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If you're going to do something, make it matter
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 07, 2012
HP's newest advertising campaign struck us at webOS Nation as interesting, if not outright ironic given the part of HP that we cover. It's an aspirational concept: "Make it matter...
A clearer look at the back of HP's mystery tablet
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 06, 2012
What is it? Don't know for sure, but our assumptions from the peeks of this tablet we got last week still stand: It's HP's first Windows 8-powered tablet, and it doesn't look half...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Touch Surf
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 06, 2012
The TouchPad browser supports bookmarking, but you don't get any of the deeper options like you do with a desktop browser, like putting together folders to keep it all organized. For that, there...
How do you feel about HP not supporting older devices in Open webOS?
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 05, 2012
We had a few days to process the news that HP was officially not going to support the TouchPad and other older webOS devices with Open webOS. The announcement didn't go over well with the webOS...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 04, 2012
At today's Enyo Hackathon in Sunnyvale I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Tom King, the man leading the charge for the WebOS Ports initiative. King's not an HP employee or...
From the floor of the Enyo Hackathon
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 04, 2012
More than one hundred developers ranging from novice to experienced gathered today at the HP webOS campus in Sunnyvale to participate in a day-long Enyo Hackathon. The day featured multiple...
Why HP chose not to support the TouchPad with Open webOS: priorities
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 03, 2012
With one paragraph posted three days ago, HP's Open webOS team kicked off a storm in the webOS Nation community: Open webOS would not support any existing webOS devices, including the HP...
Where HP's going with open source Enyo 2.0
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 03, 2012
This morning I had a meeting at HP's webOS campus with Enyo framework members Gray Norton and Kevin Schaaf and head of webOS Developer Relations Enda McGrath. Leading up to tomorrow's Enyo...
The 800x480 "Chile" device found in Open webOS? Meet 2010's ViewSonic ViewPad 7
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 02, 2012
While digging through the code released with Open webOS, some have noted that there's at least one device codename listed that we didn't know about to this point: "Chile". It's...
The "Open webOS on my TouchPad" Haiku Contest: Win a non-webOS gadget of your ch
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 01, 2012
Yesterday's announcement of HP's intentions to not create a build for Open webOS for the TouchPad made us sad. When we're sad, we express ourselves in haiku form. Don't judge us, we...
Derek's Sunnyvale Pilgrimage - what do you want to know?
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 01, 2012
Tomorrow, I, your fearless Editor-in-Chief, will be boarding an airplane bound for Salt Lake City. From there, I will board an airplane bound for San Jose, California. And from there, I will get in...
What mobile devices might support Open webOS? Think Nexus, think N9
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 31, 2012
So with today's news that HP's not going to make Open webOS compatible with existing webOS devices, what devices can we expect to get support? As they said in their announcement today, HP is...
Open webOS will not support existing webOS devices
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 31, 2012
In addition to today's release of the core apps  and LunaSysMgr for Open webOS, we got some news that's both surprising and heartbreaking: Open webOS will not support existing webOS...
Open webOS LunaSysMgr and core apps released ahead of schedule
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 31, 2012
In typical Open webOS team fashion, the releases for this month have come right at the very end of the month. While the System Manager Bus saw an early release back in April, this month's...
SynerGV 2 lands, bringing Google Voice messaging integration to TouchPads
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 30, 2012
A few weeks back we mentioned how one of our essential webOS apps - Eric Blade's GVoice - was getting a rebrand and some new features for TouchPad users. Ladies and gentlemen, that time has...
App Giveaway: 100 copies of Snake Slider
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 30, 2012
Just about all of the board games and basic computer games have made the full leap to the smartphone and tablet space. But in that translation some of those games just turned out to not be so...
Did HP show off an upcoming tablet in a new commercial?
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 27, 2012
Sometimes HP does okay with advertising, sometimes they do poorly, and sometimes they shoot for the aspirational and miss the mark. The latest sixty-second spot from HP (after the break) does a bit...
Lisa Brewster leaving HP
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 27, 2012
We're sad to report that longtime friend of the site, webOS community activist, and webOS developer relations guru Lisa 'Adora' Brewster is leaving HP. Lisa joined HP in October of 2009...
Next week's Enyo Hackathon all filled up
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 26, 2012
If you were hoping to get yourself out to Sunnyvale, California, for next weekend's Enyo Hackathon at the Palm Campus, well, you waited too long to go through the simple registration process....
Keep up to date with the London 2012 Olympics with your webOS smartphone
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 25, 2012
With the current not-great state of the webOS App Catalog and the unsurprisingly dwindling userbase, it's not at all unexpected that nobody went out of their way to create an official or...
New York Times discontinues otherwise functional webOS app
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 25, 2012
If you happen to have the The New York Times app installed on your webOS smartphone, well, we're sorry. The Old Gray Lady has decided that your smartphone is no longer worthy of their attention...
Microsoft, HP, webOS, and the contract that complicates future HP webOS hardware
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 24, 2012
When HP announced their intent to purchase Palm back in April 2010, we were all caught off guard. The world's biggest PC maker had just plopped down $1.2 billion on little 'ole Palm with the...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Mechanical Reference Charts
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 23, 2012
Have you ever needed to know how many threads per inch there are on a #0 screw and how big of a drill bit you should use to create a hole in a sheet of aluminum into which to screw that screw? (the...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 18, 2012
Since webOS Nation launched more than a decade ago as Visor Central, two of the most frequently asked questions we receive from visitors outside of the United States is "When will the webOS...
webOS Community Edition gets card stack management that makes sense
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 17, 2012
How do we love the work going into improving the open source webOS Community Edition? Let us count the ways… While we're counting, we're going to direct you to the video above, posted...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 16, 2012
If there's one thing we seem to have plenty of on webOS, it's task apps. Partly that's arisen from the complete lack of a Tasks app built-in to webOS 3.0 on the TouchPad, but it's...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Plex
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 10, 2012
Two weeks ago we reviewed Plex, an app that brings the digital media from across your home and the internet to your TouchPad and gave it and the service a thumbs up. We're all about content...
Mobile Nations
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 08, 2012
Kevin from CrackBerry.com, Phil from AndroidCentral.com, Daniel from WPCentral.com and Rene from iMore.com talk Google I/O, Windows Phone 8, WWDC, BlackBerry 10, 7-inch tablets, and media streamers...
HP WindsorNot slab phone revealed in old marketing materials
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 03, 2012
* Images Removed Per Request of Transparent House * We've known for some time that HP had numerous webOS devices in the works after the Pre3, Veer, and TouchPad, including but not limited to the...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of Soldier Talk Play Edition
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by Derek Kessler
Jul 02, 2012
Ever find yourself watching a war movie and wondering just what those solider actors are saying when they're screaming "whiskey echo bravo oscar sierra!" into the radio? It's the...