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by Derek Kessler
Jan 30, 2013
It's one thing to convince a developer that they should make an app for a specific platform isn't usually a hard affair. There are obvious reasons to develop apps for iOS or Android, and the...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 30, 2013
Today the fine folks from Waterloo unveiled the fruits of their most recent labors in the form of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, both powered by the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Truth be told,...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 29, 2013
A strong part of the foundational awesomeness of webOS is the notification system. Early on it consisted of a notifications bar that would pop up at the bottom of the screen on our Pre and Pixi...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 27, 2013
Despite it having been well over a year since the last update to webOS, my TouchPad and Pre3 are the constant recipients of updates thanks to the webOS homebrew community. These updates are...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 25, 2013
One year ago today we got our first look at how HP's open source strategy for webOS was going to play out. We got the roadmap. The first several months of this roadmap were admittedly pretty...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 23, 2013
It's not news that late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs approached former Palm CEO Ed Colligan to instate a no-poaching agreement between the two companies. And it's no secret that...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 22, 2013
If you've done any tinkering around with the porting projects of webOS Ports, you've likely noticed the wallpaper they've been making use of. It's an image the sun rising over a...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 21, 2013
We know it's tough being a webOS fan sometimes. You're over on your favorite social network and everybody's got these new iPhones and Nexuses and Lumias and you've still got your Pre...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 20, 2013
webOS homebrew developer 72ka - or as the humans say, Jan - has already left an indelible mark thanks to his highly functional and repeatedly improved Google Maps app. But he's not a one-trick...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 19, 2013
Way back with webOS 1.3.1 we got a surprise: the ability to set apps as a default app, letting you use third party apps as your default launcher, mapper, email, and the like. Only problem was, Palm...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 15, 2013
Back in the summer of 2011, Pixilabs Software released a fun, simple, and yet challenging game into the App Catalog called Tap-Tap Rockets. The concept was simple: take the classic missile defense...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 11, 2013
I've spent the entirety of this week in Las Vegas with the Mobile Nations crew covering CES 2013. CES has a special place in the hearts of webOS fans - after all, it was CES 2009 where the Palm...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 10, 2013
The story of what happened to HP is a complicated and at times a depressing narrative. Things were going okay until 2010, when CEO Mark Hurd was forced out of his leadership position due to sexytime...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 05, 2013
The webOS Nation Forums have always been a font of awesomeness, and there's no sign that's going to stop anytime soon. Some of our favorite moments come about when somebody poses an...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 04, 2013
Kevin, Phil, Daniel, and Rene talk about CES 2013, what they expect to see, and whether it's still relevant, then fight about ActiveSync, RIM vs. Microsoft, and what they want to see from Apple...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 03, 2013
If you're like me (and who doesn't want to be like me?), your webOS device is constantly full of multitasking app cards. Some are fleeting, around for until you don't need them anymore...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 02, 2013
Open source! Free! Gestures galore! Today brought a surprise from London with Canonical's newly announced Ubuntu for smartphones. We're not going to be too critical of Ubuntu here, after all...
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 02, 2013
As with any struggling company, HP's looking at ways to streamline their business and raise some cash in the process. Late last month HP send a 10-K filing to the US Securities and Exchange...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 31, 2012
Oh, what a whirlwind year it was for webOS in 2012. From unbelievable highs to unimaginable lows, we've been through it all and we're coming out on the other side looking forward to whatever...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 31, 2012
2012 was a weird year for webOS, and we decided it was best if the webOS Nation Best of 2012 Awards reflected that. As did you, with nearly four thousand votes cast, it's time to reveal the...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 31, 2012
It's the Reasonably Special Edition, need you any more? We've got fifty copies of the colorful and puzzling Giddy 3 primed and ready to give away to you, dear reader, all you have to do is...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 31, 2012
As if the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Open webOS port wasn't enough, WebOS Ports has announced a new porting project: Open webOS on the Google Nexus 7. The seven-inch Android-powered tablet built by...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 30, 2012
It's been excluisvely up to the webOS homebrew community for over a year to make improvements to the existing crop of webOS devices. Smartphones like the Pre3 aren't going to get a software...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 28, 2012
If you see a webOS Nation or Mobile Nations link out on Twitter, app.net, Facebook, or some place else that's other, you'll see our brand spanking new URL shortener: phon.es. So from now on...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 28, 2012
A little over a month ago, HP announced that they were writing down $8.8 billion from "improprieties" in their 2011 acquisition of UK software firm Autonomy, and this week the United...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 25, 2012
From all of us here to all of you out there, we wish you the most splendid of holidays. While you weren't likely to find webOS under the tree today, hope springs eternal for next year.
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 21, 2012
The Memos app built into webOS has never been much better than 'just okay'. Both the TouchPad and webOS smartphones adhere to a sticky note user interface convention that makes for fun eye...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 19, 2012
With the recent news that Google is shutting down support for new Exchange ActiveSync and Google Sync connections in favor of open source IMAP, CalDAV, and CardDAV standards, we were given a brief...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 18, 2012
Time to get your Enyo on, developers. webOS porting homebrew group WebOS Ports is staging a hackathon tomorrow to migrate a slew of WebOS Internals apps to the modern Enyo 2 app framework. The vast...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 18, 2012
Let's say you have a few billion dollars burning a hole in your pocket (HP certainly doesn't). Being a good and loyal webOS fan, you decide that the best way to spend this money is to...