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HP To Open Source WebOS, Enyo App Framework

[This is good news.][link] I liked WebOS, and I’m glad to see it live on, but it’s hard to figure out where it’ll fit in the current smartphone ecosystem. My gut says either HP couldn’t find a buyer or they didn’t *want* to.

[link]: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/hp-webos-enyo-app-framework-goes-open-source/65117 “HP: WebOS, Enyo app framework goes open source | ZDNet”

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Apple Blocks Palm Pre iTunes Syncing

[Very expected, but sooner than I thought][link]. What are the odds on an Apple/Palm legal showdown over iTunes lockout? Seems like Palm would have a good chance.

[link]: http://www.precentral.net/apple-blocks-palm-pre-itunes-syncing “Apple Blocks Palm Pre iTunes Syncing | PreCentral.net”

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Why Palm’s WebOS ‘Media Sync’ iTunes Integration Can’t Be Legit

[John Gruber on the new Pre’s integration with iTunes][link]. He’s, as usual, pretty right. The real crime here, though, is that Apple doesn’t provide a good way for third party devices to do this *without* this kind of chicanery.

There’s another thing here, too: maybe Palm is using their position to force Apple’s hand? Obviously, the market that Palm is gunning for is going to have a lot of iTunes users, and for many (including me, if I owned a Pre) easy, smooth, syncing with iTunes isn’t just a feature, it is an *essential*.

[link]: http://daringfireball.net/2009/06/webos_itunes_integration “Daring Fireball: Why Palm’s WebOS ‘Media Sync’ iTunes Integration Can’t Be Legit”