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We send our best wishes to our readers at this time of year. To those that celebrate Christmas, other seasonal festivals or none at all, be of good cheer for webOS still seems to be here for another year!

News crumbs is where we briefly note stories that may have some interest to webOS users. In light of the season, this one will be a little ‘fatter’. Let’s

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  • The start of this month saw the arrival of a new app for webOS. The occasional app still appears along with the various fixes and patches that keep the system running despite the time that has passed since any official, corporate support from it’s creators. These gifts are usually unexpected, so pleasant surprises. , a client for the Telegram messaging service, may have brought an additional gift. Singaporean developer and forum member, ‘mrrekcuf’ originally created the app as a for a competition to make a Blackberry 10 app. To port it to Legacy webOS has also meant porting the . It is this up to date version that has allowed many of the new features of LuneOS, including a modern browser. It remains to be seen if this development will lead anywhere, but if one thing could bring yet another lease of life to Legacy webOS, a new browser would be it. .
  • At , the build servers will be down for the last few days of 2016. Don’t panic! It is only for maintenance and upgrades. LuneOS developers take note.
  • For those developing apps for LG webOS televisions, note that LG’s developer website will also be shut down just after Christmas. Again, it is merely to allow for a new, improved site! Here’s the . From the 27th the new web address will be:
  • Over the years, webOS enthusiasts have experienced highs and lows from the . At this time of year we look to the start of January to see what items of interest may be exhibited in Las Vegas. One such item is the . While only a slight step to a new product category, this at least shows LG’s continuing commitment to webOS in their audio / visual products. .
  • News that may be of interest to Palm fans is that TCL / Alcatel has to produce phones (the last couple of BB phones were rebranded TCL models). New products may well be exhibited at next month. Notable for us was almost two years ago. Since that announcement, there has only been silence… .
  • Another gift! This time it is for PalmOS users. Games company, have . You will need to dig out the apps from your archive (or get them by other means), but you can now activate them on new or reset devices. .
  • Remember Classic? It was the PalmOS emulator you could use to run old Palm apps on webOS. Those who follow us on Twitter, may have noticed a few retweets when former editor of , Dieter Bohn announced a redesign of his current site, . He rashly promised a sticker for the first screen shot of the site on a Palm Pre. .

That’s it for now. See you in the new year with an announcement about pivotCE.

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