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October 20, 2005

Palm and Treo Hacks: Master Your Palm Handheld

Sebastopol, CA--It used to be that the biggest thing to learn with your Pocket PC was the shorthand-like alphabet and how not to lose the stylus. While the stylus still might go MIA every once in awhile, handhelds now go way beyond storing names and numbers. Millions are using Palm handhelds to stay better organized, connected, and more productive--most don't realize that there is so much more you can do to maximize on the potential of the OS.

As one of the first and most popular handheld systems, the Palm OS has come a long way. From the newest Tungstens and Treos all the way down the family tree, Palms are everywhere, and there’s much more to these systems than meets the eye, promises Scott MacHaffie, author of Palm and Treo Hacks (O’Reilly, US $24.95).

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. You'll learn how to:

  • Find great applications for your Palm and make the most of the ones you're using now
  • Add photos of friends and family to your address book
  • Get super-organized, getting more from the built-in Personal Information Manager and learning how to manage complex projects, from weight loss diaries to big presentations with your Palm
  • Extend the Palm with must-have software and hardware add-ons
  • Run Linux on your Palm
  • 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
  • "Palm and Treo Hacks shows how such a small device can be made to do some big things," said MacHaffie. "Everyone can learn something from this book, from email applications, to adding photos to your address book, to tweaking every setting on your Palm."

    Written for beginning to expert 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 fullest extent, this book will show you how to do it.

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    Palm and Treo Hacks
    Scott MacHaffie
    ISBN: 0-596-10054-X, 234 pages, $24.95 US, $34.95 CA
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