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If you've got your hands on this year's hottest new smartphone, you'll want the book that covers it inside and out: Palm Pre: The Missing Manual. This beautiful, full-color book from USA Today personal-technology columnist Ed Baig will help you go from newcomer to expert in no time. 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. Palm Pre: The Missing Manual provides you with everything you need to know to get the most out of this amazing mobile tool.

  • Get to know the touchscreen, and learn to navigate by tapping, swiping, dragging, flicking, and pinching

  • Link your contacts, merge calendars, combine email accounts, and more by syncing your phone over the Web

  • Stay in touch with other people by using the Pre as a full-featured phone and organizer

  • Use it for email, texting, chatting, and as an efficient web browser

  • Take advantage of the Pre as a complete media center to store, sort, play, stream music and video, and sync with iTunes

  • Take and view photos, import images, and share them with others

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About→These→Arrows
      3. About MissingManuals.com
      4. The Missing CD
        1. Safari® Books Online
  4. I. Getting to Know the Pre
    1. 1. Tour the Pre
      1. What Comes in the Box
      2. Set Up a Palm Profile
      3. The Pre’s New Foundation
      4. The Pre from the Outside
        1. The Power Button
        2. Unlock the Pre
        3. Ringer On/Off Switch
        4. Headset Jack
        5. Volume Control
        6. USB Connector
        7. The Back-Cover Latch
        8. Camera and Flash
        9. Speaker
        10. The Keyboard
      5. The Face of the Pre
        1. The Touchscreen
        2. The status bar
        3. The touchscreen
        4. Quick Launch panel
        5. Notifications area
        6. Gesture area
        7. The Center Button
      6. The Launcher
      7. The Prescient Pre
      8. The Battery
        1. Recharge the Battery
        2. Replace the Battery
    2. 2. Move Around the Pre
      1. Finger Tips: Six Ways to Navigate the Pre
        1. Touchscreen vs. Gesture Area
        2. Tap
        3. Swipe
          1. The right-to-left swipe
          2. The left-to-right swipe
        4. Drag
        5. Flick
        6. Pinch-and-Spread
        7. Double-Tap
      2. Working with Programs
        1. Quick Launch Panel
          1. Customize Quick Launch
        2. The Launcher
        3. The Concept of Cards
        4. Card View: Your Programs at a Glance
          1. The center button
          2. Other paths to Card view
          3. Rearranging cards
        5. How to Open Programs in Card View
        6. Close Programs and Delete Files
        7. The Corner Menus
          1. Application menus
          2. Network menu
      3. Working with the Keyboard
        1. The Orange Key
        2. The Symbol Key
        3. Position the Cursor
        4. Cut, Copy, and Paste
      4. Search the Pre (and Beyond)
      5. Notifications and Updates
        1. System Updates
        2. Application Updates
    3. 3. Sync the Pre
      1. Synergy Close-Up
      2. What Synergy Imports
      3. What Synergy Exports
      4. Your Default Account
        1. Set Up the Sync
      5. Work with Contact Information
        1. Link Contact Profiles
        2. Unlink a Profile
        3. Add a Contact to the Pre
          1. Sync manually
        4. Remove a Profile or a Contact
        5. Customize Contact Display Order
        6. Add a Contact to the Launcher
      6. Merge Calendars
      7. Combine Email Accounts
      8. Sync with a Desktop PC
        1. Sync Automatically
        2. Sync Manually
  5. II. Getting in Touch with Others
    1. 4. The Pre as Phone
      1. Make a Phone Call
        1. Dialing
          1. From the keyboard
        2. Use the Dial Pad
        3. Automated Dialing
          1. By Call History
        4. Dial by Contact
          1. Add contacts via the Phone program
        5. Use Speed Dial
          1. Reassign a speed-dial key
          2. Call a speed-dial number
        6. Dial from a Web Page or Email Message
        7. 9-1-1 Calls
        8. Intra-Office Dialing
        9. Overseas Calling
      2. Incoming Calls
        1. Answer a Call
        2. Ignore a Call
        3. Go to Voicemail
          1. Set up voicemail
          2. Listen to voicemail
      3. Phone Features
      4. Manage More Than One Call at a Time
      5. Multitask During a Call
        1. Send a Message to the Person You’re Talking To
