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My Palm Pre by Joe Hutsko
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My Palm(R) Pre(TM) Joe Hutsko Craig James Johnston COVERS Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus, Pixi, and Pixi Plus Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Palm Pre images that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into Palm Pre problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Palm Pre. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Palm Pre working just the way you want. The tasks include: * Getting started quickly and making the most of Palm Pre's amazing interface * Moving your information to your new Palm Pre * Customizing your Palm Pre to your exact needs * Saving time with Palm Pre's typing shortcuts and slide-out keyboard * Setting up and using speed dialing, voicemail, and conference calls * Sending and receiving text and picture messages * Making the most of Palm Pre's contact, calendar, and To Do list software * Syncing your Palm Pre with Outlook, Facebook, and MySpace * Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, and your company's VPN * Browsing the Web from your Palm Pre * Shooting, storing, and viewing photos and video * Finding, choosing, installing, and working with new Palm Pre applications * Keeping your Palm Pre up-to-date, reliable, and running perfectly * Topics relevant for Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi, and Palm Pixi Plus.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Getting Started with Pre ... 2 Touring Your Pre ...4 Reviewing Your Pre's External Controls and Features ...4 Identifying Status Icons ...9 Getting in Touch with Pre's Touchscreen Gestures ...10 Mastering Pre's Keyboard ...21 Tapping into Universal Search ...25 Using this Book ...28 1 Transferring Your Data, Docs, and Media to Pre ... 30 Copying Pictures, Audio,Video, and Documents to Pre ...32 Using Your Palm Pre As a Thumb Drive ...33 Understanding Pre's Always-in-Sync Approach ...37 Understanding Synergy ...38 Adding Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks to Pre ...39 Adding Data Using Online Accounts ...41 Adding a Google Gmail Account ...42 Transferring Your Data Using Palm Data Transfer Assistant ...44 Backing Up and Preparing Your Data Before You Transfer to Pre ...45 Backing Up Microsoft Outlook Data ...46 Exporting Palm Desktop for Mac Data ...48 Importing Palm Desktop Data into iCal and Address Book ...49 Running Palm Data Transfer Assistant ...50 2 Making, Receiving, and Managing Calls... 54 Configuring Phone Settings ...56 Setting Phone Ringtone and System Sounds ...57 Adjusting Other Phone Preferences ...61 Adjusting Screen Settings ...65 Making Calls ...66 Dialing with the Dial Pad ...67 Finding and Calling Contacts ...68 Dialing Contacts with Phone ...69 Dialing Contacts from Launcher or Card View ...69 Dialing with the Contacts App ...70 Assigning and Dialing with Speed Dial Keys ...70 Saving and Dialing with Launcher Favorites ...72 Dialing with Call Log ...73 Dialing from Messages and Web Pages ...74 Handling Incoming Calls ...74 Managing Calls ...76 Entering Numbers During a Call ...77 Making and Managing a Second Call ...77 Sending Messages ...78 Saving Caller Info ...79 Using Apps While on a Call ...81 Using a Wired or Bluetooth Hands-Free Headset ...81 Managing Your Phone Account ...83 3 Managing Contacts ... 84 Synergy ...86 Adding Synergy Accounts ...87 Adding Corporate Email on your Palm Pre ...89 Using Contacts on Palm Pre ...90 Searching for a Contact ...91 Launching the Contacts Application ...92 Adding Contacts ...92 Adding a Contact Manually ...93 Adding a Contact from an Email ...95 Changing or Deleting Contacts ...96 Deleting a Contact ...97 Changing a Contact ...98 4 Working with Date and Time, Calendar,To Do, and Memos... 100 Date and Time ...102 Setting Up the Date and Time ...102 Tasks ...103 Creating a Task List and Task ...103 Marking a Task As Complete ...106 Deleting Completed Tasks ...107 Calendar ...107 Viewing Your Calendars ...108 Configuring the Calendar ...110 Adding a New Event (Appointment) ...112 Viewing an Event ...114 Working with Google Maps ...114 Adding Google Weather to Your Calendar ...116 Event Reminder ...117 Memos (Notes) ...117 Creating a Memo ...118 Emailing a Memo ...119 5 Connecting to the Internet,Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Devices. ... 120 Connecting to Wi-Fi Networks ...122 Setting up a Wi-Fi Network Connection ...122 The Web Browser ...124 Using the Web Browser ...124 Adding a Web Page to the Launcher ...127 Browsing Multiple Web Pages at One Time ...128 Sharing a Web Link ...129 Accessing Your Browsing History ...130 Configuring your Palm Pre Browser ...131 Bluetooth ...133 Pairing Your Palm Pre with an Accessory ...133 Pairing Your Palm Pre with a Computer, Phone, or Car Hands-Free System ...134 6 Email ... 136 Understanding Email on Palm Pre ...138 Configuring Email ...139 Adding an Automatic Personal Email Account ...140 Adding a Manual Personal Email Account ...141 Adding a Corporate (Microsoft Exchange) Email Account ...143 Editing your Mail Accounts ...145 Using Mail ...146 Using the Mail Main Screen ...147 Composing an Email ...148 Attaching Files to Your Emails ...150 Reading and Managing Emails ...150 7 SMS, MMS, and Instant Messaging ... 152 Adding Accounts ...154 Adding an IM Account ...154 Using Messaging ...156 Contacting Buddies and Managing Conversations ...156 Sending a Standard Text (SMS) Message ...159 Sending Multimedia Files (MMS) with Your Text Message ...160 Receiving Text (SMS) and Multimedia Files (MMS) ...162 Configuring Messaging ...163 8 Listening to Audio and Watching Video ... 164 Getting Music and Video onto Your Palm Pre ...165 Using iTunes ...166 Synchronizing Music ...167 Synchronizing Video ...168 Using doubleTwist ...169 Installing doubleTwist on Windows ...170 Installing doubleTwist on Mac OSX ...171 Creating a doubleTwist Account ...171 Using doubleTwist ...172 Synchronizing Music Using doubleTwist ...172 Synchronizing Video Using doubleTwist ...174 Using the Amazon MP3 Store ...175 Purchasing Music Using the Amazon MP3 Store ...176 Getting Amazon MP3 Music into iTunes ...178 Using the Palm Music Player ...179 Finding Music to Play ...179 Controlling a Song While It's Playing ...180 Listen to Podcasts ...181 Searching YouTube for Related Material While Listening to Music ...182 Watching Videos ...183 Synchronizing Videos using iTunes ...183 Playing Videos Transferred to Your Pre ...184 Playing YouTube Videos ...184 9 Shooting, Storing, and Viewing Photos ... 186 Shooting Your World ...187 Taking Pictures ...188 Viewing and Sharing Your Photos ...189 Viewing Photos ...189 Sharing and Using Photos ...190 Assigning a Photo to a Contact ...191 Setting a Photo as your Palm Pre's Wallpaper ...192 Send a Photo to Someone ...192 Upload a Photo to Facebook or Photobucket ...193 Configuring the Photos Application ...194 Removing an Account or Changing its Password ...195 Synchronizing Photos Using iTunes ...196 Getting Photos Off Your Palm Pre ...197 iPhoto in Mac OSX ...197 Disk Mode in Mac OSX and Windows ...198 Let Windows Import Your Photos ...199 10 Working with Palm Pre Applications ... 200 Using the Palm App Catalog ...202 Setting Up an App Catalog Account ...202 Finding Applications ...204 Purchasing Applications ...205 Keeping Applications Up to Date ...206 Deleting Applications ...207 Organizing Your Applications in Launcher ...208 Changing the Quick Launcher Applications ...209 11 Customizing Your Palm Pre... 210 Using Your Palm Pre While Flying ...212 Toggling Airplane Mode On and Off ...212 Changing Your Pre's Configuration ...213 Set Language and Formats ...213 Changing the Country or Region ...214 Screen and Lock Settings ...215 Password Protect Your Palm Pre ...217 Sounds & Ringtones ...218 12 Maintaining Your Palm Pre ... 220 Keeping Your Palm Pre Clean and Scratch Free ...221 Getting the Most Out of Your Palm Pre's Battery ...222 Keeping Your Palm Up to Date ...222 Updating WebOS ...223 If Your Palm Pre Update Fails ...224 Running Through First-Time Setup ...227 Getting Help with Your Palm Pre ...229 13 New and Notable ... 230 The Palm Pre Plus ...232 The Palm Pixi and Pixi Plus ...233 The Palm OS Emulator ...234 Using Classic ...234 Installing Your Palm Applications ...235 Using HotSync ...236 Manual Application Installation ...239 Index ... 240

