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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 30, 2009
E-book readers are a must-have for each smartphone platform. And while the WebOS has been able to use legacy PalmOS e-book readers in Classic, it's just not the same as a native WebOS. Well, on...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 27, 2009
Internalz Pro is the first and best file manager for the webOS. It's feature-packed and includes full device browsing, file/directory moving and copying, easy deletions with optional swipe-to-...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 27, 2009
Yahoo Instant Messenger was officially announced to be join Palm's synergy in the OS update accompanying the Pixi. But what about the other instant messaging protocols, like Live Messenger or...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 25, 2009
[YouTube Link] We all knew it was just a matter of time before video recording came to the Pre. The camera and other hardware are easily strong enough to support it.  It's just the software that...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 23, 2009
As the WebOS community has shown, hacking around the inner coding can result in some very nice results.  Such is the case with the amazing Virtual-Keyboard and various smaller patches like...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 19, 2009
Yep, you read that right, it's possible to modify the WebOS source files without Linux access.  And it's easier than you might think.  All that's required is WebOS Quick Install v1.4 (or later)...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 19, 2009
Homebrew apps on the Pre just keep getting better, more numerous, and easier to install. There are a ton of apps in the gallery (139 as of this posting).  You can go straight here to see a...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 14, 2009
Following up on the story we posted not too long ago, the Mitch Allen "Application Basics" free webcast went off without a hitch. Thankfully, for those like myself who missed it, O'Reilly Media has...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 14, 2009
Less than a week ago we discussed how perfect WebGL would be for the WebOS.  Aside from the similar names they're both built around web standards.  Well the stars must be aligning, because WebGL is...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 10, 2009
We have our first report of an app rejected from Palm's app catalog, but at least there's a clear and understandable (if somewhat maddening) reason. Remember that impressive music player app we...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 10, 2009
Now that the Pixi has been announced to fit 320x400px (80 pixels shorter than the Pre), there have been a fair bit of questions raised, in regards to application compatibility.  You can all...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 08, 2009
Gaming has always been a sensitive topic with the WebOS.  HTML/CSS/Javascript leads to quick app development, but unfortunately limits game development.  Palm has attempted to help, giving a...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 06, 2009
The WebOS 1.2 leak has revealed its share of great new updates and additions, so there was bound to be at least one thing people wouldn't like. And wouldn't you know it, that thing had to be...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 05, 2009
  You read that right, LED notifications!  WebOS 1.2 has brought its fair share of pleasant surprises, and this certainly seems to take the prize.  One little catch: the code for this feature...
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by Jason Robitaille
Sep 04, 2009
Way back on February 16th, it was announced that the proper Adobe Flash would be coming to the Pre and WebOS, as part of Adobe's Open Screen Project.  There have only been the occasional small...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 31, 2009
Palm's own Mitch Allen is teaming up with O'Reilly Media once again to bring us another free webcast on WebOS development.  Mitch Allen, Palm's Vice President and Software Chief Technology...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 27, 2009
Ever since CES, Palm has been adamant that WebOS would have copy and paste, something the iPhone didn't have at the time. What Palm didn't say at the time was that their cut/copy only worked in...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 25, 2009
Episode 2 of Bell's "Meet My Palm Pre" video series has been posted. Called "That phone goes great with your nails", this new video looks to show that the Pre appeals to women by having a guy show...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 21, 2009
Bell is certainly taking their upcoming Palm Pre launch seriously.  The above video is the first episode of what seems to be a new Bell online Palm Pre campaign.  Very well done, in my opinion,...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 17, 2009
There's been a lot of concern surrounding the WebOS and gaming development.  Having an SDK based on html/js/css limits things and virtually rules out 3D gaming. However, Palm wants to remind us...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 11, 2009
Not too long ago it was announced that Mitch Allen's book, "Palm webOS", was exiting Rough Cuts phase and was being headed to print. That book is scheduled for release about a week from now on...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 07, 2009
Palm has started a new round of App Catalog submissions. Earlier today Early Access Program participants got the email from Palm letting them know it's time.  Currently it's just open to 'Early...
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by Jason Robitaille
Aug 03, 2009
Let's face it, even if you didn't like the Palm Pre ads, the fact is they've become unusually popular via YouTube and twitter mentions.  Everyone agrees they've gone from the initial impressive...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 30, 2009
The longer we wait for Bell to release the Pre, the more rumors seem to pop up. Today's rumor seems to fall in line with what we've heard before, but at the same time is a bit unrealistic....
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 28, 2009
Canada's Bell network may get a 6 month exclusive on the Palm Pre - starting when they actually are able to release the thing.  MobileSyrup claims to have an internal document from Bell called The...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 21, 2009
The wait for the Palm Pre in Canada continues. The latest is that MobileSyrup snagged an internal document showing that Bell employees have began their training on the Pre and will continue to...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 19, 2009
Oh how we love job listings that reveal tantalizing details of upcoming plans.  We especially love these two listings that just recently came to our attention. First off is a job that was...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 13, 2009
Way back at the beginning of June we saw the first Palm Pre ad, aka "Flow".  We've been hearing for a week that a follow up ad was out and today, via JimmieGeddes in our forums, we have a decent...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 09, 2009
Bell Canada has launched a new contest for, you guessed it, a free Palm Pre!  The full contest rules can be found here (and yes, they did erroneously use the Treo Pro as shown above). ...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 06, 2009
A new End User Agreement for webOS developers was implemented on July 2nd that allows developers to discuss their development work a bit more. Thanks to permission from Palm, we're able to share...