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We would like to wish you and your family a very happy, safe and relaxing time over the holidays and all the best for a very productive and successful 2012!
Behind the scenes we are working on some exciting new features for TweakTown which will come online in the New Year as well as some different language sites that should go live before too much longer. We are also excited for the fact that one of our Australian editors Shane Baxtor is moving to Taiwan next week where we will be able to push out even more high quality tech content.
Thanks for a fantastic 2011 and here's to the next twelve months!
We are pleased to announce that G.Skill has started offering technical support in the TweakTown Forums.
G.Skill make some of the highest overclockable RAM on the market and also know a thing or two about SSDs, too. They are here to provide support for their products.
Head on over to the G.Skill support forum and ask your questions or just stop by and say hello!
We are very happy to announce that TweakTown's very first eBook is live and now on sale.
It is titled "TweakTown's Ultimate Guide to PC Cases" and was written by our very own case and cooling expert Chad Sebring. The extensive book goes into detail about all things cases and which is the best to buy and much more.
Our final housekeeping item for the weekend to report about is regarding our TweakTown iPhone app.
Late last week Apple sent out a revised developer agreement which puts apps in its App Store to people in 33 additional countries and regions. The people in the following areas now get access:
Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Montserrat, Nigeria, Oman, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Uzbekistan, Yemen
If you are in one of those areas (or any other supported region, for that matter), head on over to our app page and get downloading. While you are at it, don't forget to leave a rating and review of the app. If you are a Nokia user, we also have you covered, too.
Here is some weekend housekeeping to report about, folks.
Some time ago we removed TweakTown comments that were powered by the DISQUS system due to compatibility and performance concerns. We are happy to report that TweakTown comments are now back in action for news, articles, reviews, press releases and SBG.
We decided to use the popular Facebook Comments system since it is very easy to implement, has little performance overhead concerns to worry about and well you know it... pretty much everyone is on Facebook these days. You will be happy to know though that if you do not use Facebook, you can still login and comment using AOL, Yahoo and Hotmail.
Get commenting people! Have a good remainder of the weekend!
In our continuous effort to improve your experience at TweakTown, today we introduce a newly rolled out feature called "Image Zooming".
Give it a try right now! Just move your mouse over the image above.
If you want to implement it for your website or learn more about the great technology behind it, visit Alen Grakalic's page over at CSS Globe where you can learn more about his "Image Preview" method. Thanks Alen for the fantastic script and keep up the great work!
Our latest poll had almost 400 people who answered, What day of the week would you like to receive the TweakTown Weekly Newsletter?
When the poll went online the option of Friday was out in front (probably because we were voting for that option), but as time proceeded, Monday got further and further ahead and took the win in the end.
So, you speak and we listen. Our TweakTown Weekly Newsletter will go out, err... weekly on Monday for your viewing pleasure. If you haven't already, don't forget to go and sign up to it right here.
How long have you been reading TweakTown? Can you remember what it looked like when you first started reading? If you can, I guess you are one of the lucky folks who have a photographic memory.
We decided to present a look at TweakTown over the years in the form of a video with screenshots of what the site looked like about every six months or so from 1999 to the present day. It gives us a look at where we have been and where we are presently. It proved to be quite an emotional video for some of the long term TweakTown staff and contributors.
How did we do it? We used a service by Archive.org called "Way Back Machine" which captures websites into its cache system every now and again and has been doing so for a long time - over 12 years we can confirm. Some of the screenshots are not perfect with dead images and such, but it does give you a good look and our designs over our time on the big bad Internet.
Listen up folks on the United States West Coast, we want you!
We want to hire a news editor who is based preferably in the San Francisco or Bay Area. Ideally we are looking for someone with previous online news writing experience. You will be required to attend press events and shows and what-not up and down the West coast and also in other areas around the country.
The position is open for discussion, but we are either looking for someone to fill a full time or part time position. You should have experience or good knowledge of "live blogging" events and announcements and a very solid understanding of tech products and the industry. If you have worked at other websites in the past for a considerable amount of time, you will have a better chance at filling our position.
If you believe you are the person for the job, please contact Cameron Wilmot (email address at the link) with your application and resume.