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Apple Magic Trackpad

Today my friend and fellow iOS developer went and bought his Mac Mini. On top of that, he bought the beautiful Apple wireless keyboard. I followed him and I bought the Apple Magic Trackpad.

I have this to say: wow!

What an experience. Now, surfing the net and doing things on the Mac are just about swiping, pinching - all natural gestures - like how you would use an iPad.

I love the Magic Trackpad and would recommend it to anyone!

It's really magical!

Edit: let me elaborate why I think this is such a great device that, to me, totally replaced the need of a mouse; yes, you don't need a mouse anymore. It is that good!

When I browse a website using Safari, I could just two-finger push up and down to scroll up and down a page. Scrolling was smooth, much like in iPad. I could just swipe left to go back to the page before and Safari actually animates the page being swiped out - if you use Twitter for iPad, you will know what I mean. Swipe right to emulate 'forward' button. (s…

My first Mac

Fans of Apple

Nowadays, as you drive around the city, you will see lots of car bumpers or rear glass with the white Apple logo. Thousands of them. And when the iPhone 4S was launche in Malaysia, there was a huge queue in KLCC. I heard that the maxis folks worked till 5am just selling and registering the phones. That was how popular an Apple product is. And Apple product creates a strong fanbase.

I am an Apple fan. But I am one since 1988. Yes, 23 years ago! When I was in Form 3, I joined the computer club. My first computer in the computer club was an Apple 2 (it was written as Apple //). I think we had BMC clones of Apple 2 but the instructor's computer is a genuine Apple //e. It was my first exposure to a computer. I learned programming in it. I played games in it. This computer exposed me to the IT industry. I'm enthralled by it. 'It had me at Hello (world)'!

When I was Form 5, my father bought me one of those Apple clone. It's a second hand one. I remembered it cost him RM50…