      6. Ringtones
        1. Assign a Ringtone to All Calls
        2. Select a Ringtone from Your Music Collection
        3. Assign Ringtones to Contacts
      7. Silence Your Phone
      8. Hands-Free Calling
        1. Add a Bluetooth Device
        2. End Your Bluetooth Relationship
      9. Advanced Phone Settings
        1. What’s My Number?
    2. 5. The Pre as Organizer
      1. The Calendar
        1. Day, Week, and Month Views
      2. Schedule Events
        1. Choose a Calendar
        2. Schedule an Event by Timeslot
        3. Schedule a Future Event
          1. Return to the present
        4. Change Event Durations
        5. Add a Location
        6. Create a Recurring Event
        7. Set Reminders
        8. Add Notes
        9. Schedule All-Day Events
        10. Respond to Meeting Requests
        11. Delete an Event
      3. View Combined and Separate Calendars
      4. Customize Your Calendar
      5. Tasks
        1. Tasks and Task Lists
        2. Create a New Task List
        3. Assign Priorities and Due Dates
        4. Check Off Completed Tasks
      6. Memos
  6. III. Going Online
    1. 6. The Pre as Message Center
      1. Set Up Your Email Accounts
        1. Microsoft Exchange Accounts
        2. Customize Your Accounts
        3. Close an Account
        4. Edit Account Info
        5. Merge Accounts
          1. Make a folder a favorite
          2. Reorder your email accounts
      2. Composing Messages
        1. Add Attachments
      3. Read Your Mail
        1. Reply or Reply All
        2. Forward
        3. Add Sender to Contacts
        4. Delete It
        5. Organize Your Messages
          1. Mark a message as read or unread
          2. Flag messages
          3. View message details
        6. Open Attachments
      4. Conversations
        1. Texting
        2. Send Picture Messages
        3. Advanced Messaging Tricks
        4. Delete Messages and Conversations
        5. Chat in Real Time
    2. 7. The Pre as Web Browser
      1. How the Pre Gets Online
        1. Sprint Mobile Broadband
        2. Wireless Hotspots
          1. Connect to an open network
          2. Connect to a secure network
      2. Use the Pre Browser
        1. Search the Web
        2. Get Around Online
        3. Fancy Finger Work
        4. Links
        5. Open More Browser Windows
        6. Share a Web Page
        7. Add a Web Page to the Launcher
        8. Create Bookmarks
          1. Edit bookmarks
        9. Consult Your Browsing History
        10. Advanced Browser Settings
      3. Pinpoint Your Location
      4. Google Maps and Traffic
        1. Browse Google Maps
        2. Use Google Maps with Search
      5. Sprint Navigation
  7. IV. Music, Video, and Images
    1. 8. The Pre as Media Center
      1. Add Media to the Pre
        1. Sync Music and Video Files
        2. Copy Media Files from Your Computer
        3. Buy Music Through Amazon
          1. Browse the Amazon catalog
          2. Preview and buy songs
      2. The Pre’s MP3 Player
        1. Sort Songs
        2. Playlists on the Pre
        3. Change the Playback Display
        4. Scratch a Song
        5. Remove a Song
      3. The Pre as Radio
      4. Play Videos
      5. Watch YouTube
      6. Watch TV
      7. The NASCAR Application
    2. 9. The Pre as Camera
      1. Snap Shots
        1. Capture the Moment
        2. The Steady Cam
      2. Import Pictures
      3. Organize Images
      4. Manage Pictures
        1. View Photos
        2. Delete Duds
        3. Use a Picture as Wallpaper
        4. Add Pictures to Contacts
        5. “Map” Your Photos
        6. Capture Your Pre Screen
        7. Share Photos
  8. V. Appendixes
    1. A. Get Started with the Pre
      1. Choose the Right Service Plan
      2. Activate Your Pre
      3. Supplying Personal Data
    2. B. The App Catalog
      1. Meet the Mall
        1. Shop Smart
    3. C. Get Help
      1. Update Your Software
      2. Battery Issues
      3. Dark Screens
      4. Slow Programs
      5. Frozen Programs
      6. Erase and Restore Your Pre
      7. Finicky Gestures
      8. Weak Coverage
      9. Connection Problems
      10. Echo, Echo
      11. Be Heard
      12. Bluetooth Static
      13. Free Up Space
      14. Program Problems
      15. Passwords and Security
      16. Troubleshooting Tests
      17. Certificates
      18. Sick Synchronization
      19. Email Snags
      20. Web Woes
      21. Warranty
      22. Where Else to Turn
  9. Index
  10. About the Author
  11. Special Upgrade Offer
  12. Copyright