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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (June 19 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789727498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789727497
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 3.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 921 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,126,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Morrison is a writer and developer with extensive experience with new technologies. Michael has been using wireless handheld devices for over a decade, dating back to early HP handheld calculators. He got his start in writing when working with the first version of Microsoft's DirectX game development API. Michael's writing credits include The Unauthorized Guide to Pocket PC, HTML and XML for Beginners, Teach Yourself Wireless Java with J2ME in 21Days, Java 1.1 Unleashed, Complete Idiot's Guide to Java 2, XML Unleashed, and Teach Yourself Internet Game Programming with Java in 21 Days, among others.

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By A Customer on May 18 2003
Format: Paperback
This book will help you if you received no manual with your Pocket PC or if you're a beginner with computers, and if you share the author's fawning adoration of Microsoft. If you have any understanding of how to make Windows work, though, the manual that came with your Pocket PC and some experimentation will get you farther than spending money on this book would. If I could figure out how, I'd get my money back for this feature-length Microsoft advertising brochure.
The book offers no insights for the advanced user...it offers no information on the countless resources available everywhere *but* Redmond, Washington. The book doesn't answer basic questions, such as "Does shutting down programs decrease the drain on the battery charge?", for example, and it offers nowhere to get answers, except, of course, the Microsoft web site (where I've been unable to unearth the answer to that question).
The book extols the virtues of the Microsoft eBook Reader, for example, but neglects to tell the reader about how MS configures it to strip away historical fair use rights for published works, mentions that one must "activate" the Reader by getting a .Net Passport, but "forgets" to mention that Microsoft reserves the right (in its privacy policy) to share any information it obtains (such as book purchases) with any commercial "partner" it chooses.
If you have the ability to explore, spend the time exploring your Pocket PC and its manual and spend some time exploring the web to find all the sites devoted to Pocket PCs. You'll learn much more and save the price of this book.
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By A Customer on May 18 2003
Format: Paperback
This book will help you if you received no manual with your Pocket PC or if you're a beginner with computers, and if you share the author's fawning adoration of Microsoft. If you have any understanding of how to make Windows work, though, the manual that came with your Pocket PC and some experimentation will get you farther than spending money on this book would. If I could figure out how, I'd get my money back for this feature-length Microsoft advertising brochure.
The book offers no insights for the advanced user, and since the author is a shameless shill for Microsoft, it offers no information on the countless resources available everywhere *but* Redmond, Washington. The book doesn't answer basic questions, such as "Does shutting down programs decrease the drain on the battery charge?", for example, and it offers nowhere to get answers, except, of course, the Microsoft web site (where I've been unable to unearth the answer to that question).
The book extols the virtues of the Microsoft eBook Reader, for example, but neglects to tell the reader about how MS configures it to strip away historical fair use rights for published works, mentions that one must "activate" the Reader by getting a .Net Passport, but "forgets" to mention that Microsoft reserves the right (in its privacy policy) to share any information it obtains (such as book purchases) with any commercial "partner" it chooses.
If you have the ability to explore, spend the time exploring your Pocket PC and its manual and spend some time exploring the web to find all the sites devoted to Pocket PCs. You'll learn much more and save the price of this book.
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By A Customer on Sept. 6 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a well-written, really useful book. There is plenty of information about all sorts of aspects of Pocket PC and using your handheld, and it is all done in a very well-organized manner with a good index (always helpful for trying to find answers to "that question"). Personally, I find this book much more useful than some of the "competators" such as Dummies, PC Handbook (HP Edition), etc. because it spans from basic to more detailed issues, but does all well. Unlike the description above, I do not think that the book focused on networks. Happy reading!
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By A Customer on Nov. 6 2002
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This book is only for beginners. Advanced user will not find this book intresting.
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Wonderful Book Sept. 6 2002
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This is a well-written, really useful book. There is plenty of information about all sorts of aspects of Pocket PC and using your handheld, and it is all done in a very well-organized manner with a good index (always helpful for trying to find answers to "that question"). Personally, I find this book much more useful than some of the "competators" such as Dummies, PC Handbook (HP Edition), etc. because it spans from basic to more detailed issues, but does all well. Unlike the description above, I do not think that the book focused on networks. Happy reading!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
For beginners and Microsoft sycophants only May 18 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book will help you if you received no manual with your Pocket PC or if you're a beginner with computers, and if you share the author's fawning adoration of Microsoft. If you have any understanding of how to make Windows work, though, the manual that came with your Pocket PC and some experimentation will get you farther than spending money on this book would. If I could figure out how, I'd get my money back for this feature-length Microsoft advertising brochure.
The book offers no insights for the advanced user, and since the author is a shameless shill for Microsoft, it offers no information on the countless resources available everywhere *but* Redmond, Washington. The book doesn't answer basic questions, such as "Does shutting down programs decrease the drain on the battery charge?", for example, and it offers nowhere to get answers, except, of course, the Microsoft web site (where I've been unable to unearth the answer to that question).
The book extols the virtues of the Microsoft eBook Reader, for example, but neglects to tell the reader about how MS configures it to strip away historical fair use rights for published works, mentions that one must "activate" the Reader by getting a .Net Passport, but "forgets" to mention that Microsoft reserves the right (in its privacy policy) to share any information it obtains (such as book purchases) with any commercial "partner" it chooses.
If you have the ability to explore, spend the time exploring your Pocket PC and its manual and spend some time exploring the web to find all the sites devoted to Pocket PCs. You'll learn much more and save the price of this book.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Realy for PC beginners Nov. 6 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is only for beginners. Advanced user will not find this book intresting.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
For beginners and Microsoft sycophants only May 18 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book will help you if you received no manual with your Pocket PC or if you're a beginner with computers, and if you share the author's fawning adoration of Microsoft. If you have any understanding of how to make Windows work, though, the manual that came with your Pocket PC and some experimentation will get you farther than spending money on this book would. If I could figure out how, I'd get my money back for this feature-length Microsoft advertising brochure.
The book offers no insights for the advanced user...it offers no information on the countless resources available everywhere *but* Redmond, Washington. The book doesn't answer basic questions, such as "Does shutting down programs decrease the drain on the battery charge?", for example, and it offers nowhere to get answers, except, of course, the Microsoft web site (where I've been unable to unearth the answer to that question).
The book extols the virtues of the Microsoft eBook Reader, for example, but neglects to tell the reader about how MS configures it to strip away historical fair use rights for published works, mentions that one must "activate" the Reader by getting a .Net Passport, but "forgets" to mention that Microsoft reserves the right (in its privacy policy) to share any information it obtains (such as book purchases) with any commercial "partner" it chooses.
If you have the ability to explore, spend the time exploring your Pocket PC and its manual and spend some time exploring the web to find all the sites devoted to Pocket PCs. You'll learn much more and save the price of this book.


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