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Treo Essentials

Treo Essentials

Michael Morrison

Sep 2005, Paperback, 408 pages
ISBN13: 9780789733283
ISBN10: 0789733285
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Make your Treo smartphone live up to its name. Treo Essentials will show you how to get the most out of your Treo 600 or 650 smartphone without making you feel anything but smart. You already know the basics and this book will take you beyond them. You'll learn how to synchronize with a PC, launch applications while making a phone call, and take and share pictures. You'll find out how to use e-mail and instant messaging, and how to secure your Treo with passwords, work over virtual private networks and use anti-virus protection software. There's so much more to your Treo 600 or 650 smartphone than meets the eye. Let Treo Essentials help you uncover its mysteries!

Make your Treo smartphone live up to its name. Treo Essentials will show you how to get the most out of your Treo 600 or 650 smartphone without making you feel anything but smart. You already know the basics and this book will take you beyond them. You'll learn how to synchronize with a PC, launch applications while making a phone call, and take and share pictures. You'll find out how to use e-mail and instant messaging, and how to secure your Treo with passwords, work over virtual private networks and use anti-virus protection software. There's so much more to your Treo 600 or 650 smartphone than meets the eye. Let Treo Essentials help you uncover its mysteries!

Introduction.

How This Book Is Structured

What You'll Need

I. GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR TREO.

1. Meet Your Treo.

A Brief History of Palm Devices

The Ever-changing Palm Company

The Evolution of Palm Devices

The Current Palm Landscape

The Treo Device Family

Getting to Know the Palm OS and Core Treo Applications

The Calendar Application

The Contacts Application

The Task Manager

The Memos Application

The Messaging Application

The VersaMail Application

The HotSync Application

The Treo Phone

The Blazer Web Browser

The Calculator

The Treo Camera and Camcorder

The RealPlayer Application

Understanding the Treo 650 Memory System

Up and Running with Your Treo

Install the Palm Desktop Software

Synchronize with Your PC

Turn Your Treo On and Off

Summary

2. Performing the Treo Essentials.

Navigate the Treo User Interface

Traverse Screens and Controls

Access Menus

Launch Applications

Enter Text with the Keyboard

Making Sense of the Indicator Light

Make a Phone Call

Send a Text Message

Visit a Web Page

Take a Digital Picture

Use the Calculator

Search Your Treo for Text

Reset Your Treo

Perform a Soft Reset

Perform a System Reset

Perform a Hard Reset

Preserve the Treo Battery

Summary

3. Customizing and Personalizing Your Treo.

Make the Most of Keyguard

Secure Your Treo with a Password

Set Owner Information

Tweak the Power Preferences

Adjust the Brightness and Screen Settings

Select Wallpaper for the Phone

Customize the Application Buttons

Choose, Create, and Download Ring and Alert Tones

Take Control of Your Treo's Volume

A Few Other Interesting Treo Customizations

Summary

II. MANAGING PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH YOUR TREO.

4. Synchronizing with Your Desktop Computer.

Understand the Treo-to-PC Connection

What Is a Conduit?

