101 Killer Apps for Your Pocket PC

101 Killer Apps for Your Pocket PC

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by Rick Broida, Dave Johnson
     
 
Your Pocket PC is more than an electronic address book, calendar, and word processor so why not learn the many tasks you can use it for. Discover 101 fun and practical programs in a wide variety of categories including business, travel, lifestyle, and security. The authors explain both the features and the benefits of each program. Also provided is a CD-ROM with most

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Your Pocket PC is more than an electronic address book, calendar, and word processor so why not learn the many tasks you can use it for. Discover 101 fun and practical programs in a wide variety of categories including business, travel, lifestyle, and security. The authors explain both the features and the benefits of each program. Also provided is a CD-ROM with most of the programs discussed, providing a unique opportunity to try the software immediately. All included information is applicable to all Pocket PC handheld models and brands.

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Overton, Rick & Frank Marquardt. Now You Know Zire. palmOne Pr: Peachpit. 2004. 178p. ISBN 0-321-28631-6. pap. $14.95. Simmons, Curt. How To Do Everything with Your BlackBerry. 2d ed. Osborne/McGraw-Hill. 2004. 347p. ISBN 0-07-225587-0. pap. $24.99. The ever-expanding handheld market has spawned these brand-specific guides. Smaller libraries may wish to stick with more general titles, while larger institutions can expand their collections. Despite its relatively short length and diminutive size (4.13" x 5.83"), Zire packs a punch extensive screen shots, step-by-step directions, clear chapter summaries, and straightforward tips make it a useful beginner's reference to this entry-level Palm brand. Optional for large libraries, though probably better suited to individual users given its size. Sony Cli (which stands for communication, link, information, and entertainment) serves as a beginner's guide to this pricier Palm OS PDA. Starting with absolute basics (e.g., features and inputs), it clearly progresses through each capability, from personal organization to mobile applications and connecting wirelessly with Bluetooth. A good choice for medium and larger libraries. For beginning to intermediate users, BlackBerry covers the basics, emphasizing the use of wireless email and Internet and the convenience of its QWERTY keyboard. Sidebars, tips, notes, and a useful troubleshooting section add information, while step-by-step instructions and screen shots add clarity. As BlackBerry moves from the corporate to the home market, larger libraries may experience demand. 101 Killer Apps focuses on applications for any Pocket PC (including multiple brands running Windows Mobile OS). Summaries and screen shots for a nice selection of productivity, educational, and entertainment programs are provided; the CD contains trial versions of nearly every application in the book. Useful for those looking to get more out of their PDAs; medium and larger libraries might invest as a supplement to how-to guides. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780072254327
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/13/2004
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.55(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you buy this book hoping that the included CD actually provides the 'killer apps,' save your money. Although the CD does contain a handful of trial and limited shareware versions, what it provides primarily is links where you can purchase and download the applications at costs ranging from under $10 to almost $200. Although the book itself is adequate, there are better guides and the absence of the eponymous 'killer apps' is disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have a Pocket PC, you¿re probably always looking for cool new programs to run on it. If you¿re that kind of person, then you¿ll really enjoy this book. The authors have compiled a list (along with descriptions, prices, and screenshots) of various Pocket PC applications that are really cool. Included in the book is a CD-ROM containing trial versions of many of the programs they discuss. These programs are divided up into nine sections: programs for work, travel, multimedia, games, utilities, learning, web, money management, and the authors¿ favorites. All in all, they¿ve found some really interesting programs. Plus with most of them available on the included CD, you can try them out before buying them. I think my favorite program discussed in this book is Mapopolis, which is one of the great Pocket PC mapping programs available (think MapQuest in a Pocket PC). Other great programs include Pocket Stars (obviously for astronomy), eXPerience (a Windows XP-like skin for your Pocket PC), and Total Remote (which allows you to control your TV from your Pocket PC). This book is a lot of fun to read, and highly enjoyable by any Pocket PC enthusiast. I¿d recommend picking it up and seeing what your Pocket PC can do!