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Posts by Derek Kessler

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by Derek Kessler
Jul 18, 2012
Since webOS Nation launched more than a decade ago as Visor Central, two of the most frequently asked questions we receive from visitors outside of the United States is "When will the webOS...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 17, 2012
How do we love the work going into improving the open source webOS Community Edition? Let us count the ways… While we're counting, we're going to direct you to the video above, posted...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 16, 2012
If there's one thing we seem to have plenty of on webOS, it's task apps. Partly that's arisen from the complete lack of a Tasks app built-in to webOS 3.0 on the TouchPad, but it's...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 10, 2012
Two weeks ago we reviewed Plex, an app that brings the digital media from across your home and the internet to your TouchPad and gave it and the service a thumbs up. We're all about content...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 08, 2012
Kevin from CrackBerry.com, Phil from AndroidCentral.com, Daniel from WPCentral.com and Rene from iMore.com talk Google I/O, Windows Phone 8, WWDC, BlackBerry 10, 7-inch tablets, and media streamers...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 03, 2012
* Images Removed Per Request of Transparent House * We've known for some time that HP had numerous webOS devices in the works after the Pre3, Veer, and TouchPad, including but not limited to the...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 02, 2012
Ever find yourself watching a war movie and wondering just what those solider actors are saying when they're screaming "whiskey echo bravo oscar sierra!" into the radio? It's the...
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 01, 2012
On Thursday we talked about one of the first projects to come out of the webOS Community Edition. The newly-open-sourced code for major chunks of webOS 3.0.5 had within two days brought us the fast...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 30, 2012
If you're in the market for a new Verizon smartphone, want webOS, and don't feel like stalking eBay for a rare (and potentially expensive) Verizon HP Pre3, then we've got the next best...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 29, 2012
HP's getting back into the tablet game, albeit somewhat tepidly after the debacle of the TouchPad launch and cancellation and Microsoft's recent unveiling of their own Surface tablets. The...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 28, 2012
Finally. We've been waiting a long time for this one and we're glad to see it finally here: gesture-based application switching is becoming a reality thanks to the work of homebrewer Eric B...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 27, 2012
In the olden days you could judge the economy on the price of a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk. Today it's the price of a gallon of gasoline. Thankfully, we have the internet, which makes...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 26, 2012
As promised back in March, HP today released to open source some large chunks of webOS 3.0.5 as the new "Community Edition". The Community Edition of webOS is meant for, well, the homebrew...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 22, 2012
We're just going to go ahead and assume you've at least checked out the default Memos app for the HP TouchPad. It's nothing to write home about, in fact it's not much of anything at...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 21, 2012
If you're a Google Voice user on webOS, we hope you've at least looked at GVoice. The app, a fine Enyo app originally built to bring Google Voice to the TouchPad and since shrunken down to...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 20, 2012
Our man Arthur Thornton is popular guy in the webOS circles. Not only does he write for us here at webOS Nation, but he also is an active developer, notably of the popular TouchPad Twitter app...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 18, 2012
Alternate Title: How do you feel about webOS now, HP? So today out in Los Angeles brought forth an interesting piece of hardware: a tablet running Windows 8 (nothing exciting there, we've seen...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 18, 2012
It's not a day that goes by that somebody doesn't utter something about there being nothing new under the sun. And while that may be true, that doesn't mean we can't do our best to...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 18, 2012
Are you a webOS user in a country other than Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America and find yourself...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 16, 2012
Back in April, a webOS Nation member frustrated by the lack of updates (or the less-than-thrilling updates that have come) for the Pivot App Catalog magazine took matters into his own hands and...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 13, 2012
While we're still waiting for Enyo 2.0 to come with the rest of the Open webOS kit, we'll take an update to the beta framework when we can get one. In fact, this week we're getting one...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 12, 2012
We had an inkling that this was coming eventually, but even so we're still surprised and glad to see it has arrived: Verizon is the first US carrier to reorient their plans to be data-centric...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 11, 2012
First published in 1605, Cervantes' The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a man who perhaps has let his novel-fed imagination get the best of...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 11, 2012
We know you don't want to hear it, but today's going to be about one thing across the technology blogosphere: whatever Apple announces at WWDC 2012. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 11, 2012
Are you ready for some fútbol? Oh, you are? Good. Turns out that over in Europe there's definitely some football soccer going on between the nations of the old world, with the Union of...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 09, 2012
Late last month, Facebook started pushing harder for users to add people to their 'Close Friends' smart list, something intended to help Facebook figure out which people you want to see most...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2012
Palm has done some things that in retrospect were way ahead of their time. The original Palm Pilot was groundbreaking, putting technology in your pocket like nothing else before it. webOS utilized...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 07, 2012
By now we all know it's possible, in fact not entirely impractical, to hack a Palm Pre 2 onto Sprint, so long as you're willing to go all MacGyver with a warranty-voiding screwdriver. But it...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 06, 2012
Three years. Has it really been that long? Has it really been only that long? On June 6, 2009, I lined up in the early morning with a few dozen other excited persons outside the Sprint Store at...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 05, 2012
The tl;dr version: webOS got screwed, time and time again. Sometimes by Palm's own ambitions, sometimes by supposed partners, and sometimes by fate. The Verge's Chris Zeigler has put...