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Mobile Nations Fitness Month winners, and looking ahead
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 04, 2012
We think it's safe to declare Mobile Nations Fitness Month to have been a success. Looking back at February we had many members on webOS Nation and across the Mobile Nations network of sites...
Shadavis08
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 04, 2012
When we announced our name change to webOS Nation a few months back, we noted that the webOS platform and this very site only exist today because of the community. Without our more than half a...
The webOS Wish List: Stacked wave launcher
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 02, 2012
There are a lot of cool ideas in webOS, and there are plenty of cool ideas that we're sure they've come up with in Sunnyvale over the past four years they just didn't have the time,...
Reminder: The Enyo Virtual Hackathon is coming up on Sunday - there will be priz
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 02, 2012
As a reminder to our wonderful developer community, the virtual Enyo Hackathon is set to kick of on Sunday at noon Eastern Time. Groups will be gathering in New York City, Indianapolis, Oklahoma...
Wirelessly dig through your TouchPad's files with WiFi File Sharing
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 01, 2012
There are a great many things you can do wirelessly with the HP TouchPad - heck you can charge the darned thing without plugging it in. But transferring files from your desktop computer to the...
open webOS
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 01, 2012
With yesterday's release of the Enyo 2.0 UI widgets bringing February's code commitment for Open webOS to a close, it's time now to look forward to March. webOS CTO Sam Greenblatt took...
Add Pinterest image pinning to your TouchPad with a patch
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 01, 2012
We're not entirely onboard with Pinterest's pinboard-inspired photo sharing social network, but we can understand why somebody would be. It seems like it might be fun, you know, if we had...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
Part of the joy of apps is that they provide a customized experience for a specific service, quite often providing that service better on a smartphone or tablet than the website itself could. The...
Mobile Nations Fitness Month
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
The month may be over, but the Mobile Nations quest to use our phones and tablets, apps and accessories to get stronger, faster, and healthier continues! February was fitness month at Mobile...
'Ncognito
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
We've all had that moment, where we want to keep that file or photo or video on our device, but we really don't want to be caught having it around (or just can't let it fall into the...
Enyo
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
Squeaking in just under the February deadline (thank goodness for that extra day, eh?) is the promised release this month for the Enyo 2.0 user interface widgets. The release, as noted on the EnyoJS...
Confessions of a smartphone blogger: I don't use tech for exercise
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
When we were brewing up the idea of doing Mobile Nations Fitness Month at CES this year, I had some reservations. These weren't reservations about doing a fitness month - it seemed like a good...
Patch scrollbars into practically every webOS smartphone app
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
One of the things we've been waiting so long for in webOS is something relatively simple, at least conceptually: scrollbars. They've marked your progress down a page in practically every...
A1 Fit Interval Trainer
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 29, 2012
Last week as part of Mobile Nations Fitness Month we took a look at Speedy Marks' Workout, an interval training timer app. The gist of interval training is that exercising in bursts of high-...
HP cutting webOS staffing by half, engineering employees on the way out
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 28, 2012
HP today announced that as part of their transition to making open source software instead of devices and hardware they are further reducing the headcount at what remains of the webOS unit....
Mobile Nations Special: MWC 2012 Day One
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 27, 2012
Phil, Dan, Alex, and Simon talk Mobile World Congress day one, including Nokia on both Windows Phone and Symbian (biggest. Camera. Phone. Ever.), Galaxy Note 10.1, the return of the Padphone,...
The webOS Wish List: Birthday events from contacts
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 27, 2012
Today's item on the webOS Wish List is another one that we're dredging up from the olden days of Palm OS: birthdays in the Calendar. It's a relatively simple idea, and for those of us...
Mobile Nations Fitness Month
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 27, 2012
Hey all! It's almost the end of the month, which means Mobile Nations Fitness Month too will soon be drawing to a close. We're kicking off the fourth week of our quest to be more physically...
App Review: Fitness Appz
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 27, 2012
You're sitting on the couch, reading catching up with the latest on your favorite webOS community site (hint, you're probably reading it this very moment). You notice that it's Fitness...
Mobile Nations Special: MWC 2012 Day minus one
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 27, 2012
Phil, Simon, and Alex leave Dan to prepare for Nokia while they discuss the massive influx of Android Phones already announced -- before the show has even begun! We've got your LG and HTC...
Mobile Nations Special: Mobile World Congress 2012 kickoff Inbox
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 25, 2012
Phil, Simon, and Alex have splashed down in Barcelona and are ready to assault Mobile World Congress 2012, Mobile Nations style, and bring you back absolutely everything Android, Windows Phone,...
Enyo
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 23, 2012
webOS has had a few hackathons in its history, but not many in the modern Enyo  era. With Enyo 1.0 fully open source and Enyo 2.0 almost there, it's time to bring back the hackathon! We...
App Review: Couch to 5K
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 23, 2012
One of the biggest challenges facing us for Mobile Nations Fitness Month is just getting our behinds up off the couch and exercising. Be it doing pushups during commercial breaks of going out for a...
CyanogenMod 9
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 23, 2012
If you've been looking for a way to get Netflix support onto your HP TouchPad, listen up. It takes some doing, but the homebrew CyanogenMod 9 project to port Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to...
The webOS Wish List: Grid date picker
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 22, 2012
We've for the past several hundred years lived and worked globally under a seven-day week system. We've even adopted a typical calendar layout of seven columns across and engrained the week...
Settlement reached in Palm Profile data loss class action suit
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 22, 2012
Ah, this takes us back. If you've been around webOS long enough, you might remember the brouhaha of November 2009. Yes, two years back, back when you could get a Palm Pre or a Palm Pixi, on...
HP signs onto app privacy disclosure agreement
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 22, 2012
It didn't take long for the big privacy brouhaha to turn out some results, eh? Today the State of California announced that they have brokered an agreement with Amazon, Apple, Google, HP,...
HP
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 22, 2012
The past year has been a tumultuous one for HP, and though things are starting to settle down in Palo Alto, the company's Q1 2012 earnings report doesn't bode well. HP brought in $30 billion...
SmartRunner
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 21, 2012
Every platform suffers from abandonware - apps that are released, do well, and then aren't updated to reflect changes in user expectations, device APIs, and back-end services. Platforms like...
Checkbook HD
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 21, 2012
I an increasingly digital world, there's one part of our financial lives that doesn't seem to have made the leap to ones and zeroes as effectively as online banking and credit cards: the...