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 (www.MeisterMed.com), formerly FPPalm.com. 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 http://www.heartit.com.) 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 Online.Epocrates.com 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: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html.


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 http://iphone.liferecord.com

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 www.unboundmedicine.com/iphone.

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