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DON’T RETURN IT! … 9 Simple Fixes for the Palm Pre

February 18, 2010 9 comments

In my readings of Palm Pre forums and Twitter posts I noticed several common issues kept popping up, leading many people to return their Pre’s as "defective."  This is a shame, because many Pre’s are returned when in fact they don’t need to be. With just a little bit of research you’ll find the majority of the Palm Pre’s "little gremlins" can be sorted out quite easily.

Plus, rest assured because Palm seems to have listened to its customers and is making improvements to the Pre’s hardware.

Read my list of several of these common problems and their fixes after the break…


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Tips and Tricks Every webOS User Should Know (BONUS!)

February 16, 2010 5 comments

Tips and tricks BONUS

Thought I was gonna end my Tips & Tricks without including homebrew, didn’t ya?  Actually, homebrew makes excellent “encore” material because, even though you might feel it’s not your cup of tea (heavens, why?!)… every webOS user should still be aware homebrewing exists.  Why?  Because homebrew simply has taken webOS to the next level, arguably more so than has been done on any other mobile platform.

What is homebrew? Essentially, homebrew is like “hacking” your phone. Before the word “hack” makes you run for the hills, don’t sweat it: homebrewing a Palm Pre is nothing like hacking a computer or jailbreaking an iPhone.  Why?

  • Homebrewing is easy, even for amateurs (trust me, I’m one of ‘em!).
  • Unlike Apple, Palm is not against homebrewing. We don’t even call it “jailbreaking” or “hacking.” We use words like “homebrewing,” “tweaking,” or “patching.” 🙂
  • It is virtually impossible to “brick” a webOS device.
    Does the picture above even make you the slightest bit curious? Then read on after the jump!

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    Tips & Tricks Every webOS User Should Know! (Part 5 of 5)

    February 15, 2010 5 comments

    Tips and tricks Part 5

    We’ve come to our final entry in our Tips & Tricks series but don’t despair, kids.  Because Totally Palmed has brought out the Big Guns and you will leave satisfied, I assure you.  Today, we are going to talk about the final two things every webOS user should know about: battery life and media sync!

    If you’re just joining us, you’ve got some serious catching up to do.  So march on over to Parts 1-4, and then come back to us.  We’ll be here waiting patiently.  The journey’s worth it! 🙂

    Okay… done? Welcome back.  Let’s do this!!!

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    Tips & Tricks Every webOS User Should Know! (Part 4 of 5)

    February 7, 2010 1 comment

    Tips and tricks Part 4
    We’re rolling right along in our "Tips & Tricks" series, and we’re about to serve up a trifecta:  three very important aspects of webOS … the calendar, browser, and camera!

    Just joining us?  Then do your homework first!  Check out Parts 1, 2, and 3. Then come back.  No worries, we’ll all be here waiting patiently for you. Here’s what we’ve covered so far:

    As you can see, we’ve covered quite a bit. Let’s keep this ball rolling, shall we? Read on after the jump!

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    Tips & Tricks Every webOS User Should Know! (Part 3 of 5)

    February 7, 2010 4 comments

    Tips and tricks Part 3

    Welcome back to possibly the most important "Tips and Tricks" entry in our series: e-mail and messaging!
    If you’re just joining us … where the hell have you been?  Heh heh. No worries.  We’re just getting warmed up.  Here’s what we’ve covered so far:

    Today, we’ll cover possibly the most important tips and tricks for many people… e-mail and messaging.  Let’s get right to it.

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    Tips & Tricks Every webOS User Should Know! (Part 2 of 5)

    February 7, 2010 5 comments
    Back for more, eh?  Can’t say I blame ya. Learning all the cool things you can do on the Palm Pre and Pixi can be kind of fun.  If you’re just joining us, feel free to read my first article in this five part series, which showed you just a few tricks you can apply to the overall phone (system) and the launcher. Let’s cover the phone and contacts next…
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    Tips & Tricks Every webOS User Should Know (Part 1 of 5)

    February 7, 2010 5 comments


    Tips and tricks Part 1
    Since I first started this blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground:
    … we’ve talked about the very basics of the Palm Pre.
    … we’ve talked about some cool tricks for adding ringtones to your Pre or Pixi.
    … we’ve talked about simple fixes that might prevent a trip to the repair shop or retailer.
    … we’ve even talked about how to erase your webOS device when push came to shove.

    My next goal is to turn you into a power webOS user! You can handle that, right? So let’s get started! This is my very first installment out of five in my “Tips and Tricks” series. Hopefully you will find these articles very helpful.  Some tips you probably know, while others are less well-known.
    Read on after the break, where we cover system tricks and tips for using the launcher.

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