HP webOS OTA Update for TouchPad Released in the UK

1 August 2011

The first HP webOS OTA (over the air) update is now available for the TouchPad in the UK and elsewhere in the world.  The update was originally promised to be released before the end of July and has finally been released on 1st August, which isn’t too long after the original date!  The 3.0.2 update includes the following improvements:

  • Calendar
  • Email
  • Music
  • Photos & Videos
  • Text Assist
  • Web Browser
  • webOS System
  • Security

An update notification should appear on your TouchPad device alerting you of the update or you can alternatively manually check and start the download and installation by accessing the System Updates app.

Other enhancements include the inclusion of a Clock, which includes different clock themes and alarms and Calculator apps.  OTA updates remain an innovative and excellent feature of the TouchPad as well as other electronic devices available today, where the user is able to update the device software, allowing new features, applications, improve performance, important system and security updates as well as further enhancements to be added.

Below I have included a brief walkthrough of the stages involved in the OTA update:

Finally, although it hasn’t been included within this update, I would like to see the ability to create individual launcher pages added in a future update, which I feel is a useful needed feature and would work like the original Palm OS launcher pages, where you are able to name and group applications by their category, for example: productivity, utilities, personal, multimedia, games, social media, downloads and settings.  Another improvement that could be made is to be able to manage web bookmarks more efficiently within the browser, for example being able to create folders to categorise saved sites rather than just one long bookmark list at present.

Other blog posts of interest: Using Tablet Devices in Learning, Teaching and Education

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Updated Plymouth Page

22 September 2010

I have updated the Plymouth page on my site, which features useful information about Plymouth.  I’ve been meaning to update the page for a while and have removed old content and integrated widgets to display news and information from a variety of sources.  For example, a weather forecast for Plymouth, news from my Twitter Plymouth News list stream (consisting of various sources of news and information) and embedded pictures of Plymouth and South West from my Flickr photo set.  The page provides the above Plymouth information directly on one page, enabling visitors to access several aspects in one place as well as the content automatically updating.

Hopefully, learners, colleagues, friends, family and other users of the site will find the updated page useful.  Access the Plymouth page through the main drop down menu available on the site: www.dpm.me.uk


Keep in Touch

12 June 2010

The following lists the various ways you can keep in touch and is a guide to the different content available:

  • Website: online home and presence of primary content as well as links to all other areas
  • Twitter: personal and professional updates
  • LinkedIn: online CV and professional profile
  • YouTube: work related video clips
  • Flickr: personal, work related and professional pictures
  • Blog: personal and professional articles, covering a variety of topics such as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and work activities

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Introduction – David Massey’s / DPM.me.uk Blog

1 May 2010

Before I start formally publishing blog posts on a variety of topics, I thought it would be appropriate to provide a short description of what to expect from this blog and future posts.

Firstly, this is a personal blog and will focus on topics and articles related to my work or of personal interest.  It’s a place for my professional and personal ideas, opinions and short articles focusing on Post-16 education and learning, training, IT, technology as well as other areas.  There will be a variety of content – text, pictures and links.  For example, you can expect a variety of blog posts associated with such areas as:

  • IT / ICT, Computing and Technology
  • Learning, Skills, Teaching, Training and Education
  • E-Learning
  • Internet and Web
  • Social Media / Networking
  • As well as other various topics

I launched and started a blog as I already had a website, which has been online for many years.  The blog provides a natural addition to the site in the format of blog posts and enables me to publish a variety of articles.  I intend to publish blog posts as often as possible, however as always the frequency of posts depends on the amount of time available.

Well, I hope this post explains what to expect from my blog and future posts.  To find out more about David Massey or DPM.me.uk, please look at this blog or go to www.dpm.me.uk

Finally, I hope you enjoy my blog.

David