Lauren Stern

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Lauren Stern

Smartphone newbie, trying to get as much work done with my newly embraced technology before it succumbs to hungry pets or a toddler that would love nothing more than to see if it floats. Currently living in San Mateo, CA.

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Is it smart for HP to exclude the existing Palm line from webOS 2.0?

As I mull over the new webOS devices that will be hitting the market in the coming months and what I hope to be a successful “re-launch” of webOS under the auspices of HP, I can’t help but feel...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: To tag or not to tag?

In this technological age we live in, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. When I originally purchased and set up my Palm Pre Plus, I turned off all of the location services options.   My...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: 'Tis the season apps

Now that my toddler is getting older and wiser, I have realized that last minute holiday planning and festivities are no longer going to cut it.  So in the midst of enjoying our relaxing and cozy...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Entertainment on webOS

Over the last several months, I have learned that webOS is clearly an asset for organizing and simplifying business tasks and calendars.  I have also found some fun games and guilty pleasure apps...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: How will HP's Slate 500 affect consumer reception of a webOS tablet?

It’s not a surprise that webOS-faithfuls were taken aback and even a little disappointed when HP recently released a tablet without webOS.  Like many of us, I only want to see webOS fulfill its...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Time zone challenges

  Time zones.  In theory, it’s a very basic concept and easy calculation, but in practice, it has become increasingly more difficult for me.  You’d think that being in a military family, figuring...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: What is HP doing?

There is no question that I love my Palm Pre Plus and webOS, but I have to air a few grievances this week.  While I was and am all for Hewlett-Packard’s knight-in-shining-armor acquisition of Palm,...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: NewsRoom for webOS

Finding myself with some down time this holiday weekend, I decided to peruse my often overlooked, but immensely handy On Sale app.  As I mentioned in a previous column, On Sale is a free application...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Angry Birds for WebOS

Downloading Angry Birds was my first priority after the recent webOS update and so far I haven’t been disappointed.  I am clearly no gamer or expert of the sort, but I had to check out all the hype...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Palm Profile

At first glance, the Palm Profile doesn’t seem like much, but it is certainly something that all Palm owners should be aware of and utilize.  If you go to Palm.com, where you can view your Palm...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: How is webOS 1.4.5 treating you?

Slowly but surely, the webOS 1.4.5 update has been rolling out to the Palm Pres and Pixis on various networks.  How is the new update treating you?  Are you seeing any differences and are they...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Guilty pleasure apps

I am not embarrassed to admit that reality television has long been one of my guilty pleasures.  I think the same goes for many people out there, although some tend to favor the more “respectable”...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Palm makes going paperless even easier

Admission: It has taken me utterly too long to realize the full potential of my Palm Pre Plus and the beauty that is the calendar app.   Giving my less than technology-savvy self a little slack, it...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Educational apps for kids

With the summer about over and school quickly approaching, my daughter and I have been on the go and traveling in an effort to enjoy the last few weeks of warmth and sunshine.  Daughter in tow,...

Commitment-Phobe's Journey: Call waiting confusion

 Juggling various phone calls is a common occurrence in my household.  Whether it is a busy day at work or my toddler suffered yet another “traumatic head injury” (which is how I now reference it to...

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