Last month we showed you how – if you want to – to make an iPhone look and behave more like webOS . We know that not everybody's going to stick with webOS through the very thin times ahead, and we don't blame you. For most of us, smartphones are tools
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All webOS smartphones are, at their core, a phone. So it's only fitting that you know how to answer a phone call when one is received or you will be unable to utilize one of the most basic functions of the device. And because answering a phone call is such an important feature, you are actually given quite a few different ways to perform this action
Answer a phone call
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This tip is only for HP TouchPads running webOS 3.0.5 and LunaCE 4.9.5 or higher Ever since the original Palm Pre was released running webOS 1.0.1, any time you tapped on the screen of a webOS device you would see a “tap ripple” animation to indicate the location of your tap. While it may be nice to know where you tapped on the screen, it can also cause a slight bit of lag on your device, especially in high frame-rate PDK applications.
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Remove tap ripple (LunaCE)
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This tip is only for webOS phones running webOS 2.1 and higher Whenever you tap a phone number within webOS, be it from a contact record , a missed call notification or the call log , the phone app will automatically load up and dial that number for you.
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If you're looking to cut costs on your cell phone contract and maybe upgrade from a beaten old Pre or Pre Plus , you might want to turn some attention to Best Buy and Verizon , as they have a Verizon Palm Pre 2 available contract-free for Verizon's prepaid system for the low low price of just $51.99.
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This tip is only for the HP TouchPad running webOS 3.0 or higher The Messaging app on the HP TouchPad allows you to consolidate all your instant messaging needs into a single app, even including text messages received from a paired cell phone .
Prevent vibration or sound when sending a message on the TouchPad (homebrew)
As much as we love webOS, we know there's plenty of reason to move on to other platforms. Progress on the webOS Ports porting to other devices is going to be slow by the very nature of the open source work, and we have no guarantee that LG's ever going to bring webOS to smartphones or tablets again. Eventually our Pres and Veers and Pixis will stop working, eventually HP will shut down the cloud servers, eventually we'll have to start looking at what the other options are out there.
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