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Posts by Derek Kessler

HP WindsorNot slab phone revealed in old marketing materials
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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...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Soldier Talk Play Edition
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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...
Tabbed card stacks, infinite card view, and additional keyboard layouts happenin
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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...
Verizon Palm Pre 2 available today on for $75, no contract required
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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...
HP going with Intel for first Windows 8 tablet
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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...
webOS Community Edition yields TouchPad gesture-based app switching
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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...
App Giveaway: Gas Buddy to go for TouchPad
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 26, 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...
webOS 3.0.5 'Community Edition' released to open source
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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...
Memos with Style brings style to memos
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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...
GVoice getting rebranded as SyngerGV, to integrate with Messaging
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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...
Arthur Thornton heading to an HP internship… again
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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...
Microsoft jumping even deeper into the hardware pool with Surface tablet [the co
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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...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of QuadWord
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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...
Change your App Catalog country for fun and apps
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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...
Homebrew Pivot ready for a name [poll]
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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...
Enyo 2.0 beta 5 brings panels, bootplates, and more
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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...
Verizon launches data sharing family plans
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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...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Don Quixote HD
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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...
iMore at Apple WWDC 2012 [the competition]
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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...
Euro 2012 puts all the latest UEFA scores on your TouchPad + giveaway!
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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...
Facebook's 'Close Friends' list notifications make playing Big Brother that much
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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...
ClamBook is the Foleo reborn and done right
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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...
This is the C40: the Sprint Palm Pre 2 that never was
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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...
Three years ago today, the era of webOS began
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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...
Read This: In depth on the rise and fall of webOS
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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...
App Catalog now allows developers to support multiple app versions, includes VAT
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 05, 2012
Attention webOS developers, HP's making more changes to satisfy your needs (of the app development type, naturally). There are two changes to how things are going to operate with the App Catalog...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of SimpleClock
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 04, 2012
Exhibition is a pretty snazzy feature for Touchstone-owning webOS device owners, but if you were ask us we'd tell you it's one of the more underappreciated features (with Synergy Connectors...
That 'QuickOffice Beta' update? Don't download it.
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 03, 2012
Way back in October of 2010 we finally got confirmation from HP of the next generation of document handling and editing for webOS: QuickOffice would be shipping with webOS 2.0 in place of Documents...
Analyst downgrades HP over mobile concerns
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 03, 2012
Shares of HP were down more than 6% on Friday on a day where the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.2%. With no real news to speak of out of Palo Alto, what drove the drop? It was a downgrade...
Former HP CEO Leo Apotheker joins board of French IT company Steria
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 01, 2012
Sometimes we're privileged to watch somebody go down in flames. If you're watching from the outside, it can be pretty amusing. If you've got chips in the game, it's galling and...