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TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 21, 2011
Many applications provide a list-view of information that you are able to scroll through to find the specific item you need, such as the Bookmark view in the browser or your list of podcasts on...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 17, 2011
While you won't find the dozens of options available to you on your typical desktop browser, the web browser in webOS does offer you a few options to choose from. There are 3 main sets of options...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 15, 2011
Now that GPS is included on most smartphones--including all webOS devices--you have the option of Geotagging your photos to store the GPS coordinates of your location within a photo's metadata. This...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 14, 2011
After accessing (and then properly ejecting) your phone from USB mode, there may be an issue where parts of the OS still thinks you are in USB mode and therefore prevents you from accessing some...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 10, 2011
Just as in webOS 1.x, webOS 2.0 allows you to access a limited set of Smiley Faces by pressing the Sym key and then the “K” on the keyboard. However, webOS 2.1 introduced another option to get to a...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 10, 2011
Taking a screenshot in webOS 2.0 works the exact same as it does in webOS 1.0. Simply press the Option (orange or silver key) + Sym + P at the same time. You will find a copy of the screenshot (as...
Article
by Adam Marks
Mar 10, 2011
With more of our readers on webOS 2.0 using a Pre2 or a Franken-Pre, many are finding that a lot of applications that they have come to rely on in the past have been broken in 2.0. Luckily, the...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 05, 2011
When addressing an email or SMS message, you probably search for a contact and either tap on the number/email address you want or just press the Enter key to select the first item on the list. While...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 05, 2011
While advanced third-party music players have been around in Homebrew for some time and are now being released in the App Catalog for webOS 2.0 devices, the stock music player does have a number of...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 05, 2011
While the ability to tag "Favorite" contacts in webOS 2.0 helps to quickly call/email/sms/search for your most important contacts, this does not help the majority of users who are still on webOS 1.4....
TIP
by Adam Marks
Mar 03, 2011
This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher The ability to tag certain contacts as "Favorites" in webos 2.0 provides you a way to more quickly access those contacts in webOS, at times...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 28, 2011
If you are a webOS user on an unlimited data plan, you never think twice about using your cellular data connection when you are out. However, if you are on a limited data plan and want to ensure that...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 28, 2011
This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher Highlighting/selecting editable text in webOS 2.0 works the exact same way as it does in webOS 1.x by using the Shift key () and dragging...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 27, 2011
You may notice that some of your contacts have a profile picture assigned to them because those pictures comes from an account like Facebook or LinkedIn where a person can upload their own picture....
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 25, 2011
If you ever need to wipe your device or reset the data on your phone, Palm has provided a number of different methods for you, even with different options on what gets deleted. Most of these options...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 23, 2011
This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher Although a developer may have pushed an updated version of their app into the App Catalog, you had to manually check the App Catalog in webOS...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 21, 2011
CDMA phones (such as those on the Sprint or Verizon) utilize an on-device listing of cellular towers--called the Preferred Roaming List (or PRL)-- to assist your phone in connecting to the best...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 20, 2011
Have you even had the need to check your phone call history for any calls you made, received or missed? To access your call log, all you need to do is open up the Phone App () and then tap on the ...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 20, 2011
With the release of the Pre2 and the announcement that all legacy devices will not get an OTA update to webOS 2.0, for the first time we are faced with a indefinite period of time where webOS users...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 08, 2011
Before mobile phones had web browsers that could display websites in a similar fashion to a desktop computer, many mobile websites were built for WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) browsers that...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 07, 2011
When you are viewing a text message or an IM from within the Messaging App, tapping on the message will give you a pop-up menu that allows you to interact with that message. You will have an option...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 03, 2011
The stock Memos app allows you to quickly write notes for yourself, but unlike the old PalmOS Hotsync there is no easy way to get your memos off of the phone. And, while these memos get backed up to...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 02, 2011
To close out our series of the Staff Picks for our Tips of the Day, we have our Editor-in-chief Dieter Bohn present us with his top picks. Interestingly enough, all but one of his favorites has...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Feb 01, 2011
In this penultimate edition of the Staff Picks for our Tips of the Day, your esteemed Tips author Adam Marks gets his shot to pick his favorites. After writing up over 130 tips, this was actually...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Jan 31, 2011
Continuing to look at our Staff Picks of our Tips of the Day, we get to take a look at what editor Derek Kessler fancies are his favorite tips. Once again we get a pretty good mix of tips, with a...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Jan 31, 2011
While Universal Search is a simple, yet powerful feature of webOS, have you ever noticed that you often can't Copy then Paste a search result into Universal Search? You try to perform a paste using...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Jan 25, 2011
Next up for our PreCentral staff's favorite Tips, we have our Twitter-meister Mahootzki. We have a pretty eclectic mix of tips here, without an overall theme or pattern. But that’s ok, because all...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Jan 25, 2011
As we continue to review our PreCentral staff's favorites and most used tips, next up we have another one of the "newer" writers on PreCentral, Mark Jensen. Mark's tips tend to focus on ways to make...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Jan 24, 2011
After seven months and 135 webOS tips, it's safe to say that we have helped educate and inform the webOS community on how to get the most out of their Pre or Pixi phones. While we eagerly look to...
TIP
by Adam Marks
Jan 20, 2011
When composing an email in webOS, you don't need to settle for just plain, boring black text. You are actually able to use bold, underline or italics, and you can change the color of the text....