The Palm Desktop Software and Outlook

Synchronize with Microsoft Outlook

Use the Palm Desktop Application

Schedule Calendar Events

Organize Contacts

Work with Tasks

Manage Memos

Import and Export Data

Fine-Tune HotSync Manager

Install and Remove Applications

Install from a Windows Computer

Install from a Macintosh Computer

Install Directly from the Wireless Web

Remove an Application

View Application Information

Categorize Applications

Add a Memory Card

Back Up Your Treo to a Memory Card

Manage Files

Summary

5. Managing Treo Contacts.

Contact Essentials

Create a New Contact

Customize Contact Data

Duplicate and Delete Contacts

Categorize, Filter, and Sort the Contact List

Assign a Caller ID Ring Tone

Send and Receive Contacts Wirelessly

Summary

6. Getting Productive with the Calendar, Tasks, and Memos.

Get Acquainted with the Calendar

Create an Event

Purge Events

Customize the Calendar Views

Send an Event to Someone

Publish Your Calendar Online

Tweak the Calendar Preferences

View and Create Tasks

Send a Task to Someone

Edit Task Preferences

Manage Memos

Summary

III. STAYING CONNECTED WITH YOUR TREO.

7. Using Your Treo as a Mobile Phone.

Treo Phone Essentials

Several Ways to Dial

Adjust the Call Volume and Control the Speakerphone

Prevent Accidental Screen Taps

Manage Phone Calls with Ease

Create and Manage Favorites

Secure Your Treo Phone

Access the Call Log

Call via Voice Activation

Revisiting Ring Tones

Tweak the Phone Preferences

Summary

8. Staying In Touch with Email.

The Scoop on Treo Email

Examine Email Protocols

Email Synchronization Uncovered

Create an Email Account in VersaMail

Create the Account from Your Desktop Computer

Create the Account on Your Treo

Receive and Read Email Messages

Compose and Send an Email Message

Create an Email Signature

Managing Email Folders and Messages

Take Control of Your Email with Filters

Tweak Advanced VersaMail Settings

Summary

9. Communicating with Text and Multimedia Messages.

Text Messaging Basics

Compose and Send an SMS Text Message

Compose and Send a Multimedia Message

Chat via SMS Text Messages

Manage Text Messages

Customize QuickText for Speedy Chatting

Create a Message Signature

Fine-Tune Messaging Preferences

Summary

10. Browsing the Wireless Web.

The Blazer Web Browser and the Wireless Web

Navigate and Share a Web Page

Access the Browser History

Create and Use Bookmarks

Tweak the Browser Settings

Save a Web Page for Offline Viewing

Summary

11. Communicating Wirelessly with Bluetooth.

What Is Bluetooth?

Enable and Disable Bluetooth

Pair Up with a Bluetooth Headset or Car Kit

Synchronize Without Wires

Transfer Files and Data Wirelessly with Bluetooth

Use Your Treo as a Wireless Modem

Assessing Bluetooth Security Issues

Summary

IV. YOUR TREO AS A PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE.

12. Taking and Sharing Digital Pictures and Videos.

Digital Picture Essentials

Take a Digital Picture

Shoot a Digital Video

Edit, Organize, and Beam Pictures and Video Clips

View Your Pictures as a Slide Show

Create an Online Picture Blog

Summary

13. Listening to Digital Music.

Digital Music Basics

Transfer and Play Music on Your Treo

Create a Playlist

Tweak the RealPlayer Preferences

Upgrade to a More Powerful Music Player

Use Digital Music as Tones

Summary

14. Using Your Treo for Navigation and Fun.

Mobile Gaming Essentials

Play a Single-Player Game

Play a Multiplayer Game

Use Your Treo as a Universal Remote Control

GPS and the Treo

Navigate with a GPS Receiver

Find a Geocache

Summary

15. Improving Your Lifestyle with Your Treo.

Use Handwriting Recognition

Take Control of a Mobile To-Do List

Monitor Your Exercise and Count Calories

Manage Your Medicine and Store 911 Data

Store Personal Data Securely

Keep Your Treo Neat and Clean

Summary

V. APPENDIXES.

A. Upgrading to the Treo 650.

Common Upgrade Issues

Performing the Upgrade

B. Conserving Memory on Your Treo 650.

Update the Software on Your Device

Move Everything Possible to a Memory Card

Clear the Web Browser Cache

Clean Up Your Email

Index.

Michael Morrison is a writer, developer, toy inventor, and author of a variety of computer technology books and interactive Web-based courses. Michael has been using wireless handheld devices for over a decade, dating back to early HP handheld calculators. Michael is the creative lead at Stalefish Labs, an entertainment company whose products include a social/trivia game called 'Tall Tales: The Game of Legends and Creative One-Upmanship' (http://www.talltalesgame.com). Michael’s previous books include Special Edition Using Pocket PC 2002, The Unauthorized Guide to Pocket PC, Beginning Mobile Phone Game Programming, and Sams Teach Yourself Wireless Java in 21 Days.

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