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After a long hiatus, we’re back in time to report on the next generation iPad which is soon to be unveiled in less than 12 hours. No we won’t be there live – we’re too underground for that. Instead we’ll ramble on about what’s to be, and add some speculation to boot. Rather than give you a run down on the rumours, which frankly is boring, I’m going to try and bring reason to the table and make my assumptions on exactly what the new iPad will bring. In short, not a lot. Yes it will see a jump in performance, yes the device will be desirable, but this isn’t going to be as earth shattering going from the iPad 1 to the 2.

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Although not confirmed, it’s looking increasingly likely that EDIT: Confirmed – the TweetDeck app for Android and iOS is on its last legs dead. Following the release of the new Twitter app for mobile devices today, along with the Twitter site refresh and the release of TweetDeck for web and Mac OSX, it appears TweetDeck is being slowly repurposed to act exclusively as Twitter’s desktop client.

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Jizmo is all for portable entertainment, and there’s no better portable entertainment device than a tablet or smartphone, because you know – it’s on you 24/7.

The biggest issue however is keeping your media collection portable enough to use when you really need it. Many people accumulate music and TV shows on a regular basis in physical or digital format. But that’s not much use to you on the optical disc it came on or the PC/Mac hard drive it was downloaded to when you’re on the go.

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I have always followed a philosophical paradigm when it comes to App stores. App buying is a complex science, one that can drive the average app consumer to madness. But go in with the right tools, and you’ll come out richer (and maybe even score a freebie!). The following is my bible to buying apps. Use it wisely and make me proud.

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Media outlets and blogs have long been making comparisons between the iPhone and traditional handhelds like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP in the area of portable gaming. These comments and stories as usual are just regurgitations of stories from other media outlets without people actually thinking about what they’re writing. This baseless writing recently escalated when news came in the last few weeks that Nintendo had just experienced its first financial quarter loss and that investors were reportedly pushing Nintendo’s software divisions to branch out to other hardware – ie. the iPhone.

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