185 Wireless Secrets: Unleash the Power of PDAs, Cell Phones and Wireless Networks

185 Wireless Secrets: Unleash the Power of PDAs, Cell Phones and Wireless Networks

by Jack McCullough
     
 

Do more than you ever thought possible with wireless technology! Packed with insider tips, tricks, timesavers, and workarounds, this unique guide shows you step by step how to make the most of today's most popular wireless networks and mobile wireless devices. From planning and setting up a wireless network, to using a media hub to enjoy your music and photo…  See more details below

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Do more than you ever thought possible with wireless technology! Packed with insider tips, tricks, timesavers, and workarounds, this unique guide shows you step by step how to make the most of today's most popular wireless networks and mobile wireless devices. From planning and setting up a wireless network, to using a media hub to enjoy your music and photo collections, to designing and downloading your own logo screens and graphics, this book delivers all the secrets you need to get more done in less time, save money, and become a wireless-savvy user!

The Insider's Guide to:
* Demystifying wireless and mobile technologies (see Chapters 1 & 2)
* Planning, connecting, and extending the capabilities of your wireless network (see Chapters 3--6)
* Choosing the right mobile device and service (see Chapter 7)
* Staying connected on the road so you don't miss a beat (see Chapter 8)
* Working with mobile e-mail and messaging (see Chapter 9)
* Getting the most out of your PDA (see Chapter 10)
* Using your mobile device to find and download screen savers, games, and cool ring tones (see Chapter 11)
* Controlling your home remotely-from wireless lighting to wireless babysitter cams (see Chapter 12)
* Easy steps to securing your wireless and mobile networks from hackers (see Chapters 15 & 16)

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Where’s your nearest free Wi-Fi hotspot? How can you transfer your contacts from one cellphone to another? Can you keep your microwave oven and cordless phone from interfering? What are your best new sources for wireless games? One book doesn’t just get you rolling with wireless: It exposes the hidden “secrets” that make wireless even more fun.

Did you know you could give your cellphone your own personal logo? Want to get better reception on your home wireless LAN? Jack McCullough covers it all -- cellphones, wireless LANs, PDA connections, wireless email and messaging, security -- even remote home control. If it’s unwired, if it’s inspired, it’s in here. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764568145
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/07/2004
Series:
Secrets Series, #154
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Jack McCullough is founding consultant of Razorwire Information Security Consulting. His technical expertise includes wireless and wired networks, computer security, physical security, programming, cryptography, and technical curriculum development. Jack’s background includes 10 years of experience in the IT field. He has held positions as IT director, operations manager, network administrator, programmer, and software trainer. A respected IT and security authority, he is frequently sought out for informational interviews by both broadcast and print media services.
Jack has authored books, magazine articles, and white papers on computer security, and launched www.rzrwire.com, the first computer security Web site serving the average person with limited technical knowledge. His written works have been translated into several languages.
Many universities have used his books and white papers in information security courses, as have the governments of Australia, the Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. Jack continues to actively research information security, discover new ways to exploit the weaknesses in networked systems, and determine best practices that enable the average computer user to address these threats in an efficient manner.
When he isn’t writing about or researching technology, Jack teaches karate and self-defense under the watchful eye of Sensei Floyd Burk at the Alpine Karate Academy in Alpine, California, and practices writing about himself in third person.

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