuite Inc., a vendor of on-demand, integrated business management application suites that provide ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and e-commerce functionality for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions of large companies, today announced SuitePhone, a capability that allows NetSuite customers to run business operations using the Apple iPhone. The new SuitePhone capability provides native support for Safari, the iPhone and Mac browser — allowing NetSuite's advanced, AJAX-based user interface technologies such as drop-down menus, drag-and drop portlets, and in-line editing, to be supported. In addition, the ERP, CRM and e-commerce functionality of NetSuite is now also available to Apple users, bringing them an on-demand, integrated business management application designed for the Apple platform.

Press Release

Nursing Central Applications on the iPhone

Yep, nurses can also benefit from the titles at Unbound Medicine. SV

Nursing Central is the complete mobile solution for nursing. Look up detailed information written by and for nurses on diseases, tests, and procedures. Consult the comprehensive database of 4,600 drugs or refer to more than 56,000 dictionary terms whenever you have a question. Search Medline or keep up with your favorite nursing journals by having tables of contents delivered directly to your handheld.

Look up disease, drug, test and literature information from any wireless device with a Web browser - iPhone, Palm OS, Pocket PC, Smartphone, or Blackberry!
Navigate easily using the customized interface for your device
Requires no installation file!
12-month subscription

Nurses: please share your experiences by posting a comment.


Saturday, July 21, 2007

iPhone OS software bugs

The fine people at Applehound have spend a considerable amount of time kicking the tires of the iPhone looking for problems. Overall they seemed impressed with the solidness of the OS.
Here's a link to some of the problems that you may find in daily use of the iPhone.


Friday, July 20, 2007

Add comments on iPhone software, accessories

We can't review all the great sites out there.
If you are an iPhone user or iPhone (software/accessory) vendor, add a comment and share.

We will all benefit. SV

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Synchronica Syncs Apple iPhone to Microsoft Exchange

Corporate oriented users may have reason to rejoice: access to Microsoft Exchange is available. SV

Royal Tunbridge Wells, July 11, 2007. - Synchronica plc, international provider of mobile synchronization and device management solutions, today announced that Mobile Gateway 3.0 supports over-the-air synchronization between Microsoft Exchange and the newly launched Apple iPhone. This will allow mobile operators and service providers to offer mobile synchronization to business users and prosumers, enabling them to receive corporate email on their iPhones without having to ask their IT manager to open the firewall or install additional software.

Mobile Gateway seamlessly integrates with the corporate IT infrastructure and does not require the enterprise to expose IMAP and SMTP in their Exchange servers or install additional connectors - issues that often raise security concerns with IT administrators.

Instead, Mobile Gateway uses Microsoft's secure Outlook Web Access (OWA) to retrieve email from the corporate Exchange server, a service enabled by many enterprises to provide users with access to corporate email from home or while traveling.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

BeeJive IM for iPhone

JiveTalk™ for iPhone (alpha) Features:
• Multiple IM networks, multiple accounts per network: AIM®/iChat, MSN®, Yahoo!®, GoogleTalk®, ICQ®, and Jabber
• Automatically reconnects in case of data service disruption, including phone calls, loss of cell coverage
• Real-time chats, quick switch between multiple simultaneous chats, intuitive chat interface:

- click to browse, call, or send an email directly from the chat screen
• SSL encryption of all over-the-air data transmission

Coming Soon to JiveTalk™ for iPhone:
• Manage your buddy-list, including add/remove, nicknames, groups, block, approve/deny requests
• Control your own availability, set custom status messages, be invisible, change privacy controls
• Email your current chats


Monday, July 16, 2007

iPhone Browses Diagnostic Heart Images and Videos

Has it been a month since the iPhone was released? I cannot believe the number of products and services that are being made available. Maybe it will be the iPod of the cell phone world! SV

Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) announced today that medical images can be viewed on Apple’s new iPhone. (See examples at Physicians can simply click on a web link sent via email by one of their colleagues, enter their password, and, for example, instantly view movies of a patient’s beating heart halfway around the world. They can even put their colleagues on speakerphone and carry on a medical consultation while simultaneously browsing through the imaging results.

Viewing medical images traditionally requires dedicated workstations costing tens of thousands of dollars, which in turn are connected to proprietary picture archiving communications and storage (PACS) systems costing millions of dollars more. In order to view medical images, physicians must literally drive or walk to one of these workstations. Recent advances in World Wide Web browser technologies and the web sites that utilize their rich features, collectively referred to as Web 2.0, are challenging these expensive and cumbersome proprietary approaches.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

WebEx on the iPhone?

