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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 23, 2010
I caught an excellent presentation by Aaron Williamson from the Software Freedom Law center here at OSCON yesterday examining why smartphones built on open source software aren’t as open as they...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 22, 2010
  Palm's current sales woes are widely known and are universally cited as the reason the company went shopping for suitors back in February.  HP is obviously looking to remedy that issue through...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 22, 2010
Theoretically, anyway.  I just caught a great session covering facial recognition on the iPhone here at OSCON by Alasdair Allen (the author of several O'Reilly titles) that delved into...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 21, 2010
  After being off the press radar since before the acquisition by HP, former CEO turned GM of Palm Jon Rubinstein is set to appear for the first time in a talk with HP's Todd Bradly.   The session...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 21, 2010
We’re here at OSCON2010 where HP’s Phil Robb and Palm’s Josh Marinacci just gave a talk on HP’s commitment to open source and how they play a major part in that space. Phil Robb discussed at...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 20, 2010
  The venerable Slate has finally made an official appearance on HP's website (albeit on a somewhat hidden portion), the first sign we've seen of it since company began to strangely go quiet about...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 20, 2010
If you're a SharePoint developer, ISV or even an end user of the service, you'll be delighted to know tha Mobile Entree, a tested-for-webOS service that bridges the barrier between mobile...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 20, 2010
Here's some of the latest talk from the forums: Location based apps are all the rage these days, and Warblad13 wants to know if you Foursquare or if you Gowalla. BIGsinner want to know the best...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 20, 2010
  There’s little debate that the native Google Maps application that ships with webOS is somewhat… lackluster.   It’s missing several key features such as layers and street view that have been...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 19, 2010
  A good number of companies have been busy getting their shots in at Apple over the antenna fiasco such as RIM, Samsung, HTC, and Nokia, and many folks from the SPE Network. Now Palm is following...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 19, 2010
One of the latest custom kernels to hit the testing feeds from the webOS Internals group (more specifically developer unixpsycho) is certainly mind bending: the SR71 BlackBird kernel is capable...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 19, 2010
Palm may be experiencing an exodus of a large number of the folks from what used to be its executive staff, but that hasn't stopped the recently acquired company from seeking out top talent to...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 18, 2010
Apple has been sending all kinds of love Palm's way these days, from its recently revealed intention to purchase (and even fund) the the venerable handset maker to CEO Steve Job's admission that...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 17, 2010
A ChangeWave survey of 4,028 people on June 28th gives warning that Palm's position in the smartphone market could be precarious.  Of those questioned, an alarming 0% were planning on picking up...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 15, 2010
Long-time open source innovators Palm and HP are going to be at the Open Source Convention in sunny Portland Oregon next week, where many of the key players in the Open Source space - including...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 15, 2010
We asked you what your favorite social media application were, and you responded en masse.  Here are the apps that you and your fellow PreCentral readers simply cannot do without in the social...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 14, 2010
HP's Snapfish announced that it plans to acquire video hosting service Motionbox earlier this week for an undisclosed amount in a move to bolster its presence in the online publishing space....
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 13, 2010
RPG lovers and fanatics, I've got some good news for you: the lack of 3D Role Playing Games in the App Catalog is about to be remedied with the release of Crusade of Destiny.  The game has been...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 13, 2010
Developers have plenty of options when it comes to mobile platforms to develop for. You have, just to name a few:  Android, MeeGo, Bada, iOS, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, BlackBerry and well, the...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 13, 2010
Here's some of the latest talk in the forums:  After having some issues with the Pre's hardware, mclldavidson has as question for all of you Pixi owners out there:  how reliable is the svelte...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 12, 2010
  It's been awhile since I've used Bing mobile search, primarily because of Google's integration into universal search.  I fired Bing up earlier today after that long hiatus, and I have to say...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 12, 2010
We've been spotlighting our own favorite apps on a regular basis here, but the truth is: our members' collected wisdom is greater than ours. We've asked you what you're favorite travel apps and...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 11, 2010
The seventh installment of Palm's ongoing developer podcast series is now online, and the subject this time around is the browser-based Ares development tool.  Ben and Dion (who helped to create...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 11, 2010
We've already given you the heads up that we're going to be reporting live from VentureBeat's annual MobileBeat conference in San Francisco starting on Monday, where the theme will be "The year...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 10, 2010
Giant Fighting Robots ($4.99 on sale in the App Catalog) is like MechWarrior for your Pre, but without any of that pesky "plot" to bore you. It’s a fun game to be sure, but does the limited...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 10, 2010
  The latest comScore numbers are out, and the results are fairly predictable: most platforms gained customers but lost market share, with the notable exception of Google's Android platform which...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 09, 2010
With the release of any flagship level smartphone, there's bound to be an exodus from one phone/platform to another, and the recent launch of Sprint's Evo 4G is no exception.  A handful of webOS...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 08, 2010
      Mundu IM, the highly anticipated multi-protocol, multi-platform instant messaging solution has finally hit the App Catalog after spending some time available only as a web-only service to...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 08, 2010
  Stonetrip has added webOS support to the latest iteration of its ShiVa 3D gaming engine, and developers now have another weapon to add to their arsenal (including the excellent Unreal Engine 3...
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by Robert Werlinger
Jul 07, 2010
There will soon come a day when wired data syncing will be looked back at as the barbaric and uncivilized practice that it is.  WiFi Media Sync ($5.99 in the App Catalog) by 8-bit Development is...