The Barnes & Noble Review
The buzz in handhelds has moved from Palm to Microsoft's Pocket PCs, which seem to add functionality and sophistication every time you turn around. Keeping up with Pocket PC's enhancements isn't easy, but Frank McPherson's been hard at work -- and the new Second Edition of his How to Do Everything with Your Pocket PC is even more comprehensive and useful than last year's bestselling First Edition.
As in the first edition, McPherson takes you step-by-step through all of Pocket PC's key applications and accessories, starting with Pocket Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer. All the book's application coverage has been updated, of course. There are also nine new chapters, including coverage of Pocket PC instant messaging, note-taking, image and presentation viewing, even storing and querying data from desktop or enterprise databases. There's a full chapter on Pocket PC's improving wireless support, plus new coverage of managing your Pocket PC (including synchronization).
Whether you're planning to use your Pocket PC or Handheld PC for simple email access, sophisticated enterprise applications, listening to MP3s, reading eBooks, or playing Solitaire, this is the most thorough Pocket PC book we've seen -- and the most useful.
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.