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Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition by Erica Sadun, Michael Grothaus

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Chapter  10

Leveraging Your Desk Set

Back in the days before iPads and iPhones, we used what was commonly referred to as a desk set. That set varied from year to year but usually consisted of a notebook in which we'd keep meeting notes; a Day-Timer planner where we'd write our appointments; an address book into which we laboriously wrote all of our contact names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a reminders book where we'd jot down to do lists and such.

In the 1990s, many Mac owners were proud owners of a series of Apple Newton MessagePads. These were referred to as personal digital assistants (PDAs), and they were the first electronic organizers to synchronize notes, calendars, to-do lists, and contacts to equivalent applications on a desktop ...

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