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Voogle Google Voice client shutting down at end of December
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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...
New Enyo Developer Directory to hook up idea people with developer people
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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...
Homebrew Google Maps updated with 45° imagery, indoor Street View, and OpenStree
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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...
Dash Weather brings double-height weather status to your notification area
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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...
HP/Gram donates five super hefty servers to WebOS Ports
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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...
HP Play revamped as a music streaming service for the Middle East
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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...
Enyo 2.1.1 updated for Internet Explorer 10 touch and Kindle Fire HD
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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-...
Facebook for HP webOS disappears from Facebook, taking your content with it
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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...
Phoenix's Open webOS-on-Android project gets past the lock screen
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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...
The importance of the ecosystem
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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...
Mini-cards coming to Open webOS Galaxy Nexus port
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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-...
webOS Nation 2.1, the community edition
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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...
hpwebos.com revamped as a depressing and inaccurate hardware graveyard
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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...
HP writes down $8.8 billion over 'improprieties' in the Autonomy acquisition (i.
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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...
Sharing Super Mix patch updated with Instapaper Mobilizer and source viewing
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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...
The Waiting Game
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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...
Use Nokia's Here mapping service on your webOS smartphone, thanks to homebrew
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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-...
HP's Todd Bradley dismisses Surface RT as 'hardly competition'
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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,...
Quick-Keys virtual keyboard updated for better performance and customization
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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:...
In which Derek tells his boss to eat a whole onion and he eats a whole onion
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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...
CM10 for the TouchPad almost ready for prime time
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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...
Galaxy Nexus Open webOS port goes hi-res
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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...
KeyiCam use Open webOS for automated key duplication kiosks
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 06, 2012
We already know that Gram's working with LG on an Open webOS-powered television, but as they've been indicating for a while now, they could see the open source successor to webOS getting put...
The webOS Nation Straw Poll
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 06, 2012
Today is November 6th, 2012, election day in the United States of America. Today our long national nightmare of rallies, attack ads, yard signs, strangers knocking on your door and calling your...
HP gives half a million bucks for platinum status with the Linux Foundation
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 05, 2012
When you're HP, you've got money to play around with. Sure, you're not making a much money as you used to, but there's still cash sitting around with which you can do things. You can...
Enyo 2.1 app framework lands with improved theming and globalization support
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 01, 2012
While HP was able to deliver on their roadmap for Open webOS, spitting out the first version of the open source successor to webOS on schedule at the end of September, Enyo's been lagging behind...
Checking out the Galaxy Nexus Open webOS port virtual keyboard
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 31, 2012
Having successfully completed the build process for the Open webOS alpha on the Galaxy Nexus, I knew that the next time it came around I'd have a better idea of what to do. Mostly because I'...
Galaxy S3 gets the cleanest Touchstone mod yet
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 30, 2012
Previous efforts to modify Android devices to take advantage of the ever popular Touchstone charger have required at the very least a degree of patience and some non-standard supplies to make...
Google introduces the new Nexus 4 with Touchstone, er, Wireless Charging Orb and
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 29, 2012
The worst kept secret out of Google's Mountain View campus was not about to be ruined by a hurricane. So with their New York City unveiling cancelled on account of Sandy threatening to inundate...
The webOS Wish List: Synchronized webOS Accounts
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 25, 2012
While we don't have all the details on what exactly Open webOS Professional Edition will include, we imagine the cloud services of Gram in way of webOS Account support are practically a given....