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    Default Apple Hires Palm webOS Designer



    It turns out Apple now has yet another veteran of the tech world in its "palm." Today we learned that one of the major contributors and early designers of Palm's WebOS mobile operating system has joined the folks in Cupertino as Apple's Senior User Interface Designer.

    At Palm, Rich Dellinger was integral in creating the WebOS notification system and was also involved in the development of the application framework utilized by the OS on Palm's Pre. Having worked in a similar position at Palm for four years, Dellinger earned a great deal of respect from colleagues and even competitors for being the visual designer, interaction designer and engineer of WebOS.

    So where did the formal announcement of Apple's new hire come from? Did a major tech blog or mobile news publication break the story? Not quite. In fact, it only became widely known that Dellinger jumped ship when he updated his LinkedIn account, which notes that Dellinger previously worked for Apple from 1999 to 2006. While there he was a user interface designer for Mac OS X, the iPod and iPhone.

    "I've worked at two companies over the past 15 years," Dellinger wrote on Twitter shortly before attending a new Apple employee orientation. "There are great people doing amazing work at both places." Over the last two months, however, Palm has been hemorrhaging employees since the deal was announced that computer titan HP would purchase the embattled smartphone manufacturer for $1.2 billion.

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    so, now we're talking about features that will be for OS 5.0? can't we just be happy about 4.0? come one!

    SPEAKING of 4.0... this new media player is crazy


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    Cool media player lolcats1 it's gonna take me
    some time to get use too..

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    @ lolcats1: If we were content with just 4.0, then either there'll be no more rumour posts or the chaps at Apple might just get complacent and think we're content with whatever they throw at us

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
    or the chaps at Apple might just get complacent and think we're content with whatever they throw at us


    unfortunately then don't care what we want. just like you said, they assume that they'll be happy with whatever they give us. although i can't figure out how to enable multitasking, guess i'll have to jailbreak so i can edit the .plist with ifile. (lol).

    the folders for my apps work great though, no re-springing or anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post


    unfortunately then don't care what we want. just like you said, they assume that they'll be happy with whatever they give us. although i can't figure out how to enable multitasking, guess i'll have to jailbreak so i can edit the .plist with ifile. (lol).

    the folders for my apps work great though, no re-springing or anything!

    I assume you're not referring to the iOS (since that's yet to be relesed to the general public)...but to 3.x.x...if so, you just need to install circuitous (which is free from cydia after jailbreaking) and backgrounder...then enable the apps you want in bacgrounder....alternatively, you could install proswitcher to do the same thing...though I prefer circuitous

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    Apple tells u what's good for u and there should be no more rumors please

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    Thank God. The notification system on the iPhone is downright retarded. It's the worst notification system of any mobile electronic gadget on the earth. Hopefully this guy will completely fix the one glaringly huge problem the iPhone OS has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
    so, now we're talking about features that will be for OS 5.0? can't we just be happy about 4.0? come one!
    And then 6.0...
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    wow apple really isn't playing around anymore..not but like always they will be far behind the jailbreaking community

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    Rumors? Come on man, the Verizon iPhone will be here next week for sure! lol

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    I thought Palm got bought out by HP? That's what ModMyi said earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCrammer View Post
    I thought Palm got bought out by HP? That's what ModMyi said earlier.
    They did. But it takes time for companies to finish up mergers/buyouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
    Thank God. The notification system on the iPhone is downright retarded. It's the worst notification system of any mobile electronic gadget on the earth. Hopefully this guy will completely fix the one glaringly huge problem the iPhone OS has.
    The notification system is retarded on the iPhone. The latest one just covers all the other missed events up, so damn annoying.

    Apple need to implement a better notification system like Palm, maybe in 5.0?

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    Perhaps some more great things to come....

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    HP seriously dropped the ball on this one.

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