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Posts by derek kessler

There's now an old Palm logo on mynewpalm.com... whaaaaat?
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 19, 2014
What. Is. Happening? Two weeks ago we found out that palm.com was redirecting to mynewpalm.com. It was weird to see activity on the old domain after so many years of silence, and now thanks to a...
Just what is mynewpalm.com?
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 02, 2014
Well, this is all together something unexpected. If you point your browser to palm.com, which you might do for nostalgia's sake from time to time, no longer are you redirected to the HP webOS...
HP is shutting down webOS cloud services — including backups, device set-up, and
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 15, 2014
Well, it was bound to happen eventually, and now we know exactly the day when HP will flip the switch on the webOS cloud services servers: 15 January 2015. Just barely six years after the Palm Pre...
Jon Rubinstein: Validated, but Palm sale to HP was "a waste"
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 11, 2013
Given the chance to do things over again, former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein would not have sold the company to HP. When asked by FierceWireless about whether he would have done anything differently,...
HP to issue root certificate fix, ensure continued access to webOS cloud service
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 06, 2013
If you've been watching the webOS Nation Forums or the webOS community on Twitter, you may have seen the troubling reports that a vital "root certificate" on webOS devices is due to...
RSVP now for the Talk Mobile 2013 party in NYC on June 6!
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2013
RSVP right now to reserve the hottest ticket in tech! ** TICKET UPDATE ** We have maxed out our RSVP limit for today. Please come back to the site tomorrow at 12 Noon ET and we will be releasing...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2013
Come June 3, we're changing the smartphone conversation Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Mobile Nations is proud to present Talk Mobile 2013! Yes, the almighty #tm13 finally gets a...
The Great wenOS Nation Giveaway: Who won a Verizon Pre3?
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by Derek Kessler
May 12, 2013
Maybe it took us a while to get this one judged. But we got it done! There were a lot of really really great entries for our 60 seconds for a Verizon HP Pre3 contest, which made judging who deserved...
Phoenix ACL for TouchPad passes $35,000 Kickstarter goal with 10 days to spare
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by Derek Kessler
May 12, 2013
If you've been waiting to get Android apps running on your webOS-powered HP TouchPad (without having to actually install Android, that is), then you might just be one step closer to your desired...
Jon Rubinstein returns: Former Palm CEO joins Qualcomm's board
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by Derek Kessler
May 06, 2013
When Jon Rubinstein came out of retirement from Apple to join Palm way back in 2007, little did he know the odyssey upon which he and Palm were about to embark. From launching the Palm Pre less than...
App Giveaway: Othello StockWatch
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 30, 2013
If you're an investor in this day and age, keeping up on your stock portfolio can seem like a daunting task. There's not just the day-to-day progress of your positions, but there are...
Last call! Verizon Pre3 60-second video entries close tomorrow
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 29, 2013
Consider this your final reminder. If you want to win one of five brand-new Verizon HP Pre3 smartphones and are totally cool with putting together a video that's no longer than sixty seconds,...
Phoenix teams up with OpenMobile to Kickstarter ACL for TouchPad
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 28, 2013
Way back in 2012 we were introduced to OpenMobile, a company working to build what they called an "Application Compatibility Layer" for running Android apps on Open webOS. They've...
Isis Web doesn't bring new WebKit to the TouchPad, but it's still better
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 25, 2013
Way back in February of 2012 - that's over a year ago - HP released to open source the new Isis browser built on the latest WebKit standards. They called it Isis. This Isis browser in built in...
This is the WindsorNot - the webOS slate smartphone that never was
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 24, 2013
In the early months of 2011, after the HP Pre3, Veer, and TouchPad had been announced at HP's Think Beyond event in February, there were many debates raging inside the halls of the webOS campus...
The Great webOS Nation Giveaway: Winners of the Pixi + Pre 2 + Veer giveaway!
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 24, 2013
The week is up, so it's time to announce the winners of the second of the giveaways that compose the Great webOS Nation Giveaway. This contest was for a total of two AT&T HP Veers, two...
The Great webOS Nation Giveaway: 60 seconds for a Verizon Pre3
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 23, 2013
On the list of rare birds in the webOS universe, it doesn't get much rarer than the Verizon HP Pre3 before you venture into the realm of never-mass-produced prototypes. But it would just so...
Nexus 4 gains Touchstone charging care of clever hacking
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 19, 2013
I recently added a LG Nexus 4 to my smartphone rotation, and yes, that's an Android device. It's a nicely-designed phone and feels good in the hand, and as an added bonus to an old school...
A quick research survey from Phoenix
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 18, 2013
The ambitious upstarts at Phoenix International Communications have some pretty crazy plans. Eventually they want to produce their own webOS smartphones, but in the meantime they're content with...
Here are four winners, of AT&T Pre3s; webOS haiku
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 18, 2013
One thousand entries, took Derek a while to read, so many good poems. But when the end comes, there can be just one, no, four, to get a new phone. webOS haikus, funny, sad, joyful, clever, picking...
The Great webOS Nation Giveaway: Comment to win a Pixi, Pre 2, or Veer
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 16, 2013
If an AT&T HP Pre3 doesn't fit the bill for you, fret not, there are more giveaways to come in The Great webOS Nation Giveaway. Like this one. And unlike the last one where we told you to go...
The Great webOS Nation Giveaway: Haiku for one of four AT&T Pre3 smartphones!
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 10, 2013
The time has arrived; The Great webOS Nation Giveaway starts now. After much thinking we're breaking up the bounty into four segments. Each contest will have a different way to win new webOS...
LG turning to Firefox OS for developing markets, whither webOS?
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 09, 2013
Oh, LG. You own outright a perfectly good mobile operating system with years of development behind it and small but active and supportive open source and developer communities. We can understand...
Coming soon: The Great webOS Nation Giveaway
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 05, 2013
Hear ye, hear ye. To all that be present at this reading, it is with great exhilaration and felicity that her majesty the most majestic Lady of the webOS announces the bestowal upon this great webOS...
Switching to Android? It'll probably feel familiar
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 02, 2013
Last month we showed you how - if you want to - to make an iPhone look and behave more like webOS. We know that not everybody's going to stick with webOS through the very thin times ahead, and...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 26, 2013
If you're looking to cut costs on your cell phone contract and maybe upgrade from a beaten old Pre or Pre Plus, you might want to turn some attention to Best Buy and Verizon, as they have a...
Switching to iPhone? Here's how to make it more like webOS [from the forums]
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 21, 2013
As much as we love webOS, we know there's plenty of reason to move on to other platforms. Progress on the webOS Ports porting to other devices is going to be slow by the very nature of the open...
App Giveaway: Headlines 2
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 18, 2013
In the wake of the news that Google intends to shut down one of our most beloved services in the form of Google Reader this summer. We're as devastated as you are. While a number of outfits were...
Preware Enyo alpha hits Preware feeds
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 14, 2013
The long-awaited Enyo rewrite of Preware is here, at least in an alpha form. Version 2.0.1 of Preware has landed in the WebOS Internals feed alpha feed in Preware, offering an Alpha look of how...
WebOS Quick Install 4.5.0 goes open source
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 12, 2013
The founding utility of the webOS homebrew scene has gone open source. WebOS Quick Install was first released by Jason Robitaille back in 2009 and it has served as the backbone for homebrew app...