It looks like the HP servers are finally off. It makes sense: The two previously suggested dates for this were both the fifteenth of the month. Aside from the fact of the closure, there is little to complain about. There was a two month extension of the original date and we’ve had an extra month on that to get back up copies of our apps.
I’m a musician. I’ve played guitar and bass guitar since I was 16. I haven’t played very much in recent years until last year when I started playing for a local church. I dusted off the bass and started trying to get back into the groove of playing with a band and not in my basement. Alone. With just my webOS phones to keep me company. <shudder>
I’ve never met another webOS user. Well, not in person.
Ok, that’s a bit of a stretch. I got a Palm Centro back in the day when my Aunt still worked for Sprint. Cost me $100 back in 2008? 9? Somewhere around there. Anyway, I was using that until I met a guy with the original Palm Pre in 2010. I had no idea Palm had a new phone out. Seriously. Totally missed its launch. So did most of the world…I digress.
At this time of year the webOS toaster is popping up a lot of hot cross buns, but any time of year is the right time for toasted fruit buns! Let’s shake out some crumbs:
- Thanks to user feedback, Garfonso’s made a few tweaks to his C+DAV patches. Check that you are up to date.
- There is also a Google maps update.
- An article by Palm founder and AI researcher, Jeff Hawkins:
The Terminator Is Not Coming. The Future Will Thank Us. | Re/code
- Sliders are back? What about open boot loaders and drivers? Yes we’re hoping for possible LuneOS port candidates and noticing that previews of the future look like the Pre of the past! Does this look familiar?
Mozilla just announced flip and slider phones at a press event in 2015 | The Verge
BlackBerry will release a curved-screen slider phone later this year | Engadget
BlackBerry plans to launch a sliding ‘dual-curved display’ phone this year | The Verge
- Not exactly webOS, but those of you using Metaview’s webOS watch app with a pebble, might want to take a look at this new watchface he has created.
- Good News from webOS legend Jason Robitaille: He is joining LG’s silicon valley lab. How many on this forum are hoping for support to be added to webOS Quick Install?
- This mobile nations update includes a tribute to forum moderator HelloNNNewman which we can only endorse: Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2015 | CrackBerry.com. Thanks Dave!
And we’re all done and ready to heat up more freshly baked webOS news. Farewell until next time!
In an exhibit titled the Interface Experience held at The Bard Graduate Center in New York, you can see a collection of some of the biggest monuments of culture-defining technology from the last 40 years. Among the gadgets are a Commodore 64, Xerox Alto, Macintosh Plus, and my personal favorite the Palm Pilot circa 1997.