Somebody that works on iTunes must be going “oops” right about now. For a brief period of time, the “My App Updates” page in iTunes mentioned an Automatic Download feature that would allow updates to be downloaded over-the-air without prompts to an iOS device. The line that gave away the
A new application turns a regular iPhone into an electronic stethoscope with the assistance of the $30 iStetho adapter that connects a modified (read: cut up with a pair of scissors) stethoscope to the iPhone's microphone. Once it's connected, the iStethoscope Pro app [App Store, $0.99] "amplifies the signal and eliminates audio outside of what is important for diagnosis." Naturally, it wouldn't probably work as a normal stethoscope, and certainly won't replace them.
Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research and advocacy group, has ranked 1,000 cell phones, including the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. While there isn't yet any "conclusive" evidence that cell radiation is harmful, it's probably a good idea to limit it when possible. Unfortunately for us, the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS are near the bottom of the list.
Remember that myth about how using a cell phone can give you brain cancer? Well unfortunately for all of us, there might be a whole lot more truth to it than we would like. Preliminary testing by Israeli researchers with the company Interphone shows that cell phone users are a jaw-dropping 50% more likely to get a brain tumor than those who don't use cellphones.