Palm and Treo Hacks


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Palm and Treo Hacks
By Scott MacHaffie
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Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: October 2005
ISBN: 0-596-10054-X
Pages: 234
 



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overview

Palm OS is one of the most popular handheld operating systems on the planet. From the newest Tungstens and Treos all the way down the family tree, Palms are everywhere. Although the Palm OS is simple to learn and use, there is more to it than meets the eye--from new features in the Palm to capabilities you can get with add-on software, the Palm can be made to do quite a lot.


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. Inside this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Find great applications for your Palm and make the most of the ones you're using now

  • Get super-organized, getting more from the built-in Personal Information Manager and learning how to manage complex projects with your Palm

  • Extend the Palm with must-have software and hardware add-ons

  • 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


Written for beginning to experienced 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 get it.



book cover
Palm and Treo Hacks
By Scott MacHaffie
...............................................
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: October 2005
ISBN: 0-596-10054-X
Pages: 234
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Credits
      About the Author
      Contributors
      Acknowledgments
   Preface
      Why Palm and Treo Hacks?
      How to Use This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      Using Code Examples
      Safari Enabled®
      How to Contact Us
      Got a Hack?
        Chapter 1.  Managing Information
      Section 1.1.  Hacks 110: Introduction
      Hack 1.  Maximize the Date Book
      Hack 2.  Get the Most Out of the To Do List
      Hack 3.  Extend the Address Book
      Hack 4.  Add Pictures to the Address List
      Hack 5.  Get More Out of MemoPad
      Hack 6.  Show Palm Desktop Who's Boss
      Hack 7.  Find Anything
      Hack 8.  Annotate Everything
      Hack 9.  Become a Better Student
      Hack 10.  Keep Track of Your Collectibles
        Chapter 2.  Palm Applications
      Section 2.1.  Hacks 1117: Introduction
      Hack 11.  Manage Projects
      Hack 12.  Lose Weight the Palm Way
      Hack 13.  Watch the Stars
      Hack 14.  Get Creative with a Spreadsheet
      Hack 15.  Replace the Calculator
      Hack 16.  Turn your PDA into a Flashlight
      Hack 17.  Run Linux on Your Palm
        Chapter 3.  Play Games
      Section 3.1.  Hacks 1822: Introduction
      Hack 18.  Master the Dungeon
      Hack 19.  Discover the Best Palm Games
      Hack 20.  Play Multiplayer Games
      Hack 21.  Play Classic Games
      Hack 22.  Boost Your Online Gaming
        Chapter 4.  Multimedia
      Section 4.1.  Hacks 2328: Introduction
      Hack 23.  Read Books and Articles
      Hack 24.  Improve Text Entry
      Hack 25.  Listen to Music
      Hack 26.  Record Voice Memos
      Hack 27.  Take Great Pictures with Your Palm
      Hack 28.  Watch Videos
        Chapter 5.  Treo
      Section 5.1.  Hacks 2933: Introduction
      Hack 29.  Take Charge of Ringtones
      Hack 30.  Dial with Your Voice
      Hack 31.  Use Your Treo as a Modem
      Hack 32.  Join Conferences on the Move
      Hack 33.  Set Up a Master Application
        Chapter 6.  Communications
      Section 6.1.  Hacks 3441: Introduction
      Hack 34.  Connect to the Internet
      Hack 35.  Get Your Email on the Road
      Hack 36.  Receive Alerts on the Go
      Hack 37.  Surf the Web On- and Offline
      Hack 38.  Read Syndicated Content
      Hack 39.  Post to Your Weblog
      Hack 40.  Control Your Computer Remotely
      Hack 41.  Control Your Home Theater
        Chapter 7.  System
      Section 7.1.  Hacks 4249: Introduction
      Hack 42.  Simulate a Palm
      Hack 43.  Make Upgrades Less Painful
      Hack 44.  Reprogram the Hardware Application Buttons
      Hack 45.  Improve the Launcher
      Hack 46.  Tweak Every Setting
      Hack 47.  Extend Your Palm
      Hack 48.  Investigate Your Palm's Databases
      Hack 49.  Write Your Own Programs
        Chapter 8.  Hardware
      Section 8.1.  Hacks 5055: Introduction
      Hack 50.  Find Cheap Palms
      Hack 51.  Find a Better Stylus
      Hack 52.  Find the Perfect Keyboard
      Hack 53.  Must-Have Accessories
      Hack 54.  Repair Worn Contacts
      Hack 55.  Replace Your Batteries
   Colophon
   Index