Synopses & Reviews
Now you can get more out of your handheld device with help from this easy-to-follow guide. How to Do Everything with Your Palm Powered Device, Sixth Edition explains how to master the latest features, tools, and shortcuts in clear, straightforward language. Learn to configure your PDA's preferences, HotSync with your PC, schedule appointments, prioritize tasks, and view your address book. You'll also find out how to utilize different wireless options, access e-mail and the Web, turn your PDA into a mobile office, play music and movies, password-protect your PDA, and so much more. Maximize the capabilities of your Palm OS handheld and make your life not only more efficient, but also more fun.
- Configure your PDA and enter data using Graffiti, the onscreen keyboard, Palm Desktop, or Outlook
- Perform wired or wireless HotSyncs
- Turn your PDA into a GPS navigation system
- Implement foolproof security measures and safeguard your personal information
- Access the Internet and send and receive e-mail
- Schedule appointments and keep track of contacts, tasks, and expenses
- Use your PDA as a full-fledged laptop replacement
- Connect your cell phone to your handheld device
- Play games, listen to music, take photos, download podcasts, and more
- Troubleshoot, accessorize, and upgrade your PDA
- Covers the most recent Palm OS-compatible models, including the Zire 71, Sony Trio 600, Tungsten T3, and wireless Tungsten W, bringing readers up to date on the latest advances in handheld technology, such as the ability to take and transmit photos, make phone calls, surf the web, and more from handheld devices.
- Includes a chapter fully devoted to Palm OS 6 and updates to all of the core-app chapters to reflect changes made to the latest OS
- Expanded coverage of wireless options, especially Bluetooth and WiFi
- More coverage of the Palm as a source of entertainment, an area that's growing in popularity. Readers discover how to build an electronic photo album, paint and draw, and more on your Palm powered device. An entire chapter is devoted to games.
- The 16 page 2-color spotlight shows you hands-on how to listen to music and watch movies on your Palm OS device.
About the Author
Dave Johnson is an accomplished photographer in both analog and digital mediums, as well as an amateur musician and music fanatic. As Senior Editor at Planet IT, Dave covers topics like handheld computing, portables, wireless, and imaging technologies. Dave has written for magazines like Home Office Computing, Windows Magazine, Family PC, and Digital Camera, and his 14 books include How To Use Digital Video and the best-selling How to Do Everything with Your Palm Handheld (nearly 35,000 copies sold).Dave Johnson (Colorado Springs, CO) is a mobile computing editor for CMP Media, and Rick Broida (Commerce Township, MI) is the founder and former editor of Handheld Computing, the first and only print magazine designed expressly for Palm OS users. They are the best-selling authors of How to Do Everything with Your Palm and How to Do Everything with Your Visor
Table of Contents
PART I: GET STARTED
Chapter 1: Welcome to Palm Handhelds
Chapter 2: Get to Know Your PDA
Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Sync!
Chapter 4: Get Information In and Out of Your Handheld
PART II: GET THINGS DONE
Chapter 5: The Date Book and Calendar
Chatper 6: The Address Book and Contacts
Chapter 7: The To Do List and Memo Pad
Chapter 8: Note Pad, Expense, and the Rest of the Palm OS Team
Chapter 9: Go on a Trip
Chapter 10: Unwire Your PDA
PART III BEYOND THE BOX
Chapter 11: The Palm Office
Chapter 12: Utilities
Chapter 13: Playing Games
Chapter 14: Music and Movies
Chapter 15: Books, Photos, Paintings, and More
Chapter 16: Accessories and Upgrades
Chapter 17: Problems and Solutions