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…
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!
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! 🙂
- Part One: System and Launcher
- Part Two: Phone and Contacts
- Part Three: E-mail and Messaging
- Part Four: Calendar, Browser, and Camera
Okay… done? Welcome back. Let’s do this!!!
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!
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.
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.