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Palmpilot the Ultimate Guide 2ND Editionby David Pogue
Synopses & Reviews
3Com's PalmPilot is the world's bestselling hand-held computer platform. In three years, its 16 models from 5 different manufacturers have captured 80 percent of the palmtop market. About the size of a playing card, Palm devices are lightweight (under 6 ounces), offering two-month battery life, handwriting recognition, Internet connectivity, and a touch-screen display. Above all, these devices are fast and elegantly designed.
PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide was an instant classic when it debuted in 1998, becoming, and remaining, the bestselling Palm book (and a top ten title among all computer books) every month since. Dense with previously undocumented information, this newly updated bible for Palm users delivers hundreds of timesaving tips and surprising tricks, plus a CD-ROM containing over 3,100 Palm programs. The second edition offers exclusive insider coverage of all models, including 1999's Palm IIIx, Palm V, laser-equipped Symbol 1500, and the revolutionary, wireless Palm VII.
The book is divided into five sections:
PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive Palm-platform book yet written. With the cooperation of Palm Computing, and 3Com, bestselling computer-book author David Pogue succinctly answers every conceivable question, unlocks Palm features most users never suspected, and radiates the fun, passion, and sense of community shared by Piloteers the world over. The enclosed CD-ROM (for Windows 9x, NT, and the Macintosh) is a disc-based version of the #1 Palm-software Web site, palmcentral.com, offering over 3,100 programs organized in a searchable, sortable database catalog with auto-install features and web links. PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide is the essential guide for the PalmPilot owner.
Book News Annotation:
Pogue updates his 1998 guide to the brand of tiny computers—about the size of a playing card. He adds coverage of new models, and offers practical tips and tricks. The disk, for Windows or Macintosh, contains over 3,000 programs in a searchable, sortable catalog. He does not provide a bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Densely packed with previously undocumented information, this is the bible for users of Palm VII and all other Palm models, containing hundreds of timesaving tips and surprising tricks. The CD-ROM contains 850 free and shareware programs for the Pilo in a searchable FileMaker-based runtine database.
"PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide was an instant classic when it debuted in 1998, becoming, and remaining, the number one bestselling Palm book.Dense with previously undocumented information, this newly updatedbible for Palm users delivers hundreds of timesaving tips and surprisingtricks, plus a CD-ROM containing over 3,100 Palm programs. The secondedition offers exclusive insider coverage of all models, including1999's Palm IIIx, Palm V, laser-equipped Symbol 1500, and therevolutionary, wireless Palm VII.The book is divided into five sections: Section One details every hardware and software aspect of PalmPilot.Section Two explains step-by-step how your PalmPilot can work withWindows and Macintosh.Section Three takes the reader beyond the built-in Palm software to the best of the add-on programs included with the book. Section Four covers the new Palm VII, the first one-piece, pocket-sized, wireless Internet device ever marketed. Section Five explains ways to troubleshoot software and hardware. "PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive Palm-platform book yet written. With the cooperation of Palm Computing, and 3Com, bestselling computer-book author David Pogue succinctly answersevery conceivable question, unlocks Palm features most users neversuspected, and radiates the fun, passion, and sense of community sharedby Piloteers the world over.
System requirements for CD-ROM: PalmPilot. To run the database, you'll need Windows 9x, NT, or MAC.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceThis Is Your PalmPilot Speaking
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