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Posts by Jason Robitaille

APP
by Jason Robitaille
Mar 07, 2010
This is a completely unofficial WoW.com webOS app. Basically, this is a self-contained webview of the WoW.com iPhone-enhanced mobile website. I've webOS-enhanced it. All WoW.com links will redirect...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Mar 03, 2010
Well now, you don't see this every day. Using a combination of information found within public Palm feed API and a basic URL template, it's become possible to get a direct download URL for...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 24, 2010
We're all aware webOS 1.4 is coming soon. Ever since CES it's been dangling in front of us, just out of reach. Thankfully, in the time we've been waiting, the fantastic "Auto Update Patch...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 22, 2010
Multimedia on webOS has always been a bit of a mixed bag. Some files play fine, others don't.  Palm has given webOS users all the basic audio and video codecs to get by, but sometimes that's...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 15, 2010
We already knew that Flash is coming to webOS, but today, during an Adobe conference at Moble World Congress, it was announced that Adobe is bring their Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) to...
APP
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 14, 2010
Schedules device resets with added option for time sync. As you can see from the screenshot, you get to specify which days of the week you want the reset to occur. Then of course, you specify what...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 10, 2010
MyTether, the sometimes controversial webOS tethering app, has been updated to version 2.1.0 and this is definitely an update worth checking out. Rod Whitby of WebOS Internals worked with the...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 10, 2010
While looking over webOS 1.3.5.1 files for my Really Silent Ringer Switch Mute patch, I happened to notice something I must have missed many times before.  The file, /usr/lib/luna/system/luna-...
APP
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 09, 2010
An LED flashlight app that uses the powerful LED camera flash, as a flashlight! This app requires SysToolsMgr Service to function correctly. I made the app style customized to a dark motif as...
APP
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 09, 2010
So, this service is a bit hard to really describe. The closest I could consider it would be an "odds and ends" service, with various functions that people could potentially find useful....
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 03, 2010
When Palm announced the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus were going to be exclusives to Verizon, a large number of Sprint users were utterly frustrated. While that's understandable, it's worth pointing out...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Feb 02, 2010
Interested in Homebrew apps or patching? The single best way to start is with WebOS Quick Install. A few days later than expected, WebOS Quick Install v3.0 has been released (well, technically 3....
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Jan 29, 2010
VisualBoyAdvance for webOS has come a long way since it was started on January 14th. For those unaware, VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is an opensource Gameboy, Gameboy Colour and Gameboy Advance...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Jan 24, 2010
It's no secret that the Verizon Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be able to use a special Mobile Hotspot application. The application will essentially turn the phone into a MiFi,...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Dec 31, 2009
  Before you ask, no, those screenshots aren't photoshopped. DOOM has returned to the webOS center stage and bringing along with it many future possibilities. Many will remember how back...
APP
by Jason Robitaille
Dec 16, 2009
FileMgr is a powerful and extensive custom homebrew webOS service that provides file IO and full file management control for Mojo and Enyo apps. It's is probably best known for being the...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Dec 04, 2009
Isn't this a great way to end the week? Fresh off the press came this BusinessWire lawsuit announcement by Artifex Software. Artifex Software Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Dec 03, 2009
The video above comes to us courtesy of Vlad, and essentially demonstrates WebGL on the Nokia N900. Vlad's blog post says the video was done at ARM techcon3, which would have been back at the...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Nov 24, 2009
Those following the PreCentral video recording thread will know this has been a long time coming.  Back before webOS 1.3.1, video recording was a pipe dream and would require a lot of work...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Nov 20, 2009
Hot off the heels of webOS Doctor v1.3.1 being released, WebOS Repair Utility has been updated. Not only were there expected bugfixes, but there was a major shift in the way it handled webOS...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 23, 2009
When the Palm Pre came to Bell Mobility, many people were upset to see much of the added Sprint flavor missing, with nothing special added by Bell.  Some of the core programs of the Sprint Pre...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 21, 2009
There's been a lot of talk about flash lately. Between the Flash 10.1 announcement with Adobe's demonstration on the Pre and the Adobe MAX presentation, it seems like everyone is gaga over Flash...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 13, 2009
After almost a week of delays, the much-requested WebOS 1.2.1-compatible release of WebOS Quick Install is finally released.  And boy what an update (and I say that completely unbiased *wink...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 13, 2009
So the big WebOS Quick Install v2.5 release happened today.  Aside from the theming support there were several other important and useful changes. v2.5 - September 19, 09 - Completely redone...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 11, 2009
Now that Bell Palm Pre users have gotten the webOS 1.2.1 update, it was just a matter before Palm released the 1.2.1 webOS Doctor.  So today, with the release of the updated webOS Doctor, it...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 08, 2009
It's been no secret Telus has been working on transitioning from their CDMA network to an HSPA one, as evidenced by the above SIM card.  Well, now there is a rumour floating around that Telus...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 05, 2009
[ youtube link ] We've known since February that webOS and Palm Pre would be getting Adobe Flash by the end of 2009. Well, it's October and although we've heard things we still on track, the lack...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 05, 2009
The webOS 1.2 update changed the Clock application so the volume was aligned with the ringtone volume, something I personally love; a sensible change.  But hidden within the updated Clock...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Oct 01, 2009
The webOS 1.2 update brought many much-appreciated new features, updated old features and software bug fixes. Of course, there are also a few issues to deal with (especially when it comes to...
Article
by Jason Robitaille
Sep 30, 2009
Coreplayer has been a longtime favourite of the PalmOS community (not to mention Windows Mobile and Symbian).  Its vast collection of codecs, expansive options, and quick speed have made it...