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I'm a husband, father, USAF member, webOS enthusiast, musician, and all around techie. Follow me http://twitter.com/alan_morford

Russian Video Tutorial to root your webOS TV

Do you speak Russian? Do you have have an LG webOS TV? Do you want to root it?

For that tiny fraction of a percentage of you out there, do I have a video for you! We talked about root on LG webOS TVs a while back but the instructions were a bit…daunting, though not being a Russian speaker myself I can’t say if the video is much better.

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Dianbao: A Telegram client for webOS and a judgement call

Instant messaging on webOS has just about been reduced to Google Chat (2.x and up) and SMS here in 2017. Trying to solve the “what to use for instant messaging” question, developer Gan Theng Hwee, ported an app he wrote for BlackBerry 10 to webOS.  The app is Dianbao for Telegram and (duh) is a Telegram client.

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Qualcomm’s Palm Patents used in lawsuit against Apple over iPhone X

Qualcomm’s at it again.  Renowned for being a world-class patent troll, it’s once again suing Apple over…get this…using Palm Inc. patents it bought in 2014 in the iPhone X.

Their big hangup is that the iPhone X borrowed Palm’s user interface or more specifically the interface found on webOS phones like the Palm Pre.

Who hasn’t been saying the cards interface was stolen from webOS years ago when we first saw it popping up on Android devices? EVERYONE uses it. From Ubuntu Touch, iOS, Sailfish, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, and of course Android, they all use some styling of the cards for multitasking or rather task switching.

Their demands? Ban the iPhone X in the US among other things.

Yeah….right.  Good luck with that.

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