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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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I know I’m scared too.

Yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere, we (Australia) have been granted App Store price parity with the USA. This means we now pay the same for apps as our American cousins.

I never thought I would see the day.

Obviously this won’t help us in getting cheaper prices for all apps. In particular, greedy evil corporations that insist on having separate “world” apps – like EA and Sega – for the sole purpose of price discrimination, will continue to treat us with extreme prejudice, giving us the arse end of the stick by charging us extra for the privilege of using their apps.

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Lets cut to the chase: Reader HD is by far the best RSS reader app for Honeycomb. So much in fact that it has set a clear benchmark for other RSS readers to aspire to.

Reader HD provides a completely offline RSS reading experience that is unmatched on the Android Market. Newsr and Honeyreader have been available for some time, but they have severe faults, being the lack of ability to customise the reading experience, poor offline reading support and wacky bugged out user interfaces.

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Nerdrage: Swype

May 24th, 2011

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Each week I use this segment to express the daily pain I experience using a piece of tech – be it software, a device or whatever else. If it makes me rage, you’ll know about it.

This week, the aggressor of my nerdrage goes to none other than swype. As far as keyboards go, I can think of no other keyboard that is more deserving of this segment.

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Droid Life reported late last week that Federico Carnales – the man behind Launcher Pro, has released an alpha of his music app titled Fede Music. It’s essentially a throw back to the Microsoft Zune and Windows Phone 7 music players.

I downloaded it a few days ago to see what it’s like. It’s actually quite smooth and indeed works just like the Zune music player. Swiping left and right changes category (artist, album, song etc), swiping up and down scrolls through the currently selected list, and touching an item selects it (or in the case of a song, plays it).

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