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Treo Essentialsby Michael Morrison
Synopses & Reviews
Make your Treo smartphone live up to its name. Treo Essentials will show you how to get the most out of your Treo 600 or 650 smartphone without making you feel anything but smart. You already know the basics and this book will take you beyond them. You'll learn how to synchronize with a PC, launch applications while making a phone call, and take and share pictures. You'll find out how to use e-mail and instant messaging, and how to secure your Treo with passwords, work over virtual private networks and use anti-virus protection software. There's so much more to your Treo 600 or 650 smartphone than meets the eye. Let Treo Essentials help you uncover its mysteries!
About the Author
Michael Morrison is a writer, developer, toy inventor, and author of a variety of computer technology books and interactive Web-based courses. Michael has been using wireless handheld devices for over a decade, dating back to early HP handheld calculators. Michael is the creative lead at Stalefish Labs, an entertainment company whose products include a social/trivia game called 'Tall Tales: The Game of Legends and Creative One-Upmanship' (http://www.talltalesgame.com). Michael’s previous books include Special Edition Using Pocket PC 2002, The Unauthorized Guide to Pocket PC, Beginning Mobile Phone Game Programming, and Sams Teach Yourself Wireless Java in 21 Days.
Table of Contents
How This Book Is Structured
What You'll Need
I. GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR TREO.
1. Meet Your Treo.
A Brief History of Palm Devices
The Ever-changing Palm Company
The Evolution of Palm Devices
The Current Palm Landscape
The Treo Device Family
Getting to Know the Palm OS and Core Treo Applications
The Calendar Application
The Contacts Application
The Task Manager
The Memos Application
The Messaging Application
The VersaMail Application
The HotSync Application
The Treo Phone
The Blazer Web Browser
The Treo Camera and Camcorder
The RealPlayer Application
Understanding the Treo 650 Memory System
Up and Running with Your Treo
Install the Palm Desktop Software
Synchronize with Your PC
Turn Your Treo On and Off
2. Performing the Treo Essentials.
Navigate the Treo User Interface
Traverse Screens and Controls
Enter Text with the Keyboard
Making Sense of the Indicator Light
Make a Phone Call
Send a Text Message
Visit a Web Page
Take a Digital Picture
Use the Calculator
Search Your Treo for Text
Reset Your Treo
Perform a Soft Reset
Perform a System Reset
Perform a Hard Reset
Preserve the Treo Battery
3. Customizing and Personalizing Your Treo.
Make the Most of Keyguard
Secure Your Treo with a Password
Set Owner Information
Tweak the Power Preferences
Adjust the Brightness and Screen Settings
Select Wallpaper for the Phone
Customize the Application Buttons
Choose, Create, and Download Ring and Alert Tones
Take Control of Your Treo's Volume
A Few Other Interesting Treo Customizations
II. MANAGING PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH YOUR TREO.
4. Synchronizing with Your Desktop Computer.
Understand the Treo-to-PC Connection
What Is a Conduit?
The Palm Desktop Software and Outlook
Synchronize with Microsoft Outlook
Use the Palm Desktop Application
Schedule Calendar Events
Work with Tasks
Import and Export Data
Fine-Tune HotSync Manager
Install and Remove Applications
Install from a Windows Computer
Install from a Macintosh Computer
Install Directly from the Wireless Web
Remove an Application
View Application Information
Add a Memory Card
Back Up Your Treo to a Memory Card
5. Managing Treo Contacts.
Create a New Contact
Customize Contact Data
Duplicate and Delete Contacts
Categorize, Filter, and Sort the Contact List
Assign a Caller ID Ring Tone
Send and Receive Contacts Wirelessly
6. Getting Productive with the Calendar, Tasks, and Memos.
Get Acquainted with the Calendar
Create an Event
Customize the Calendar Views
Send an Event to Someone
Publish Your Calendar Online
Tweak the Calendar Preferences
View and Create Tasks
Send a Task to Someone
Edit Task Preferences
III. STAYING CONNECTED WITH YOUR TREO.
7. Using Your Treo as a Mobile Phone.
Treo Phone Essentials
Several Ways to Dial
Adjust the Call Volume and Control the Speakerphone
Prevent Accidental Screen Taps
Manage Phone Calls with Ease
Create and Manage Favorites
Secure Your Treo Phone
Access the Call Log
Call via Voice Activation
Revisiting Ring Tones
Tweak the Phone Preferences
8. Staying In Touch with Email.
The Scoop on Treo Email
Examine Email Protocols
Email Synchronization Uncovered
Create an Email Account in VersaMail
Create the Account from Your Desktop Computer
Create the Account on Your Treo
Receive and Read Email Messages
Compose and Send an Email Message
Create an Email Signature
Managing Email Folders and Messages
Take Control of Your Email with Filters
Tweak Advanced VersaMail Settings
9. Communicating with Text and Multimedia Messages.
Text Messaging Basics
Compose and Send an SMS Text Message
Compose and Send a Multimedia Message
Chat via SMS Text Messages
Manage Text Messages
Customize QuickText for Speedy Chatting
Create a Message Signature
Fine-Tune Messaging Preferences
10. Browsing the Wireless Web.
The Blazer Web Browser and the Wireless Web
Navigate and Share a Web Page
Access the Browser History
Create and Use Bookmarks
Tweak the Browser Settings
Save a Web Page for Offline Viewing
11. Communicating Wirelessly with Bluetooth.
What Is Bluetooth?
Enable and Disable Bluetooth
Pair Up with a Bluetooth Headset or Car Kit
Synchronize Without Wires
Transfer Files and Data Wirelessly with Bluetooth
Use Your Treo as a Wireless Modem
Assessing Bluetooth Security Issues
IV. YOUR TREO AS A PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE.
12. Taking and Sharing Digital Pictures and Videos.
Digital Picture Essentials
Take a Digital Picture
Shoot a Digital Video
Edit, Organize, and Beam Pictures and Video Clips
View Your Pictures as a Slide Show
Create an Online Picture Blog
13. Listening to Digital Music.
Digital Music Basics
Transfer and Play Music on Your Treo
Create a Playlist
Tweak the RealPlayer Preferences
Upgrade to a More Powerful Music Player
Use Digital Music as Tones
14. Using Your Treo for Navigation and Fun.
Mobile Gaming Essentials
Play a Single-Player Game
Play a Multiplayer Game
Use Your Treo as a Universal Remote Control
GPS and the Treo
Navigate with a GPS Receiver
Find a Geocache
15. Improving Your Lifestyle with Your Treo.
Use Handwriting Recognition
Take Control of a Mobile To-Do List
Monitor Your Exercise and Count Calories
Manage Your Medicine and Store 911 Data
Store Personal Data Securely
Keep Your Treo Neat and Clean
A. Upgrading to the Treo 650.
Common Upgrade Issues
Performing the Upgrade
B. Conserving Memory on Your Treo 650.
Update the Software on Your Device
Move Everything Possible to a Memory Card
Clear the Web Browser Cache
Clean Up Your Email
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