How To Do Everything With Your Palm Handheld, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Learn to use all Palm OS handheld devices, including the Palm VII handheld, the Handspring Visor, and Qualcomm pdQ smartphone with this friendly, solutions-oriented guide.

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Editorial Reviews

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Palm, Handspring, Qualcomm pdQ smartphone, and beyond: How To Do Everything With Your Palm Handheld delivers 600 pages of soup-to-nuts coverage — and it's a blast to read.

If you're just getting started with your Palm handheld, they'll walk you through setup, getting your PC or Mac ready, and getting information in and out, including beaming appointments, contacts, memos, tasks, and whole applications. There are detailed chapters on each Palm mini-app: date book, address book, to do list, memo pad, expense, and so forth.

There's a full chapter on taking your Palm on the road. (It'll set off the metal detector at the airport, and don't forget to turn off appointment alarms that might turn it on at the start or end of your flight, when all electronic devices are supposed to be turned off.) You'll find detailed coverage of the Palm VII and its cool wireless features, a full chapter on the cool new Handspring Visor, and a full section on communications: wireless and landline modems, email, instant messaging, web browsing, faxing, and more.

From Graffiti tips to money management, third-party software to troubleshooting, this book will make using your Palm an even more rewarding experience than it already is.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072230826
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Johnson is the editor of PC World magazine's Digital Focus newsletter and the voice of Gotta Gadget, an audio blog at

Rick Broida is a contributor to CNET and PC Magazine. He is the bestselling coauthor, with Dave Johnson, of all previous editions of this book.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Welcome to palm handhelds 3
Ch. 2 Get to know your PDA 19
Ch. 3 Ready, set, sync! 51
Ch. 4 Get information in and out of your handheld 75
Ch. 5 The date book and calendar 105
Ch. 6 The address book and contacts 135
Ch. 7 The to do list and memo pad 155
Ch. 8 Note pad, expense, and the rest of the palm OS team 179
Ch. 9 Go on a trip 203
Ch. 10 Unwire your PDA 225
Ch. 11 The palm office 255
Ch. 12 Utilities 273
Ch. 13 Playing games 293
Ch. 14 Music and movies 313
Ch. 15 Books, photos, paintings, and more 349
Ch. 16 Accessories and upgrades 373
Ch. 17 Problems and solutions 397
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