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Palm releases Facebook 1.3 for webOS

August 31st, 2010

Today, Palm announced an update to its webOS Facebook application, version 1.3. The update brings with it selectable news feeds, revised photo tagging, support for landscape viewing, the ability to clear multiple notifications, and fan pages. We have more details on some of the changes after the bounce. webOS aficionados, let us know your thoughts.

Palm Pre over-clocked to 1 GHz

August 27th, 2010

If Palm — now HP — is going to take their sweet time bringing you new hardware, you might as well work with what you’ve got, no? PreCentral is reporting that a new UberKernel hack for your aging Palm Pre can get the pebble-shaped cell phone running at a blistering 1 GHz. The site describes …

Angry Birds flying on webOS

August 25th, 2010

If you’re a webOS die-hard, and are looking for a game so addictive it should come with a warning label, look no further. Palm and developer Rovio have just announced that the wildly popular game Angry Birds, which is already available for iOS devices, can now be purchased for your Palm Pre or Palm Pixi. The basic …

webOS developer spots device with Retina-matching resolution in logs

August 20th, 2010

A few weeks ago, we told you about a foursquare application developer that discovered traces of webOS 2.0 in their application logs. While the information would have been very hard to fake, it would have been technically feasible due to the fact that foursquare’s API is open source. Today, PreCentral is reporting that a closed-source game …

webOS 2.0 showing up in application logs?

August 12th, 2010

Here is a fresh webOS 2.0 rumor for you. Developer Zhephree is the author of a Foursquare application for Palm’s beleaguered mobile operating system, webOS. Recently, while checking the logs of his Foursquare application, he noticed an entry for webOS 2.0 on a device listed as “Roadrunner.” A webOS 2.0 launch is rumored for the end of this year and …

webOS tablet coming from HP in Q1 2011?

August 11th, 2010

According to Engadget, “several trusted sources” have informed them that an HP webOS tablet is due out in Q1 of 2011. The report says that HP’s VP of the Personal Systems Group, Todd Bradley, informed employees of the release timeline yesterday during an all-hands meeting. The report goes on to say that the mysterious tablet …

webOS 1.4.5 update to start hitting handsets today

August 10th, 2010

According to a Sprint support document uncovered by the folks over at PreCentral, Palm Pre owners could start seeing webOS 1.4.5 pushed out to their handsets as early as today. Some of the changes listed in 1.4.5 include: Web podcasts download correctly Correct entry of text on Web Sprint branded default email signature corrected Power …

HP webOS tablet to be called the Palmpad, ship with a digital pen?

July 21st, 2010

According to a USPTO document, HP has recently submitted a trademark application for the term “Palmpad”, a moniker that would be fitting for its first attempt at a webOS tablet. The application form lists the target goods/services as “Computers, computer hardware, computer software, computer peripherals, portable computers, handheld and mobile computers, PDAs, electronic notepads, mobile …

GPS Fix: webOS app that improves PalmPre Plus GPS performance

July 20th, 2010

Anyone who owns a Palm Pre Plus on Verizon Wireless is painfully aware of the poor GPS performance. It especially hits you when trying to get a GPS fix in any location-based application. VZ Navigator works flawlessly and many people launch VZ Navigator to the splash screen in order to activate the aGPS on the …