Mobile Internet For Dummies

Overview

You’re on the go all the time — maybe for business, maybe because it’s a byproduct of your busy lifestyle. But either way, your life would be easier if you had Internet access wherever you are.

Well, when it comes to the Internet, you CAN take it with you! You just need the right stuff, and Mobile Internet For Dummies tells you what that is, how to find it, and how to use it. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips on choosing the best mobile device, software, and service ...

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Overview

You’re on the go all the time — maybe for business, maybe because it’s a byproduct of your busy lifestyle. But either way, your life would be easier if you had Internet access wherever you are.

Well, when it comes to the Internet, you CAN take it with you! You just need the right stuff, and Mobile Internet For Dummies tells you what that is, how to find it, and how to use it. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips on choosing the best mobile device, software, and service provider for your needs, but that’s not all. You’ll see how to use your mobile Web browser, find made-for-mobile content (and create your own) and much more.

Mobile Internet For Dummies explains how the Mobile Internet differs from the garden-variety Internet, and shows you how to:

  • Find your mobile phone browser
  • Use the Mobile Internet to surf, shop, blog, watch movies, and more — on the go
  • Send and receive e-mail from your mobile device
  • Locate other mobile applications
  • Watch TV on your mobile phone
  • Manage your kids’ access to the Mobile Internet
  • Secure and name a mobile Internet site and acquire mobile Web development tools
  • Build your own made-for-mobile Web site
  • Use your Mobile Internet site to promote your business and generate revenue

With the help of Mobile Internet For Dummies, you’ll be able to stay connected wherever you happen to be, and maybe even make it pay off with a bit of income.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470239537
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,508,006
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. O’Farrell started his mobile Internetcareer in the early 1990s, by pioneering the development of textmessaging, mobile-phone-based applications, and the mobile Web toreach mass market audiences globally. In addition to consultingcompanies on how to capitalize on the power of the mobile Internet,he is vice chairman of ooober and chair of the dotMobi AdvisoryGroup. Michael wrote this book to help his friends, family, wife,and two children in Toronto better understand his addiction to allthings mobile.

John R. Levine wrote his first program in 1967 on an IBM1130 (a computer somewhat less powerful than your typical moderndigital wristwatch, only more difficult to use). Although John usedto spend most of his time writing software, now he mostly writesbooks (including Internet For Dummies, published by WileyPublishing, Inc.) because it’s more fun and he can do so athome in the tiny village of Trumansburg, New York, where in hisspare time he was the mayor for several years.

Jostein Algroy is senior advisor for the government ofOntario, Canada. He has been active in the mobile space for morethan 15 years as an international consumer market strategist andpublished journalist. Jostein has taught international business,strategy, new product development, and design at CopenhagenBusiness School. He also works with photography, having achievedawards and recognition for his art, and looks forward to the daywhen mobile phones are equipped with high-quality, 8-megapixelcameras.

James Pearce is the chief technology officer at dotMobi.He has the mobile Web in his veins, having worked previously atArgogroup and AnywhereYouGo and as the founder of the “oldschool” mobile blog WAPtastic. Variously a managementconsultant, a teacher, an orienteer, and an Oxford Universityphysicist by training, James has declared every year since 1997 tobe the Year of the Mobile Web. For the sake of his wife and twochildren, with whom he lives happily in Dublin, we hope he’sfinally right.

Daniel Appelquist is an American expatriate and a dot-comrefugee living in London, England, where he works as a technologystrategist for Vodafone, a company he represents in the World WideWeb Consortium (W3C), where he chairs the Mobile Web Best Practicesworking group. He is an evangelist for mobile Web topics, apublished author, a frequent speaker, and a co-founder of MobileMonday London and the Mobile 2.0 conferences. You can usually catchDan mobile blogging while hanging out with his wife and twokids.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to the Mobile Internet.

Chapter 1: What Is the Mobile Internet?

Chapter 2: The Mobile Internet at School, at Work, and atPlay.

Chapter 3: Kids and the Mobile Internet.

Part II: Mobile Internet, Here It Is — NowWhat?!

Chapter 4: The Internet in Your Pocket: Choosing a Phone andMobile Browser.

Chapter 5: Getting On the Mobile Internet: Wireless Carriers andService Plans.

Part III: Mobile Internet Mania for the EverydayConsumer.

Chapter 6: Trading Text and Picture Messages.

Chapter 7: Browsing the Web from the Palm of Your Hand.

Chapter 8: Mobile Search: Find What You Want, When You WantIt.

Chapter 9: Multimedia Entertainment for Your Phone.

Chapter 10: Keep Me Posted: E-Mail and Instant Messaging GoMobile.

Chapter 11: Let’s Make a Mobile Deal: Shopping andCoupons.

Chapter 12: Mobile Access to Your Money.

Part IV: I Want My Own Mobile Internet Space.

Chapter 13: Staking Your Claim in the Mobile Internet World.

Chapter 14: Creating Content, Social Networking and Bloggingfrom Your Mobile Phone.

Chapter 15: Building and Developing Mobile Web Sites.

Chapter 16: Making Money on the Mobile Internet.

Chapter 17: A Mobile Internet Web Development ResourceGuide.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Fun Things You Can Do On the MobileInternet.

Chapter 19: Ten Things to Avoid.

Chapter 20: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.

Glossary.

Index.

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