The maker of the legendary Palm Pilot is back on center stage with a smartphone that lets you browse the Web, listen to music, watch video, view pictures, and a lot more. Where the phone really excels is as a heavy-duty mobile computer. Like "iPhone: The Missing Manual," this book features the clarity, wit, and in-depth coverage that's made bestsellers of so many titles in this series. "Palm Pre: The Missing Manual" provides you with everything you need to know to get the most out of this amazing mobile tool.
This book will show you all the things you need to know:
- Your Programs, All in One Place. Say hello to a phone that multitasks as well as you do: Browse the Web, read and answer email, schedule appointments, and take pictures as fast as your fingers can fly.
- Navigation, Finger-style. Master the Pre's finger gestures and learn how its application "cards" let you flick between programs.
- The Web, Always On. IM with friends, read emails the moment they arrive, and watch web pages update on the fly (latest sports scores, anyone?).
- Your Life, Integrated. Say goodbye to flipping between work and home calendars, emails, and contacts. The Pre weaves all this info together in real time. Learn how to get the most out of this timesaving-and life-changing-feature.
Ed Baig writes the weekly Personal Tech column in USA TODAY's Money section (and at USATODAY.com). He's also co-host of the paper's Talking Tech podcast and the author of the latest edition of Macs For Dummies.
Palm Pre: The Missing Manual
287 pages, from O'Reilly Media
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