Author Biography

Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple 2 Euro Pluses. From that moment, technology captivated him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it ever since. Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. Craig has held many different IT-related positions in his career, ranging from sales support engineer to mobile engineering a 35,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank. In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig writes about them for Smartphone Essentials and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also co-hosts the CrackBerry.com podcast and his own Mobile Computing Authority podcast.You can also see Craig's previous published work in his books Professional BlackBerry and My BlackBerry Curve. Craig enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limits while driving them. Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife Karen and a couple of cats. Joe Hutsko is the author of Green Gadgets for Dummies and Macs All-in-One for Dummies, Second Edition. For more than two decades, Joe has written about computers, gadgets, and video games for numerous publications and websites, including The New York Times, Macworld, PC World, Fortune, Newsweek, Popular Science, TV Guide, The Washington Post, Wired, Gamespot, MSNBC, and Salon. Joe's first novel, The Deal,was recently rereleased in trade paperback with a new foreword by the author (tinyurl.com/hutskodeal), and you can find links to Joe's stories on his tech blog, JOEyGADGET.com. As a kid, Joe built a shortwave radio, played with electronic project kits, and learned the basics of the BASIC programming language on his first computer, the Commodore Vic 20. In his teens, he picked strawberries to buy his first Apple II computer. Four years after that purchase (in 1984), he wound up working for Apple, where he became the personal technology guru for the company's chairman and CEO. Joe left Apple in 1988 to become a writer and worked on and off for other high-tech companies, including Steve Jobs' one-time NeXT. He authored a number of video game strategy guides, including the bestsellers Donkey Kong Country Game Secrets: The Unauthorized Edition and Rebel Assault: The Official Insiders Guide. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.
Release date Australia
May 5th, 2010
Pages
264
Illustrations
col. Illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Que Corporation,U.S.
Dimensions
154x228x12
ISBN-13
9780789742551
Product ID
3926713

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