The latest edition of “MacNotables” (, a podcast that serves as home to Mac personalities who will comment on the latest news and opinions in the Mac community, is available.

Jim Dalrymple of “The Loop” delivers his thoughts on the past, present and future of “pad computing,” evaluating the players and their chances of success. Why Microsoft appears to be clueless, Android is compelling, RIM may have the best competitive chance, and HP is the dark horse in the race are discussed, along with the fact that they all seem to have ceded the top spot to Apple

Dalrymple also talks about Mark Papermaster’s departure from Apple, Yoko Ono’s position on The Beatles in the iTunes Store, and how he differentiates “The Loop” from other Mac sites.

“MacNotables” panelists include Christopher Breen, Bryan Chaffin, Jim Dalrymple, Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, Andy Ihnatko, Joiner, Ted Landau, Jason Snell, Bob LeVitus, Dan Frakes and Yours Truly. Not all panelists can make all shows due to scheduling conflicts.