Things are moving fast.  Addi is four months old, and she is cooing, rolling, mouthing, and even trying to crawl!!  She gets on her belly and kicks and squirms as hard as she can, but gets so frustrated because she isn't going any where.  Below are pictures of her at 4 months.

 
 
As much as Apple like to brag about the little trouble it gets from hackers, I feel that is about to change pretty soon.  Apple has been growing its small user base over the passed 10 years very quickly.  Catchy marketing, sleek design, and the portrayed idea that Mac's don't get viruses, have been a hot selling point.  In all honesty though, Mac's can get viruses, they have such a small market that a hacker really couldn't do much damage or make an impact..hence why Windows is so prone to viruses.  Well, hackers are now focusing on going after the iPad.  With as much of a hotseller that it is, it doesn't surprise me (I'm surprised you havn't heard anything about hackers targeting the iPhone). The hack works like this- You receive a notification that their is an iTunes update for your iPad. You click the link, go to an identical iTunes page (but is actually the hackers website), and you are able to download the "update".  Once the update is installed on your iPad, you have just installed a trojan virus on your iPad that allows hackers to snag usernames and passwords to your accounts.  Pretty sly. See the Telegraph article below:


iPad users targeted by hackers
"Security experts have warned that Apple iPad users are being targeted by cyber criminals. Hackers are trying to dupe iPad owners in to downloading a fake iTunes update on their Windows computer, which, when installed, creates a backdoor for cyber criminals, allowing them to remotely access the machine or even use the computer to send spam messages.

A dialog box pops up telling the user that a recent iTunes update has been released for the iPad. Users who click on a link are taken to a site that looks exactly like the iTunes download web page, but the file the user downloads is actually a Trojan that installs malicious code on the machine. The Backdoor. Bifrose. AADY virus tries to steal passwords and login details for email accounts and instant-messaging services. "The trick is pretty simple," said Catalin Cosoi, a senior researcher for BitDefender, which uncovered the scam. "They're clever to do it this way. If they were able to target Mac customers, it would have spread like wildfire, but because most antivirus companies detect this Trojan, it's aimed at Windows users who have bought an iPad and who also don't run a security product."

BitDefender has advised iPad owners not to click on any links that appear in dialog boxes or alerts, and to download iTunes directly from the Apple website. The company also emphasised that the iPad itself remained unaffected by the Trojan."

Link to article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7638376/iPad-users-targeted-by-hackers.html
 
 
I have had the luxury of playing with the Apple iPad last night.  What a unique piece of technology!!  We are slowly getting to the age of clip board size hand helds that we can write our notes, read books or news papers, surf the web, etc.  Sure, the iPad is not perfect.  Although, I will say that Apple does a great job with their QA.  The user experience is excellent. Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5.  Mostly because of the price.  I don't agree paying that high amount to be the first person to have it.  Just like previous Apple products, the price will come down significantly in the future, new perks or improvements will be added, and it will be worth my money.

Side note: Amazon's Kindle better take some drastic improvements or really build their partnerships/strategic alliances because they will be taking a heavy hit from the iPad in the future.
 
 
Hey everyone! Family and friends!  Finally got this up and running! Glad you stopped by. Explore the site and send me email about what you think I should add or improve on.  This is only the beginning, so consider this the rough draft.