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Mobile Minute: Free EA games for UK and Ireland Palm Pre users!

With Palm's webOS App Catalog finally starting to roll out paid applications around the world, EA Mobile and Palm seem to be enticing folks to start using the App Catalog with a trio of free games. Unfortunately, in order to nab the three downloads -- Need for Speed Underground, Monopoly and The Sims 3 -- you'll need to be in the UK or Ireland. If you're one of the folks with a Palm Pre in...

Facebook for webOS loses its Twitter envy and finally becomes useful

It's been a little while since Facebook launched their (admittedly barebones) application for Palm's webOS devices -- that's the Pre and Pixi to you and I. However, in amongst the news of the webOS 1.4 update dropping earlier this week, Facebook have also released an all-new version of the application that adds a number of useful features. Whilst the original version was handy for checking on...

Palm webOS update 1.4 goes live for Pre and Pixi users

Way back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Palm announced the webOS 1.4 update for Pre and Pixi devices, and late last week it finally dropped. The biggest new feature is the much-craved video recording and sharing (complete with Facebook and YouTube uploading), though the Palm release notes show there's a fair amount more in the update: Mobile Hotspot application, that turns your...

PocketGear buys Handango, consolidates the mobile app store space

Before Apple, Google, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Microsoft offered on-device app stores for mobile phones and PDAs, there were web-based stores including PocketGear, Handango, and MobiHand. These stores are still alive and kicking, and allow you to browse, purchase, and download applications for pretty much any mobile platform except the iPhone -- including Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm,...

Game Boy on your Palm Pre? VisualBoyAdvance hits WebOS

VisualBoyAdvance is an open-source emulator for Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. If you want to relive the glory days of handheld gaming on your computer, it's pretty much your go-to app. But what if you'd rather play handheld games on, well, a handheld device? Palm Pre and Pixi owners can do just that, thanks to a port of VisualBoyAdvance for WebOS. A very enticing video of...

Unscientific text entry speed testing reveals surprising results

I have a lot of friends that own both a Blackberry and an iPod Touch. When I ask them why they didn't just get an iPhone, I often hear that they "need a real keyboard". I have to admit that when I started with my iPhone, I wasn't sold on the idea of a soft-keyboard (one that exists only in software through the touchscreen), but it took only a short time to be convinced. I feel reasonably fast when...

Open-source Mac/Linux BitTorrent client Transmission now supports magnet links

Transmission, the popular open-source BitTorrent client, just got an important update that includes a few of the features topping users' most-requested list. Magnet link support is included, and so is support for trackerless torrents. Those are the big changes, but the list of other improvements and new features is longer than your arm. Check out the release notes for Transmission 1.8 for a...

Foursquare for the Palm Pre gets a new look and a speed boost [Gallery]

It's been just one week since the Foursquare webOS app entered beta, and amidst a flurry of news around the location-based game that broke free of its city-limits this week the webOS application has already seen a sizeable update. The original beta of the application, whilst stylish, was (understandably) slow and incomplete - however today's new build is both feature complete and blazing...

Mobile Minute: Palm's 2010 plans for webOS

In case you're wondering why your RSS reader has gone into overdrive, it just so happens to be Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week -- and that means that all the mobile companies bar one (Apple!) are announcing their new devices and software. Today's turn is underdog Palm, who've been outlining their plans for the webOS platform. [Images courtesy of our brethren at Engadget]...

webOS homebrew brings DOOM to the Palm Pre

If you've used a Palm Pre, you're probably wondering just what's possible with the webOS developer SDK. Over the last few updates, it would appear that Palm are really working to bump the number of technologies available for games -- and the homebrew community has been busy looking at the updates to figure out what's available. Over the Christmas break, the folks at Pre Central noticed that...

Palm's webOS App Catalog hits 1,000 apps

It's not quite the App Store frenzy by any stretch, however Palm's webOS App Catalog has hit an important milestone with 1,000 applications now available for the Palm Pre and Pixi devices. We're going to be covering some of these 1,000 in the coming days here at Download Squad, however we'd be remiss to not mention the 1,000th app which (quite by chance) happens to be from our comrades at...

Foursquare beta now available for the Palm Pre

For the last month or so, I've been keenly keeping an eye on the progress of the open source webOS application for Foursquare: the location-based mobile game that's been in the tech spotlight since its launch at SXSW last year. Whilst you can check in online using Foursquare's mobile website, the folks at Foursquare have been gradually rolling out more native applications after launching with...

Palm Pre Media Sync Showdown

Ever since Palm and Apple started their dance about the Pre's ability to sync with iTunes, I've been keeping an eye out for alternative ways to move media to my Pre. Over the last few weeks I've been putting three applications through their paces with my Pre to find a suitable workaround for this glaring omission on Palm's part: MarkSpace's GoGadget for webOS, Salling Software's Media Sync and...

Mobile Minute: Palm webOS 1.3.5 is now available

It's been just over a month since Palm last updated their webOS devices, however today the Palm Pre has seen webOS 1.3.5 released (well, at least in the US). The update is notable, albeit for the items that the update does not address: video recording is still missing, and there's no sign of the Pre's iTunes syncing being re-enabled with this new release either. That said, if you're sporting a...

Mozilla on Firefox Mobile: All your app store are belong to us!

Oh my... not content with finally being at the stage where they're ready to release a working version of their 'Fennec' mobile web browser (albeit only for the Maemo based Nokia N900 initially), Mozilla seem to be on something of a mad world-domination-power-trip at the same time. Why? Well, Mozilla have declared that Firefox Mobile will render all existing device application stores...