Ever come across an image while browsing the web on your iPhone that you'd just love to use as a wallpaper? Or maybe you just want to save an image to import it to your computer later. Since iPhone Software Update 2.0, you can now save images from Safari or Mail. Here's how it's done: surf to a webpage or email which contains an image that you want to save. Tap and hold on the particular image for 2-3 second and a dialogue will slide up asking if you'd like to save the image. Tap "Save Image" to confirm, and its immediately saved to your camera roll.
According to a report from Net Applications, iPhone and iPod touch browser marketshare rose 58% from July to August to 0.48% in the market. While it's still got a long way to go before it becomes a major player, it has been growing extremely fast, with the exception of a plateau. As is common with Apple products, it is expected that for another mobile browser to catch up to the iPhone, it would mean a drastic change in the whole of the industry.
There's been a lot of talk about the Blackberry Bold and how it is one of the contenders some believe will be going head-to-head with the iPhone in the US and elsewhere as people chose which smartphone they're looking for. MobileComputer decided to test them head to head in a browser race, and record the results. Video after the break.
Since iPhone 1.0, tapping the "Status Bar" in Safari would scroll you instantly to the top of a web page. With the iPhone 2.0 update (available for the original iPhone and pre-installed on the iPhone 3G), Apple's added the same functionality system-wide. Tapping the status bar (the topmost bar where the clock resides) in nearly every application will now scroll you immediately to the top of a list or page. This is especially handy for scrolling through contacts, songs, or anything else with a particularly long list of information.
Security researcher Aviv Raff claims that the iPhone and iPod touch versions of Mail and Safari are both vulnerable to a URL Spoofing vulnerability that could allow attackers to conduct phishing attacks to iPhone users. According to Raff, a hacker could create a specially crafted URL that, when sent via an email, he could convince came from a trusted domain like a bank, PayPal, a social network, etc. Then, when clicked and opened in Safari, the URL showed in Safari's URL bar would still appear to the victim that it is from the trusted domain.
Those of you who haven't installed the 2.0 firmware on your iPod touch or first-gen iPhone will be interested to know that 3G connectivity isn't the only thing making the iPhone 3G faster than before. Despite being pretty buggy and prone to random crashes, the iPhone 2.0 software's new version of the Safari browser is significantly faster than 1.1.4 or 1.1.5.