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Palm and Treo Hacks

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Palm OS is one of the most popular handheld operating systems on the planet. From the newest Tungstens and Treos all the way down the family tree, Palms are everywhere. Although the Palm OS is simple to learn and use, there is more to it than meets the eye—from new features in the Palm to capabilities you can get with add-on software, the Palm can be made to do quite a lot.

Palm and Treo Hacks gives you tips and tools that show you how to make the most of your Palm. A few ...

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Overview

Palm OS is one of the most popular handheld operating systems on the planet. From the newest Tungstens and Treos all the way down the family tree, Palms are everywhere. Although the Palm OS is simple to learn and use, there is more to it than meets the eye—from new features in the Palm to capabilities you can get with add-on software, the Palm can be made to do quite a lot.

Palm and Treo Hacks gives you tips and tools that show you how to make the most of your Palm. A few minutes spent reading some of the hacks in this book will save you hours of research. Inside this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Find great applications for your Palm and make the most of the ones you're using now
  • Get super-organized, getting more from the built-in Personal Information Manager and learning how to manage complex projects with your Palm
  • Extend the Palm with must-have software and hardware add-ons
  • Take your Palm online, reading email, surfing the web, and sending instant messages
  • Get some rest and relaxation with your Palm, whether it's listening to music, playing classic games, or watching video

Written for beginning to experienced Palm users, Palm and Treo Hacks is full of practical, ingenious tips and tricks you can apply immediately. Whether you're looking to master the built-in applications or you want to trick out your Palm to its fullestextent, this book will show you how.

Written for beginning to experienced Palm users, this handbook is full of practical, ingenious tips and tricks that can be applied immediately.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596100544
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Hacks Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott MacHaffie has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and Portland State University, respectively. He's programmed for 24 years, 17 professionally. Scott studied usability and user interfaces for 14 years. He has spent most of his programming career designing and implementing GUIs for scientific, math, and engineering software. Scott currently works for Schrodinger LLC designing GUIs for chemistry software. Before that, his last job was at Saltire Software, where he worked on geometry systems for a variety of desktop, handheld, and calculator platforms. He has also written several games for the Palm platform.

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Table of Contents

Credits

Preface

Chapter 1: Managing Information

Chapter 2: Palm Applications

Chapter 3: Play Games

Chapter 4: Multimedia

Chapter 5: Treo

Chapter 6: Communications

Chapter 7: System

Chapter 8: Hardware

Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2006

    THE PALMS HAVE IT!!

    Are you a Palm user from the days when the Pilot first got its wings or are completely new to the Palm family? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Scott MacHaffie, has done an outstanding job of writing a book about how to get more out of your Palm device, whether it is a PDA or a smartphone. MacHaffie, begins by exploring the dusty corners of the basic applications. Then, the author focuses on using your Palm device to support specialized uses. Next, he covers a range of gaming topics from using Palm devices to supporting traditional pen-and-paper role-playing to multiplayer games to classic games. The author then discusses why a Palm device is really a general-purpose computer. He continues by showing you how to do web and phone conferencing, or find out how to configure a Treo to match the way you intend to use it. Then, the author shows you how your Palm device can talk to the Internet or to your stereo. Next, he shows you how to tweak the launcher, replace the built-in calculator, or even how to write your own programs. Finally, he shows you how to ¿get your hands dirty¿ with your Palm device. Inside this most excellent book, you¿ll find hacks that explore the boundaries of the basic applications. More importantly, you¿ll also find interesting and novel uses for your Palm device.

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