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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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[It wasn't that good, so we got lazy. But we'll definitely be more switched on for the Christmas sale, which is arguably the best of the year. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks.]

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Whether you like them or hate them, the tablet phenomenon has hit the retail world hard in an explosive manner, turning the once niche tech into everyone’s next gadget purchase. Although tablet PC’s have been around for some time, it took the advent of the iPad for the technology to make it onto the list of desirable items for the regular consumer. However while your regular consumer grade tablets are great for consuming media and playing casual games, what happens when you need real computing power? You know, the kind required to use real Microsoft Office, or the fully fledged version of Photoshop. What happens if you need to use a real browser, because a tablet browser does not have the functionality behind it in order to navigate through a more complex site? And sometimes you want to work with real files between various applications, rather than working in an isolated storage space in each application (like in iOS). Well, look no further. It appears the first tablet PC to actually make you want a tablet PC is here.

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This week Microsoft unveiled their latest iteration of Windows – Windows 8. This version of the PC OS places its major focus into two distinct areas: Gaming and Touch. As the title suggests, this particular rant will focus on Touch.

Going through my RSS feeds yesterday and today I noticed a common theme among the tech blogs and magazines (particularly the Apple orientated) – that Windows 8 misses the mark, that Microsoft fails to understand what people want and that Windows 8 tablets are doomed to failure.

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