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by Derek Kessler
Dec 17, 2012
When Google announced last week that they were going to be shutting down support for new synchronization connections via Exchange ActiveSync, we were a little worried. Obviously that meant that...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 14, 2012
Back in October when we broke the news that Gram is working with LG on creating an Open webOS-powered HDTV, we were told by our sources that the plan was to unveil the next-generation smart TV at...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 14, 2012
Today Google announced that, effective 30 January 2013 the company will be shutting down new set-ups for their Google Sync service and its accompanying Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. The...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 13, 2012
RumoredNow brings up an interesting question in the webOS Nation Forums: should HP purge the App Catalog of dead and broken apps? It's been over a year since HP killed webOS hardware development...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 13, 2012
The HP Pre3 was kind-of sort-of not-really released well over a year ago. The last official webOS smartphone also has the distinction of being the best, but we've been hearing ever since its...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 11, 2012
Last week saw the Google Voice webOS app Voogle shutting down, and this week we can add Villo Services to the "inactive" column. The service, conceived and built by Jordan Gensler and...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 10, 2012
This year for webOS has been, as they say, one for the books. We didn't get any new hardware, but we did get an open source release of a complete Open webOS and a renaissance in homebrew...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 10, 2012
Feel like tickling the ivories, but can't find a Steinway or Baldwin around to meet your needs? You're in luck if you've got your TouchPad handy, as Naggel Mobile's Multitouch Piano...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 09, 2012
Options are about to become a little more limited for webOS users who are also fans of the Google Voice service. Voogle, one of the a leaders in the Google Voice for webOS apps scene, is shutting...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 06, 2012
The Enyo application framework is good for more than just webOS apps - it's been purposefully designed to be almost entirely platform agnostic, allowing developers to create apps that target...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 05, 2012
One of our favorite homebrew apps has received another update, enabling yet more functionality. The app is Google Maps, an unofficial homebrew replacement for the Bing Maps app that brings far more...
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by Derek Kessler
Dec 01, 2012
One of the things we wish has been utilized more in the webOS notification area was the option to display a status bar of some sort. There've been a few apps, like Weather Dashboard (and its...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 30, 2012
There's putting your money where your mouth is, and then there's putting your money where your mouth and everybody elses' mouths are. HP/Gram has gone for the latter, donating five...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 29, 2012
Back in the summer of 2011 when the HP TouchPad launched to the world, HP also launched a desktop app for both Windows and Mac to enable the synchronization of your music to your TouchPad, Pre3, or...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 29, 2012
The platform-agnostic Enyo application framework is expanding its reach, adding support for Internet Explorer 10 touch events and Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD platform. IE 10 itself is a multi-...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 28, 2012
Yesterday triggered a note of panic amongst Facebook-using webOSites (webOSians? webOSers? What are we?). We started seeing a lot of 'Communication Errors' claiming that the "user...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 27, 2012
While upstart Phoenix International Communications hopes to someday put out their own hardware running our favored mobile operating system (we'll give you one guess as to what that operating...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 25, 2012
This time a year ago, my regular electronic device use consisted of a two-year-old MacBook Pro, a Sprint FrankenPre 2, a Pre3 on AT&T, and a white TouchPad. My FrankenPre 2 was starting to show...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 25, 2012
Starting with webOS 2.0, we lost something near and dear to our multitasking hearts: the mini card view. With the addition of card stacks in webOS 2.0, Palm made the decision to drop the easy-...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 21, 2012
At the beginning of this year we launched a massive redesign and overhaul of our site, bringing webOS Nation up to modern standards front and back. Today we're pleased to be able to bring you...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 21, 2012
Really, guys? Really? Since when did Touch-to-Share allow sharing of anything other than URLs, let alone ambiguous media? And when did the Palm Pixi Plus get updated to webOS 2.0? And isn't it a...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 20, 2012
It was a little over two years ago that HP hired former SAP chief Leo Apotheker to be the Palo Alto tech giant's new CEO. Apotheker came from a short tenure as CEO of German enterprise software...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 19, 2012
I'm a big fan of Instapaper. If you're not familiar with it, Instapaper is a service that allows you to save web articles for later reading, and also presents just the content of those...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 16, 2012
In this year of two thousand twelve, we've reached a point in our modern society where waiting is considered a bad thing. Patience runs thin. We don't tolerate lines, nor are we accepting of...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 16, 2012
Earlier this week, Nokia rebranded their pretty-darn-good Nokia Maps as 'Here' and launched their maps outside of Microsoft's Bing and Windows Phone platforms (and Nokia's own much-...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 15, 2012
So far, only Microsoft seems to be really interested in Windows RT. Seeming as they're the ones that are making the ARM-compatible version of Windows 8 you'd expect them to be interested,...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 13, 2012
Several months ago we first touched on the Quick-Keys Keyboard virtual keyboard app for webOS smartphones. The app by D Gardner was more than a little rough by then, but the concept seemed solid:...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 10, 2012
Earlier today, my boss, Kevin "CrackBerry Kevin" Michaluk asked the world, "What's the best food to eat to make your moustache grow faster? Liver and Onions?" To which I, in...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 09, 2012
Back in August, TouchPad hacking mastermind James Sullins released a really early build of CyanogenMod10 for those of us daring enough to try something that is far from stable in the Android-on-your...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 09, 2012
While we've been watching with glee the progress of WebOS Ports's port of Open webOS to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, there was a part of us that cringed when we installed the phone-sized version...