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    Apple today went big on their announcement about their new OS updates on their Mac and iOS devices with their Mac OS X 10 along with iOS 8. Amongst the announcement from Apple came their latest feature which they like to call " continuity" allowing users to easily share data across devices that are powered by apple operating systems. And of course, Apple being Apple(no pun intended) they like to brag about their superiority of their software operating system(name calling other OSes inferior to theirs) unveiling features like if they are the first ones to introduce or innovate them. They introduce others features like an improved "spotlight" search and improvements to the Apple App Store such as mobile "app previews".

    One thing that Apple neglected to mention is where did they stole those features, one of the saddest thing is that im sure most of the bloggers and tech journalist will praise Apple for their innovative features like "continuity" that allows users to share data and answer calls from tablets to phones. Those features that many journalist will write in their blogs, those exact same new feature that they are padding themselves of the back(meaning Apple Inc) for making them available for their operating system has been available for years in Palm WebOS.

    Lets see at a closer look, the features that were stolen from WebOS:

    Apple's continuity in iOS 8: The ability of sharing data across devices have been dreamt by programers for centuries, and slowly mobile operating system creators had integrated into operating system from palm WebOS to blackberry 10 and even android. But never an operating system has impressed me on that level of integration like Palm WebOS, with it's synergy functionality. Even today, no OS has been able to match its functionality despite of its competitors cheaply copying its feature like Apple and even Google. Talking about copying or stealing features, Apple introduced today, continuity in iOS 8 giving users the ability to sync and hare data across devices....one of those functionality in continuity is the way users can receive text and make calls on the iPad and iPhone.

    Journalist right now are writing articles about continuity and how ingenious it is, let them remind those tech bloggers someone else created those exact features way before Apple even thought of adding that to the mac os X and iOS and that company was "Palm" yep! That's right take that, Apple fanboys bloggers. The ability to share data/calls or text has been capable thanks to WebOS when I pair a Pre 3 smartphone to my TouchPad tablet (via touch to share) making it easy to receive texts or calls on the touchpad tablet giving me(users) freedom to answers calls directly on my tablet or phone even while they are charging across the room thanks to WebOS. And lets not forget when user pairs a touchpad tablet to an HP Veer or Pre 3 smartphone via Bluetooth, anyone can view or reply a SMS text message conversation with a friend while it shows up in the messaging application in one easy convenient thread.

    Apple's spotlight for iOS 8: Apple in spotlight has been giving users the ability to search contacts or content from their phones, all while having the capability to search in files, photos and music. Today, Apple added more functionality to their spotlight feature on iOS 8, giving users to search through the Apple's App Store apps or now also on emails as well. Again someone has to remind Apple, that those features has been invented by "Palm" and it's simply named "JustType" a navigation bar in top of the home screen that allows for quick search through the phone, palm catalog and website simply by typing on it from phone home screen.

    App Store app previews: Apple announcement some pretty decent upgrades to their App Store in iOS 8. The latest feature is called "app previews" giving users videos or description on the application that they are viewing on the App Store. Developers can embed videos on the app preview page to give users easier way to see what an app is capable of doing once it's installed on the device. Palm app catalog has been doing that since the beginnings of the creation of the palm catalog, palm open up the catalog with the ability for developers to attach videos describing their apps on the catalog. Since Apple, was the one introducing it on a big event today to the press is daunted across the web as the milestone of innovation.

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    Owner of an HP TouchPad (32GB) and a brand new Palm Pre 3 (16GB) for VZ wireless.
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    I've been seeing this news flood my facebook news feed all day today.

    All I could think was "Huh, finally playing catch-up with Palm from 5 years ago. Good job"
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    Well, the UI still looks like crap, so no improvements there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grabber5.0 View Post
    Well, the UI still looks like crap, so no improvements there..
    It's true the UI it's not the best ever, the implementation of interactive notifications isn't very user friendly or intuitive and very obstructive to the user not as the implementation like blackberry 10 on their smartphones. Yet because of Apple everyone is singing high praises to the Cupertino company and they sell millions of devices.

    Now going back to Apples's "continuity", its still surprises to believe that not a single technology bloggers are even mention WebOS and the touchpad touch-to-share functionality between WebOS tablet and smartphones not to mention the ability to share calls and text messages. All bloggers claiming that Google's android was one of the first mobile operating to implement phone calls and text between tablets/phones. Wish someone could remind them that it was Palm innovation and creation that allow them to steal those features to incorporate them into their own OS.

