So I got my iPad3 a couple of days ago. I've been a PC, I was a Commodore (much) earlier and this is my first entry into the world of apples. Seems like a great device so far, except that I don't want it to be "a series of tubes" (pun intended), but rather a tool that serves me. I even RTFM on day one and after a day or two, I jailbroke it. So far so good, but I still can't seem to find two things:
-some sort of adblocking and socialblocking (like e.g. Adblock Plus and Ghostery on Firefox) -- I was only able to find an adblock that you have to buy.
-some decent file explorer/manager -- also I only found one that isn't free.
I know some things are worth paying for, but these two seem as elementary as a driver's seat and a steering wheel in a car. Is there another browser I should be using instead of Safari, that has adblocking addons and offers more control?
Also, how can I tell if apps send out encrypted or plain-text username/password data? It's pretty straightforward seeing a "https" in a browser, but with the various apps, it's hard to tell. At least Mail I hope is using encryption (ports 993, 587)...