101 Killer Apps for Your Pocket PCby Rick Broida, Dave Johnson
Your Pocket PC is more than an electronic address book, calendar, and word processor so why not learn the many tasks you can use it for. Discover 101 fun and practical programs in a wide variety of categories including business, travel, lifestyle, and security. The authors explain both the features and the benefits of each program. Also provided is a CD-ROM with most of the programs discussed, providing a unique opportunity to try the software immediately. All included information is applicable to all Pocket PC handheld models and brands.
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If you buy this book hoping that the included CD actually provides the 'killer apps,' save your money. Although the CD does contain a handful of trial and limited shareware versions, what it provides primarily is links where you can purchase and download the applications at costs ranging from under $10 to almost $200. Although the book itself is adequate, there are better guides and the absence of the eponymous 'killer apps' is disappointing.
If you have a Pocket PC, you¿re probably always looking for cool new programs to run on it. If you¿re that kind of person, then you¿ll really enjoy this book. The authors have compiled a list (along with descriptions, prices, and screenshots) of various Pocket PC applications that are really cool. Included in the book is a CD-ROM containing trial versions of many of the programs they discuss. These programs are divided up into nine sections: programs for work, travel, multimedia, games, utilities, learning, web, money management, and the authors¿ favorites. All in all, they¿ve found some really interesting programs. Plus with most of them available on the included CD, you can try them out before buying them. I think my favorite program discussed in this book is Mapopolis, which is one of the great Pocket PC mapping programs available (think MapQuest in a Pocket PC). Other great programs include Pocket Stars (obviously for astronomy), eXPerience (a Windows XP-like skin for your Pocket PC), and Total Remote (which allows you to control your TV from your Pocket PC). This book is a lot of fun to read, and highly enjoyable by any Pocket PC enthusiast. I¿d recommend picking it up and seeing what your Pocket PC can do!