Twitter introduces User Galleries Feature

The closest thing you’ll get to a photo album

Twitter has added a new User Galleries feature, which brings together all of the photos you have uploaded using the site.

The service will not only feature images you’ve added using Twitter’s own photo-sharing functionality, but those uploaded through third party apps like Twitpic and yfrog.

User Galleries will be the closest thing yet to an official photo album for Twitter users.

The feature is currently being rolled-out and will appear on the right hand side of the Twitter profile page. Once you’ve opened the user gallery, it can be viewed in the Grid (pictured) or Detailed format.

100 images

A guide to the new functionality on the Twitter help centre site explains that your 100 most recent images will be included in the feed, but video posts will miss out.

Any images uploaded before January 1st 2010 will also not appear in your personal gallery.

Paul Budnitz Titanium $5,500 Bikes

If you are looking to upgrade your wheels to something a little more Titanium!. Paul Budnitz has unveiled two Titanium bike models that will definitely make your ride a little more enjoyable, even though you might be $5,500 (R40000) lighter on the financial side.

The two models named No.1 and No.2 have been designed for different riding conditions. With No.1 equipped with slick tires on 700c Velocity rims, together with a more upright position and harder gear ratios. Read more

Merloni wins the “Marketing Organisation of the Year” Award at the SME Premier Marketing Awards 2011.

Merloni was recently presented with the Marketing Organistaion of the year award in the medium organistaion category at the inaugural SME Premier Marketing Awards 2011.

The award was given on the basis of Business and Marketing Strategy, Brand Management, Implementation of business and marketing strategy, Customer relations management, Training and Development and Results.

Visual Proof That The iPad Changed Everything

In considering the recent lawsuits in which Apple is suing Samsung for ripping off their designs, one of the most frequent responses is that the very notion of a touchscreen smartphone or tablet is so obvious that the case can’t be pursued.

What such commenters fail to realize, however, is that nobody had managed to make a commercially successful touchscreen phone or tablet until Apple came along. To illustrate the point, check out the following image demonstrating what tablets looked like before the iPad versus after. Read more

Apple Surpasses HP, Becomes Worlds Largest Mobile PC Vendor

According to the latest mobile PC sales estimates from research firm DisplaySearch, Apple is now the world’s largest mobile PC vendor with an impressive 21.1% of the global market, having shipped 13.6 million units in Q2.

DisplaySearch’s figures do count both traditional notebook PCs as well as tablets in their results, giving Apple a clear advantage, but the result is impressive nonetheless. The above chart reflects the actual sales and market share numbers.


Notably, Apple has surpassed Hewlett-Packard, the former leader of the pack in mobile PC sales, who came in with a 15% share and 9.7 million units shipped. Tablet shipments in general are up 400% year-over-year.


OS X Lion

Apple last updated OS X two years ago with the release of Snow Leopard. That version of the operating system that runs Apple’s desktop and laptop computers focussed mostly on performance improvements and ‘under the hood’ tweaks. Lion, released this month is a different beast; it has more than 250 new features and some of them will change significantly the way you work on a Mac.

Between Snow Leopard and Lion, something important happened. The iPad, proved to be enormously popular. So popular, in fact, that Apple has brought some of the features of the iPad operating system, iOS, back to the Mac. This ‘iPad-ification’ of the Mac is most obvious in LaunchPad, a new feature that displays all the applications on your Mac on an iPad-style grid. You can even create folders and pages of apps, just as you can on an iOS device. Read more