You may have heard tell of there being a wee bit of a privacy breach involving the iPad yesterday. The short of it is that a whole lot of iPad 3G users had their Email addresses and the ICC-ID information thrown out into the open air for everyone to see.
Who's to blame for the breach? There seem to be two different camps on this issue growing in the Apple blogosphere: One blaming Apple, the other blaming AT&T.
Who says you can't recycle old technology by melding it with new technology? One person has modded an old iBook G3 clamshell with an iPad and Apple USB keyboard to make a world's first "iBookPad," and it doesn't look half bad either.
Apple is really great at creating highly functional devices that are simple to use. They’re also notorious for furthering that image by going light on useful extras…like owner’s manuals. After all, if it’s so easy, who needs instructions?
By now, anyone familiar with the iPhone OS is probably pretty comfortable with the basics--installing apps, browsing the web, sending emails, and the like. But in order to get the most out of your iPad, you’ll need to bone up on some other subjects that Apple isn’t going to broach, like ripping your own DVDs, swapping out your AT&T SIM card, or building your own ePubs to read with iBooks. We even have the details on how to keep your data safe and how to add functionality that the iPad lacks, like a camera, texting, and making phone calls. It’s all easy to do if you know how. And now you will.
Stock market professionals and living room traders alike know and trust the Bloomberg brand for the latest market news and analysis, and the Bloomberg for iPad app luckily doesn't disappoint, offering a large amount of information out of the gate.
With its reputation as a killer casual web-browsing device, the iPad is the perfect platform for spending hours skimming eBay listings. As on the iPhone, the online auction juggernaut has an iPad app ready at launch, but while it excels at the core acts of browsing and purchasing goods from millions of worldwide sellers, the app lacks too many core features to replace the web version.
It wasn't too long ago that everyone was trying to figure out exactly what the iPad was. Was it a media device, a large iPod touch, or a netbook replacement? Well, according to one analyst, the latter is the correct answer.