Pocket PCs for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Who would have thought that so much computing power could fit into a package that easily fits into your pocket? The Pocket PC is an extremely capable and easy-to-use computer that is, quite honestly, amazing. In a package that weighs just a few ounces, you’ve got computing power that rivals the huge filing cabinet-sized systems of a decade ago.

Pocket PC For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is your road map to using your Pocket PC. This is a hands-on guide that uses real-world examples to ...

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Overview

Who would have thought that so much computing power could fit into a package that easily fits into your pocket? The Pocket PC is an extremely capable and easy-to-use computer that is, quite honestly, amazing. In a package that weighs just a few ounces, you’ve got computing power that rivals the huge filing cabinet-sized systems of a decade ago.

Pocket PC For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is your road map to using your Pocket PC. This is a hands-on guide that uses real-world examples to show you just what you need to know about Pocket PCs and why you want to know it. You won’t find a lot of hype or jargon. You will find useful information presented clearly and concisely. This book is for anyone who wants to

  • Manage appointments
  • Keep up with e-mail while on the go
  • Take digital images and music files anywhere
  • Organize and keep track of important notes

This book will help you lay a solid foundation for getting to know your Pocket PC and how it compares with other computers you may have used in the past. From there, you’ll find out how to take advantage of the Pocket PC’s unique features. This friendly and comprehensive guide covers the following topics, and more:

  • Using the touch screen
  • Handwriting and your Pocket PC
  • Printing from your Pocket PC
  • Understanding synchronization
  • Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, and more great tools
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Downloading eBooks
  • Editing photos

Pocket PC For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is about the new Pocket PC 2002 systems. It has been fully updated to cover the new ways of doing things on the Pocket PC 2002 units, and you will find all sorts of new products covered that simply didn’t exist a short time ago.

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Editorial Reviews

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In the war of the handhelds, Palm’s strategy has traditionally been “easy, basic, and cheap,” Microsoft’s “more powerful, complex, and expensive.” So you can do more with a typical Pocket PC. But you may not know just how much the latest Pocket PCs can do. Did you know you can download an entire movie onto a 128 MB Compact Flash card and watch it on your next flight? Or present PowerPoints to a crowd, via a digital projector?

Those are just a few of Brian Underdahl’s zillions of ideas -- and if they sound “off the beaten track,” don’t worry. He offers plenty of help with the meat-and-potatoes stuff, too. For instance, there’s extensive coverage of the latest versions of Pocket Office and Internet Explorer (including establishing wireless Internet, email, and instant messaging connections). You’ll learn how to connect your digital camera and upload images; how to use Windows Media Player to transform your Pocket PC into an MP3 player; and where to find the best Pocket PC games.

The book’s chock-full of Pocket PC resources (from software to keyboards to solar power add-ons). Suddenly you can use your Pocket PC anywhere, to do just about anything. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

From the Publisher
"...three star rating...offers a lot to the mobile computer user..." (Personal Computer World, April 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764516405
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Underdahl has written or cowritten more than 50 computer books, including The Internet Bible, Excel 2002 Bible, Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible, and many more.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

What You're Not to Read.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: What You Can Do with a Pocket PC.

Part II: Personal Organization with Your Pocket PC.

Part III: Putting Your Pocket PC Tools to Work.

Part IV: The Pocket PC and the Internet.

Part V: Multimedia Time.

Part VI: Working with Pocket PC Add-ons.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Icons in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: What You Can Do with a Pocket PC.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Pocket PC.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Basics.

Chapter 3: Entering Information into Your Pocket PC.

Part II: Personal Organization with Your Pocket PC.

Chapter 4: Keeping Your Address Book.

Chapter 5: Taking Some Notes.

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Mobile Calendar.

Chapter 7: Keeping It in Sync.

Part III: Putting Your Pocket PC Tools to Work.

Chapter 8: Working with Pocket Word.

Chapter 9: The Pocket Excel Numbers Game.

Chapter 10: Managing Your Money.

Chapter 11: Calculating the Hard Numbers Easily.

Part IV: The Pocket PC and the Internet.

Chapter 12: Connecting Your Pocket PC.

Chapter 13: Surfing with Pocket Internet Explorer.

Chapter 14: Keeping Track of Your E-Mail.

Part V: Multimedia Time.

Chapter 15: Reading eBooks.

Chapter 16: Using Your Pocket PC for Music.

Chapter 17: More Pocket PC Multimedia.

Chapter 18: Playing Around with Your Pocket PC.

Part VI: Working with Pocket PC Add-ons.

Chapter 19: Finding Pocket PC Applications.

Chapter 20: Traveling with Your Pocket PC.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Great Pocket PC Accessories.

Chapter 22: Ten Great Pocket PC Business Programs.

Chapter 23: Ten Great Pocket PC Games.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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