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“My ongoing Kafka-esque nightmare of dealing with Palm and their App Catalog submission process”

JWZ tears his hair out: though among the earliest Palm PrĂ© developers, trying to get stuff into its app store is a pointless waste of time. Apple devs think they have it bad, but at least Apple is strongly motivated … Continue reading

Palm rather likes defecting Apple employees, actually

Two years ago, Bloomberg reports, Palm’s Ed Colligan rejected an offer from Steve Jobs to join Silicon Valley’s hiring cartel. Jobs, Apple’s CEO, told Colligan he was concerned that Rubinstein was recruiting Apple employees. “We must do whatever we can … Continue reading

Living off the grid with a Palm Pre: Cattle Rancher Edition

File this review from a rancher who used only his Palm Pre to access the web under “phones are computers now”: I did a lot of study and comparison shopping before I decided on the Pre. Again, my family lives … Continue reading

How to tether your Palm Pre

Instructions are at Is You Geeked Up?. Credit goes to fish199902 for this one. Basically, you setup an SSH tunnel to the Pre, which supports running as a SOCKS proxy. You then configure your browser to point to this proxy … Continue reading

Homebrew Hello World comes to Palm Pre

At Engadget: The first application puts a stake in the ground by displaying a simple “hello world” on the screen. Unfortunately, the code overwrote the pre-installed Sprint Nascar application… oh wait, that’s probably a good thing.

Palm’s $70 Touchstone Charger and its “$5″ innards

“Very cool engineering! But the parts in the $70 Touchstone kit are very simple, and we’d be shocked if it cost more than $5 to manufacture.” [Ifixit Twitter status] iFixit: “Did it take you much time to create the Touchstone … Continue reading

Video: Palm Pre’s Touchstone dock’s amazing grip

Whether it uses carbon nanotubes to mimic geckos’ feet or not, there’s no doubt that the surface of the Palm Pre’s inductive Touchstone charger is really, really impressive. It’s doesn’t feel gummy or tacky, either. Previously ⌦ Gecko-inspired glue ⌦ … Continue reading

Video: Palm Pre Unboxing (I know!)

If I ever needed a reminder of my place on the totem pole, Palm was happy to provide one. I just got my Pre review unit in the mail today. If you recall, all the big sites reviews went up … Continue reading

Palm Pre could masquerade as iPod to work with iTunes

John Gruber writes that if the Palm Pre’s iTunes compatibility is achieved by circumventing Apple’s hardware lockouts, it would be “unbecoming” and “duplicitous.” Hardly, unless you’re prepared to accept the recasting of shaky legal doctrines–the Digital Millenium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention … Continue reading

Mad Money: Is Elevation Partners’ Roger McNamee batshit crazy…like a fox?

Elevation Partners’ Roger McNamee, on stage at the D7 conference along with Palm’s Jon Rubinstein, as transcribed by Joshua Topolsky: ⌦ “This product has the best alien technology.” ⌦ “And it eats iPhones for breakfast!” ⌦ “It’ll be at precisely … Continue reading