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TouchPad and NumPad apps find new home at BitBQ

TouchPad and NumPad, two of Edovia's best known iOS apps, have been acquired by BitBQ. Luc Vandal explains his reason for selling on the Edovia blog:

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TouchPad Go gets reviewed; or the 7-inch war that never was

Full review of HP's never announced, never released, 7-inch TouchPad Go, the webOS-powered iPad competitor that could have been

Derek Kessler of our newly renamed sibling site, webOS Nation, has got his snarky, geeky hands on the krayt dragon of the gadget world, and done up a complete and proper TouchPad Go review.

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App Giveaway: TouchPad for iPhone and iPad

Last week, TouchPad 4.0 for iPhone and iPad hit the App Store. This app works as a secondary trackpad and keyboard for your computer. One of the cool new features of the update is that you can use Siri to input text to the keyboard, and thus your computer.

Giveaway

Because we love you so much, TiPb is gifting copies of TouchPad to 5 lucky readers! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below!

Must have a US iTunes account to win. Apple's rule, not ours!

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TouchPad for iPhone, iPad goes 4.0

Edovia's TouchPad for iPhone and iPad has just hit version 4.0 and brings with it some great new polish and performance, and some hints at the future of Screens as well.

This version took more time than planned and most of the work was made deep down in the app, mostly in preparation of Screens 2.0, which uses the same VNC framework we’ve developed for the past years and had to be revamped. The result is a super solid app that won’t give up!

TouchPad 4.0 includes the following updates:

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Competitors still struggling in the shadow of the iPad

While I can't claim for sure TiPb was the first to say there wasn't a tablet market, just an iPad market, we've been talking for a long time now about how the iPad has become so dominant, so fast, it's left very little room in mainstream hearts and wallets for competitors. The latest cases in point:

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How to switch from webOS to iPhone and iPad

While HP may not have killed webOS when it cancelled webOS hardware, it certainly stuck the knife in it and twister really, really hard -- and every webOS user, Palm loyalist, and PreCentral.net reader felt it. Some might choose to stick with it, to see if HP's incompetence can somehow be turned around by a forward thinking, hardware genius licensor, but others might have finally had enough. If you're one of those, the dedicated, the abused, we think Apple's iOS and iPhone and iPad hardware might be the perfect thing to salve your wounds and restore your sense of gadget wonder.

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webOS ran twice as fast on iPad 2 as TouchPad? [Updated]

Matt Brian from The Next Web has a source that claims, before canceling all webOS devices, people inside HP tested webOS as a web app on iPad 2 using Safari and the results were twice as fast as their own TouchPad hardware.

The hardware reportedly stopped the team from innovating beyond certain points because it was slow and imposed constraints, which was highlighted when webOS was loaded on to Apple’s iPad device and found to run the platform significantly faster than the device for which it was originally developed.

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HP to discontinue webOS devices -- Pre, Veer, and TouchPad bite the dust

HP has just announced that they're killing off webOS devices, namely the Pre, Veer, and TouchPad -- or everything that competes with iPhone and iPad.

In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.

Derek Kessler, editor of our sibling site PreCentral.net pulls no punches:

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iPad 2 vs. TouchPad: Form factor fight

Kevin Michaluk, pinch hitting for our sibling site, PreCentral.net has done the perfunctory HP TouchPad unboxing, and towards the end shows it off against the Apple iPad 2 (and BlackBerry Playbook) by way of comparison. (No, none of that was a typo, Kevin loves all his gadgets now, and you'll see him with Apple's and Androids and HPs and more as the weeks go on.)

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iPad Live 63: Angry ball of mostly hate

Georgia, The Keith Newman, and Rene talk iPad 3 rumors, the HP TouchPad, Google playing Nortel patent auction pranks, comics on iPad, the Kindle standoff, iPad 2 Jailbreak, and the iPad App Store hits 100,000. This is iPad Live!

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