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TweakTown over the Years - a look at our designs from 1999 to 2011

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.

 

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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.

We're Hiring: United States West Coast based News Editor

Listen up folks on the United States West Coast, we want you!

 

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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.

 

Happy New Year From all of us at TweakTown - 2011 FTW!

Yet another 12 months has flown by since 2010 kicked in and we're looking down the barrel of another fresh and eventful year. Over the past 12 months we've seen TweakTown continue to grow in all areas with a heavy focus on further diversifying our content and how it is presented.

 

But of course, without you, our loyal readers, we wouldn't be much at all. So we would like to quickly take the time to thank you all for putting a bit of time aside each day or week to check out what's happening in the computer world through the eyes of the team at TweakTown.

 

On behalf of all of us here at TT, we wish you a fantastic New Year and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday break with your new goodies, time spent with loved ones, or whatever else it is that has helped put more smiles on your face this holiday season.

 

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We hope you've enjoyed what TweakTown has had to offer you over the past 12 months and we look forward to bringing you all another year's worth of new and exciting coverage throughout 2011, beginning with the highlights of CES as it fires up early into the new year!

 

Time to bring on 2011 with a BANG - Happy New Year folks!!

 

What did you get for XMAS?

Merry XMAS readers! I'm going to go a bit off topic for my usual news posting job here, but why not spin a bit of change here at TweakTown, eh?

 

 

What did you get for XMAS? Post in the comments section, or our Facebook page and let us know what you got. What's that you say? What did Anthony get? Well, he got various toys for his entertainment room! Ice Crusher, Popcorn Maker, lots of booze (hoorah!), Bean Bag, and various other things. What did I buy myself?

 

Continue reading 'What did you get for XMAS?' (full post)

Merry Christmas from all of us at TweakTown!

With the jolly Christmas season now embracing us all, you can appreciate that things will be a little quiet around here over the next week or so as the TT team takes a well deserved break with their families and loved ones after another highly successful year knocking out technology content like it's going out of fashion.

 

2010 has been another fantastic year for TweakTown. We've achieved and in many cases exceeded our expectations in delivering a new level of premium technology content to the people that matter most; you, our loyal readers.

 

Come 2011, we have even more exciting and bigger plans for the site to help keep things fresh and vibrant for you all, and we are confident you will welcome our additions and changes with open arms.

 

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On behalf of the TweakTown team, we wish you all a very merry christmas. Let's look forward to another exciting year come 2011, beginning with the fun and frills of CES early into the new year!

 

TweakTown iPhone content app is ready to download!

Having a nice weekend folks? We are and are now very happy to announce that Apple has approved the TweakTown iPhone content app and is now ready to be downloaded from the App Store.

 

Stay up-to-date with the latest from TweakTown on-the-go with your iDevices and best of all it is FREE and completely ad-free.

 

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KEY FEATURES:

 

• Clear and easy to read content formatted specifically for your iDevice
• All the latest news from TweakTown in full format (not just a summary)
• A quick look at new reviews, articles and guides with easy access link to view full content in Safari
• Feel like gaming? Our game reviews are also included
• Love new tech products? Get the latest press releases in full format
• Quick access to our latest videos with simple playback support via YouTube app
• Send us your news and even include an image
• Share content via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail

 

REVISION HISTORY:

 

Version 1.0 - first release

 

NOTE:

 

Our app requires an internet connection to download the latest updates. The app does not require any User ID or login credentials.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from TweakTown!

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Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, food, football, and fun. All of us at TweakTown want to wish our readers a happy Thanksgiving. Remember, this is the calm before the Black Friday storm, so enjoy it! Thanks for making a little time for us during this holiday!

 

Our RSS Feeds are now ad-free and show full content!

Over the past couple days we have been tweaking around with our RSS feeds and are now happy to report we have made some marked improvements that we would like to share with you.

 

For starters, we are very happy to report that all of our RSS feeds are now completely ad-free. Now you get all of our latest content as soon as it comes out without the distraction of the necessary evil advertising that we know you all love.

 

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Next up all of our feeds now show full content, not just a little short preview like before. Our news and press release feeds show everything, but our articles, reviews and guides and gaming feeds show the first 500 words from the first page of each new piece. Since these are typically multiple pages, we weren't able to deliver the full content in these cases. Images even display in the feeds, but we disabled videos due to compatibility issues.

 

We have also added an "Everything Feed" which conveniently includes all of our content from both USA and AU Editions - with this feed, you won't miss a thing. If you aren't already using our feeds to keep instantly informed of all of our latest content (shame on you!), head on over to our RSS feeds page here and get going!

 

We're hiring - MySQL and PHP Web Coder and Developer

Listen up! We are hiring. We are looking for a USA or Taiwan (must speak English) based MySQL and PHP coder and developer with very strong skills and experience in this area.

 

The position is either full time or part time and you would be contracted for a certain amount per month with an initial three month trial. And you also get to work from home.

 

We have many jobs waiting to be completed and a bunch of new projects and website features in the plans. If you also have web design talent, that won't hurt at all either.

 

If you are interested in signing up for the position, please contact me and send along your CV along with any other relevant details. If you are selected, you will be required to complete a small sample task first to prove your work.

 

TweakTown is now IE9 Jump List ready, give it a try!

Yesterday all the rage was the big announcement of the Internet Explorer 9 beta by Microsoft. One of the many new features it brings to the table is support for pinning websites to your taskbar as well as website jump lists.

 

You probably would have seen jump lists before with some of your favorite desktop applications. Such as with Windows Messenger Live you can quickly change your status without actually opening the program. For TweakTown we have added some handy quick links to our jump lists including Latest News, Reviews, Articles, SBG and Contact Us with some nice looking icons to go along with it. We would have added more, but there is a maximum limit of five.

 

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Want to give it a try? First you will need to be using the IE9 beta that came out yesterday (grab it here). Once you are in IE9, just locate our blue "TT" favicon to the left of the URL in the address bar and click and drag it down to your taskbar. That will pin TweakTown to your taskbar. Now right click on it and you will see a list of jump list items to quickly access some of the best parts of our website.

 

Let us know what you think!

 

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