Google Offers up iPhone Sized Search

If you're bothered by scrolling around and zooming on your iPhone when trying to search for something on Google, you might be happy to hear that Google is offering an iPhone-sized interface to their famed search engine.

This scaled down version of the standard Google search offers only 8 results per page, and omits clickable options such as similar pages and cached. That said, users may find the scaled down version more useable on the iPhone as the fonts are readable without zooming and less scrolling is needed when navigating returned results.

A scaled down version of Google's image and news searches are also available.

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NY Times: iPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over

The New York Times published an article today which paints a fairly scathing picture of security on the iPhone. According to the article, hackers are able to gain total control over your iPhone either via a WiFi connection or by tricking users into visiting a particular web site. Given the information revealed within the article, many users may decide to use their iPhone less freely, out of concern of having the wealth personal information an iPhone may contain exposed or otherwise having their phone exploited.

According to the team of security experts who found the iPhone exploits, a firm named Independent Security Evaluators, once you were able to break through the iPhone's security, the phone and it's contents were an open book. "Once you did manage to find a hole, you were in complete control," said Charles Miller, principle security analyst for the firm.

Apple has indicated that they take iPhone security very seriously and cited their track record of rapidly responding to detected vulnerabilities.

Supposed Video of 6th Generation iPod Circulating

A video has surfaced that is supposedly a demo of the user interface for the upcoming 6th generation Apple iPod. The video was produced by dapreview.net, a digital audio player review site. It should come as no surprise that the interface shown in the demo looks a good deal like the interface of the Apple iPhone.

Still, have a look at the video, and one can definitely wonder whether the video is legitimate or just a clever ruse.

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Can I store files on my iPhone like I can on my iPod?

For some reason, the iPod feature which allows you to drag and drop files to and from your iPod is not available on the iPhone. We're not sure why Apple chose to disable this or if they plan to keep it permanently unavailable.

In the meantime, there are a variety of ways to accomplish similar results. The more complicated way is to learn some basic iPhone hacking. Doing a simple search on Google for tips on how to access the iPhone filesystem will yield a bevy of results you'll likely not know what to do with.

How can I get insurance for my Apple iPhone?

As you likely already know, and as has become the case with higher priced "smartphones" through many providers, traditional mobile phone insurance is not available for the iPhone. That doesn't mean you want to leave your $500 or $600 iPhone unprotected, does it? "What?" you say, "I paid $199 for my iPhone". That may be true, but it is important to know that those prices are subsidized by your mobile carrier (i.e. AT&T) and are one-time purchase prices only. If you damage or lose your iPhone, you'll need to replace that phone at full price ($499 or $599).

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