Not yet. SV

WebEx for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later; 256MB RAM or more; DSL, cable model, ISDN or faster Internet connection is recommended. IE 5.1 or later or Netscape 7 with Java enabled is also required. (Java is used to handle the WebEx software install).

Because WebEx for Mac OS X was developed prior to Safari's completion as a 1.0 release, Safari support wasn't ready to go with this initial release, according to a WebEx spokesman contacted by MacCentral. The company plans Safari support, however.

Medical iPhone introduction

iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows you to make a call by simply tapping a name or number in your address book, a favorites list, or a call log. It also automatically syncs all your contacts from a PC, Mac, or Internet service. And it lets you select and listen to voicemail messages in whatever order you want — just like email.


MacPractice Develops iPhone Applications for Physicians, Dentists, Chiropractors, Optometrists

Stay tuned this fall. SV

Lincoln, NE, June 28, 2007
MacPractice, Inc., developer of MacPractice MD for physicians, MacPractice DDS for dentists, MacPractice DC for chiropractors, and MacPractice 20/20 for optometrists, the leading healthcare practice management software and clinical applications designed especially for Mac OS X, announced that it is developing applications to integrate with MacPractice software for the iPhone for doctors and patients.


Epocrates iPhone

As per the Epocrates support forum.
Let us know if you sent in the request to Apple. SV

Does Epocrates work on the new iPhone?

Thank you for your interest in using Epocrates products on the new iPhone.

Please note: Be sure to click the link below to receive iPhone support updates via email.

Users can access Epocrates Online clinical content via the iPhone browser. Simply go to to login (current users) or register (new users).

You cannot currently download our PDA applications onto your iPhone. However, if you are interested in accessing our content on your iPhone without requiring wireless access, we encourage you to register your request with Apple at:


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

EMR for the iPhone, the Life Record

Life Record 3.1.0 With EMRAnywhere Technology (did we mention it works perfectly on the iPhone?)
Life Record is pleased to be the first and only EMR to run perfectly on the Apple iPhone. As always you can access your Life Record EMR on your Mac, Windows, or Tablet PC, but what if you are in a restaurant and do not have your laptop with you? What if you are on the golf course and you're miles away from your laptop? Have no fear, pull out your iPhone, log in to your Life Record with EMRAnywhere technology and you are not only viewing your patient records, you can add, edit, make changes, issue prescriptions, and review images from the palm of your hand in a mobile beauty that has never before been realized. Never before has an EMR been so fast, easy, beautiful and mobile. If you have your iPhone in hand, give it a try now! Open Safari on your iPhone and visit

Web 2.0 vs Onboard Software Survey/Petition

Let us congratulate Unbound Medicine for being the first to provide us with medical reference titles for the iPhone.
There is,however, concern among medical professionals that only Unbound Medicine has made the leap to provide Web 2.0 titles for the iPhone.
Let us know if the lack of Web 2.0 options or the lack of ability to load software directly on the iPhone is affecting your decision to make a purchase.
Also,let us know which titles, if made available would clinch the sale.

Add your name and comments here and we will add your voice to others and send your opinions to Apple, Epocrates, Skyscape and others. SV

Unbound Medicine

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

iPhone Medical Software by Unbound Medicine

I got to use the application at the Apple Store today.
While I could disable the WiFi, I could not use the EDGE service to browse the Internet.
Using WiFi, I found the applications very responsive. Perhaps most amazing was the ability to choose a letter from the index for a topic. Despite the small size of the letters, I was amazed that I could choose the correct letter between A and Z, 9 out of 10 times with my index finger! Having used a PDA of some sort for almost a decade, I would sworn that a stylus would have been needed.The ability to enlarge the text will be appreciated by many who have graduated to bifocals.
While the iPhone does not permit loading applications the way Symbian and Windows Mobile do, you can use the cellular or WiFi connection to view books online. While not as convenient as non-connected access, it also means that the references should be updated centrally as with any ASP system. Let us know how what you thinkSV

Charlottesville, VA, July 2, 2007—Today, Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions and mobile information resources for healthcare, announced the delivery of leading medical content to the new iPhone™ from Apple, Inc. Now physicians and nurses can use the iPhone to quickly consult a wealth of continually updated information on diseases, drugs, and tests and to keep up with medical journals. For a limited time, a live demo of Unbound's iPhone interface is available at

Unbound Medicine offers a wide choice of medical products for the iPhone, placing emphasis on well known, regularly updated references. Among the popular titles available are Harrison’s Manual of Medicine and Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests from McGraw-Hill, 5-Minute Clinical Consult from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Red Book® from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Davis’s Drug Guide and Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary from F.A. Davis. Unbound MEDLINE rounds out the offering, allowing clinicians to track favorite medical journals and quickly search more than 17 million journal articles