All posts by preemptive

August 2011: I ordered. HP canceled any new webOS hardware. My phone arrived. webOS has many innovative features and has a community capable of developing this open system to even greater heights. I hope to see it continue as an option for the discerning mobile device user.

The Fourth day of webOS-mas – WiFi File Sharing.

WiFi File Sharing
Image: PC by oxygen-icons.org, WiFi File Sharing by BlueRQ

On the fourth day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Four WiFi Shares,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

WiFi file sharing? Easy: Just start the app! Your device is now a drive on your WiFi network. Connect & Share whatever files you want. Merry Christmas! Thanks Shifty Axel!

The Third Day of webOS-mas – The Touchstone.

Images: letstalktablets.com, fasttech.com, ebay.com
Images: letstalktablets.com, fasttech.com, ebay.com

On the third day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

Ah! The Touchstone! Wireless charging done right, using magnets to position. Exhibition mode – still somewhat under explored, but perfect to make a slideshow of all your Christmas cards! There is the original phone ‘hockey puck’, the Touchpad version and if you have the money and desire, the unreleased Touchstone 2 with bluetooth & audio line-out that can rarely be found on auction sites.

The Second Day of webOS-mas – Print from your phone

Print wirelessly from your webOS phone.
Image: Printer by Artua.com, Pre 3: Dailytech.com

On the second day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

Just recently revealed, John Steffes showed us how to bring parts of the Touchpad system to a phone, while Masterhit installed the CUPS printing system. It takes some work, but now the gift HP never gave, wireless printing from your phone, has been given twice over! Thanks guys!