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Sales of tablet computers are at an all-time high and some high street retailers are reporting a 400% hike in profits as a result. Up to three million will change hands this Christmas, with one being sold every two seconds – that's a lot of tablets! To celebrate, all recent issues of Practical Photography and Digital Photo in the App Store are now just 99p, so you can buy your favourite photography magazine on Christmas Day without even leaving the house. If Santa brings you an Android device, visit the Google Play store to enjoy the same offer. Ho, ho, ho and all that.
Anyway, in the words of Noddy Holder… IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAS!
Ben Hawkins, Editor
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY - FEBRUARY 2014 OUT ON FRIDAY 27TH DECEMBER
DIGITAL PHOTO - FEBRUARY 2014 OUT ON TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER
As a huge thank you for your support in 2013, the Practical Photography team has created a unique Christmas e-card for you all to enjoy. See Ben, James and Tim as you've never seen them before and sing along to Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree here . It's been a phenomenal year for PP and the magazine has gone from strength to strength, but we couldn't have done it without you. Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year and bring on 2014!
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