    Much like the forgotten Palm Foleo netbook(I'm dusting off bit of history of Palm's Vaporware Hall of Hame), it was the first device in the market that mention integration between mobile phones and netbooks. Little bit of research online in Google reveals the Foleo's biggest trick, its ability to keep data synchronized with a smartphone. And of course when users wanted to get on the Internet, Palm Foleo gave the choice of either making a direct connection via Wi-Fi or making a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone, and then using that device as a modem. It's amazing the innovation going on at Palm, it's sad that the company was hit with string of bad luck and misfortunes with the mismanagement of Palm and the acquisition of HP of WebOS.
    Owner of an HP TouchPad (32GB) and a brand new Palm Pre 3 (16GB) for VZ wireless.
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    Oh, don't get your knickers in a twist. We all know that webOS is only going to come back if the TVs sell well, or one of us acquires LG or HP, at least Apple's trying to use some of these ingenious features. And there's not much we can do about the UI, unless someone at Apple decides to hire a highschooler to retool iOS 9.
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    While these features may have been invented by Palm first.....most of these features have been in use for as long as I can remember with Android. Not really groundbreaking for us, but at the very least these are features that are becoming commonplace across ALL platforms..... They really should have been there from the start. All phones should have a phone application, it doesn't matter if it's an iPhone or a Veer or my cordless housephone. I personally think all those features should be included in every smartphone. It just makes sense.

    As for Apple blowing their own horn, it's what they do. I guess it really doesn't bother me as much as it used to
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007 View Post
    While these features may have been invented by Palm first.....most of these features have been in use for as long as I can remember with Android. Not really groundbreaking for us, but at the very least these are features that are becoming commonplace across ALL platforms..... They really should have been there from the start. All phones should have a phone application, it doesn't matter if it's an iPhone or a Veer or my cordless housephone. I personally think all those features should be included in every smartphone. It just makes sense.

    As for Apple blowing their own horn, it's what they do. I guess it really doesn't bother me as much as it used to
    Holy Crap! Where did you come from??? <<rubs eyes>>
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    Guys apple bought the patents from palm so technically they didn't still anything really from webos


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmarquis9 View Post
    Guys apple bought the patents from palm so technically they didn't still anything really from webos


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    point missed

    They guys are talking about the ideas (not patents) that Palm brought into the market and how companies are now, years later, starting to do what Palm did early on.
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    apple hasn't managed to copy just type yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xortenterprises View Post
    apple hasn't managed to copy just type yet.
    Ehh, Spotlight is almost there. I'll make a demo video on friday to show it off compared to just type. Right now, its like Just Type, only you can't write emails texts or status updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boovish View Post
    Ehh, Spotlight is almost there. I'll make a demo video on friday to show it off compared to just type. Right now, its like Just Type, only you can't write emails texts or status updates.
    So not nearly like Just Type at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saijin_Naib View Post
    So not nearly like Just Type at all?
    Heavens no, it can do what Just Type can, except write texts and emails. You just type in a keyword, and it will pull up your applications, app store matches, map locations, and some other things that i forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boovish View Post
    Heavens no, it can do what Just Type can, except write texts and emails. You just type in a keyword, and it will pull up your applications, app store matches, map locations, and some other things that i forget.
    Most of the power of Just Type came from the actions that you could perform with it, especially when apps extended Just Type with their own extensions.

    It sounds what iOS has is more like Universal Seach from the webOS 1.x line. The critical difference between Universal Search in webOS 1.x and Just Type in webOS 2.x and 3.x is the actionable search strings in Just Type.
    So, 5 years outdated. Not bad Apple.
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    I see good in all three os's: webOS, Android, and iOS as I use all three. It was a real shame that HP kicked webOS to the curb and now it's open source. At least there is some good to come of it. I own 3 touch pads, an iPhone5 and iPad Air as well as several android tablets and phones. They all have their good points as well as the bad. I have no problem seeing apple use features from webOS and Palm as these features make life easier for the end user. Just as Apple is incorporating features from android and Tizan copies apple and android. Just as I have many screwdrivers in my toolbox, I use the one that's right for the job at hand. I try not to get into flame wars with fanbois of other operating systems. I just plug along knowing I have all the tools I need to accomplish whatever job is at hand. Peace friends.


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    this seems a little bitter. WEBOS THAT WAS has been dead for quite some time. the only thing I'm pissed off about is that they didn't steal more functions. Notifications still on top!!! we can't use spotlight to write a text and worry who were sending it to latter!! I got a pre3 and an iphone 4s and about once a month I switch back to the pre3 and remember to enjoy the little things and also see what the pre3 was missing so close if HP would have let them buy the components that they wanted and given them just one more year.... <sigh>
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    Quote Originally Posted by gagetbOy View Post
    this seems a little bitter. WEBOS THAT WAS has been dead for quite some time. the only thing I'm pissed off about is that they didn't steal more functions. Notifications still on top!!! we can't use spotlight to write a text and worry who were sending it to latter!! I got a pre3 and an iphone 4s and about once a month I switch back to the pre3 and remember to enjoy the little things and also see what the pre3 was missing so close if HP would have let them buy the components that they wanted and given them just one more year.... <sigh>
    Take it easy man... some of these guys have been here from the beginning and have a right to vent a bit. This is an enthusiast site - I wouldn't expect people to not want to vent every so often.

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