Apple iPad

It is not an iTablet or iSlate —- it is an iPad (in between an iPhone and a Macintosh laptop).

http://www.apple.com/ipad/

More photos. Here too. And here.

UPDATE: One thing bothers me. Apple iPad doesn’-t compute Flash, and so you can’-t view YouTube videos on the Safari browser —-but there’-s a YouTube app, I am told. Humm…-

UPDATE: Link to the recorded event.

Is Apple becoming evil? – Jason Calacanis vs Guy Kawasaki

External Links: Paul Graham’-s criticism of Apple + Phil Schiller Grants Interview About Apple’s App Store, Claims Devs Actually Like Approval Process. + The BusinessWeek interview + iPhone developers are stupid.

The software I use on my MacBook Pro 17″

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If you use some great software packages (utilities or applications) missing in this list, let me know. Thanks. Appreciated.

  • Operating Systems: Linux – Ubuntu – Apple Macintosh OS – Apple iPhone OS – MicroSoft Windows
  • Open-Source Software Packages: Open-Source Software Packages - Open-Source Mac – Open-Source iPhone Software - Open-Source Windows
  • Linux: —-
  • Macintosh: – ClamXav – The Unarchiver – Disk Inventory X – OnyX – Maintenance – Deeper – Desktop Inspector – Service Scrubber – AppCleaner – Burn – QuickSilver – MercuryMover – CyberDuck – iRed Lite – KisMac – Adium – Fink – Fink Commander – NeoOffice – Aquamacs Emacs – Apple iLife – Apple iWork -
  • Windows: – ClamWin – AVG Free - IZArc - Programmer’-s NotePad - IrFanView - ListGarden - Core FTP - WinAMP - Real - Cube Explorer -
  • Cross-Platform: – Java – Skype – Mozilla FireFox - Opera - Chrome – Apple Safari – GreaseMonkey for FireFox - Mozilla ThunderBird – RSS Owl - Adobe PDF Reader -  VLC – Apple QuickTime - Audacity - GIMP – Inkscape – Blender – Open Office - Kompozer – Nvu - R – Vdrift -

UPDATE: Chris Hibbert lists his favorite software packages for Macintosh in the comment area. (I used his tips to update the listing above.)

My Macintosh MacBook Pro 17″

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What I dislike:

- The mighty mouse (which I prefer to the trackpad). It is difficult to get a clean, straight right-click —-as I was used to on my (Dell) PC. Sometimes, my right-click is interpreted as a left-click —-shitty mouse. UPDATE: Mike Arrington hates the Mighty Mouse, too.

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What I like:

- All the great open-source software available for the Apple Macintosh (ditto for the iPhone). (Some are also listed here.) Contra Mike Linksvayer, I think it is a great match. I am sure that our good doctor David Pennock (another open-source fanboy) and mister Adam Siegel (another Macintosh fanboy) agree with moi. :-D

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What I like:

- iRed Lite, which is a little software that allows you to command a bunch of applications via the Apple Remote (as opposed to the mouse or trackpad). It is particularly useful for audio, video and presentations. For instance, you can go to the next slide (or the previous slide) without ever touching your Mac, simply by clicking on the right (or left) button of your Apple Remote —-and you can do that while being far away from your Mac.

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What I dislike:

I don’-t recommend the Apple MacBook Air. Its screen is too small (13 inch). Do buy a computer with a very big screen. See more computer tips here.

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50% of our prediction market luminaries have a MacBook.

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Right-click this link, open it in another browser tab, and you’-ll get why.

[Jed's observation.]

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Previous blog posts by Chris F. Masse:

  • The FaceBook profiles of the 2 most important men of the field of prediction markets
  • THE HUMAN GADFLY WHOSE OBJECTIONS ROBIN HANSON IS DUCKING…???…
  • Google now considers Midas Oracle as a major blog.
  • Horizon 2015: A long-term strategic perspective for the real-money prediction markets
  • Join our group at LinkedIn to have your “Prediction Markets” badge on your profile. It’s ‘chic’. (“Groups” info should be set as “visible”, in your profile options.) We are 63 this early Saturday morning —keeps growing.
  • If you have been using PayPal to fund your InTrade, TradeSports or BetFair account, please, check that horror story.
  • 48 hours after the launch of the “Prediction Markets” group at LinkedIn, we have already 52 members —both prediction market luminaries and simple people (trading the event derivatives or collecting the market-generated probabilities).