TweetDeck Beta, Now With 100% More Android

It is with equal parts excitement and frustration that I let you know that the days of Android being TweetDeck-deficient are numbered, and that number is small. Excitement because TweetDeck is by far my favorite social media client on any platform, and frustration because I was given early access to a beta client, and it won't run on my Android 1.6 phone. (I know, I know. I'll update one of these days!)

The feature list they sent along is outstanding though. This is not simply a port of the existing iPhone/iPad client. This is an entirely new direction for TweetDeck, one that I can't wait to get my hands on. Here's the short list:

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Reverses Some DMCA Damage

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was granted three exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)’s anti-circumvention provisions today. For the gadget-hungry among us, the most critical of these includes the ruling that jailbreaking (or rooting) your mobile phone to run apps from any source is now no longer a grey area; it’s firmly on the legal side of the fence. Take note though that distribution of the means to jailbreak phones is not covered by the ruling, and Apple fans can rest assured that Apple has plenty of ways to discourage jail-breakers. They (and other phone manufacturers) are not required to stop implementing protection against jailbreaking, they just can’t sue you if you bypass those restrictions.

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