I am trying to decide between buying an iPad 3 with or without 4G capability. I would bring this with me when I travel to access email. I use Google Apps and gmail for my company's email. It is set up so access is via HTTPS.
If I get the WiFi only version of the iPad, how secure will my email access be at places like StarBucks? I called the Apple Store and they said places like banks make the connection secure on their end. Can't someone intercept my login credentials for email or my bank if I am using open Wifi at Starbucks? Or, is there some way to establish a secure VPN-like tunnel using open Wifi? Hope this question makes sense - this is not my area of expertise.