Google has launched a new search feature which displays iPhone- and iPod touch-optimized results when performing a search on The Official Google Mobile Blog notes that local search results now include easier-to-press “get directions” and click-to-call links, with maps shown by default in the case of a single listing or are accessible via a “Show map” link for multiple listings. The newly formatted results pages are currently available only in the U.S. for iPhone and iPod touch units running software 2.0 or later.

Myvu has announced that it has lowered the price of its Solo Plus personal media viewer to $129, and will offer new Solo Plus customers a choice of a $30 rebate or an accessory pack valued at nearly $60 for a limited time. Features include 320×240 resolution, a pendant for power and picture control, built-in noise canceling in-ear earbuds, a low-profile design so users can see their surroundings, and a lightweight rechargeable battery that provides up to four hours of play time on a single charge.

Neutrinos has released PoetrySinger, an interactive poetry application for the iPhone and iPod touch. PoetrySinger lets users create poems by piecing together words written on magnet-like tiles, and can play back poems in a spoken voice. In addition, the app connects to the “PoetrySphere,” allowing users to upload and share their poems and download others’ work. PoetrySinger is available now from the App Store and sells for $1.

Mac About Town has released FotoTimer, a new iPhone application that allows users to take time-delayed pictures using the built-in camera. FotoTimer works like the self-timer on a digital camera, allowing the user to pick a two, five, ten, or twenty second delay before taking the shot, allowing time for the photographer to join in the picture, or simply reducing camera shake caused by the need to tap the camera button. FotoTimer sells for $1 and is available now from the App Store.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.