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Posts by Jason Robitaille

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by Jason Robitaille
May 14, 2011
The built-in webOS Clock app has had an interesting, if uneventful history. It was bundled along with the webOS 1.0.2 update, appeasing all the "where's the alarm clock?!" cries.  Since then, not...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 10, 2011
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. The day is finally here: Internalz has graduated to the App Catalog.  Inspired by FileZ for PalmOS, and named after /media/internal/, this full-featured file...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 04, 2011
Between the Palm Pre 2, Metadoctor'd legacy devices, and the FrankenPre2 conversion, there's more people than ever running on webOS 2.x. And while webOS 2.x contains a huge amount of awesome, there...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 04, 2011
HP webOS 2.0 brought with it javascript system services. These services are run via Node.js and are amazingly powerful. So naturally, HP locked down third party services with a jailer. For homebrew...
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by Jason Robitaille
Feb 06, 2011
For most homebrew users, the first hurdle to get over is the difficult setup and usage of WebOS Quick Install. Even myself, its developer, have to admit it had huge issues that would make is...
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by Jason Robitaille
Nov 11, 2010
After a short absence from the webOS development world due to studies, Canuck Coding is back in action. Formerly know as Canuck Software, Canuck Coding has now posted details of upcoming changes...
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by Jason Robitaille
Nov 03, 2010
For over 6 months now, users and developers alike have been reporting to Palm about a bug in the German App Catalog that prevents proper time-based categories from appearing. Thankfully, today,...
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by Jason Robitaille
Oct 20, 2010
With all the commotion about Sprint and US carriers for the Palm Pre 2, it's easy to forget that Canada was also mentioned as a country that the smartphone will launch in.  The big question for...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 11, 2010
Our masked defender, the ReleaseMyPre guy, has heard your cries! For far too long, the countless Verizon and AT&T Palm Pre Plus users have been without webOS 1.4.5.  It's the webOS update...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 08, 2010
Yep folks, he's back!  The self-proclaimed defender of the webOS community has returned from retirement to fight for our current cause: the burning desire to know the release date and...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 28, 2010
A little over a month ago, Internalz v1.2 was publicly released, introducing a wealth of new features like master mode, the ipk installer, and the patcher. Today, Internalz is taking another step...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 20, 2010
Just a quick and basic soundboard of sounds used on the Stephanie Miller Show. Contains 33 sound drops and 19 liners, publicly available here and here. Simply press the button and the soundbite will...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 25, 2010
webOS Homebrew Birthday! Internalz 1.2 brings Master Mode, an Ipk Installer, a Patcher, and much more! webOS Power Users: Show us your tweaks [PC Brain Trust] Preware update bringing app...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 25, 2010
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 01, 2010
Bell's history with the Palm Pre hasn't exactly been a perfect one, but it looks like their new Palm Pre promotion may be a winner. There's been low sales, very little promotion, and much...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 22, 2010
After months of private on-the-side development, Internalz, the first and only file manager for the webOS, has been released with 1.0 status. Along with it, the custom service powering Internalz,...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 09, 2010
The folks have WebOS-Internals have done it again. Today, dtzWill announced in the our forums that they've managed to get an X.Org Server working on the Palm Pre. Basically, this means native...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 05, 2010
One of the biggest complaints about the Palm Pre when it was first announced, was the lack of an SD card slot. Thanks to an interesting device called the AirStash, we may have a solution for the...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 04, 2010
One of the greatest parts of knowing that the Palm Developer Relations team are the ones working on the Facebook app, is hearing their comments on development. A few days ago, Palm updated...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 25, 2010
The big day is here, Palm Pre Overclockers: new custom 720MHz and 800MHz Linux kernels have been released by unixpsycho and caj2008. As you can see from the demo and installation instructions...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 23, 2010
Everyone know that webOS 1.4 brought with it many welcomed features and additions.  Unfortunately it also brought with it a few bugs. When 1.4 arrived, several people took notice that both the PDF...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 20, 2010
Palm's stocks may have fallen, but that doesn't appear to have shaken Elevation Partners. On the contrary, they're hold strong and standing with Palm in the belief that Palm's webOS is the future...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 19, 2010
Good news, developers and prospective developers. Palm has taken another step forward in developer relations and has decided to start a YouTube video podcast series. The first episode of Palm's...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 17, 2010
The webOS 1.4 update brought many new and welcomed features. One such feature was the new app loading system. It brought immediate app launch feedback and gave a pleasant splash screen to make...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 16, 2010
WebOS Repair Utility hit the big version 2.0.  After several months since v1.9, this update will come as a welcomed release for many, especially as v1.9 only supported webOS 1.3.5.1 Sprint/Bell...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 16, 2010
With all of the attention on Windows Phone 7 Series' lack of true multitasking, we wanted to point out that figuring out multitasking on webOS is still a work in progress. Being able to do...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 15, 2010
The recent update to the Facebook app brought many desired featured a was a huge step forward from before. One thing notably missing was the lack of Facebook Chat. Sure, it may not be on the...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 14, 2010
Tethering has always been a bit of a touchy subject both officially from carriers and even in our forums. The legalities are sketchy for most. Thankfully, for Canadian Pre users, things got a...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 11, 2010
We all knew paid apps were headed to Europe. That was well announced by Palm and was well received by eager European users. As a Canadian, I was stuck, sitting there, and thinking "but what...
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by Jason Robitaille
Mar 08, 2010
Palm loyalists out there will undoubtedly remember the name MetaView. Back in the days of PalmOS, he rose to fame with apps like PalmPDF (now named PDFmob), 2PlayMe, and notably Duke3D, a PalmOS...