Tuesday, the 18th of August, Envato started thier 3 day birthday bonanza. Offering $300 worth of files for only $20, what a deal I thought to myself. So I proceeded to upload money into my theme forest account to purchase the bundle.
I started my download, all was looking good until 880mb when my download timeout (it’s a 970mb file). I couldn’t believe it, it had taken me 5 hours to get to that point and I was livid. I tried a further 4 times to download the file, but it was too late, North America was awake and they were hogging the lines with their massive speeds.
I contacted the support team offered from Theme Forest, asking them to please supply the file as 5 smaller file segments.
Today they answered my email supplying me with an apology and 5 separate links to download the files.
I must admit I was very impressed with their service and attitude towards the “little people”. Even though I live in South Africa and have a slow connection they did not discriminate or over look me. They supplied me with what I asked for with no hassle.
I just want to say Envato you guys rock!
Envato has won me over with their excellence.
There’s a new Twitter application out there. We’re talking about the South African folks behind Twitsume — a free online résumé/CV product for the Twitter community.
Twitsume allows all the Twitter account holders to connect and create an online resume. The users have all the discretion to make their Twitsume public or leave it private courtesy of the user enabled settings. There’s also the option to hide a few aspects if you want to keep parts of your resume, private. Other than creating a resume, you can also see which of your friends or followers don’t have a Twitsume account yet, and you get to invite them.
Key features of Twitsume
The Twitsume.com interface has been built on PersonL — the company’s recruitment management software suite. Though the Twitsume just took two months to take form, the PersonL has been 2 years in the making.
Looks promising. We have our eyes on you guys!
Apple is investigating recent reports of iPhones having exploded in Europe, Reuters says. Last week, a teenager in France injured his eye when his girlfriend’s iPhone exploded.
A European Commission spokeswoman told Reuters:
Apple have come back to us … and what they’ve said to us is that they consider these are isolated incidents. They don’t consider that there’s a general problem.
They’re trying to get more information on the specific details of those incidents (reported in the media) and they will do tests as necessary to investigate the possible cause.
A spokesman at Apple Europe said the company was waiting to get the damaged phones from the customers, but did not comment on its communication with the European Commission.
MSNBC, the joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, has acquired the Chicago based hyper-local information site EveryBlock in a several million dollar deal.
The two year-old experiment in hyper-local news is available in 15 cities (New York, San Francisco, and Seattle to name a few) deeply covers local communities with a range of topics which span from announcements to news coverage, blog entries, civic data, photos and dozens of other types of information — just by typing your address, neighborhood name or ZIP code.
The evident aim of the acquisition is to compete with local newspapers and other forms of media. EveryBlock is capable of providing stunning stats for specified local areas which strengthens the base of MSNBC.com making it a more vivid news source. It is all about weaving more local results into the site and this could even assist the new search engine Bing.
Founded in 2007, with a $1.1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we have to agree that this is a wonderful achievement for a start-up company with just six employees. What’s even more interesting is that MSNBC plans to keep EveryBlock independent and will help it continue grow to other cities, too.
All the Apple gadgetry fanatics realize the importance of the Keynote event which the company holds since 2005. The event discloses all about the updates related to Apple products such as new iPods, iPhones or iTunes new features.
Hence why we think that you should know that this year the “grand ceremony” will be held on Wednesday on September 9th. Most likely the will be Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, for the keynote event has has been held there on all previous occasions.
Sadly all the hype regarding the event revolves around Steve Jobs making his first public appearance after coming back from his medical leave.
More to it, the buffs expecting to see the Apple Tablet will have to return home disappointed since it’s now pretty obvious that the project has been postponed and we’ll get our eyes on one, no earlier than next year. Of course that doesn’t mean that Steve won’t have one to play with in front of everyone.
Smells like, it’s going to be an exciting fall!
Not many know what retweeting (RT) on Twitter is — but you probably do. However, for those who don’t, retweeting is getting more attention towards a particular tweet by copy pasting it as your own and crediting the original author with an @ mention and finally indicating that it is a retweet. And this is how Twitter wants to facilitate the open exchange of information to have a global impact whilst also having an efficient dissemination of information across the entire Twitter ecosystem. That very inspiration will see this feature being officially added to Twitter.com.
Phase one of project retweet is to show the developer community how it will work from an API perspective as well as a user perspective.
The final details for project retweet are still getting ready and as of now, Twitter has managed to reach the first phase which caters to the developers. Hence why applications related to the same are being sought.
Consequently, the first official launch of retweeting will be for a selective set of users and once the assessments are made here, a full retweeting tool will become public for all.
So that leaves me to only two questions. Will Twitter beat Google in popularity, and … will you retweet this?
Nimbuzz, the mobile social messaging application for cellphone is ready for a download on an Android OS with a number of rocking features that have the capability to make Nimbuzz one of the most admired message applications out there. That happens after the Symbian version, the iPhone VoIP app and the TG01 version.
It comes with a smart buddy list layout which displays the avatar and presence information in one in combination with community and resource information.
Another great feature is a time sensitive user interface where a light touch will open your buddy’s profile and a stronger touch will instantly begin a new chat.
There are home screen notifications which make you aware of any activities (incoming chats for instance) while Nimbuzz runs in the background. Just in case you wish to switch between 2G, 3G and WiFi networks, there is an auto-reconnect feature that makes things easier for you.
Since the Android users are getting a chance to use Nimbuzz for the very first time they get a unique opportunity where only Nimbuzz integrates Skype IM and local social networks such as Hyves in the Netherlands.
Looks like a nice thing to play with, eh? It’s free to download at the Android Marketplace.
Full press release after the jump