HP’s Enyo framework is an essential ingredient for allowing new apps to work on webOS devices with different resolutions, but due to some sort of ethnocentric hiccup, v1.0 hasn’t officially reached all international webOS phones and tablets. Fortunately, WebOS Internals has prepared a nice little Preware install package that anyone, anywhere can enjoy. At this point, adding Enyo will only provide access to a few extra apps, but at least the world will be reunited in its preparedness for a glistening future , right?
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webOS Enyo 1.0 now available to all, just requires patch and patience
You know the saying, second place is the first loser? Well, it looks like AT&T, which recently saw its attempt to absorb T-Mobile thwarted , is living up to that adage by petitioning the FCC to impose an “overly aggressive buildout” of Dish’s planned mobile network .
AT&T seeks to impose conditions on Dish LTE network, FCC to settle wireless squabble
A new mobile gaming startup that’s yet to release a single game isn’t the sort of thing we’d normally cover ’round here, but the story behind Los Angeles-based Innovative Leisure is anything but ordinary. The man behind the company is the co-creator of the Xbox, Seamus Blackley, and he’s brought with him eleven industry veterans that he calls “the dream team from Atari,” including the likes of Van Burnham, Ed Logg, Rich Adam, Tim Skelly, Owen Rubin, and Ed Rotberg. While those names may not be familiar to everyone, you’ll surely recognize some of the games they were responsible for: Asteroids , Centipede , Gauntlet , Missile Command , Battlezone , S.T.U.N.
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Xbox co-creator brings together Atari ‘dream team’ for mobile gaming startup
Some of you may have noticed that the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus is no longer listed as a supported, official developer device by Google. Despite rumors to the contrary, it doesn’t appear this has anything to do with the kerfuffle over Wallet , but instead centers around technical issues relating to the APK files required for CDMA connectivity and the signing of those libraries. Other devices have also disappeared from the support pages, including the Nexus S 4G and the Verizon-branded Xoom .
Galaxy Nexus and other CDMA devices removed from Google Support pages
Yahoo may be sliding down the search engine totem pole, but the company is doing its best to climb back up, with a new space dedicated to apps. This week, Yahoo added a new “Apps” tab to its search page, giving users a new portal into both the Android Market and iTunes App Store. Results can be filtered by both price and category, with iOS and Android apps aligned in separate tabs.
Yahoo unveils app search page for Android and iOS, because we need it
2011: the year Smartphones supplanted computers, at least according to the bundle of spreadsheets that just arrived from Canalys Research .
Canalys: More smartphones than PCs shipped in 2011
Ever wanted to order a tea and coffee , but found language to be a barrier? Then say bonjour, to Nokia Hello. Making creative use of NFC , Nokia Hello users can touch phones to exchange greetings, pleasantries, as well as the aforementioned beverage order
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Nokia Hello: breaks down borders, gets the drinks in
Here’s some good news for all you Dropboxers out there: the company is offering a bundle of free storage space to anyone who tries the beta version of its new Experimental software. It’s really quite simple: just download the test program, upload a photo, and instantly get 500MB of free storage. Upload another photo or video, and an additional 500MB will magically appear at your doorstep.
Dropbox offers up to 5GB of free space to anyone willing to go beta
Are you ready for a showdown? You’re in luck! In the latest edition of our fine weekly, Myriam Joire tackles wrist-top computing, comparing the inPulse and WIMM One smartwatches. Also in this issue, Zachary Lutz takes the BlackBerry Curve 9360 for a spin; Dana Wollman puts HP’s latest Envy 15 through the paces; and Joe Pollicino tries to keep Klipsch’s Mode M40 headphones in place
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Distro Issue 26: Smartwatch face-off, Ryan Block and more