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Posts by Derek Kessler

webOS Developer Center update offers customer reviews and shorter promo codes
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 18, 2012
Hosanna! Updates to the HP webOS Developer Center! As we begged and pleaded in one of our earlier webOS Wish List entries, there's a great need for shorter, more consumer-friendly promo codes....
Zhephree's Wooden Rows goes open source, invites new data sources to cataloging
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 18, 2012
A few months back, webOS developer extraordinaire Geoff Gauchet (Zhephree, as he calls himself in the mirror) released his newest app, a media-cataloger for the TouchPad titled Wooden Rows. Shortly...
Community patches Facebook calendar sync for correct time zones
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 18, 2012
On June 6, 2009, Palm launched the Pre smartphone on Sprint. On June 6, 2009, legions of new webOS users discovered that events imported from Facebook were at the incorrect time in their phones. At...
Oracle considered purchasing Palm or RIM to jump into the smartphone business
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 17, 2012
April 2010 brought the surprise announcement that HP was purchasing Palm for $1.2 billion. It wasn't a surprised that Palm was for sale or that they had found somebody to buy them up, the...
Peek-A-Dash
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 16, 2012
If you've ever been the type that got into Tumblr, you know how addicting the microblogging - social network mash-up can be. And while your TouchPad certainly supports having multiple websites...
Radiant Defense brings Hexage's space-age goofiness to the tower defense genre
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 16, 2012
Gaming developer Hexage got their start on webOS back in the day with one of our favorite time killers, the retro-classic modern updating of Space Invaders known as Radiant, with their tongue...
32GB TouchPad with slip case pops up on Woot for $249.99
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 15, 2012
Eight months after getting cancelled, the HP TouchPad is becoming a rare bird in the retail space. A few random retailers have them, some trying to sell the discontinued and heavily-discounted webOS...
dots & lines discontinues webOS versions of Carbon and Graphite Twitter clients
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 15, 2012
One year ago, one of our favorite webOS Twitter client - Carbon - launched into the App Catalog for webOS smartphones. That was a different time, and the past year has been full of twists and turns...
webOS Nation community stepping up to fill in the void left by Pivot
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 13, 2012
HP Pivot was so unique in its application that it ended up a finalist in the 2011 Digital Magazine Awards. That uniqueness of the App Catalog magazine was severely hampered by the decisions made...
Casino Craps HD
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 10, 2012
If there's one thing Vegas is known for (besides mistakes we never speak of again and CES… one and the same), it's gambling. Poker, blackjack, rows and rows and rows of slot machines...
Carbon finally updated to fix broken mentions and search
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 05, 2012
At long last the single most popular Twitter app for webOS smartphones has seen an update. Long overdue, the folks at dots & lines pushed out an update to Carbon that has fixed a number of bugs...
webOS VP of Marketing departs… not that there's much to market right now
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 05, 2012
Yet another HP executive is leaving webOS, this time it's VP of Marketing David Gee who is heading out. Gee served in the role as webOS marketing chief for five quarters (which seems to be...
From the Editor's Desk: Last blog standing
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 04, 2012
Today, David Baxter of webOSroundup.com announced that the site will have one last podcast next week and then close up shop. While we've been in competition with webOSroundup since their...
The webOS Wish List: Launcher customization
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 04, 2012
Back in the days of webOS 1.x, it was possible through the magic of homebrew to alter the webOS app launcher in any number of ways. There were dozens of patches to change the spacing between apps,...
Review: HP Touchstone 2 Audio Dock
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 04, 2012
We don't get to review many accessories these days, for reasons that are fairly obvious: nobody makes or sells webOS devices, so why would anybody make accessories for those devices? It's a...
The Nokia Lumia 900 - Windows Phone's best shot yet [the competition]
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 04, 2012
An 800x480 screen, 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an underappreciated but not fully matured operating system with a unique look and feel, and a physical design unlike...
Wifi Media Sync gains a Mac client + 100 copy giveaway!
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 02, 2012
It's no secret that we at webOS Nation HQ are Mac people. We aren't really sure why we're Mac people, it's just that we are. As such, we've been left on the sidelines every now...
Enyo Community Gallery brings together more open source bits
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 01, 2012
That Enyo 2.0 is open source is awesome. That the webOS developer community is taking advantage of this open source awesomeness is even more awesome. While the application frameworks for webOS have...
Novacom USB communication toolset released to open source
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 29, 2012
Today saw yet another release along the Open webOS roadmap, with Novacom and Novacomd finding their way onto GitHub. The two pieces comprise a generic communication toolset used to communicate...
Sam Greenblatt out as webOS chief, new leadership not yet announced
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 29, 2012
We've been hearing rumblings of tension within the leadership of HP's Open webOS unit, and today we've learned that webOS CTO Sam Greenblatt is transitioning away from his leadership...
The webOS Wish List: Browser CSS font support
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 28, 2012
As a website, on of our favorite advancements in web technology has been the adoption of server-stored CSS fonts. Here on webOS Nation, for example, we make liberal use of the ITC Lubalin Graph font...
Half a billion dollars, the lottery, and webOS
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 28, 2012
Even if you've only been casually following the news this week, you've likely heard the big story. No, it's not that the Supreme Court is debating the constitutionality Obama's...
Song ID brings music identification to webOS. Finally.
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 27, 2012
At long last, webOS finally has an app that can identify songs via audio fingerprint. That app is the oh-so-aptly-named Song ID from SSGLabs (their first webOS app). $5.00 brings the basics of a...
The webOS Wish List: A unified Preferences app
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 26, 2012
If there's one thing to like about iOS, it's that all of your preferences and settings are accessible through one app: Settings. It's, at least in my mind, poorly organized and hit-or-...
App Review: Retune
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 26, 2012
HP was gearing up to try something really interesting with webOS. We're not entirely sure how Music Synergy would have worked and where HP Play could have gone, but as you well know, things didn...
The new iPad, better than ever [the competition]
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 26, 2012
Sometimes it can be hard being a webOS fan, sitting on the sidelines watching all of the fancy new hardware fly by at 4G speeds. A lot of it isn't all that exciting, but every now and then...
Starter
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 26, 2012
While our webOS phones had access to handy little app called Multiple App Launcher, it didn't really work well on the TouchPad. So developer ScienceApps set out to remake the multiple...
Enyo 2.0 beta 3 release brings sliders and progress bars
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 23, 2012
Less than a month after the release of the Enyo 2.0 beta 2, beta numero 3 is now out, bringing bug fixes, core improvements, and some new user interface elements. The Onyx user interface style (...
Astraware Casino comes to TouchPad - it's Vegas on your tablet
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 22, 2012
We here at webOS Nation associate Las Vegas with one thing: the agony and ecstasy of CES. The rest of the world associated Vegas with blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette (plus a different...
Two years later, webOS 1.4.5 update finally comes to the Telcel Palm Pre
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 22, 2012
There are some things that we never expect to see happen. We're talking tortoise riding a unicorn type stuff here. That's the level of make-believe upon which we had stashed the thought of...