How to Do Everything with Your Pocket PC and Handheld PC

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9780072124200: How to Do Everything with Your Pocket PC and Handheld PC

-- Thousands of handheld devices are sold with Windows CE operating systems such as those produced by Casio, Compaq, Everex, Phillips, and Hewlett Packard-- Explains the differences and similarities with the standard Windows 98 operating system-- Provides comprehensive coverage on how to transmit information from a handheld device to a PC desktop-- Covers customization procedures, connecting to peripheral devices, compatibility issues with various software, and use with the Internet

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How to Do Everything with Your Pocket PC and Handheld PC explores the latest developments in the Microsoft Windows CE universe. Specifically, it takes a user-level look at the new Pocket PC specification and the somewhat older Handheld PC design. If you use an HP Jornada, Casio Cassiopeia, Compaq iPaq, or similar personal digital assistant (PDA) and feel sure you're not getting maximum utility from it, you'll appreciate this carefully paced and liberally illustrated explanation of Windows CE, the hardware it runs on, and the software that makes it productive and fun. Odds are good that no matter how long you've been using your Microsoft-based miniature computer, you'll learn something new here.

The approach of the book isn't fancy, but it does the job. Pocket PC and Handheld PC features are diligently explained one at a time. Users want to know how to do specific jobs, and the book was clearly written with that in mind. Conceptual explanations combined with procedures and illustrations help readers learn how to make their palm-size buddies do new tricks. Coverage is a bit short on applications other than those in the standard suite, but in-depth sections on multimedia management and Internet connectivity make up for that shortcoming. All together, this is a solid tutorial and reference manual for people who use PDAs based on Windows CE. --David Wall

Topics covered: Palm-size PCs that run Microsoft Windows CE and comply with the Pocket PC and Handheld PC specifications are explained for everyday users. There's documentation of the essential functions of the operating system and its most popular applications (especially Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, and Microsoft Money). Multimedia gets a lot of attention, as does Internet connectivity.

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Take full advantage of all the features your Pocket PC and Handheld PC have to offer with the help from this easy-to-follow guide. Wherever you go, stay up-to-date with your e-mail, appointments, to-do lists, and contact data. Connect to the Internet, create documents using the Pocket Office programs, share information with other handheld devices, synch up to your desktop PC, play games, and download software. This handy resource explains how you can be more productive and always accessible using your Pocket PC or Handheld PC.

Inside, learn to:

Navigate the desktop and input data using handwriting, keyboard, or voice input Use ActiveSync to connect to your desktop PC Manage contacts, appointments, and tasks with Pocket Outlook Use the Pocket Office Suite--Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Access, and Pocket PowerPoint Send and receive e-mail with your Pocket PC or Handheld PC Inbox Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Pocket Internet Explorer Record and play sound files with the voice recorder Network to other computers and exchange data Download games, software, and utilities Use peripherals such as storage cards, Clik!, SuperDisk, and CD-ROM drives, digital cameras, printers, and network interface cards

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