As CNET's Elinor Mills reported, a group of security specialists called Goatse Security was able to trick an AT&T Web site into disclosing e-mail addresses of iPad users, including what Gawker described as "thousands of A-listers in finance, politics, and media."
In an interview with CBS News, Goatse analyst Jim Jeffers said, "There is this identifier--it's called an ICC-ID [Integrated Circuit Card Identifier]--and it's present on every SIM card on every cellular phone, and it's used as an authentication token. That means it would be sent to [the] AT&… Read more
Editors' take: The Gilt app might be the fanciest way to do online shopping we've ever seen. You sign up for a Gilt account, and you'll be presented with an iPad interface to the Gilt online store. As the glittery name might suggest, the app is full of glossy catalog photos of hot designer items from such brand names as Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade. If you're into that sort of thing, this is a certainly an easy way to indulge your inner shopaholic.
Editors' take: The AIM app for the iPad, as you can imagine, lets you chat with friends on AOL Instant Messenger. In portrait mode, the friends list is hidden.
It also has a livestream feature that will stream in all your social-media updates. So you will be able to catch up with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and more via the AIM livestream.
Editors' take: The NPR app for the iPad smartly organizes the day's news and topics into a magazine style format, where you can either read through stories or click on the speaker icon to listen to that particular segment. You can also listen to the entire taping of recent show episodes.
Editors' Take: The USA Today app is yet another take on how a newspaper should be presented on the iPad. It feels a lot more like a tabloid in presentation, and we like that you can customize the weather sidebar to your location.
Epicurious for iPhone and iPad lets you bring your handheld device into the kitchen and to the grocery store to serve as a cooking companion, and it's one of the best in the category. The home screen on the iPhone version only gives you quick links to seasonal and sponsored recipes, but by entering a keyword into the search box at the bottom of the interface lets you browse thousands of online recipes.
If you want more control over your search, you can skip the search box and hit the search button at the bottom of the screen. This … Read more
Editors' take: The ABC Player app is one of the more advanced video player apps we've seen on the iPad. Mimicking ABC's Web interface, ABC's video player lets you stream the latest episodes of ABC's prime time TV lineup directly to your iPad. That includes shows such as "Lost," "FlashForward," "V," and more. Its interface is sleek and its images are sharply defined.
Editors' take: As an alternative to iBooks, we highly recommend Amazon's Kindle e-book reader app. Though not quite as pretty as iBooks, the Kindle app gives you access to Amazon's slightly larger Kindle Store, plus you can read the Kindle books on your iPad, on your iPhone, your Mac or PC, and even your Kindle reader--if you happen to have one. Also, you are able to take notes on the Kindle app.
Editors' take: One of the games used as a showpiece for the iPad's gaming capabilities, Real Racing is an upgraded version of an iPhone game with the same name. More than the other games we tried, Real Racing takes advantage of the iPad's larger size by turning the entire device into a steering wheel.
We've tried the same mechanic on similar iPhone games, and always end up wildly oversteering; we were able to at least stay on the road (mostly) on the iPad version. For a premium iPad game, the graphics are crisp, if a little bland, … Read more