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Worms brings classic trajectory warfare to webOS

While those of us with first generation webOS devices like the Palm Pre and Pixi wait for our shiny, new OS to arrive, it helps to have some diversions on hand to help pass the time. Chances are good you already picked up Angry Birds, but now there's a another addictive, trajectory-based game ready to devour your free time in the App Catalog: Worms. Yes, Electronic Arts has brought the classic...

mPlayer -- the cross-platform, open source media player -- ported to webOS

Sure, the webOS App Catalog lags behind the markets of other mobile OSes -- but the homebrew community continues porting apps to HP/Palm's platform. One of the more recent additions is mPlayer, the cross-platform open source media app. Ported to webOS by Treo8 forum member Woshíthb123, mPlayer for webOS is far from perfect -- but it's only a first release after all. Playback of Big Buck...

Voogle brings Google Voice to webOS

Been waiting for a solid Google Voice app you can use on your webOS smartphone? Check out Voogle, which has just landed in the App Catalog at the bargain price of $1.99. Voogle supports all the important Google Voice features you'd expect. You can make voice calls, send text messages, playing recorded calls, and check voice mail. If you so desire, you can even use Voogle to replace your carrier...

Skype for webOS 2.0 gets the hands-on treatment

One app I've been wishing for on my Palm Pre is Skype -- since I don't have a cellular plan on it, being able to place calls via Wi-Fi would be pretty handy. The good news is that it's on the way -- for webOS 2.0, anyway. Former Download Squadder Brad Linder got to spend some quality time with the app recently, and he's shared his initial impressions of Skype for webOS over at Mobiputing. This...

Grooveshark 1.2 for webOS adds background playback controls, shuffle mode, more

Grooveshark is one of my most-used webOS apps, and the recent 1.2 update makes an already good app even better. The most prominent addition is the notification area player controls, which allow you to command Grooveshark as it plays in the background -- just like the built-in webOS player. There's also a new shuffle mode for random enjoyment of your playlists, and Grooveshark 1.2 has also adde...

HP talks webOS 2.0: better browser, Flash support baked in, Skype on the way

HP is gearing up for the release of webOS 2.0, and the new version is packed with updates for Pre and Pixi owners. Apart from rebranding as HP webOS, the most newsworthy changes from an average user's standpoint are the long-awaited arrival of both Flash and Skype. The updated webOS browser will offer better HTML5 support, and Flash 10.1 beta will be built-in. And yes, Skype is coming to webOS ...

HP: homebrew apps for webOS are OK with us!

One thing I love about my Palm Pre is that I'm able to run homebrew apps without performing any firmware surgery on it. Thanks to Preware (et al) the apps are easy to find, easy to install, and a select few, like Internalz, have become some of my most-used. I'm not the only one who seems to like homebrew apps. HP, it turns out, thinks they're pretty cool, too. They agree with a recent post from...

Avast, ye scurvy bilge rat! It's Pirate Insult Generator for webOS

Smartphones have all kinds of practical uses -- taking pictures, providing GPS-powered directions, saving money on purchases -- but suppose you get into a confrontation with an early 18th-century pirate at the office and you need to put him in his place? You couldn't resort to modern slang, since chances are good he probably wouldn't understand what you were saying. Fortunately, you've planned ...

webOS 2.0 screenshots appear: QuickOffice, VPN support, Skype?

Now that the Palm NDA has been violated, it looks as though details surrounding webOS 2.0 are going to start leaking at a rapid pace. The folks at Chinese site Wibozi.com certainly think it's fair game at this point, and today they've shared a veritable treasure trove of images captured from the upcoming release. A number of interesting changes are pictured, such as: VPN support broader a...

webOS 2.0 features emerge -- your Palm device just blew its own mind

Today, HP unveiled the new webOS 2.0 SDK -- and that means plenty of details about the new version are available for all to see. One of the coolest additions is Stacks, and it's not at all like the OS X feature you're familiar with. It's an extension of the Cards system. Say you're reading an email and tap a link to open it in your Pre's browser -- webOS will show the two apps stacked together ...

HP employees ready to add 500 apps to webOS Catalog

The webOS App Catalog isn't quite as much of a bustling hive of activity as Apple's App Store, but it's about to get a big boost from Palm's new in-laws at HP. According to HP CTO Phil McKinney, employees have responded to the developer challenge with more gusto than anticipated -- flooding his inbox with around 500 new apps. There are around 3,400 apps in the Catalog right now, so these newly-...

Angry Birds arrives on webOS and Palm Pre, user productivity soon to plummet

Angry Birds has been one of the most popular games on the App Store for a coon's age. It's the number one paid app in pretty much every country. Now, at long last, those of us who own a webOS device will be launching birds and destroying stuff to our hearts' content. Yes, Angry Birds is on its way to the Palm Pre (and will soon follow on the Pixi). PreCentral has shared a video of the avian an...

webOS Twitter app Spaz gets even better with 1.2 update

Spaz -- probably the best free Twitter (and Identi.ca) app for webOS -- has just been bumped to version 1.2 and the upgrade is a dandy. One of the biggest improvements is right on the main screen: you can now switch between Twitter accounts by tapping your username, a welcome change for users who need to keep tabs on multiple feeds. There's also beefed-up OAUTH support, both for Twitter logi...

HP developers release their first webOS app

HP -- who recently acquired Palm -- hasn't been shy about stating how much they like webOS. They've also said their developers are working away at creating new apps for the under-appreciated mobile OS. And now, they've taken the wraps off their very first submission to the App Catalog. Brace yourselves...It's WORLD TIME for webOS! Okay, in all seriousness the app looks good and functions wel...

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 som...